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2nd Album tease/Concert review/Chorus previews

Go to http://oblivionmyth.wix.com/oblivionmyth and watch and listen to us perform new and classic songs. The preview video only has the chorus sections of the songs performed last February 7th in Murfreesboro. This is a preview of 2nd album. TURN IT UP!

2 NEW Songs recorded LIVE, 2nd album preview!

2 songs have been added to our playlist, the first is "Blinding The Darkness" a song we have been playing live for the past 6 years and will be recorded for our 2nd album this summer. Second is "Beyond This Home", a brand new song written with new vocalist Tim McDonald. TURN IT UP!

read our latest BLOG that was posted this week here...

read our latest BLOG that was posted this week here... http://oblivionmyth.wix.com/oblivionmyth#!om-blog/c1dpl

It Was a SOLD OUT Show!!

Thank You so much to everyone who had a part in making last night's "Sanctuary From The Streets II" event a HUGE success. With so many people in the venue, we can not possibly tag everyone individually, but to all the fans, photographers, lighting and sound engineers, The Rutledge bar staff and of course to Sanctuary Nashville / Nashville Metal Bands, Oblivion Myth, Killing Grace, Halcyon Way and their support people; our hearts are overwhelmed and our gratitude is running over!

And now for the big news - The Grand Total raised in support of Pastor Bob Beeman's Bridge Bunch Homeless / Food Outreach is (drum-roll please)....


This will go a long way to help those who depend on The Bridge Bunch. Again, thank you to all who had a hand in making this happen! ~ Ray LeGrand


Oblivion Myth to open for Hellyeah!

Oblivion Myth are honored to have been asked to share the stage with the supergroup, "Hellyeah" at Exit/In in Nashville on Thursday, May 23rd.

"I can't believe we'll be opening for guys who have been and are still making music with the likes of Pantera, Nothingface and Mudvayne. This has been a great year for Oblivion Myth already having shared the stage with Adema and Theocracy. We can't wait to see what other opportunities are coming our way!" stated frontman Ray LeGrand.

Also on the bill are Nashville's own Voodoo Prophet who will be embarking on their "Welcome to the Apocolypse" tour this summer.

Tickets can be purchased using the attached link. We hope to see you all there!


Oblivion Myth WINS People's Choice Metal Band!

Ray, Keith, Randy and Bob would like to express thanks to all the fans the world over who had a hand in Oblivion Myth being named the "People's Choice Metal Band" at the 2013 Music City Mayhem Awards in Nashville, TN.

The Mayhem Awards, put on by Bonnie Neves of Dungeon Promotions are in their third year and serve to spotlight the best talent on the Nashville Hard Rock and Metal scene.

Oblivion Myth had three nominations, Keith Smith for "Best Metal Guitar", his third nomination in a row, Ray LeGrand for "Best Metal Vocal", his second in a row (the first year, then vocalist Sterling Whitmill had been nominated) and "People's Choice Metal".

When asked about winning People's Choice, bassist Randy 'Cowboy' Stepp said, "Man, this band is going places and I am just so proud to be onboard!".

Founding member, guitarist Keith Smith said, "It was a great night and it was so good to have this level of interaction with our peers. It's rare to have so many people from our scene all in the same place and winning People's Choice is such a blessing for this band. Onward and upward!".

Drummer Bob Schultz expressed his gratefulness for the award and gave two enthusiastic thumbs up.

When asked about the award, frontman LeGrand was quoted as saying, "Keith and I being nominated year over year means a lot to us. Being recognized by your peers is always good, but being recognized for your music in Nashville, a city world renowned for it's musical excellence carries that much more weight! Sure, it's the 'always a bridesmaid, never the bride' kinda vibe, but that means we just have to stay young, hungry and beautiful! As for the "People's Choice" category, honestly, this makes up for the other categories one hundred fold. The people's choice categories are the only ones voted on by the fans and therefore are what we care about most. Winning this one has really fueled the Everlasting Fire that burns within us!".

Sanctuary From The Streets - Recap

What an amazing night we had on Friday, February 15th at The Rutledge in Downtown Nashville, TN with InnerSiege and Theocracy for the “Sanctuary From The Streets” event which benefited ‘Heavy Metal’ Pastor Bob Beeman’s “Bridge Bunch” homeless food outreach.

The night wasn’t without it’s challenging moments though. Parking was a nightmare with Kid Rock playing up the street at Bridgestone Arena as well as a number of other high profile events. Ray had to make a last minute dash for supplies when the time came to feed the bands and Keith had to dart out painfully close to OM’s set time to pick up his family since their vehicle broke down on the way!

