On January 10, 2006 Chimaira will release a special, limited edition, 2-disk version of their critically acclaimed, self-titled, third album. Featuring the full-length album, seven live songs and two previously unreleased tracks, the special edition of Chimaira will be packaged in an all black, glossy jewel case. The follow-up to 2003's Impossibility of Reason, the original version of Chimaira, which was just named one of the year's best albums by both Revolver and Decibel magazines, was released on August 9th, and debuted at Number 10 on the Top Hard Rock chart. In addition to the stellar first week sales, the album, called "bleakly thrilling" by the New York Times, quickly ascended to #1 at Metal/Specialty Radio where it stayed for several weeks. Chimaira is currently on a headlining tour overseas supporting the album of which Billboard Magazine says: "Awesome is the only way to describe it," and will be back in the states for their annual holiday shows taking place on December 29th and 30th at the Odeon in Cleveland, OH. For info on all of these dates, visit the band's tour page. "We are extremely proud of this album," states vocalist Mark Hunter."We poured our heart into these songs and are excited to give our fans something more for their money." The live songs, including "Power Trip," "Cleansation," "Severed," "Eyes of a Criminal," "Down Again," "The Dehumanizing Process," and "Pure Hatred" were culled from the band's DVD, The Dehumanizing Process, which was recorded in Tilburg, Holland on October 6, 2003. "Clayden" and "Malignant," are two songs recorded during the Chimaira sessions but were not included on the original release. Led by the powerful first single "Nothing Remains," Chimaira was given the highest marks by Revolver Magazine, who gave the album 5 stars and called it a "masterpiece." The video for "Nothing Remains" was directed by Shane Drake (Trivium, Still Remains) and is already appearing on FUSE and MTV2s Headbangers Ball. Other tracks on the album include "Salvation," "Save Ourselves" and the personal look at a friend's suicide, "Lazarus." Chimaira formed in 1998, in Cleveland, OH and have released three albums to date on Roadrunner, including their debut album Pass Out of Existence. They have toured the world several times over as an opener and, for the last few years, a headlining act. In 2004 the band released the highly provocative documentary, The Dehumanizing Process, on DVD, which showed two years in the life of the band from writing The Impossibility of Reason through their touring in support of that album, and all of the turmoil and drama contained therein. Chimaira is Mark Hunter on vocals, Rob Arnold and Matt DeVries on guitars, Jim LaMarca on bass, Kevin Talley on drums and Chris Spicuzza on electronics/keyboards.