A quick chat with the new guy… Chimaira’s new drummer, Ricky Evensand. What did you learn about Chimaira in those 3 weeks over here? 3 weeks in a tour bus with people all around you can be a pain in the ass, but not with these guys. If you want to party you can do that, if you want to just chill out you can do that. No one in this band is hard to hang out with. Have you settled in well? I think so even though the language barrier can lead to misunderstandings. But it can lead to fun stuff too. How does playing with Chimaira compare to playing with Soilwork? It’s different, in Soilwork it was more improvisation. In Chimaira it is more important to play the songs the way they were written. Has anything in the last 3 weeks made you question your decision to join Chimaira? No not at all, I’m having a blast hopefully this will last for a long time. What has been the highlight of these UK dates for you? The fans, they’ve been awesome to me, I could never imagine that kind of response. Do you have a favorite show? London at the Mean Fiddler. It was sold out the fans were amazing and it was a really good venue!