But, all made it back on time and Oblivion Myth played a blistering one hour set that included their now greatly anticipated intro track and opener sequence which features “Blinding the Darkness” and then straight into one they don’t often play, “Twilight Dementia” off the first CD. The crowed was noticeably wowed by “Everlasting Fire” which features a live acapella opening from LeGrand before they shift into overdrive for the quick pummeling that is “Life”. Things slow and stretch out a bit during the 10 minute epic, “Knightserrant” before the band kick into their two most recent singles, “Between Light and Shadow” and crowd favorite “War Child”. They closed out the set in standard fashion with their pairing of “Inside The Mirror” and “Venom of Vices” which has received an updated crescendo of an ending!

InnerSiege were awesome, also delivering a high power one hour set including their entire “Kingdom of Shadows” CD. There was metal and humor throughout including the “Heavy Metal Hulk Hands” adorning frontman Jeremy Ray that reflected the pounding all received by the dual guitar attack and European influenced rhythm section. And no one will be able to forget the set Theocracy delivered, playing until nearly 2AM which included their entire “As The World Bleeds” CD and a few other choice numbers like “Absolution Day” and the 22 minute epic “Mirror of Souls”!

The fans were amazing, coming from Tennessee and surrounding states; Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia as well as more distant points of origin like Texas, Illinois, Michigan and a group of ladies that flew all the way in from Las Vegas Nevada just for the show!

All the bands did great onstage and off, with plenty of merch being sold. Oblivion Myth moved a number of CDs and SOLD OUT of our T-Shirts completely! The fans not only walked away with a great show and new band merch, but many won fantastic prizes through our fund-raiser raffle!

All in all we raised not only awareness for the plight of the homeless, displaced and hungry in Nashville, but also over $4,000 which will go towards the expenses of serving these folks!

A special thank you to the band members who also took time out of their schedule to feed the homeless under the Jefferson Street Bridge in Nashville the Sunday after the show!

Oblivion Myth CONFIRMED for Pre-Fest Showcase at Warriors Of Metal Fest VI

The Warriors Of Metal have announce that the Nashville, Tennessee progressive power metal band OBLIVION MYTH will return to Ohio after three years to replace Philadelphia female fronted metal band MISTRESS who had to cancel its participation due to the departure of their vocalist.

Oblivion Myth guitarist and founder, Keith Smith states: “Oblivion Myth is excited to return to WOM Fest Open Air as a part of the Pre-Fest Showcase this year. We played WOM Fest III Open Air back in 2010 and had a blast rocking out with so many great bands and fans in Ohio. It’s an honor to be asked to come back in a different capacity.”

Band vocalist Ray LeGrand observes: "The band has been through a series of personnel changes since appearing at WOM Fest 3 years ago. As far as the vocal duties were concerned, with the departure of Sterling Sammy Whitmill, my getting up to speed with the materials and being an all or nothing kind of guy, I did not feel I really owned the material at the time, having had only a few weeks in the band, so I opted for the ‘nothing’ angle and the temporary frontman Raz Wickham went to perform in Ohio in my stead," muses LeGrand. “I was genuinely bummed that I missed out on the opportunity to perform at WOM Fest Open Air. But I suppose good things do come to those who wait because the exciting part of what we have going is that our current lineup is firing on all cylinders with fans responding positively at every show. So we can’t wait to invade the Warriors Of Metal Pre-Fest Showcase and unleash our fury on the northern metal kingdom!”


VOTE Oblivion Myth as "People's Choice Metal Band"

PLEASE VOTE FOR OBLIVION MYTH NOW: Power/Prog-Metal Band Oblivion Myth are nominated in the "People's Choice Metal" category for the upcoming Dungeon Promotions' "Music City Mayhem Awards". It would mean a lot for OM to win this through the support of the fans all over the world.

DEADLINE!!! Voting ends 02/28 at 9PM CST - Please help us get out the vote for OM!


OM with Multiple Nominations in 2013 Awards Show

The third year of the Music City Mayhem Awards marks the third time that OM Guitarist Keith Smith has been nominated as best metal guitarist in Nashville. Likewise, this is the third year OM has seen their vocalist nominated with this being the second nod for frontman Ray LeGrand.

The band are also nominated for "People's Choice Metal Band" which the fans will all get the chance to vote on in the coming weeks. LeGrand was quoted as saying, "It's great to be nominated personally, but the one we are really excited about is the People's Choice category since it's the only one decided by the fans and we hope to do well with it".

Complete details on the Dungeon Promotions "Music City Mayhem Awards" can be found at the official site http://www.dungeonpromotions.com/Mayhem2013.html