Surun päivä death metal -yleisölle: Bolt Throwerin verkkosivuille ilmaantui surullinen tiedoksianto

Kiitos Bolt Thrower 1986–2016. Siinä tämän uutisen anti tiivistettynä. Brittiläisen kuolometallin jättiläinen on nyt mitä ilmeisimmin historiaa.

Eilen tuli kuluneeksi tasan vuosi yhtyeen pitkäaikaisen rumpalin Martin Kearnsin kuolemasta. Kearns menehtyi äkilliseen sairauskohtaukseen vain 38-vuotiaana. Tragedian vuosipäivänä yhtye tiedotti verkkosivuillaan, että ”kun rumpalin arkku kannettiin viimeiseen leposijaansa, Bolt Throwerin rumpalinpesti haudattiin hänen mukanaan”. Tästä voi aika selvästi päätellä, että uljaan yhtyeen taru on sitä myöten loppunut.

Alla vielä orkesterin viesti kokonaisuudessaan:

”On behalf of ourselves and Kiddie’s family, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and support over the last 12 months. Together with Kiddie’s family we made the conscious decision to keep his unexpected death a private matter, and to take time out to deal with it all.

When Kiddie joined us back in 1994, although he was only 17, he instantly improved Bolt Thrower as a live band, and no one was more loyal to, and prouder to be in Bolt Thrower than him.

We spent over 20 years together, touring the world, with 3 different vocalists, but he was so much more than just a drummer to us. So when we carried his coffin to his final resting place, the Bolt Thrower drummer position was buried with him. He was, and will now forever remain THE Bolt Thrower drummer, our Powerhouse and friend Martin ’Kiddie’ Kearns.

As for the rest of us, Bolt Thrower has been our way of life for 30 years, never driven by money, fame or ego, but by our own personal principles and values that have guided us through life, and which bonded us as friends long before Bolt Thrower was even formed…”