Formerly a member of the music group Coil (1987–1992), his current music project is Cyclobe, with Ossian Brown (another former Coil member). Their first two albums, Luminous Darkness and The Visitors were released on the UK based record label, Phantomcode, whilst their collaboration with Nurse with Wound, Paraparaparallelogrammatica, was issued by the US label Beta Lactam.
With Coil, he worked on the (unreleased) soundtrack for Hellraiser by Clive Barker, and recorded the soundtrack to the Derek Jarman film, The Angelic Conversation, as well as making appearances in Jarman's films, Caravaggio, The Last of England and Imagining October. As Cyclobe, he wrote the theme music for George Barry's Death Bed: The Bed That Eats, and the first Pakistani horror film, Zibahkhana. In 2009, Thrower contributed an electronic score to the film Down Terrace. The following year with Cyclobe he released the album Wounded Galaxies Tap at The Window, along with a single "The Eclipser" / "The Moths of Pre-Sleep" released by DOT DOT DOT Music.
Thrower also records and performs with The Amal Gamal Ensemble, and with David Knight in the group UnicaZürn. The latter's debut album, Temporal Bends, featured artwork and a guest appearance from Danielle Dax.
Thrower is a published author on horror and 'off-mainstream' cinema: his works include Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci, The Eyeball Compendium, Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents and Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco.
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