Ben Kaiser - Guitar
Ben Kaiser was born in Boston, Massachusetts but spent the first five years of his childhood in Zürich, Switzerland. When he was 5 his family relocated to Los Angeles, California. Ben initially chose to learn how to play the violin but quickly switched to guitar after becoming enthralled by the irresistible musical quality of thrash and death metal. The aggressive style and the virtuosity of greats such as James Hetfield, Mark Morton, Zakk Wylde, Jeff Loomis, and Dave Mustaine led to young Ben’s metal love affair. Through hard work and with iron discipline, Ben developed his own unique style mainly consisting of down picked riffs, melodic guitar harmonies, and blistering breakdowns.
In 2016 Ben was recruited to play football at NC State University and settled in North Carolina. As his athletic career drew to an end, Ben dedicated more time to his love for music and founded the heavy metal band WoR. In vocalist Bobby Demoss, Ben discovered a musical soul mate with whose help he managed to give WoR its groundbreaking identity. Shortly thereafter bassist Phillip Funderburk, drummer Dylan Jenkins, and guitarist David Nisoff joined the fold and WoR’s lineup was complete and and its style solidified. By the summer of 2019, enough material had been compiled and WoR headed into the studio with producer Joe Alonzo Potts to record the full length album “Prisoners”. This utterly diverse work includes brutal tracks such as Caged and Predator mixed with melodic anthems such as VI Kings. The full length album was released on August 7th, 2020. Ben is endorsed by Solar Guitars and Mesa Boogie Amplification. Ben also uses Fishman Fluence Pickups, Dunlop Picks, and Ernie Ball Strings.