Official press release:
German Thrash Metallers Bonded are delighted to announce that they have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. Watch the band’s signing announcement here:
The band was formed by scene veterans Bernd “Bernemann” Kost (Guitar) and Markus “Makka” Freiwald (Drums) in 2018 after their departure from Sodom. Musical partners Marc Hauschild (Bass) and Destroy Them/ex-Suicidal Angels member Chris Tsitsis (Guitar) were quickly added to the ranks in order to continue working on new material and develop the band. Finally, Assassin frontman Ingo Bajonczak (Vocals) rounded out the line-up, leading the formation of Bonded.
Bonded guitarist Bernemann, former member of Crows, who released their debut album The Dying Race via CMR in 1991, stated:
“Bonded have proudly signed their contract and are now looking forward to the future cooperation with Century Media Records. As a local band from Dortmund, this union with the traditional Dortmund music-label means a lot to us and we are excited to be a part of the Century Family. We are familiar with CMR since their very beginnings in 1988 and we are very happy to have found a strong partner for the launch of Bonded in them.”
Bonded drummer Makka, former member of Despair, who released their debut album History Of Hate via CMR in 1988, added:
“A long and busy period lies behind us, as we are very proud and pleased to announce that Bonded has signed to Century Media Records. We have invested a lot of time, work and passion in the band and will now continue the journey together with a strong and heavy partner. We are looking forward to working with CMR and hope to stay Bonded for a long time.”
Century Media Records Director Philipp Schulte states:
“We are very happy to announce the signing of Bonded. Welcome to Century Media! And welcome back, Makka and Bernemann! It was about time. The first recordings that Bonded played to us some months ago were already of very high quality. Now the debut album is in the making, and what I have heard speaks a very clear language: Bonded play straight-forward metal with a high level of musicality. Teutonic thrash done right. You better watch out!”
A first demo pre-production version of the song “God Given” was recently launched online to introduce Bonded. Check it out here:
Bonded have also just announced a few festival appearances, including their recently confirmed appearance at this year’s Metal Hammer Paradise event on November 8-9th at the Weissenhäuser Strand resort location in Northern Germany.
9/21 – Schrobenhausen, DE | Metal im Woid Festival
9/28 – Luzern, CH | Sedel Club
11/09 – Weissenhäuser Strand, DE | Metal Hammer Paradise
1/17 – Oberhausen, DE | Thrash Speed Burn Festival
3/21 – Essen, DE | Endzeit Festival
The band is currently putting finishing touches on their forthcoming debut album for Century Media Records, which is being engineered and produced by Cornelius Rambadt (Sodom, Disbelief, Onkel Tom, etc.) at the Rambado Recording Studio in Essen, Germany.
Chris Tsitsis – Guitar
Marc Hauschild – Bass
Ingo Bajonczak – Vocals
Markus “Makka” Freiwald – Drums
Bernd “Bernemann” Kost – Guitar