– The band was founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, in 2009. Back then, Mario Paun (bass), Bojan Vidak (guitar) and Dario Pontis (drums) started by...Read Biography
The band was founded in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, in 2009. Back then, Mario Paun (bass), Bojan Vidak (guitar) and Dario Pontis (drums) started by mainly playing covers of songs by Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Iced Earth, etc. The 3 of them made quite a lot of noise but it still wasn’t loud enough for them. So another guitarist (Steven Hohl) and a singer (Nicholas Kunz) joined the group. The band has seen some changes in musicians in its ranks, which led to the band’s name and shaped today’s mix of styles. Influenced by giants, such as Slayer, Anthrax and Metallica, it is a mix of trash and heavy metal with a pinch of NWoBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal). The first own songs like Destiny and Eagle Fly were written, and they are still played live today.
Eventually, Patric Bouffé grabbed the microphone in 2010 and Fabian Koch the drumsticks in 2011. With this typical trash metal constellation, they recorded a first demo cd with songs like See you in hell, Redemption and Back to reality and changed to the fast track. Hard riffs, dynamic beats and song lyrics about the problems in our lives continue to thrill the crowd and encourage to head bang and party.
Concerts were rocked, performances have upgraded the stage show, new songs were written and the first EP Hands in Chains was published in summer 2014. This EP has delighted regional and international critics and was even mentioned in the German music magazine Metal Hammer in 2015 where it also received positive feedback. Therefore, it is no surprise that the band captured the attention of metal radio stations and other music magazines like The Pain Fucktory from Peru or the British Stencil Magazine. The highlight so far was supporting the US doom metal band Pentagram.
At the beginning of 2016, Driven Under part ways with their long-term guitar player Bojan Vidak and decided to continue their way in a group of four.
Today, Driven Under is comprised of Steven Hohl (guitar), Fabian Koch (drums), Patric Bouffé (vocals) and Dani Gebert, who has been playing the bass since the end of 2014.