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, and Mike Berrens- 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.  The band went through a line up change and acquired Mike through mutual acquaintances.  

 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.

Percussionist Mike, has been playing for 30 years.  He is a former drummer for Valkyrie X  and Ragman.  Mike has a marching band background so he plays with power.  His influences include Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, and Dream Theater. He is hard hitting and dynamic with a great sense of rhythm.  He joined the band August of 2023.  

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

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