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West Coast extreme metal legion Oblivion recently dropped the molten "Called To Rise" full-length upon the masses via Unique Leader Records.
Now you can hear the full release online in the player below, courtesy of Deathmetal.org. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Featuring a compelling cast of characters that includes All Shall Perish's founding bassist Ben Orum, vocalist Dr. Nick Vasallo, a professor of music and internationally acclaimed modernist composer, guitarists Ted O'Neill and Victor Dods, who's currently completing his PhD in mathematics, and drum prodigy Luis Martinez, who was trained by renowned jazz funk musician Ndugu Chancler, Oblivion focuses their collective energy on manifesting maniacal sounds that transcend far beyond the traditional confines of extreme music.
"Produced by Zack Ohren of Castle Ultimate Studios (Suffocation, Immolation, Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh) and initially self-released earlier this year to critical hails of fans and media alike, Oblivion's Called To Rise sold out in just a few weeks."
The album saw its official release through Unique Leader on October 15th, 2013 with bonus tracks. More...
West Coast extreme metal marauders Oblivion are pleased to officially unleash the audio punishment that is their "Called to Rise" full-length upon the masses next month. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Focused on crafting music that transcends time and genres, Oblivion features a compelling cast of characters with All Shall Perish founding bassist Ben Orum, vocalist Dr. Nick Vasallo, a professor of music and internationally acclaimed modernist composer, guitarists Ted O'Neill and Victor Dods who's currently completing his PhD in mathematics, and drum prodigy Luis Martinez, trained by renowned jazz funk musician Ndugu Chancler.
"Initially self-released earlier this year to the riotous endorsement of fans and critics alike, Oblivion's Called to Rise was produced by Zack Ohren of Castle Ultimate Studios (Suffocation, Immolation, Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh) and sold out in just a few weeks."
"Called to Rise" will be re-released via Unique Leader Records on October 15th with four bonus tracks. The track listing is:
1. Oblivion Part 1: The Chant of Tyrants
2. Black Veils of Justice (check out the video below)
3. Between Suns of Light
4. Binary Souls
6. Canon in E Minor
8. Reigns in Fire
9. Cancer of Wraiths
11. Oblivion Part 2: Infinite Descent
12. Black Veils of Justice (Instrumental Version)
13. Shred I: Multiverse (String Orchestra)
14. Shred II: Long Deaf Hate (String Orchestra)
15. Multiverse (String Orchestra) More...
Oblivion - the band featuring former All Shall Perish member Ben Orum, which signed to Unique Leader earlier this month - has now released a video for the track "Multiverse."
The track comes off the upcoming October 15th re-issue of "Called to Rise" on Unique Leader Records. Check out the clip below.
Unique Leader Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with California act Oblivion:
"We are proud to announce that Oblivion has joined the Unique Leader family. Oblivion formed with the intent of creating extreme metal music that will last the ages, music that transcends genres and time.
"The band features an all-star cast of metal musicians: bassist Ben Orum was the founder and primary songwriter in All Shall Perish, lead singer Dr. Nick Vasallo is a professor of music and internationally acclaimed modernist composer, guitarist Victor Dods is completing his PhD in Math, guitarist Ted O'Neill is a 25 year veteran from the scene, and drummer Luis Martinez is a young musical phenom trained by Ndugu Chancler.
"Their debut album 'Called to Rise," which was produced by Zack Ohren of Castle Ultimate Studios (Suffocation, Immolation, Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh) has been unanimously praised by both critics and fans. The self-released debut sold out immediately and is now being reissued by Unique Leader Records.
"Already being heralded as 'the best new death metal band in years,' Oblivion has several unique features which will intrigue the masses. The official worldwide street date for 'Called to Rise' is October 15th." More...
Ben Orum of All Shall Perish has checked in with the following announcement about leaving the band and joining Oblivion:
"I have given over 10 years of my blood, sweat, and tears to pursuing my dream which you all have helped fulfill. Being in All Shall Perish has been the best experience in my life, outside of being a father. While I am deeply saddened by my decision to leave the band it is necessary at this point in my life. As you know I have a family and obligation to provide for them and be here. Unfortunately, I could not fulfill my duty as a touring musician any longer.
"While I am done with touring, I will never stop writing music. I am joining the extreme metal band Oblivion as a bassist and contributing songwriter. Oblivion's debut album will be released on January 1st, 2013. We are beyond excited to unleash it onto the metal world. I've always been into death metal and extreme music, this is my return to TRUE Death Metal. What makes Oblivion unique and sets us apart from the pack is the fact that our primary songwriter is a world-renown classical composer and professor of music, Dr. Nick Vasallo. His voice gives the music a subtle refinement with the craftsmanship of the compositions. More...
Oblivion has posted a third studio clip online, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:
"This is Oblivion and here is the third (and last) installment of the Oblivion studio session series leading up to our debut album. To get the whole song and for more info go to this location.
"Buy your demo with all 3 songs for $2.95 here. Our debut album drops in Spring 2012. Prepare for the reclamation!!!!"
California's Oblivion has posted the new song "Reclamation" online, which can be heard via the band's Facebook page. Oblivion commented:
"The full version of 'Reclamation' is now up! Enjoy. Thank you to our fans that have gotten us to 1000 plays for Annunaki, 1000+ likes, and 10,000 views on both of our videos.
"Special shot out to All Shall Perish for sharing us with their fans. We really need all the support we can get, so everyone that reads this - please SHARE our music with your friends.
"We have one more studio session we are going to put up next week when we get back in the studio. It will BLOW YOUR EARS AWAY. Stay tuned!"
You can also check out Oblivion's studio video report for the "Reclamation" track at this location.
Oblivion has posted a second studio update video online, which can be viewed below. The band commented:
"Welcome back to Oblivion, this is footage from our second studio session. For the complete song please check our Facebook here. Please SHARE this link! Stay tuned for more...thanks!!!"
You can also check out the previously posted first studio video at this location.
California's Oblivion has posted a studio video clip online showing the band working on the "Annunaki" track. Check out the footage below, or find more details on Oblivion via the band's Facebook profile.