Bolt hail from Columbia/South Carolina consisting of two masterminds W. Heyward Sims (guitar) plus Geoff Maxey (bass) and were supported by drummer Bill Elliott. The music is instrumental, dominated by a skillful heavy guitar work demonstrating a bandwith from math/post rock and prog metal to a Robert Fripp alike style. The debut work, 'Circadian Rhythm' (2003) appearing as a raw and energetic album with more alternative rock and math influences. With the next effort, 'Movement And Detail' from 2006, the band managed to offer sophisticated grooving prog rock with edgy riffs and wide boundaries.
The Best Of Bolt Thrower, a brand new compilation album, is available now from Earache Records . Formed in 1986 in Coventry, England, Bolt Throwerearned the support of legendary BBC Radio DJ John Peel and enjoyed a long and successful career touring the world before officially disbanding in September following the unexpected passing of drummer Martin Kearns a year earlier.The Best Of Bolt Thrower is a fitting introduction to the band for newcomers and a must-have collection for any diehard fan. The album features 12 tracks, charting the development of the band from their early punk-influenced recordings through to the more death metal approach of their later albums.