Jo Bench is regarded as the first female guitarist who plays the death metal genre of music. Death metal is a category of the heavy metal genre. It is characterized by harsh and low-tuned guitars and blast beats. She was a member of the death metal band, Bolt Thrower. She was the bassist of the band.
Jo Bench's Net Worth
As of 2022, Jo Bench's net worth is estimated to be $0.
Source(s) of Fame
Date of Birth
December 31, 1969
Place of Birth
Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Jo Bench was born in Royal Leamington Spa, the United Kingdom in the year 1969.
She has not talked about her childhood much. She is a guitarist. She began playing the instrument very early in her life. She did not get any formal training in music. She is a natural player of guitar and polished her skills through her experience.
Jo Bench joined the death metal band Bolt Thrower in 1987. The band was formed in 1986 by Andy Whales, the drummer, and Gavin Ward, the guitarist. Jo Bench joined the two when Gavin Ward shifted from being the bass guitarist to guitarist. Soon, Alan West joined as the vocalist and Berry Thompson as another guitarist. Alan West was later replaced by Karl Willets. The focus of the band was ‘warfare’ and the ‘history of war’. The theme of the band and the bass guitar of Jo Bench were a perfect match. She has played the bass for the band in all their albums. She has not played for the demos created by the band.
The Bolt Thrower released their first album in 1988. The album was titled In Battle There Is No Law. The album was released under the label Vinyl Solutions. The next year they released their second album, Realm of Chaos. In 1991, they released the album titled, War Master. The next year they released an album with the title, The IVth Crusade. Other albums of the band include Those Once Loyal (2005), For Victory (1994), Mercenary (1998), and Honour-Valour-Pride (2001).
The band created its most successful albums under the label of Earache Records. However, its final contract was with Metal Blade Records.
The lyrics full of war and its implications combined with the death metal guitar of Jo Bench created masterpieces that are still loved by the fans of death metal music.
The band lost its drummer Martin Kearns in an accident on the 14th of September 2015. Exactly after a year of this accidental loss, the band officially announced its breakup.
At the time of joining Bolt Thrower, Jo Bench was the long-time girlfriend of the then bass guitarist and the co-founder of the band, Gavin Ward. Jo Bench has not publically announced any information about the reason for the breakup. She has not disclosed information regarding her current relationship status. She keeps her personal information very private and does not discuss it in public.
Jo Bench is not active on social media platforms. She does not have any Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook accounts. She keeps her life happenings personal and does not share them with her fans on social media websites. She does not have a YouTube channel but the videos of the songs of Bolt Thrower are available on YouTube.
Jo Bench is the first woman to be a part of a commercially triumphant death metal music group. She has proved herself to be hard and strong as the metal itself. However, there is no information regarding her net worth available on the internet.