Bolt Thrower

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Bolt Thrower were a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 as "Bolthrower" and changed to the commonly known spelling after their first official practise rehearsal demo in December. In 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.
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Albums

SOL 11, SOL11 Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law! album art Bolt Thrower In Battle There Is No Law! (Album) Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution SOL 11, SOL11 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
MOSH 13 Bolt Thrower - Realm Of Chaos album art Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Album) Earache MOSH 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
MOSH 29MC Bolt Thrower - War Master album art Bolt Thrower War Master (Album) Earache MOSH 29MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
88561-1157-2 Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade album art Bolt Thrower The IVth Crusade (Album) Earache 88561-1157-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
MOSH120LP Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory album art Bolt Thrower ...For Victory (Album, Comp) Earache MOSH120LP UK 1994 Sell This Version
MASS 0665 Bolt Thrower - Mercenary album art Bolt Thrower Mercenary (Album) Metal Blade Records MASS 0665 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
3984-14386-1 Bolt Thrower - Honour - Valour - Pride album art Bolt Thrower Honour - Valour - Pride (Album) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records 3984-14386-1 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
3984-14506-2 Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal album art Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14506-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
108930E Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade - reissue Clear album art Bolt Thrower The IVth Crusade - reissue Clear(LP, Album, RE, Cle) Earache 108930E 2013 Sell This Version
MOSH555LP Bolt Thrower - Live War album art Bolt Thrower Live War (Album) Earache MOSH555LP UK 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SFPS056 Bolt Thrower - The Peel Sessions album art Bolt Thrower The Peel Sessions Strange Fruit SFPS056 UK 1988 Sell This Version
MOSH 33 CD Bolt Thrower - Cenotaph album art Bolt Thrower Cenotaph (Single) Earache MOSH 33 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
MOSH 73T Bolt Thrower - Spearhead album art Bolt Thrower Spearhead (EP, Album) Earache MOSH 73T UK 1992 Sell This Version

Compilations

DEI8118-4 Bolt Thrower - The Peel Sessions 1988-90 album art Bolt Thrower The Peel Sessions 1988-90 (Comp) Strange Fruit DEI8118-4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH 208 CD Bolt Thrower - Who Dares Wins album art Bolt Thrower Who Dares Wins (Comp) Earache MOSH 208 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
none Bolt Thrower - Eternal War album art Bolt Thrower Eternal War(4xLP, Album, RE, Cle + Box, Comp, Ltd) Earache none UK 2014 Sell This Version
MOSH571 Bolt Thrower - The Best Of Bolt Thrower album art Bolt Thrower The Best Of Bolt Thrower(CD, Comp) Earache MOSH571 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
MOSH607 Bolt Thrower - Spearhead / Cenotaph album art Bolt Thrower Spearhead / Cenotaph (Comp) Earache Records MOSH607 UK 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Bolt Thrower - Rehearsal Dec. '86 album art Bolthrower* Rehearsal Dec. '86(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower Self-released) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
none Bolt Thrower - Concession Of Pain album art Bolt Thrower Concession Of Pain(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower Self-released) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
none Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law album art Bolt Thrower In Battle There Is No Law(Cass) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower Self-released) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
002 Bolt Thrower - Forgotten Existence album art Bolt Thrower Forgotten Existence(Cass, Promo) Erpelpreis Records 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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Neonknightprowler

Neonknightprowler

November 29, 2021
The Rulers of European Death Metal Realm (of Chaos). Morbid Angel rule America, Bolt Thrower rule Europe!!!
GOBLET_OF_GORE

GOBLET_OF_GORE

October 4, 2020
Of course I can understand how deep was and still is the pain of Martin Kearns' tragic death. We the fans was shocked the same as the remaining 4 band members. More painful was one year later the message that the band decided to split up. Yes, the loss of Martin is tragic. But why not continuing Bolt Thrower with Andy Whale? (hard to believe if they didn't spend a thought about him) He is not somebody else, he was part of the band for a long time. I can't imagine that there are any musical or personal differences/problems. And Martin had surely not the wish that Bolt Thrower will end. Even if they never would make a new album it would be precious and highly appreciated to see Bolt Thrower on tour from time to time. THIS band is so unique and missed very much. It would be great if they would rethink their decision and come back soon - and why not with Andy?
BOLT THROWER are one of the BEST! We will remember them ... FOR VICTORY!
aakoo78

aakoo78

June 20, 2018
Fake CD's of the first four albums circulating, beware!
At least a few russian sellers in ebay are offering the first four Bolt Thrower albums on cd, either as a bundle or separately. For an example the Realm of Chaos cd with the original cover art in mint condition should ring some bells. The cover art on these is actually done pretty accurately, but the matrix text of the cd's reveal that they are from the same factory, although they might say "Mastered by Nimbus" or such. Anyway it's pretty easy to tell they don't look at all Nimbus or MPO (etc.) cd's.
Be careful with these!

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