OBLIVION MYTH
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OBLIVION MYTH

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Metal Progressive

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Sep
01
OBLIVION MYTH @ Historic Grove Theater

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

Jul
12
OBLIVION MYTH @ Mercy Lounge

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jul
07
OBLIVION MYTH @ Penny Road Pub

Barrington, Illinois, United States

Barrington, Illinois, United States

Jul
06
OBLIVION MYTH @ Audiofeed: Champaign County Fairgrounds

Champaign, Illinois, United States

Champaign, Illinois, United States

May
19
OBLIVION MYTH @ The Boro Bar and Grill

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Apr
03
OBLIVION MYTH @ The Cobra

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Dec
02
OBLIVION MYTH @ Main Street Music Venue

Tennessee, United States

Tennessee, United States

Nov
11
OBLIVION MYTH @ pin Show Map Chilhowee View Community Center

Tennessee, United States

Tennessee, United States

Aug
04
OBLIVION MYTH @ The High Watt

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jun
12
OBLIVION MYTH @ The Family Wash

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

May
27
OBLIVION MYTH @ Sweetwater Bar and Grill

Duluth, Georgia, United States

Duluth, Georgia, United States

Apr
29
OBLIVION MYTH @ Autograph Rehearsal Studio

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States

Apr
01
OBLIVION MYTH @ Springwater

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Mar
04
OBLIVION MYTH @ Union Station Night Club

Okolona, Kentucky, United States

Okolona, Kentucky, United States

Feb
11
OBLIVION MYTH @ Shooters

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jan
29
OBLIVION MYTH @ Springwater

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nov
19
OBLIVION MYTH @ Revelry bar grill & music venue

Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States

Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States

Sep
23
OBLIVION MYTH @ Rocketown

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Sep
10
OBLIVION MYTH @ Ziggy's Underground Music

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

Jul
30
OBLIVION MYTH @ The 120 Tavern & Music Hall

Marietta, Georgia, United States

Marietta, Georgia, United States

Jul
15
OBLIVION MYTH @ The Stage Stop

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Jul
08
OBLIVION MYTH @ 12th & Porter

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Jun
18
OBLIVION MYTH @ Main Street Music

Tennessee, United States

Tennessee, United States

Mar
12
OBLIVION MYTH @ Main Street Music

Tennessee, United States

Tennessee, United States

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Press


There are plenty of reasons you might like the idea of making Inside The Mirror, the summer of 2016 sophomore release of Nashville, Tennessee based Oblivion Myth, a priority purchase... devotees of the hard music scene are certain to see the appeal to the compelling songwriting, accomplished lead vocals, proficient musicianship and professional production...

Inside The Mirror is not so much the best album I have heard in 2016 (at least up to this point), but perhaps the best album I have heard in the past several years... I esteem Inside The Mirror to such an extent that if I had delayed writing the article by several months I would easily have included it- and changed the title to The ELEVEN Best Albums Of The Past Ten Years in the process! - ANGELIC WARLORD, YOUR CHRISTIAN METAL & HARD ROCK RESOURCE


The first time I experienced the power metal awesomeness of Oblivion Myth™ I was driving into town and heard the guys on 102.9 fm playing tracks from their debut album and I was truly blown away. A year later Oblivion Myth, Killing Grace and Halcyon Way sold out not ONE but TWO shows together in their hometown of Nashville and recently myself and the guys in Killing Grace and Oblivion Myth played another highly successful show in Memphis, TN @ the legendary Stage Stop. If you've never seen them you won't ever forget it when you do, and if you've never heard them, rush out and pick up a copy of their latest release"Inside the Mirror", you will LOVE this cd and you will LOVE this band, one of my favorites! - Matthew Dee Edmondson, Lead Singer for KILLING GRACE on Red Arrow Records


Oblivion Myth's "Inside The Mirror" makes the Music City live up to its name. Uniquely created with a big and wide mix of energy! - Shelby Kennedy, Tunecore VP Entertainment Relations


I love these guys! Their music is powerful and moving. I have had the pleasure of seeing them in concert many times. This new album carries the power of their live performance with a very masterful recording. Awesome! - Pastor Bob Beeman, Sanctuary International


This is an impressive solid album. And it feels like an album, which I really like! Favorite track..."Between Light and Shadow". A bright future awaits this band. - Pat Donahoe employee for Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave)


