Exclusive Premiere: Chimaira’s New Song, “Trigger Finger”
Chimaira are releasing their latest album, The Age of Hell (eOne), on August 16. In anticipation, the band is premiering the 10th song on the album, “Trigger Finger,” right here. Frontman Mark Hunter fills us in on the song, which you can download from iTunes here, below. Let us know what you think of the song in the comments.
REVOLVER What’s this song about?
MARK HUNTER When life presents you with a fork in the road, sometimes the choices you are forced to make mentally drain you. When those moments occur and you feel threatened, sometimes you have to bring a gun to a knife fight.
Which part of it did you come up with first? What was the inspiration?
We wrote the music one day and the lyrics and vocals another. Life inspires us.
Was this an easy song to record?
Pretty easy. We spent more time talking about it then working on it. [Laughs] Considering all of the crazy shit that’s happened to Chimaira, it should be no surprise that we were on fire in the studio.
What sort of feedback have you gotten on this song so far?
Fans got a sneak peak when they saw it live last month or the YouTube bootlegs. Thankfully, the response seems to be overwhelmingly positive. I think the world is ready for some new Chimaira.
Photo by Todd Bell