The band announced their breakup on July 4, in a Facebook post,  due to Kier Kemp's decision to leave. The band's first incarnation was under the name of Remember When back in , consisting of now past members: Laurence Beveridge, Kier Kemp and Shane Sumner as well as their previous drummer Luke Fairhead. A short time later they recruited Drew Woolnough, who had previously played with Laurence in a band called Self-Titled, to play bass, and after going through a series of drummers the current line-up was completed in when Luke Illingworth joined as their final drummer before the split.
The band were known for being very hands-on with their work,  with Shane Sumner producing all of their artwork and merchandise designs. Parts of their look, especially Shane Sumner's stage outfit, were influenced by steampunk as well as "turn-of-the-century France, lates bohemian ideas, short waistcoats [and] a bit of the old eyeliner" according to past vocalist Kier Kemp.
Their debut album, Militia of the Lost, was described as a concept record by vocalist Laurence Beveridge; it features themes of "love, loss and addiction" as well as being "an album about the struggle to find a place in society. The band announced their breakup on July 4, , via a facebook post,  due to Kier deciding to leave. The stated in the post that they had "come to the conclusion that it would be wrong to continue this band without Kier by our side.
They have stated that they will continue to create music although "the specifics are uncertain" and The Obsidian Bond will remain active as a place to maintain the community that it had created.
A review by Rock Sound of their first EP , In Grandomina, described the tracks as "gothically inclined pop-rock songs" that "boast some decent hooks, with a new romantic sensibility spliced into the mix in a weirdly effective fashion. They were named as one of Kerrang! They have appeared in print in many publications, such as Big Cheese ,   Rock Sound calling them "an instant antidote to everything predictable and mundane" ,  Artrocker  and Kerrang!
In early , they were featured in Kerrang! They received their first major award nomination in May when they were nominated for "Best British Newcomer" at the Kerrang! Ex guitarist and vocalist Kier Kemp appeared on Channel Four news  in a brief segment on 4 April about attacks against members of "alternative sub-cultures" being classed as hate crimes.
FVK have played regularly in small venues all around England. In December , they supported rock band Aiden on several of their UK tour dates. They also played at Rebellion Festival, the world's biggest punk festival, in August  and at O2 Academy Islington in October They embarked on a UK co-headline tour with fellow Kerrang!
They were a support act for Black Veil Brides on the date Kerrang! Tour The band announced in March that they would be touring parts of the UK with Dead! Through , FVK have continued to immerse themselves in touring; after having their first ever taste of Europe with Black Veil Brides on the "Black Mass" tour in ,  they have continued to return with other bands, constantly expanding their fanbase and travelling further out.
The band announced their first headline European tour which took place in May They would have been playing The Pit stage at the event. It is a fan-orientated social network which consists of many features such as guitar and drum tabular and lyrics to all of their songs. It also contains exclusive band footage such as their documentary, At War With The Thirst, new and old podcasts, acoustic versions of their songs and exclusive videos recorded by the band themselves.
The original purpose of the website was for the fans of FVK to come together and socialize. Members can add each other to build their friends list as well as post messages, photos and videos on each other's walls. The Obsidian Bond also contains a large number of groups and forums where fans can post artwork, cosplay photos and photography as well as having the opportunity to create their own groups and forums and discuss whatever they wish.
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