Formed in 1983 by brothers Tony "Bones" Roberts and Terry "Tezz" Roberts after they left Discharge. The original line-up was Bones on guitar,Tezz on bass, Nobby 'Mouth' on vocals and Darren "Baz" Burgess on drums. Their first single, Decapitated was released in January 1984 and reached number 10 in the British independent charts. The follow-up single Crucifix was released in May 1984, reaching number 12. Tezz left the band to join U.K.Subs and friend and roadie Paul "Oddy" Hoddy took over on bass. This new line-up recorded the band's first album Dem Bones, and toured Europe & the USA.
Oddy then left to join Conflict (2), Tezz resumed bass playing, and the Broken Bones - F.O.A.D. album was released with Karl "Egghead" Morris (of The Exploited ) joining in on rhythm guitar.
The band then had several line-up changes with Nobby and Tezz leaving and Oddy returning to play bass and take over vocal duties. This line-up released the Seeing Through My Eyes 7" and 10" (which also comprised half of the US only Bonecrusher) in 1985, Never Say Die in 1986 and soon after the band split up.
Bones reformed the band with a new line up of Cliff on drums, Quiv on vocals and Darren "Thrasher" Harris (of Exit Condition) on bass. The band became more influenced by metal, and again became inactive in the early 1990s.
In 1996 Broken Bones reformed with Bones on guitar, Quiv on vocals, Oddy on bass and Dave on drums.
In 2012 Broken Bones were to reform again with Tezz on bass, Bones on lead guitar, Karl "Egghead" Morris, Jeff "JJ" Janiak (of Wasted Life) and Andy Dawson (of Billyclub) on drums.