Ben Carter

Evile

Ben Carter

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About

Paiste Artist Since
September 2009

Nationality
United Kingdom

Main Affiliation
Evile

Website
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„It takes exceptional cymbals to cut through and endure the volume and aggression on stage with Evile, and my Paiste's have never ever let me down. I trust them implicitly to do the job night after night, and their musicality and dynamic range is unmatched. I am forever proud to continue to be a member of the Paiste family.“

Setup

Ben Carter

Cymbals listed from left to right

14" RUDE Blast China
14" Color Sound 900 Red Hi-Hat Top (regular)
14" Alpha Metal Edge Hats Bottom (discontinued)
19" 900 Series Crash
10" Alpha Metal Splash (discontinued)
10" Alpha Thin Splash (discontinued)
18" RUDE Wild Crash
20" RUDE Mega Bell Ride (Custom)
20" 2002 Novo China

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Biography

Ben Carter is the 'engine room' for the machine that is Evile. A self-taught, no-nonsense drummer, Carter provides the aggression and fury required to drive the band's dominant thrash sound. At age ten, Carter started playing drums using a bucket, an old Lego box and a pair of vintage 15" Paiste sizzle hi-hats, whereby he instantly developed a natural aptitude for the instrument. His father bought him his first real kit aged 14 and Carter instantly found that he could be more articulate, spending hours after school playing with different bands and utilizing different styles. Carter became the go-to guy for any drumming application at school and college, and turned his hand to any musical setting he could to gain as much experience as possible. This continued well into his 20's, with Carter playing with various tribute/rock acts and numerous originals bands of varying styles and dynamics. Upon meeting Matt Drake at high school, the first incarnation of Evile was formed - Matt had similar musical interests, and also coming from a musical family, Carter and Drake started playing music together and soon started a band playing metal and thrash covers. Matt's younger brother Ol Drake also joined, and upon finding Mike Alexander, the lineup of what would eventually become Evile was complete. Evile signed to Earache records in 2007, and to date have had 4 full-length album releases, the latest of which Skull entered the UK rock charts at #10. Carter has toured the world extensively with bands such as Megadeth, Kreator, Machine Head, and Overkill, and has worked alongside world-class producers such as Russ Russell and Flemming Rasmussen. Carter has always cited a progression throughout his playing career, and through the 4 Evile albums has shown that he possesses an ability to not only drive the band, but also be tasteful and sympathetic in his playing, as heard in songs such as 'In Memoriam' (Five Serpents' Teeth, 2011 ) and 'Tomb' (Skull, 2013). Carter's ability to 'change down gears' and play with controlled aggression is trademark of his playing. Ben Carter is also a vocalist, a guitarist and a bassist, but will always feel more at home sat behind a drum kit hammering home an almighty snare shot. Away from the kit, Carter is a fan of UFC and Mixed Martial Arts, and an avid retro video game and 80's cartoon nerd. Evile are currently awaiting the release of their fifth full length studio album, to be released worldwide on Napalm Records in early 2021.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Heavy

    Sound character: Bright, metallic, rough, lively, raw. Wide range, fairly clean mix. Very responsive. Explosive, dirty crash sound. Agile China for strong, exotic accents.

  • Sounds
  • Details

    Sizes: 18", 20"
    Volume: Loud
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Very bright, slightly trashy, full, exotic. Wide range, complex mix. Fast, responsive, explosive crash, loud, clear defined bell. Very unique, versatile china for flexible application.

  • Sounds