Abandoned Souls Cast A Light On Reality With Single “Blinding Darkness” Thursday October 8 2020, 12:00 AM
Abandoned Souls Cast A Light On Reality With Single “Blinding Darkness”

L-R: Derek De Kort (Guitar) | James Todd (Vocals) | Tom Dobrentey (Drums) | Reagan Thorne (Bass) 


Canada's  Abandoned Souls  will be releasing their new single  “Blinding Darkness”  on October 9, 2020 with a video soon to follow.

With the release of “Blinding Darkness” , the band is excited to share with fans their blend of powerful and personal music inspired by life experiences. For the year 2020, it's absolutely the right song at the right time. The lyrics for this song were written shortly after James Todd’s mother passed away, and he channeled his thoughts during that dark time into the music. He explains the meaning of the song in his own words:

“The song is about facing the reality of death or dark times and dealing with it. It’s also learning to maneuver through the darkness and finding a way to be more comfortable within that space. To realize that you need to face it head-on sometimes and learn how to live and prosper from the experience of getting through these times.”

As the cliché goes,  “there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” Abandoned Souls  shows strength and pushes through, finding that light and marching towards it. Given the current state of the world, this encouragement to overcome obstacles is pertinent as ever.

Abandoned Souls  have amassed a respectable discography since 2006 including four full-length albums and an EP. As their name partly implies, they write hard-hitting aggressive music that has melody. Consistently writing tunes with heavy replay value, sharing the stage with many well-known bands, and appearing at several festivals, Abandoned Souls  knows how to write classic heavy songs that will linger in the minds of listeners. 

Recommended for fans of hard rock including Alter Bridge, Godsmack, Three Days Grace;  “Blinding Darkness”  is available on October 9, 2020.

The single can be heard before it officially drops via its premiere on V13.net HERE .

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There is power in a band’s name, like a magic spell, announcing to the world what they are and what they stand for. ABANDONED SOULS summons up images of Milton's ‘Paradise Lost’, heroic outcasts rising up against impossible odds, to establish their own unique identity.

As vocalist James Todd explains: 

 “The name Abandoned Souls is in reference to all those people out there that have at one time or another felt like the outcast. That common bond and love for this music are what brings all of us Abandoned Souls together.” 

Having played together for years, the bonds that hold ABANDONED SOULS together are... to paraphrase the mighty Judas Priest…Canadian Steel! Inspired by Alter Bridge, Alice In Chains, Metallica, Judas Priest, Godsmack, and Kings X, Todd describes Abandoned Souls’ sound as ‘powerful, heavy, rhythmic, melodic, personal.’ 

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