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 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. 

Drummer Nathaniel, joined Bonded By Darkness in October of 2023.  His influences include Avenge Sevenfold, Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine, Korn, and Bring Me The Horizon.  He has been playing on the drums for about 15 years. He has great skills and good energy that he shows through his musicianship. .  

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


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Awards / nominations

In our year and a half of playing together, we have been honored to have performed at:

  • Dave Sherman's (EARTHRIDE and SPIRIT CARAVAN) Benefit concert in November of 2022 at Cafe 611 in Frederick, MD 
  • Ohio Doomed and Stoned Fest in July 2022 at the Rialto Theatre in Akron, Ohio
  • Opened for Living Dead Girl in March 2023 at The Vortex in Akron, Ohio
  • Opened for The Dover Brothers during a one week tour in April 2023 in the state of Ohio

For Upcoming events, we are looking forward to:

  • Maryland Doom Fest June 21, 2024 in Frederick, MD 
  •  Metal Militia's Pool Party Palooza July 13, 2024 in Tiffin, OH 
  • Female Feature Fest October 5, 2024 in Erie, PA 


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