New CHIMAIRA drummer Richard Evensand (ex-SOILWORK) recently answered a few questions for the web site of Roadrunner Records (CHIMAIRA's record label). The following are some of the highlights of that conversation:
Roadrunner Records: How long you been in Cleveland?
Richard Evensand: "Almost two weeks now. I've been living at the rehearsal space. But we're going on tour come Saturday, so no reason to get an apartment now."
RR: How was the first practice?
Evensand: "It was cool...kind of hard, though. I wasn't able to practice the songs back home in Sweden — sold my drums...so when I got here, the first practice was the 1st time I played drums in 2 1/2 weeks. We played for 5-6 hours, I got really tired."
RR: What's your favorite song to play?
Evensand: "My favorite song to play is probably 'Dead Inside'... and 'Pure Hatred'. I guess they're all fun...but the song I like to listen to the most is 'Pictures In The Gold Room'...but it keeps changing. I don't know all the songs yet. 'Severed' I like to play too...there is gonna be a drum solo in that song during our European tour."
RR: "The Impossibility Of Reason," will that be in the live set?
Evensand: "Yes, we have that song down..."
RR: Tough to play?
Evensand: "Actually, all the songs were harder to play than I originally thought. But, all is coming tight right now. It's a lot of double bass drums, which I haven't been playing much in years...but it's really cool to be back doing it."