Effective period / Period of releases: 1988 - 2018
Members: Martin Van Drunen, Karl Willetts, Gavin Ward, Baz Thomson, Martin Kearns, Jo Bench, Dave Ingram, Andy Whale, Alex Thomas (3), Alan WestBolt Thrower were a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988...September 14th 2016, a year after the death of Martin "Kiddie" Kearns the band disbanded.
Bolt Thrower takes its name from a weapon in the popular tabletop strategy game Warhammer Fantasy Battle. The lyrics and artwork of their second and third albums were based on Warhammer Fantasy Battle and its futuristic companion Warhammer 40,000,with much of the art actually being provided by the game's publisher, Games Workshop.