Ben Graves was born and raised on the East Coast of Boston, MA. A drummer since age 12, Ben’s growing obsession with his instrument lead him to take drum lessons early on for a few years, just to “learn the ropes.” By 18, he was performing regularly in several local bands. In his formative years, Graves ‘cut his teeth’ in the trenches on both the Boston and New York City club circuits.
Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, CA in 2002, Ben joined (Slipknot drummer) Joey Jordison’s glam/punk band Murderdolls. After the release of their debut album “Beyond the Valley of The Murderdolls” (Roadrunner), the band toured constantly, throughout the US, UK, Europe, Japan and Australia as a headlining act, as well as opening for heavy-hitters such as Guns N’ Roses, Papa Roach, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Iron Maiden.
Ben has also lent his talents to various other acts as well, including Dope, AntiProduct (from UK), and Scum of the Earth (featuring Rob Zombie guitarist ‘Riggs’).
Through extensive touring, Graves has built a solid reputation as an aggressive, hard-hitting performer with an exciting visual style.
Ben plays Ahead Drumsticks exclusively.