Gavin Ward (musician)

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Gavin Ward
GenresDeath metal
Years active1986–present
LabelsMetal Blade
Associated actsBolt Thrower

Gavin Ward was one of the two founding members of Bolt Thrower. He started out as the bass player early on in the band in 1986, and so can be heard on the first demo. For the second demo, he switched to playing lead and rhythm guitar.[1] He plays lead and rhythm guitar on all albums, save Mercenary and Honour - Valour - Pride; there he plays solely rhythm guitar[citation needed]. Ward was also one of the lyricists of the band.[1] Bolt Thrower disbanded in 2016, a year after the death of their drummer Martin Kearns.

Before Ward started with Bolt Thrower he helped out the punk band The Varukers on one of their tours - the band later joined them on a European tour[citation needed].

Gavin Ward is from Leamington Spa, England[citation needed].


  • BC Rich Virgin/Beast
  • Boss GX700
  • Marshall 9040 200w power amp
  • 4 x Marshall 4x12


  1. ^ a b "Biography". Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  2. ^ "Band Members". Retrieved 2007-06-24.