It's been awhile since we posted a blog...so, OBLIVION has been writing new material and reworking existing songs with Dom Petrocelli (Nemora guitarist) on drums. George Machuga is singing, Bob Petrosino is on bass, and the guitars are being handles by David Fesette and Frank Bonanno. Basically, it's the most recent line-up but with Dom. The plan is to record 3-5 of the new songs during September 2013 and release an advance EP by October 3rd for availability at the show at McIntyre's in Toms River, NJ. A few song titles include War Trophy, Simian Crease, Malthusian Prophecy, and Engine of Aggression.
The plan is to include those songs along with another 3-5 new songs and a re-recording of all six songs from Contents Under Pressure, then to release a CD full of our best material. The difference this time around is that we are going to take the time necessary to record and produce it exceptionally. Keep an eye out for the EP, CD, and shows as we approach OBLIVION's 30th Anniversary in 2014. BTW, if you see other band's with our name, tell them, we had it for 30 years and ask them to have the decency to change it like the gentlemen from Obliveon, Canada did 25 years ago!
Although Oblivion has been defunct for over 17 years (since 1992), i've decided to upload some music, images and video for nostalgia, since I probably won't have time for anything other than changing diapers (I am expecting twins in March).
A couple of years ago Bob Petrosino (Bass) handed me the old studio reels and I digitized them. If any one wants a CD, cough up $7.00 USD (shipping not included) and i'll send it your way. The CD archives 16 songs from Oblivions demos dating 1988-1990 with 2 bonus previously unreleased live tracks. I also created a DVD containing 4 live performances from 1991, the DVD also includes a slideshow of photos, reviews and the liken, I'm letting these go for $7.00 USD as well.
I've kept in touch with Bob Petrosino, Tom Picciotti, George Machuga, John Proveaux and recently Frank Bonanno reached out to me, thanks to an interview with Metalcore Fanzine. Everyone is doing well.
I will try to upload video and photos tonight...