Koen B. : Koen Herfst from The Hague / Holland is an all-round drummer. The metalheads might know him from his work with Dew Scented, I Chaos, HDK, After Forever, Epica and Cypher, but he also is drummer with the world famous D.J. Armin van Buuren and the rap / metal act Bagga Bownz. Recently, Mr. Herfst released his first solo-album entitled ‘Back To Balance’. The album brings together many of the artists Herfst has played with since he started playing drums in 1996.
The list of guest musicians is endless, but the list is too impressive to not show a part of it off: on vocals we have artists such as Mats Levén (Krux, Therion, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), on guitars Marcel Singor and Marvin Vriesde (Dew-Scented, Severe Torture), on bass Johan van Stratum (Stream Of Passion, ReVamp. The Gentle Storm) and Robin Zielhorst (Exivious, ex-Cynic) and on keyboards Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever, The Gentle Storm) and
Coen Janssen (Epica).
‘Back To Balance’ has become a powerful hardrock / heavy metal album with touches of progressive metal and neo classical moments. What’s so great about this album is the fact that the emphasis is on the songs themselves and not only a drummer’s wet dream (something you might have expected from Holland’s premier rock / metal drummer according to readers of the Dutch Slagwerkkrant magazine). This has become a great multi-dimensional album and therefore a compulsory purchase for your collection: buy here a.s.a.p.!