Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island, presently composed of Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson.They areone of the
most well known of the bands connected to Providence's Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) musicscene.
Formed in 1994, Lightning Bolt's initial line-up featured Brian Chippendale on drums, Brian Gibson on bass guitar, withHishamBharoocha on
guitar and vocals joining the group after their first show. Chippendale took over vocal duties whenBharoocha left in 1996.The only officially
released music with Bharoocha was a track on the Repopulation Programcompilation. Bharoocha later joined Black Diceas drummer.