Oblivion Myth return with their magnum opus "Inside The Mirror" A Powerful & Majestic slab of classic metal that scorches with the heat of a thousand suns. A must have for any metalhead! - Mike "The Big Cheese" Catricola, The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show


I really admire what you guys do. - Mick Percy, of the NWOBHM band Battleaxe


Check out Oblivion Myth, you can't beat it. - Mike "The Big Cheese" Catricola - The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show


War Child is kick-ass with that typical ancient Metal heavy chugging undertone and pounds and pounds of guitars tearing up the sky with classic riffage. - Niek Elferink - Death Metal Baboon


It seems like EVERYONE wants to hear Oblivion Myth - Tony Stone - The Local Buzz on 102.9 FM WBUZ Nashville, TN


Oblivion Myth's "War Child" begins with blazing yet tasteful progressive metal riffs reminiscent of the great prog bands of the 80's and 90's while at the same time sounds fresh and new. The vocals kick in and provide the perfect ingredient for an in-your-face, we shall not be denied metal sound that has been sadly lacking in the music industry for far too long. Thank you, Oblivion Myth, for doing your part to bring back progressive metal \m/ - Patricia Williams Hicks - Stargazer Productions, LLC


Listening to 'War Child' by Oblivion Myth increased my heart rate, doubled my muscle mass, and made me want to throw on a Viking helmet and pillage the ends of the earth.......after this beer! - Chris Czynszak - Decibel Geek Podcast


Oblivion Myth delivers that sound that all progressive metal lovers crave. These guys have some serious talent. A progressive music machine that can't be beat! - Eric Morris - Reverbnation


They are a really exciting band to watch and I will catch them again soon! - Nancy Fisher - NashvilleRock.org


1/30/2011 -The Rutledge, Nashville A beautiful day for a metal show in the home of country music. The show included our buds in Oblivion Myth. Gotta say... this band was on fire. Something special going on with them this night. The guys are not only good players, but more importantly good dudes. Great job!!! - Chris Higgins - piranahrocks.com


Making the trip from Nashville, OBLIVION MYTH were a seasoned bunch, with higher levels of professional and intensity... The band offered a sound rooted in traditional metal, yet straddling the line with thrash. During the –song set they aired ‘Into The Shadows’, ‘Mystique’ and the concluding ‘War Child’. Renditions of some of those tracks can be viewed on YouTube. - Mark Gromen - BraveWords.com


In the crowded American power metal scene, Nashville, Tennessee’s Oblivion Myth stands out with its darker, more instrumentally expansive and progressive based take on the genre. The group can trace its history to early 2006 when it was founded by guitarist Keith Smith.

What we have in Oblivion Myth is classic US power metal heavily influenced by the NWOBHM. Specifically, the group is not that far removed from Jacobs Dream, Antithesis, Warrior, Bride (eighties era), Fires Of Babylon, Septer and Faith Factor. Yes, a wide array of styles at hand - and I hesitate to invite direct comparison as a result - but if you like many of the previously referenced bands then I can see Oblivion Myth appealing to your tastes.

Oblivion Myth brings a faith based element to the majority of its lyrics (the best way to describe the group might be “Christians in a band”) while its name implies its beliefs as well: Heaven and Hell are real- Oblivion is just a Myth! - Angelic Warlord, Your Christian Metal & Hard Rock Resource


The night started off with Pastor Bob up at the microphone to announce the benefit and give a little send-off to Oblivion Myth. Those unfamiliar with Pastor Bob up until then now knew him to be an endearing large, tattooed, and long-haired preacher, more than appropriate for this evening. Taking the stage, Oblivion Myth and band rolled through song after song of their own blend of power metal, with guitarist Keith Smith notoriously flashing huge smiles after his solos.

More classic in feel than the other bands, Oblivion Myth got things rolling on a spirited and familiar note to most everyone in the house. During the set change between bands, Theocracy vocalist Matt Smith took some time out from chatting with fans in the audience to hang with me in the backstage area for an interview. After coming back inside from the cold, Innersiege was about to take the stage as the audience swelled to both the front first floor area and the seated area one floor up, flowing over into the bar area to the left. - Metal Underground


One word...amazing! Amazing! Simply amazing!

