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This Present Darkness

Chimaira

Type:
EP
Release date:
January 9th, 2000
Catalog ID:
ECE16
Label:
East Coast Empire Records
Format:
CD
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1. This Present Darkness 05:16   Show lyrics
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2. Painting White to Grey 04:31   Show lyrics
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3. Divination 03:53   Show lyrics
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4. Sphere 04:05   Show lyrics
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5. Lend a Hand 04:45   Show lyrics
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Band members
Mark Hunter Vocals
Chris Spicuzza Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Andols Herrick Drums
Jim LaMarca Bass
Jason Hager Guitars
Rob Arnold Guitars
Guest/Session
Doug Esper Vocals on "Silence" [Hidden Track]
John Marino Vocals on "Silence" [Hidden Track]
Rob Vocals on "Empty" [Hidden Track]
Ben Schigel Vocals on "Satan's Wizard" [Hidden Track]
Dan Pelleteir Vocals on "Silence" [Hidden Track]
Miscellaneous staff
Ben Schigel Producer
Mark Hunter Vocals
Chris Spicuzza Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
Andols Herrick Drums
Jim LaMarca Bass
Jason Hager Guitars
Rob Arnold Guitars
Doug Esper Vocals on "Silence" [Hidden Track]
John Marino Vocals on "Silence" [Hidden Track]
Rob Vocals on "Empty" [Hidden Track]
Ben Schigel Vocals on "Satan's Wizard" [Hidden Track]
Dan Pelleteir Vocals on "Silence" [Hidden Track]
Ben Schigel Producer
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Recorded in three days (November 1st to 3rd, 1999).

There are 69 tracks to this album. Track 13 is called "Empty" (6:23) and 14 is called "Silence" (3:21). Track 69 is the joke song called "Satan's Wizards"(2:07). Tracks 6-12 and 15-68 are all three seconds long containing nothing.

The hidden tracks, "Empty" and "Silence" were recorded with original bassist, AE. The band wanted the songs to be on the record and for AE to be part of the record but they didn't have the money to bring him in to re-record them so they used the demo versions of the tracks. The two tracks are hidden so that the CD can be sold at the price of an EP.

"Empty" features guest vocals from Rob of the band Canister.

"Silence" features guest vocals from John Marino, Doug Esper, and Dan Pelleteir.

The sample at the end of "Sphere" is taken from a movie which the band are big fans of, "The Shawshank Redemption".

The joke song "Satan's Wizard" isn't live. Fake crowd noise was added to the recording, the high pitched vocals are done by Ben Schigel of Sw1tched (the producer of this EP). At the end of the song, he on purpose mispronounces the word 'Chimaira'.

This EP was reissued a couple of times with different tracklisiting:

The version that came with the 'Dehumanizing Process' DVD:
1. This Present Darkness
2. Painting The White To Grey
3. Divination
4. Sphere
5. Lend A Hand
6. Empty
7. Silence
8. Gag
9. Refuse To See *

'Darkness Inside' (Unofficial) Reissue came with these bonus tracks:
1. This Present Darkness (1999) *
2. Divination (1999) *
3. Forced Life
4. Refuse To See *
5. Severed
6. Taste My...
7. Dead Inside
8. Vexation
9. Gag
10. Fascination Street
11. Dead Inside (Live)

'Darker Than Hate' (Unofficial Promo):
1. Dead Inside (live)
2. Dead Inside
3. Divination
4. Divination (1999) *
5. Empty
6. Fascination Street (the Cure cover track)
7. Forced Life
8. Gag
9. Lend A Hand
10. Painting The White To grey
11. Refuse to See *
12. Satan's Wizard
13. Severed
14. Silence
15. Sphere
16. Stay The Same (The Impossibility of Reason B-side)
17. Taste My...
18. This Present Darkness (1999 version) *
19. This Present Darkness
20.Vexation
21. Balls to the Wall (Accept cover)(from ECW Anarchy Rocks)

* From the 1999 'Chimaira' demo.

Identifiers:

Matrix Code (Mirrored): CD SONIC MFG L802 8749 CDS3048 I91202-20 A @
Mould SID Code: IFPI 2F67

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