Once Pure

Once Pure


Once Pure offers a style of music that is categorized in the genre of metal that is up and coming. With fast, choppy, grooving riffs that are filled with synchronized double bass and precision drumming, Once Pure has created a foundation for a style that brings you more in your face break downs.


Once Pure was originally started back in 1999 by Jeremy Darden.

The release of a certain "Tool" album led to the foundation of the Band's driving forces. In 2001 Jeremy met Jay while browsing the CD's at the local record store while waiting for the Tool album "Lateralus." The two musicians started talking and realized the common musical backgrounds that they shared and the potential of working together.

Jay's brother Brad played drums, and Jay and Brad had been working together for years prior to the meeting of Jeremy and Jay. Shortly after their introductions to each other, they began working together: writing and playing the music that would become their trademark.

During the Spring / Summer of 2004 their first album "Straight-Jacket Romance" evolved and was recorded with Joe Viers at Schwab Studios in Columbus, Ohio and then released in November with the addition of Tony on bass guitar.

After their first release, Once Pure spent the next year and a half playing many assorted venues with many different bands to display their talents. After a successful run they began collaboration on their subsequent album titled "Closing The Chapter."

This second endeavor sent them back to Schwab Studios with Joe V. in the Fall of 2006 to lay down the tracks of their next album; taking time out only to play the essential gig here and there. Their hard work has paid off...the release of
"Closing The Chapter" has now enabled the band to do what they like best...and that is to deliver to their fans the music that has made them what they are today.

In the Winter of 2008, Once Pure decided to add the Fifth member to complete the cycle. Chad stepped in as their new bass player and Tony moved to guitar. With this change Once Pure has only allowed themselves to reach the next level.

Exactly one year later Once Pure is bigger and stronger than ever, releasing their new EP entitled "Alone In This". Once Pure is excited to have worked with Noah Robinson from "Bleed The Sky" who did a guest vocal track on "Belong In The Dirt".

With that being said they have goals in mind, getting signed and writing/performing their music! Once Pure has withstood the test of time and with a little luck will be the next big thing!

Once Pure not only brings the technical music to the stage when performing, but they also bring an entertaining show that will get the crowd to join in on the adventure. With numerous choreographed aspects to their stage presence, Once Pure creates a show that sends vibes to the crowd enabling them to experience the grooving riffs that make you want to nod your heads, throw your hands in the air, and sway side to side.


Nothing's Changed

Written By: Jeremy Darden

Left my choices and i'm hearing voices
telling me to just turn my back
from the stabbing, it's throbbing
and I think i'm falling into
what i've feared for years

Once again, I let you in
just to find, nothings changed x2

Swept up silence, hiding the violence
i want content, but it's just not here
can't you see i'm trying, to be defying
of your affect on me


I hate the way you make me feel
ashamed of me, i'm better than you.


Belong In The Dirt

Written By: Jeremy Darden

Disgraced my family name
enraged see where it gets you
erased from all existence
you crossed the wrong one this time
I back down to no one you dumb fuck
your time is running out I told you
I back down to no one you dumb fuck your time has come
and now you'll cry out to your savior to save you
when you're all alone and you'll find out that your prayers
are unanswered and you're all alone in this
You've used manipulation never coming to terms with yourself
how can I respect you? You belong in the dirt
Tell them I'm not sorry and I always meant to break their heart there are sometimes I know that I have always belonged in the dark. So tell them I'm not sorry and I always meant to break your heart there are sometimes I know that I have always belonged in the dirt like you


2004 release entitled "Straight Jacket Romance"
2007 release entitled "Closing The Chapter"
2009 EP release entitled "Alone In This" with guest vocals from Noah Robinson of "Bleed The Sky"...

Set List

Our typical set includes songs from all 3 albums, we do a variety of samples between our songs. Songs include but not limited to:

Nothings Changed
Destructive Criticism
Who I've Always Been
First To Go
Silent Solution
Done With You
Closing The Chapter
Belong In The Dirt
Eat Your Words
Hung Out To Die
The Wait Is Over
A Victim Of Yourself
Pure Hatred (Chimaira)
Devour and Conquer