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Ben Thomson

Glamour Of The Kill


With MEINL since:



August 13, 1985

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Middlesbrough, UK

Currently living in:

York, UK

Favorite MEINL cymbal:

Soundcaster Custom China 20"

Drumming since:


Car that you currently drive:

Ford Focus

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

Get hammered with my bro's and visit my girlfriend

Favorite Food:

Waggamammas Chilli Chicken Raman

Favorite Drink:

Beer, either Guiness or Corona, Jagermeister & Monster Energy before shows


Pretty much self taught in Metal drumming, had a few teachers as a kid

Highlight of your career so far:

Playing mainstage Download at Donnington Park in '08 was amazing. So was touring with Avenged Sevenfold. I'm playing the first ever Sonisphere at Knebworth with Metallica too, sure to be a highlight.

Drumming strengths:

I play solid beats and am pretty consistang, I don't get technical just for the hell of it, there's a time and place...gotta choose the right moments.

Drumming means to me:

Seeing the world with my best friends, and getting paid to do what I love!

Advice for up and coming drummers:

Start a band as early as possible, it can get boring practicing on your own in your room

How would you describe yourself:

Propably as a 6ft 3" loud, tattooed, drunk!

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

I partied as hard as I played, and met some amazing people on the way.