Ben Carter (musician)

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Ben Carter
Birth name Ben Carter
Born 22 August 1981
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
Genres Thrash metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments drums
Years active 2000-present
Labels Earache Records
Associated acts Evile
Website Official Evile website

Ben Carter (born 22 August 1981, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) is the drummer of the English thrash metal group, Evile.


Having a musical family, Carter was always involved with bands and band environments from a young age. He started playing the drums at a young age and played with numerous local bands over many years.


With Carter and Matt Drake being high school friends, they both decided to form a covers band to jam their favourite metal songs in 2000. After acquiring Mike Alexander on the bass, and Matt's brother Ol Drake on lead guitar, they played shows together following the line-up assemblage.

In 2004, they formed Evile. They recorded an EP All Hallows Eve in 2004, and a demo Hell Demo in 2006. Soon after, the band signed to Earache Records, and released their Flemming Rasmussen produced debut, Enter the Grave worldwide.

Carter plays and endorses Mapex drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks and Protection Racket cases.[1]


Carter claims his favourite drummers to be Lars Ulrich, Ray Hartmann, Thomas Lang and Mike Mangini.[citation needed]




  • Mapex Saturn
  • Mapex Black Panther Limited Edition Seamless Steel Shell
  • Paiste Cymbals
  • Vic Firth Sticks
  • Protection Racket Cases


  1. ^ "Ben Carter Biography". Official Evile Website. Archived from the original on 6 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-03.

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