Founded and led by former Autumn Tears, Nest, and Garden of Shadows member Laurie Ann Haus, Todesbonden are a (primarily) metal-tinged outfit, with flourishes of classical, new age, world, and Celtic musical styles thrown in to create a broad, lush, and fantastical sound reminiscent of groups such as Nightwish.
The group (the membership would expand to Haus and Jason Aaron Wood in 2003) released its first EP, Stormbringer, in 2004, and in 2005 expanded its lineup further to include Jamie Lamb and Jason Ian-Vaughn Eckert. The foursome then went to work on what would become Todesbonden's first full-length effort, entitled Sleep Now, Quiet Forest. The album, finally finished after the band spent a bit of time holed up at the well-known Fascination Street Studios, was released on Prophecy Productions in 2008. ~ Chris True