Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


My name is Paul Karaffa. I’m 32 years old and an experienced metal guitarist and composer. I’ve put together several bands and played with big underground names including Strapping Young Lad, Mortician, Krisiun, Arsis, Cattle Decapitation, My Chemical Romance, etc. My Hawaii project is called Darkest Path. Check out my FB page and my 2014 solo album. I merge black metal, death metal, punk, and several other sub-genres. I’m originally from Richmond, VA and have been on Oahu for 5 years. I’m here to stay. I want to bring good, brutal, metal to Hawaii and play shows throughout the state and west coast of the continental United States. Possibly more...

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Member since:
Jul 22 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
33 years


Lots of influences but if you like bands like Amon Amarth, In Flames, Thrice, Children of Bodom, and Darkest Hour, you will find the music of Darkest Path truly rewarding.

Members Of Band

Paul Karaffa - Currently plays all instruments. Will play Lead Vocals & Lead/Rhythm Guitar with full band.


Jackson Kelly 6-string electric
Marshall Half-stack (for live performances)
Fender Amp for practice