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Birth name  Benjamin Judah Kasica
Associated acts  Skillet
Role  Guitarist
Instruments  Guitar
Name  Ben Kasica
Ben Kasica Photo Ben Kasica of Skillet during a guitar solo in
Born  April 15, 1984 (age 31) St. Louis, Missouri (1984-04-15)
Genres  Hard rock, Christian rock, alternative metal, nu metal, post-grunge
Occupation(s)  Guitarist, producer, graphic designer, audio engineer, designer

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Benjamin Judah Kasica (born April 15, 1984) is a guitarist best known as a former lead guitarist for the Christian rock band Skillet. Since leaving the band he has engaged in producing and engineering recordings and graphic design.

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Career

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He began playing guitar at age eleven. He joined Skillet in 2001 at the age of sixteen, and recorded the albums Alien Youth, Collide, Comatose (which went Gold on November 18, 2009) and Awake (which went Platinum) with them.

Kasica is known for his many tricks while playing the guitar live on stage. These range from his solos to playing his guitar behind the back of his head. John Cooper said in the YouTube interview that he enjoyed having Kasica in the band "for his integrity; [Ben's] someone who wants to be honest about things." Kasica announced he was leaving Skillet to pursue other interests on February 14, 2011. He was asked to return on a temporary basis on April 11, when Jonathan Salas left. On April 14, he played his next final show, as Seth Morrison played the show the following day.

Other work

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Kasica is one of the owners of the clothing brand "LifeLoveMusic," a Christian organization that encourages Christians to "be the light of the world" by "loving the unlovable and sacrificing our lives for others."

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Kasica is also the co-owner of Skies Fall Media Group, which offers artists many services; from their website: "Along with the record company, artist development/management and recording studio, Skies Fall Media Group also contains a full service graphic design and professional photography division, model and actor management, and live music production division with more to come."

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Kasica was the director/producer of Cellofourte: A String Tribute to Skillet which is an album by Tate Olsen, the cellist for Skillet, doing four-part cello covers of popular Skillet songs.

Kasica was the director of Skillet's latest music video, "Not Gonna Die".

Guitar equipment

Kasica played GMP Guitars exclusively when he first joined the band. However, he and his fellow Skillet guitarist Korey Cooper later switched to PRS Guitars, most notably the PRS SC 250, and the Mira. For "Awake" Kasica recorded with Gibson Guitars, mostly Gibson Les Pauls.

  • PRS SC250
  • Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
  • Boss DD-7 Digital Delay
  • BOSS FS-5U
  • Ibanez TS9X
  • Tonebone JX-2 Switchbone
  • Vox Wah
  • Boss OS-2 Overdrive/Distortion
  • Keeley C4 Compressor
  • Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler
  • Vox AC30HH
  • Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier
  • Songs

    Monster
    Hero
    Awake And Alive
    Whispers in the Dark
    Comatose
    Rebirthing
    Falling Inside the Black
    Never Surrender
    The Last Night
    Lucy
    It's Not Me It's You
    Forgiven
    One Day Too Late
    Those Nights
    Don't Wake Me
    The Older I Get
    Kill Me Heal Me
    Collide
    Will You Be There
    Would It Matter
    Live Free or Let Me Die
    Better Than Drugs
    Say Goodbye
    Yours to Hold
    Dead Inside
    Believe
    Savior
    Looking for Angels
    You Are My Hope
    Should've When You Could've
    Open Wounds
    Energy

    References

    Ben Kasica Wikipedia


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