Oblivion Myth's debut self-titled album comes as a suprise to most. It's a hard hitting, unstoppable force that few refuse to bow down to. While the production may not be top-notch, there is no doubt that each member's perfomance and the overall performance of the band as a single unit is outstanding. From start to the magnificent conclusion, Oblivion Myth as a solid power metal force never lets up. From the fast paced Kreator-esque riffs to the melodic Accept-style riffs, this album and more importantly this band never lets you rest. Most notably, Nickell's drumming never lets up and always fits picture-perfect with the music at any given moment of the album. Smith's vocals, while a little shaky at a few points, provide an excellent addition to this already powerful masterpiece.

Ultimately, Oblivion Myth has created a power, amazing, technical masterpiece. This debut album presents some of the most mindblowing technical performances in centuries! If you haven't heard Oblivion Myth yet, go do so right now!

In closing, is Oblivion Myth the future of power metal? I believe so; however, more importantly, Oblivion Myth is the quintessence of performance, skill, and power metal in general. Are they the Gods of Metal? Without a doubt, YES!!! - Metal Archives


The new 65 minute album "Inside The Mirror" will be performed live on stage in its entirety.
This is the long-awaited follow up album to the debut album "Between Light and Shadow".
Doors open at 7PM. Many surprises in store for this big show so you don't want to miss it and you definitely don't want to be late!
More details coming soon!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2142789809193271/ - Keith Smith, guitarist, manager


"I've tested more than a dozen wireless systems over the years, but never found one that really impressed me. It seemed that every one changed the tone of my bass. But when I tried the WiC system from PRA at NAMM 2016 in Nashville, I was completely blown away! For the first time I could not tell a difference in tone between the WiC and wired (and I switched back and forth listening for a tonal change). The WiC system is absolutely amazing and by far the best wireless system on the market. I have WiC ELF system and strongly recommend it to every serious musician."
Kevin Butler
Bassist with Oblivion Myth


"I discovered the WiC system from PRA at NAMM 2016 in Nashville and was amazed how great the quality of sound is and versatile that the WiC systems are. The range is amazing without any loss of tone, volume, or signal. PRA Audio WiC system technology are the ideal wireless system for all musicians.
It's totally worth the investment."
Keith Smith
Guitarist for Oblivion Myth - Keith


G.M.A. Int'l H.M.C.'s 10th annual Decade of Doom Rager Weekend

Oblivion Myth blew us all away, they decimated all that they surveyed! This is true heavy metal! No sub-genre, not Power Metal, just serious classic Heavy Metal in the same vein as Judas Priest, Iced Earth & some Hammerfall sprinkled in for good measure! If you've never heard this band live (or listened to their music at all, you NEED to check them out & buy their music!)

For years I've wondered why this band hasn't blow up & been signed to an established label. I've been a fan for years and after FINALLY seeing them live, I'm no longer just a fan, I'm officially a "FANBOY"! One day in the future, when they've finally received the fame, recognition and accolades that they deserve and when they play before hundreds of thousands of rabid Metal Maniacs at Wacken Open Air, we will look back on this night and remember in awe, how they played for us, for the Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C. when they were still undiscovered by the rest of the world & always be grateful for it!

Nik "Werewolf" Bloodstorm Int'l President/Founder Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C. http://www.GeorgiaMetalAlliance.com - Nik "Werewolf" Bloodstorm Int'l President/Founder Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C.


Oblivion Myth is an IMA Nominee!
The Music Resource Group and the distinguished judging panelists have announced that Oblivion Myth is Nominated in the Metal/Hardcore Album Category for Inside the Mirror in The 16th Annual Independent Music Awards!
March 30-31st 2018 at The IMA Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center, NYC - Keith Smith


The Myth Is A Reality
Every once and a while a band comes along, seemingly out of nowhere, to make a huge musical AND spiritual impact. Oblivion Myth hails from Nashville, TN (not exactly “nowhere,” but hardly a city know for heavy metal!) and their music is a hard-hitting amalgam of old-school classic metal (Judas Priest/Saint) and more progressive power metal (Symphony X/Theocracy). And no, despite the blurb on their promo site, they sound nothing like Rush or Dream Theater. A good description might be a blend of Saint and Cage, sharing the vocal and lyrical similarities with the former and the aggressive guitars and drumming with the latter. It’s an impressive wall of sound for sure, with plenty of power, pomp and guitar shred. Equally impressive, though, is the lyrical approach. Instead of being moody, dark or introspective, Oblivion Myth confronts the truth of the reality in which we live, as well as the encompassing spiritual warfare over-arching our own personal battles. In many ways, this reminds me of Sardonyx’s wonderful Majestic Serenity from the early 90’s. Remember that one, with all those bible verse references with each song? Yep, Oblivion Myth has got that going on here as well, but these guys are not as scathingly confrontational as Sardonyx and are instead more exhorting in nature.

