Emil Werstler is the lead guitarist for Cleveland based metal band Chimaira. He is commonly known for being the lead guitarist and co-writer in Daath as well as Levi/Werstler; the acclaimed instrumental project with Daath guitarist/producer Eyal Levi and Cynic drummer Sean Reinert. His sound can be described as metal fused with various genre's of Jazz, namely Gypsy Jazz. While off from touring, He is an active clinician for Paul Reed Smith Guitars, Instructor at Jamplay.com, as well as an occasional columnist for publications such as Premier Guitar and Guitar World Magazine. His most current release with Chimaira, "Crown of Phantoms" entered the billboard 200 at number #52 and spent three weeks at number 1 on the CMJ Loud Rock charts.
Chimaira (pron.: /ka?'m??r?/) is an American metal band from Cleveland, Ohio. Formed in 1998, the group is a notable member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal scene. The band's name is derived from the word Chimera, a monstrous creature in Greek mythology. Throughout its history, the band was plagued with numerous line-up changes, leaving vocalist Mark Hunter as the only original member.
Avalanche of Worms, Levi/Werstler's first release on Magna Carta Records, delivers a commanding sonic statement from the the partnership of Daath's Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler. Both accomplished guitarists, their interplay allows Levi's compositional style and Werstler' virtuosic guitar abilities to compliment each other fully; this unique alchemy prevents this album from being classified under any one genre.
From ExileJust Like You Imagined Release Date: May 14, 2011 Guest PerformanceA Warm PlaceBand Website