Cleveland’s 6-headed metal beast, CHIMAIRA,  are set to give the world their first taste of The Infection, with the release of their first single, “Secrets of the Dead.” The song will be available for purchase via iTunes and can be heard streaming on the band’s official MySpace ( “Secrets of the Dead” is also featured on the MySpace Music and MySpace Metal homepages.

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CHIMAIRA will also be taking pre-orders for The Infection, which streets April 21 on Ferret Music, on their webstore starting today ( Included in the Pre-order options will be the first-ever Chimaira Deluxe Fan Edition Box Set. Check out the store to see everything included in this very limited item.

Guitarist Rob Arnold commented on the new song: “”I think ‘Secrets of the Dead’ is a great song to give people a taste of The Infection. I’m not quite sure exactly what people will be expecting, but one thing’s for sure…this one’s a heavy motherfucker!””

The Infection is CHIMAIRA’s fifth studio album and third with producer Ben Schigel, who worked with the band on their 2003 breakthrough release, “The Impossibility of Reason,” as well as CHIMAIRA’s self-titled record in 2005.

CHIMAIRA is currently gearing up for their slot on the Music As A Weapon Tour, where they will be supporting Disturbed, along with Killswitch Engage and Lacuna Coil. The full US tour in support of The Infection kicks off March 20 in Madison, WI.