ormer CHIMAIRA drummer Andols Herrick will guest on one track on the upcoming debut album from United Arab Emirates-based metallers BENEVOLENT. The CD will be released in the spring via Spellbind Records.
Commented Herrick in a statement, “I was approached by [BENEVOLENT‘s co-founder and lead guitarist] Hadi Sarieddine awhile back about the possibility of tracking drums for BENEVOLENT. I was quite impressed with the quality of the music and vocals.”
He continued, “I love having the opportunity to work with a great band, who happens to represent the Middle East metal scene very well. I do know it is very vibrant having had the pleasure of performing with CHIMAIRA at the Desert Rock Festival in Dubai back in 2009.”
Regarding the track that Andols is recording for the BENEVOLENT CD, the drummer said, “This song presented numerous rhythmic challenges as I was learning it. If you were a drummer with limited music theory experience, I’d just say ‘Good luck trying to learn it!’ The song is loaded with ‘over-the-bar-line’ guitar riffs, and I found myself…