Inside The Mirror was originally released in 2016, but these guys have actually been around for over a decade. They released their debut in 2006. With the buzz surrounding them continuing to grow, as well as anticipation of new material later this year, this seemed a good time to highlight the epic sophomore release. It is loosely conceptual and there are plenty of interludes (six in all) to provide an “aural rest” between blistering full-length songs. The band employs a few guest vocalists and guitar players, and producer Andy Freeman contributes keyboards/orchestrations.

This is a loud recording – crystal clear vocals (Tim McDonald has that Halford bite), cutting, crunching guitars with plenty of shred-filled leads and solos, and drums that are up-front in the mix. I love the kick/bass drum sound which really gives this music that live punch vibe. Shultz is a powerful and dynamic drummer – he balances foot speed and power really well – and so it is great to hear every cymbal crash, tom fill/flam and kick punch with such clarity. All of the players here, though, are skillful and these guys exude a professional quality that is as genuine as it is hard to find these days. My only complaint about the recording might be that the volume on the interlude tracks seems too low compared to the main songs, but this is minor. Overall, Inside The Mirror is clean but still feels raw like metal should.

There are some absolutely killer songs here, like the up-tempo opener “Blinding The Darkness,” “Sea Of Tranquility,” “Beyond This Home” and my favorite track “Absence of Malevolence.” Surprisingly, the only song that feels a bit contrived or cliché is “Battle Angels,” but it is still a fun metal anthem. Fans of power metal with positive/Christian content shouldn’t even hesitate to check out Inside The Mirror. Oblivion Myth, in my opinion, is the best band to emerge in the Christian power metal scene since Theocracy. - Jonathan "Doc" Swank [Heaven's Metal Magazine by Doug Van Pelt]


For years I've wondered why this band hasn't blow up & been signed to an established label. I've been a fan for years and after FINALLY seeing them live, I'm no longer just a fan, I'm officially a "FANBOY"! One day in the future, when they've finally received the fame, recognition and accolades that they deserve and when they play before hundreds of thousands of rabid Metal Maniacs at Wacken Open Air, we will look back on this night and remember in awe, how they played for us, for the Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C. when they were still undiscovered by the rest of the world & always be grateful for it! Oblivion Myth blew us all away, they decimated all that they surveyed! This is true heavy metal! No sub-genre, not Power Metal, just serious classic Heavy Metal in the same vein as Judas Priest, Iced Earth & some Hammerfall sprinkled in for good measure! If you've never heard this band live (or listened to their music at all, you NEED to check them out & buy their music!) The G.M.A. has officially adopted Oblivion Myth!" Nik "Werewolf" Bloodstorm Int'l President/Founder Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C. http://www.GeorgiaMetalAlliance.com Georgia Metal Alliance International Heavy Metal Club www.georgiametalalliance.com - Nik "Werewolf" Bloodstorm Int'l President/Founder Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C.


We are metal, We are Family! Intense Radio comes from Intense records. the station that plays awesome Christian metal music! - DJ Larry Fish [Electric Fishbowl]


"Metal Works" is a radio program in Nashville on 105.9 The Rock
with host DJ Lonn David every Saturday night!

get the iheart radio app and listen anywhere you go! - Keith Smith


“In many ways, 2016 was the year of the independent release, at least when factoring how independent artist Oblivion Myth took the top spot and beat out some very tough competition in The Neal Morse Band, Theocracy and Michael Sweet. Nashville, Tennessee based quartet returns with the traditional metal mixed with strong leanings towards power metal and hard rock of its superlative sophomore album Inside The Mirror. A group whose motto is ‘Eternity is real, Oblivion is just a Myth’, Oblivion Myth has made significant steps and strides since its 2008 debut Between Shadow & Light, a fine album in its own right (referencing the 80% Angelic Warlord review).” - Angelic Warlord


“Oblivion Myth Originating from Nashville, Tennessee the band has a unique, hard-driving sound that is a combination of influences from Stryper, Dream Theater, Symphony X, and Rush, with a clean wide-range vocal style that's influenced by Judas Priest, Queen & Kamelot. Their 2016 album "Inside the Mirror" was awarded Album of the Year by Angelic Warlord and nominated for both a NIMA award in 2017 and an Independent Music Award in 2018. 3rd album is scheduled to land in 2018.” - Sanctuary at AudioFeed


