It is with a heavy heart that we at Distorted Sound can confirm that BOLT THROWER‘s drummer, Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns has died.
With the band beginning to rehearse for their upcoming tour of Australia, Kiddie felt unwell which continued throughout the night and the next day he passed away in his sleep.
In a statement the band say; “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. 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”
Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns
07/03/1977 – 14/09/2015