A message has been posted by Metal Blade Records announcing the sudden passing of Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns, drummer for death metal legends Bolt Thrower, at age of 38. Kearns passed away in his sleep on September 14th after feeling unwell following a rehearsal for their upcoming Australian tour. Ghost Cult sends our deepest condolences to Martin’s family, friends and the entire Bolt Thrower band crew.
Bolt Thrower – When Cannons Fade…
Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns
07.03.77 – 14.09.15
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