Discography

Inside The Mirror

Release Date: 2016.
  1. Blinding The Darkness
  2. Interlude: The Eagle Has Landed
  3. Sea Of Tranquility
  4. Interlude: We've Had A Problem
  5. Between Light & Shadow
  6. Battle Angles
  7. Inside The Mirror
  8. Interlude: Daybreak
  9. Hallowed Oath
  10. Everlasting Fire
  11. Interlude: Revelations 21:4 (NIV)
  12. Beyond This Home
  13. Interlude: Into The Unknown
  14. Absence of Malevolence
  15. War Child
  16. Interlude: Ecclesiastes 7:25 (NIV)
  17. Venom Of Vices


Between Light and Shadow

RELEASE DATE : 2008
RUNNING TIME : 48:08
1.Gathering of Souls
2.Dimensions
3.Believer Deceiver
4.The Knightserrant
5.Evil of All Corners
6.Twilight Dementia
7.Mirroracle
8.Mystique

2011 Single "War Child"
2011 Demo "Life"
2012 Single "Between Light and Shadow"


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Bio

Oblivion Myth creates the perfect recipe of sonic thunder by merging the best flavors of original hard rock and progressive power metal. Originating from Nashville, Tennessee the band has a unique, hard-driving sound that is a combination of influences from Stryper, Dream Theater, Symphony X, and Rush and a clean wide-range vocal style that's influenced by Judas Priest, Queen & Kamelot. The band is renowned for presenting the most exciting and memorable live performance an audience will ever see and guaranteed to never forget. The band offers a unique and distinctly compelling performance that appeals to audiences of a wide age range, from young to old. Also unique to the band is the nature and texture of the lyrics. The band presents positive, uplifting and hopeful messages of life; past, present and future. The band's motto: "Eternity is real, Oblivion is just a Myth".

The band released a new album in 2016 entitled "Inside the Mirror" and it is receiving much positive attention. It was awarded Album of the Year by Angelic Warlord in 2016 and nominated for both a NIMA award in 2017 and a Independent Music Award in 2018. The band is currently in production of the 3rd album due in 2018.

"Fans of power metal with positive/Christian content shouldn’t even hesitate to check out Inside The Mirror. Oblivion Myth, in my opinion, is the best band to emerge in the Christian power metal scene since Theocracy.[Miracle Music]" -February 17, 2018 Jonathan "Doc" Swank [Heaven's Metal Magazine]

"Oblivion Myth's "Inside The Mirror" makes the Music City live up to its name. Uniquely created with a big and wide mix of energy!" -Shelby Kennedy, Tunecore VP Entertainment Relations

“For years I've wondered why this band hasn't blow up & been signed to an established label. I've been a fan for years and after FINALLY seeing them live, I'm no longer just a fan, I'm officially a "FANBOY"! One day in the future, when they've finally received the fame, recognition and accolades that they deserve and when they play before hundreds of thousands of rabid Metal Maniacs at Wacken Open Air, we will look back on this night and remember in awe, how they played for us, for the Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C. when they were still undiscovered by the rest of the world & always be grateful for it! Oblivion Myth blew us all away, they decimated all that they surveyed! This is true heavy metal! No sub-genre, not Power Metal, just serious classic Heavy Metal in the same vein as Judas Priest, Iced Earth & some Hammerfall sprinkled in for good measure! If you've never heard this band live (or listened to their music at all, you NEED to check them out & buy their music!) The G.M.A. has officially adopted Oblivion Myth!" Nik "Werewolf" Bloodstorm Int'l President/Founder Georgia Metal Alliance Int'l H.M.C. Georgia Metal Alliance International Heavy Metal Club www.georgiametalalliance.com

"Inside The Mirror is not so much the best album I have heard in 2016 (at least up to this point), but perhaps the best album I have heard in the past several years... I esteem Inside The Mirror to such an extent that if I had delayed writing the article by several months I would easily have included it and changed the title to The ELEVEN Best Albums Of The Past Ten Years in the process!" ...Angelic Warlord, Sept. 6, 2016.

"Oblivion Myth returns with their magnum opus "Inside The Mirror" a Powerful and Majestic slab of classic metal that scorches with the heat of a thousand suns. A must have for any metalhead!" ...Mike "The Big Cheese" Catricola, The Heavy Metal Mayhem Radio Show

For booking information please email
Keith Smith - OblivionMyth@gmail.com.

Band Members