Bonded by Darkness 3QS109


In Episode 109 of “3 Questions and a Song,” we dive into the world of Witchy/Occult/Doom/Heavy metal with the band Bonded by Darkness from Akron, Ohio. Joshua on Guitar/Vocals, Raven on Lead Vocals, Jacius on Bass, and Nathaniel on Drums share insights into their musical journey. Explore their debut album, Obsidian, on Bandcamp. Connect with Bonded by Darkness on their official website and find them on Instagram.

Bonded By Darkness formed as a band in May of 2022 in Akron, Ohio. This original band is a mixture of heavy metal, doom metal, witch metal, and hard rock. Members include: Joshua Pitz- Guitar, Raven O’Reilly- Vocals, Jacius Pitz- Bass. Nathaniel Hoobler- Percussion

Founder of Bonded By Darkness, Joshua, began writing music with his son, Jacius in the summer of 2021. When Joshua and Raven’s musical paths crossed he knew that she was the singer that the band needed.

Guitarist Joshua, has been in the metal scene since 2001. His background is in heavy metal and his biggest influences are Nirvana, Down, Pantera, Led Zepplin, Alice In Chains, and Black Sabbath. He’s ready to expand his sound into new territory.

Singer Raven, has been singing for 18 years. Her musical influences include, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Led Zepplin, Alice In Chains, and Alanis Morissette. Her witchy energy comes through her lyrics, melodies, and personality.

Bassist Jacius, is a multi-instrumentalist who is heavily influenced by Grunge music. His influences are, Nirvana, Korn, Misfits, and Down. His punchy low end sound and dynamic bass playing adds another dimension to their haunting sound.

The band has released their first album Obsidian, June 17, 2023.

Genre: Witchy/Occult/Doom/Heavy metal
Location: Akron, OH, USA

About the Song, "Hellbound"

Hellbound is song about finding inner strength. Often times, with finding strength, you must go through obstacles and difficult trials in life.

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