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Drummer Martin Kearns Dies At The Age Of 38 Years

September 17, 2015

According to a Facebook Posts of Australian Black Conjuration festival is BOLT THROWER Drummer Martin “Kiddie” Kearns on Monday, the 14th. September 2015, unexpectedly passed away. In a Statement, the Band explained any more detailed circumstances of his death, but announced that he had passed away “peacefully in his sleep”.

Kearns debuted in 1994 at the age of just 17 years, in the case of BOLT THROWER. A few years later, he separated himself from the Death Metal legends, however, since 2001, an integral part of the Band. There, he was listening to the last two albums, “Honour – Valour – Pride” and “Those Once Loyal”.

Martin Kearns was just 38 years old.

The entire Statement from BOLT THROWERs there is to read here:

“With the heaviest of hearts, and still numb from shock, we have to share the very sad news that on Monday 14th September, 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 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.

Karl, Jo, Baz, Gav & the loyal BT crew“