“Bound By Nightmares
Hollowed Sky are back with a brand new album, “Bound by Nightmares,”.
“The songwriting began in May of 2020, directly after a months-long break at the beginning of the COVID crisis, and wasn’t technically complete until the time we completed tracking in March of 2022. We think it is probably safe to say that this is our darkest & heaviest album, to date.”
We formed as a band in November of 2016. Berchielli, Bradshaw, and Rupertus were coming off of extended musical hiatuses after their previous projects had fizzled out, and were honestly just looking to jam. Within 30 seconds of the first jam session, we knew we were onto something. The jams eventually started developing structures, and it was several months later that we decided we needed to find a singer. Once Orem came aboard, the structured jams truly became songs, and we decided it was time to head to the studio.
Our self-titled debut EP was self-produced and recorded in a couple of basements (outside of mastering) during the fall of 2017, and was released on November 9th, 2017 (less than one year after our first jam). It has gone on to receive thousands of streams
When we released our debut in 2017, we hadn’t even played a show together yet. Since then, we’ve had many notable shows including a couple of opening slots for national touring band Hed PE (note: the second event was canceled due to COVID-19) . In 2021, we were fortunate to play on the Chrysalis stage at Merriweather Post for BaltimoreFest. We’ve also gained well over 10,000 followers combined across social media and music streaming accounts, and are looking to further expand our footprint on Spotify and elsewhere at all times.
Our second EP, “Strings,” was released on Leap Day, February 29th, 2020, and has received positive reviews. Writing for the second EP began in 2017, and the album was self-produced and recorded in basements and bedrooms (again, outside of mastering) during the fall and early winter of 2019. More on this one, later…
As the months rolled by during the COVID-19 crisis, it became evident to us from comments we heard, and things we noticed, that our mix for the Strings EP wasn’t quite up to snuff. We take great pride in self-producing our own music, recordings, and artwork; and that’s why we decided to rerelease the songs in 2021 with an upgraded mix. We weren’t exactly sure how best to rerelease something so soon after the initial EP dropped, so the decision was made to also remaster our most definitive tracks from our self-titled EP, and create our first full length album— Unstrung. Our full length compilation album, “Unstrung (Remixed & Remastered),” was released on 2.26.21, and has received critical praise and thousands of streams.
Our latest album, “Bound by Nightmares,” was released on April 22, 2022.
Charles Rupertus – Bass
Joe Bradshaw – Drums
Stephen Berchielli – Guitar
Jay Orem – Vocals