Published Dec 20, 2018A true master of the medium, expert drummer Ben Koller mans the skins for Converge, Mutoid Man and All Pigs Must Die. Unfortunately, however, he's going to be out of work for a while after breaking his elbow.
While the details of the injury weren't shared, the elbow break was described as a "freak accident" — and one that will require surgery, as well as months of healing and physiotherapy.
Because this means Koller will be out of commission for a while, a GoFundMe has been launched to help cover his expenses and lost income. As of press time, the fund is fast approaching the $25,000 USD goal.
Here's a statement, as written on the GoFundMe page:
On Wednesday December 12th, our friend and legendary drummer Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, All Pigs Must Die, Killer Be Killed) had a freak accident that resulted in a broken elbow. His injury required immediate surgery with an extended recovery period before he's able to start physical therapy, and ultimately a long road before he is able to be behind the kit again. The accruing medical bills – as well as the impending loss of steady income through touring, writing and recording – is a massive hit to him, his wife, and their children. Please consider making a donation to help our friend through this difficult time. Any amount helps.