Todesbonden, is a Celtic, World, and Classical influenced hard rock/metal band that takes the listener on a musical journey of fantasy, yearning, and a time lon g ago.
Using a mix of catchy trance-inducing melodies, epic keys, soaring violins, powerful Balkan, Operatic, Celtic, Rock, and Middle Eastern lead female vocals, and crushing guitars, Todesbonden creates a sound to touch the inner heart and soul of every listener.
In 2003, Laurie Ann Haus recruited Jason Aaron Wood (Ol Sonuf) on guitar/bass/programming and Patrick Geddes on violin to help her record the "Stormbringer" EP, which was released in 2004.
In 2005, Jason Ian-Vaughn Eckert (bass) joined Todesbonden and together with James Lamb (ex-keyboardist) they created the full-length "Sleep Now, Quiet Forest" which was mixed, produced and mastered by Jens Bogren from Fascination Street Studios and is to be released by Prophecy Productions late June, 2008. An honorable mention goes out to A.Tolonen (Nest) for his contribution in writing the last song Sleep Now, Quiet Forest with Laurie Ann Haus.
Todesbonden is currently working on writing for their next album.
Laurie Ann Haus
Jason Aaron Wood
Jason Ian-Vaughn Eckert
Jason Aaron Wood
Professional Guitarist, Composer, Recording Artist & One-Man Band, Vocalist, ShredMentor, & Author. Co-Founding Member of Todesbonden & Creator of Ol Sonuf.
With the release of his 6th self-produced solo album, Emanations , guitarist & composer Jason Aaron Wood ( Todesbonden , Ol Sonuf ) has proven himself to be an incredibly versatile artist with an undeniable talent & lasting appeal.
Based in Washington, DC, this determined & enthusiastic guitarist, songwriter, & one-man band is a prolific recording artist who has amassed a devoted fan base, due in large part to his immersive soundscapes, captivating dark melodies & virtuosic playing style.
Fluent in a range of styles, his discography spans the gamut from classic metal to thrash to blackened death metal to melodic doom, with a noticeably progressive current running throughout it all.
Yet his styles are not limited only to metal subgenres, as his first album Reflections consists entirely of instrumental acoustic work, while an example of his 80’s-era rock playing appeared in scenes from National Lampoon’s The Legend of Awesomest Maximus .
Jason's vocal style captures a range of emotions, from tortured & anguished to aggressive & dominating, ranging from soft & whispering to ripping highs to brutal death growls, with a dark, neoclassical musical style hinting at several metal & non-metal genres alike, while
simultaneously establishing a distinctive & unique style of his own.
Jason Aaron Wood,
All guitars, composition, vocals, lyrics, & mixing/production.
Laurie Ann Haus,
Guest vocals on "Angel of the Spheres" and "The Will to Survive" on Glass Idols (2013)
One-Man Iconoclastic, Atmospheric, Progressive Black-Death Metal.
"He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle is the beginning of all unwisdom...
I question all things. As I stand before the festering and varnished facades of your haughtiest moral dogmas, I write thereon in letters of blazing scorn: Lo and behold; all this is fraud!"