This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Please consider supporting this website by disabling your ad-blocker. This website does not use audio ads, pop-ups, or other annoyances. And please support Terra Relicta by giving a little donation if you can! Thank you!!!

Random album

BOLT THROWER - Drummer Martin "Kiddie" Kearns Passed Away At Age 38

British death metal pioneers Bolt Thrower's drummer Martin "Kiddie" Kearns has passed away unexpectedly on Monday, 14th September. He died at age 3 and passed away peacefully in his sleep. The band's upcoming Australian tour has now been cancelled given these tragic circumstances.  The band gave the official statement: "With the heaviest of hearts, and still numb from shock, we have to share the very sad news that on Monday, Bolt Thrower lost our powerhouse drummer, Martin "Kiddie" Kearns. After the first rehearsal for our upcoming tour of Australia, Kiddie suddenly felt unwell which continued throughout the night, and the next day he passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a fantastic dad, husband, son, friend, but to us he was always Kiddie, the same 17-year-old Coventry kid whose drumming style and personality blew us away when he first walked into our rehearsal room more than 20 years ago. Kiddie enriched our lives and the Bolt Thrower sound. He leaves a massive hole in the lives of everyone who knew him and will be very sorely missed by many." Our condolences go to his family and friends. Link