Keith Baxter (drummer)

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Keith Baxter
Born (1971-02-19)19 February 1971
Morecambe, Lancashire, England
Origin Lancaster, England
Died 4 January 2008(2008-01-04) (aged 36)
Genres Folk metal
Indie rock
Instruments Drums
Years active 1991–2008
Associated acts 3 Colours Red
Baby Judas

Keith Baxter (19 February 1971 – 4 January 2008) was an English rock drummer. He was born in Morecambe, Lancashire, England.


As a teenager he became a founder member of folk metal pioneers Skyclad, recording five albums with them before leaving in 1995, to move to London and join 3 Colours Red, with whom he recorded two UK Top 40 albums (Pure and Revolt) and six Top 40 singles.

Following the split of the band in 1999, Baxter formed the band Elevation with former bandmate from 3 Colours Red, Pete Vuckovic. The pair signed with Sony but were dropped a year later. He moved back north to Lancaster, and briefly played with the Northern Irish band, Therapy? in 2002. 3 Colours Red formed again soon after that to record a third album (The Union of Souls), but split up again, permanently, in 2005.[1]

Following this split, Baxter played with the Lancaster based Baby Judas.

He died after suffering liver failure in January 2008.[2]


With Skyclad[edit]



With 3 Colours Red[edit]




  • Live at Islington Academy (Secret, 2005)