Raymond Herrera

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Raymond Herrera
Born (1972-12-18) December 18, 1972 (age 45)
Los Angeles
Genres Thrash metal, nu metal, alternative metal, industrial metal, heavy metal, rock, orchestral, electronica
Occupation(s) Songwriter, Drummer, Sales and Marketing VP, Investor
Instruments Drums
Years active 1989–present
Labels Roadrunner, E1 Entertainment,
Associated acts Fear Factory, Kush, Arkaea, Brujeria

Raymond Herrera (born December 18, 1972) is best known as the former drummer and founding member of the heavy metal band Fear Factory. He was also the drummer for his former band Brujeria and the drummer for industrial metal band Arkaea.

Biography[edit]

Herrera is an award winning composer and producer of music for video games, television, feature films and transmedia. An RIAA certified Platinum-Selling recording artist, Herrera recorded his commercial album debut with his former band Fear Factory in 1992. Soon after the album's release, Herrera began a nearly two decade long recording and touring schedule that included over twelve commercial album releases and numerous world tours. Herrera's drumming is considered to be a key part of Fear Factory's signature sound and their appeal to fans. He is also known for his high speed playing, particularly his double bass technique. Herrera's uses a "stop go" technique of drumming for his double bass rather than the usual "flooring face" style of double bass playing.

In 1996, Herrera started to secure music licensing of Fear Factory's music for dozens of video game titles. This allowed Herrera to branch out and create Herrera Productions (Became 3volution Productions in 2003 with videogame industry veteran Laddie Ervin) as cross-genre composer-producer working on numerous videogame projects. His experience writing and producing rock, metal, industrial and rap music combined with orchestral, techno and other genres lead him to work on projects for many top videogame publishers and developers in North America, Japan and Europe including Microsoft, SEGA, Sony, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, THQ, Midway, Capcom, Namco, Atari, Majesco and others.[citation needed] Some of Herrera's notable game projects include: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (1 and 2), Rainbow Six: Lockdown, Scarface: The World is Yours, MX vs. ATV Reflex, NFL Gameday 2004, WWE Smakdown vs. Raw 2006, Alpha Protocol, Test Drive 4, Too Human and Iron Man 2. Projects he has worked on have sold more than 30 million units in combined sales and have been nominated for various awards including the BAFTA award for game of the year.[citation needed]

Herrera has produced, composed or performed with notable recording artists including: Fear Factory, Arkaea, Cypress Hill, Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down), Billy Gould (Faith No More), Everlast, DJ Lethal, Frank Black (The Pixies), Stephen Carpenter (Deftones), Puddle of Mudd, Gary Numan, Wayne Static (Static-X), Pat Lachman (Damageplan), Doug Carrion (Circle Jerks), Megadeth, The Prague and Magik Magik Orchestras, Jeff Kendrick & Mike Spreitzer (Devildriver) and Junkie XL.

In 2006, Herrera created Temple Studios LLC, which is a recording studio located in Chatsworth, California. In the same year, he co-created a beverage company called Redux Beverages LLC. In 2008, Herrera played drums with Arkaea, along with former Fear Factory band member Christian Olde Wolbers and Jon Howard and Pat Kavanagh from Threat Signal. The band release an album entitled "Years In The Darkness." In 2009, he started Alt-Strum Productions(ASP). In 2010, Herrera co-created Freedom To Rock, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and is on the board of directors. In 2011-2012, Herrera worked with Power A to help develop the FUS1ON Gaming controller.[citation needed] In 2013, Herrera joined Capital Source Network (CSN), a beverage industry he helped create.[citation needed]

Gameography[edit]

Year Game Platform Notes
1995 Mortal Kombat Movie and CD Soundtrack
1997 Carmageddon DOS, Macintosh
1997 Wing Commander Prophecy PC/Game Boy Advance
1998 NFL Xtreme PlayStation
1998 Test Drive 5 PlayStation/PC
1998 Test Drive Off-Road 2 PlayStation/PC
1999 Carmageddon PlayStation
1999 Demolition Racer PlayStation/PC/Dreamcast
1999 Hydro Thunder TV Commercial
1999 Test Drive 6 PlayStation/PC/Dreamcast/Game Boy Color
2000 Messiah PC
2000 Gran Turismo 2 PlayStation
2000 Gran Turismo - Music At The Speed Of Sound Videogame Soundtrack
2001 Frequency PlayStation 2
2002 Resident Evil Movie and CD Soundtrack
2002 Terminator: Dawn Of Fate PlayStation 2/Xbox Soundtrack
2003 NFL Gameday 2004 PlayStation/PlayStation 2
2004 Greg Hasting’s Tournament Paintball Xbox
2005 Greg Hasting’s Tournament Paintball Max’d Xbox/Game Boy Advance/ Nintendo DS/PlayStation 2
2005 Battlefield 2 Modern Combat PlayStation 2/Xbox 360
2005 Blitz The League PlayStation 2 Xbox/Xbox 360/PSP/Wii
2005 WWE Smackdown VS RAW 2006 PlayStation 2/PSP
2005 Colosseum Road To Freedom PlayStation 2
2005 Infected Sony PSP
2005 Taxi Driver E3 Demo Xbox 360
2005 Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Lockdown Xbox/Gamecube/PC/Mobile Phone /PlayStation 2
2005 Rainbow Six Lockdown CD Soundtrack
2006 WWE Smackdown VS RAW 2007 PlayStation 2/PSP/Xbox 360
2006 Jaws Unleashed PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC
2006 Scarface The World Is Yours PC/PlayStation 2/Xbox/Wii
2006 Final Fight Streetwise PlayStation 2/Xbox
2007 Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter PC/PS2/Xbox 360
2008 Too Human Xbox 360
2008 Battle Of The Bands Wii
2008 Rockband 2 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
2009 MX VS ATV Reflex Nintendo DS/PlayStation 3/Sony PSP/Xbox 360/PC
2009 Wheelman PlayStation 3/Xbox 360/PC
2010 Nail’d PlayStation 3/PC/Xbox 360
2010 Iron Man 2 PlayStation 3/PC/Xbox 360/PSP/Nintendo DS/iPhone
2010 Rockband 3 Xbox 360
2011 MX VS ATV Alive PlayStation 3/Xbox 360
2011 Need For Speed The Run PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
2014 MX Vs. ATV Supercross PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Discography[edit]

With Fear Factory[edit]

With Brujeria[edit]

With Asesino[edit]

With Phobia[edit]

  • Return to Desolation (1994)

With Arkaea[edit]

Equipment & Endorsements[edit]

Power Tower custom rack system, Tama hardware including Wide Rider drum throne, two DW5000 bass drum pedals, Attack drum heads, ddrum4 triggers, Korg D1200 studio and Pro-Mark 5A Oakwood nylon tip sticks. More details about his drum setup available.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rhythm Magazine (2009-06-16). "How to sound like Fear Factory's Raymond Herrera". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2014-01-05.