Founded in March of 2011 under the name ‘Arawn’ by Alex Snape and Ioan Tetlow (at the time being high school students in Grade 11), Unbowed was originally intended as a Folk Metal studio project. In May of 2011 ‘Arawn’ released their first Demo entitled ‘Annwyn’.
The band being originally inspired by the Folk Metal scene that sprung out of Europe in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, sought to find their own place in that scene. At the time they decided to delve into Ioan’s heritage for their lyrical themes.
The name ‘Arawn’ is a god in Welsh paganism, and his domain is ‘Annwyn’. As the band developed, they realized they had potential to become more than just a studio project. A line-up was assembled for live shows, and eventually on March 27th 2012, the band played it’s first show in their hometown of Guelph Ontario Canada.
Not long after that first show, the band went through more line-up changes, for talent is not always equal with commitment in the music scene. After much searching for members who fit just right, and can hold their own on their instrument in the band, a new line-up was assembled and the band was renewed.
At this time, they decided to drop the dogma-like theme’s of Folk Metal, and go for something that stood for who the band was at that time, and what they will always remain. Unbowed was created. The band released their first EP on January 5th 2013.
After playing to welcoming crowds throughout Southern Ontario, Unbowed went back to the studio to record their first full-length album Collapse the World which was released on October 25th 2014.
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