Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, Etc.) Cleared To Resume Drumming After Breaking His Elbow

Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.) has officially been cleared to resume drumming after breaking his elbow in a “freak accident.” He posted the following:

Mutoid Man Announce April UK Dates

Mutoid Man have announced some April UK shows. Here’s the dates:

04/17 Newcastle, UK – The Cluny
04/18 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
04/20 Manchester, UK – Soup Kitchen
04/21 London, UK – The Black Heart

Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, Etc.) Shares Post-Op Photo After Breaking His Elbow

As previously reported, Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.) was involved in a “freak accident” that left him with a broken elbow. Now, the drummer has shared a post-op photo, which you can see below. You can also help him out via GoFundMe.

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Had my first post op appointment yesterday and the Robocop arm is looking good. I can’t express in words how moving it is to have so much support from family, friends and fans. What happened is my worst nightmare and I now officially know where my pain threshold is. I plan on crushing physical therapy when I get my staples out next week and the plan is to be able to still go to Japan with @converge in February. It’s hard to imagine that right now but I plan on doing everything in my power to get this thing back to 100% as soon as possible. Once again I’m forever indebted to anyone that has donated to the gofundme, especially @yivvyjukes @stephenbrodsky and @sargenthouse for setting it up. Link is in my bio. Does anyone want to see the staples or is that too gross? It looks insane. Love you guys ❤️🖤❤️🖤

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Chris Maggio (Wear Your Wounds, Etc.) To Drum For Mutoid Man On Their European/UK Tour With Mastodon & Kvelertak

Mutoid Man will be joined by guest drummer Chris Maggio (Wear Your Wounds, etc.) during their upcoming European/UK tour with Mastodon and Kvelertak. He will be filling in for Ben Koller (Coverge, etc.), who recently broke his elbow. The group commented:

“Thanks to everyone acting swiftly with overwhelming support for Ben via the gofundme campaign. For those who’ve asked: we want to clarify that Mutoid Man will still be doing the upcoming Mastodon / Kvelertak European tour with the amazing Christopher Maggio of Wear Your Wounds, Trap Them, Coliseum, etc. on drums.”

Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, Etc.) Breaks Elbow, Crowdfunding Campaign Launched

Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man, etc.) was involved in a “freak accident” that left him with a broken elbow. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help him with “accruing medical bills – as well as the impending loss of steady income through touring, writing and recording.”

[via The PRP]

Mutoid Man Cover Video Game Songs Outside Of New York Comic Con After Getting Kicked Out

As part of “Two Minutes To Late Night”, Mutoid Man tried to perform video game covers at the New York Comic Con, but they got kicked out before they could even start. However, the band and the show’s host Gwarsenio Hall did end up performing outside the venue. You can see footage of that below:

Stephen Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) Shares Cover Of Alice In Chains’ “Rain When I Die”

Stephen Brodsky (Cave In/Mutoid Man) has shared a video of himself performing a cover of Alice In Chains’ “Rain When I Die.” You can check that out below:

[via The PRP]