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Martin "Kiddie" Kearns

Martin "Kiddie" Kearns

Real/full name:
Martin Kearns
38 (born Mar 7th, 1977)
Sep 14th, 2015
Died of:
Heart attack
Place of birth:
United Kingdom


Joined Bolt Thrower when he was just 17 years old, replacing Andrew Whale who left in 1994. Before that he had been playing in local bands (from heavy metal to reggae) since the age of 14.

He was known for his hard-hitting style, probably due to having a significant John Bonham influence in his playing style.

Kearns subsequently left Bolt Thrower in 1998 due to personal reasons. He ...


Bolt Thrower was the first professional band in which he played, and, due to his age, his nickname was 'Kiddie'.

He was known for his dislike of triggers on a drum kit, considering their use to be false and too easy.

Bolt Thrower

As Martin Kearns:
Drums (1994-1997, 1999-2015)

2001 Honour, Valour, Pride Drums
2005 Those Once Loyal Drums
Added by: PiotrB Modified by: Dying_Hope
Added on: 2011-04-10 11:18:42 Last modified on: 2022-03-20 06:27:33
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