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Raymond Herrera
Born December 18, 1972 (1972-12-18) (age 37)
Los Angeles
Occupations Songwriter
Years active 1989 – Present
Labels None
Associated acts Fear Factory, Kush, Arkaea, Brujeria

Raymond Herrera (born December 18, 1972) is the drummer for industrial metal band Arkaea one of the original members of the industrial/death metal band Fear Factory and a former member of Mexican death metal band Brujeria.


His drumming is considered to be a key-part of Fear Factory's signature sound and their appeal to fans. Raymond is known to use triggers on his drum set. He is also known for his high speed playing, particularly his double bass technique, which is notable for the use of tuplets, staccatos, and other such embellishments in place of blast beats commonly used in metal percussion.

Raymond's quick bursts of double bass often share a dualism with palm muted guitar notes, resulting in the unique machine gun-like quality found in many Fear Factory songs. Raymond's drumming was so impressive that rumors he had in fact used a drum machine arose; due to the often blistering speed and machine-like precision of the drumming, most notably on the bass drums.

Herrera has been an avid gamer all his life. His passion for computer games led him to create a company called 3volution Productions [1], a company that produces original songs, remixes, ambient sounds and voice-overs for computer games. Some of his most popular games include: Scarface: The World is Yours, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown.

He also recorded drum tracks for music featured in the independent film comedy "The Unlovable Losers", produced by Mindless Films Production [2]. As of November 10, 2007, he is working with personal friend Pascual Romero and his band Tinhorn on an album due in 2008.[3]

In April 2009, it was announced that Fear Factory was reforming, but founding member Herrera would not be included. Herrera is currently working on musical project Arkaea with fellow former Fear Factory member, bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers.[4]


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