In 1999 Dave Maier (v, g) and Kai Lohwasser (d) founded Spellbound, soon to be followed by Lennart Vocke (b) and Daniel Tschoepe. The first self produced demo „First Contact“ followed suit showing the band playing Death Metal with Black Metal influences.
Between 2000 and 2003 two more Demos, „Extensions“ and „Violent Forces“ were released. During this period the Death and Black Metal elements were slowly abbandoned in favour of a Thrash Metal style. This resulted in Lennart Vocke taking over the vocals from Dave Maier.
2000: F.l.t.r: Daniel Tschope,Kai Lohwasser,Dave Maier,Lennart Vocke
After the recording of „Violent Forces“ the band started working on their debut album. For this Andy Classen's Stage One Studio (Legion of the Damned, Tankard) was chosen in order to achieve a sound capable of standing the test of the international scene.
The result „Incoming Destiny“ (self released in 2004) convinced fans and press and caught the attention of Armageddon Music who took care of the worldwide release in Oktober 2005.
April 2006 saw Spellbound doing the „Wacken Roadshow Tour“ together with Ensiferum and Orphaned Land. In the summer of 2006 Kai Lohwasser (d) left the band and was replaced by Andy Flache. Shortly after Lennart Vocke (v,b) also left.
2006: F.l.t.r: Daniel Tschoepe,Kai Lohwasser,Lennart Vocke,Dave Maier
For the sophomore album „Nemesis 2665“ once again the Stage One Studio was chosen. Dave Maier took over bass and vocal duties for the recording session. Soon after the recordings Hannes Jaeger became the new bass player.
The release party for „Nemesis 2665“ took place at an exclusive Show Case in the Wacken Open Air VIP tent.
Despite of the line-
Concerts with Ektomorf, Kreator, Catarace etc. followed. But after a tour with Overkill was cancelled and Armageddon Music broke up things went down. Dave was forced to put the band on hold.
2007: F.l.t.r: Hannes Jäger,Daniel Tschoepe,Dave Maier,Andy Flache
Meanwhile Dave Maier had moved to Nuremberg and found a new line-
2015: V.l.n.r.: Domi Merz, Dave Maier, Phil Carroll, Eldo Prosch