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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none In Battle There Is No Law — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower In Battle There Is No Law(Cass) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower Self-released) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
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SOL 11, SOL11 In Battle There Is No Law! — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower In Battle There Is No Law! (Album) Vinyl Solution, Vinyl Solution SOL 11, SOL11 UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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MOSH 13 Realm Of Chaos — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Realm Of Chaos (Album) Earache MOSH 13 UK 1989 Sell This Version
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MOSH 29MC War Master — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower War Master (Album) Earache MOSH 29MC UK 1991 Sell This Version
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DEI8118-4 The Peel Sessions 1988-90 — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower The Peel Sessions 1988-90 (Comp) Strange Fruit DEI8118-4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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88561-1157-2 The IVth Crusade — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower The IVth Crusade (Album) Earache 88561-1157-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
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MOSH 120 ...For Victory — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower ...For Victory (Album, Comp) Earache MOSH 120 US 1994 Sell This Version
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MASS 0665 Mercenary — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Mercenary (Album) Metal Blade Records MASS 0665 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
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3984-14386-1 Honour - Valour - Pride — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Honour - Valour - Pride (Album) Metal Blade Records, Metal Blade Records 3984-14386-1 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
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3984-14506-2 Those Once Loyal — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal (Album) Metal Blade Records 3984-14506-2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
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MOSH555LP Live War — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Live War (Album) Earache MOSH555LP UK 2015 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SFPS056 The Peel Sessions — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower The Peel Sessions Strange Fruit SFPS056 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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MOSH 33 T Cenotaph — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Cenotaph (EP) Earache MOSH 33 T UK 1990 Sell This Version
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MOSH 73T Spearhead — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Spearhead (EP) Earache MOSH 73T UK 1992 Sell This Version
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Compilations

MOSH 208 CD Who Dares Wins — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Who Dares Wins (Comp) Earache MOSH 208 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
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none Eternal War — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Eternal War(LP, Album, RE, Cle + LP, Album, RE, Cle + LP, Albu) Earache none UK 2014 Sell This Version
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MOSH571 The Best Of Bolt Thrower — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower The Best Of Bolt Thrower (Comp) Earache MOSH571 UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version
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MOSH607 Spearhead / Cenotaph — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Spearhead / Cenotaph (Comp) Earache Records MOSH607 UK 2018 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none Rehearsal Dec. '86 — Bolt Thrower Bolthrower* Rehearsal Dec. '86(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower Self-released) none UK 1986 Sell This Version
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none Concession Of Pain — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Concession Of Pain(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Bolt Thrower Self-released) none UK 1987 Sell This Version
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002 Forgotten Existence — Bolt Thrower Bolt Thrower Forgotten Existence(Cass, Promo) Erpelpreis Records 002 UK 1988 Sell This Version

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disccore77

disccore77

July 24, 2022
Hi!
''DREAMS YOU DREAD'' 1995 has disappeared from your discography somewhere!
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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!
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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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