2009 was a fine year for the rock world with bands such as Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown, The Fray, Linkin Park, Nickelback, Pearl Jam, Skillet, Three Days Grace, and Five Finger Death Punch. That same year indie band OBLIVEA unleashed their first album, EVIL EMPIRE which top the charts on iHeart Radio, Reverb nation and Myspace. Selling over 10,000 units off the first release gaining the badge from Amazon.de top 100 sold in Germany. These gnarly Yanks from Ohio—Front man Ben Kyle/guitar, bassist Luis Guaman, drummer Eric Riggs and Lead Guitarist Evan Cecil --have never won critical respect. Working with a similarly limited palette of chords, OBLIVEA tapped into the same primal rock vein as the band Bush, but whipped their take on the trusty old I-IV-V into a much raunchier rhythmic pitch and imbued it with an irrepressibly (often hilariously) libidinous outlook. The music is raw, monomaniacal and full of essential rock spunk.
OBLIVEA's EVIL EMPYRE discography has its high points and its fair-to-middling moments, but by and large the disparity isn't that big. Even their weakest songs are energetically executed and usually pack with a punch. The exception to that rule is “EveryBody Whooa”, an absolutely pristine slab of rock 'n' roll no matter how you slice it. The songwriting is as acute as the playing, the production keeps it all in line without damping the sizzle, and for a band whose stock-in-trade is your basic down 'n' dirty in your face, the material is amazingly diverse--ranging from the saucy anthemic thrash of the single track to the most "sensitive" song OBLIVEA has ever recorded, "Save Yourself," an oddly moving combination of luggish double entendre and poignant melodicism.
These past few years OBLIVEA's album continues to sell consistently and the band remains a solid concert draw. The OBLIVEA Brand is known throughout the world wide web and continues to grow 50,000,000 strong and counting.
The last 3 years the bands efforts turns over a new leaf in its newly produced EP “Holding Me Prisoner” with an anticipated projected sales of 50,000 units for the first week alone. Songs like “Every Body Whooa, Dream Land and Said I” have paved the way, which was well-received by rock radio and fans alike.See More
Welcome to our space. You have come here not by chance, nor by accident, but fate has brought you here to witness the fastest growing Super Star Rock Band "OBLIVEA" in the world.
OBLIVEA has reched over 50,000,000 people in under 2 years and is still growing everyday.
We have been number 1 on myspace Top artist, Iheart radio, Photobucket most popular video, top Reverb Nation artist in the world,... featured on Bing, Youtube, Yahoo, AOL, and commercials on MTV, VH1, ESPN and Spike.
OBLIVEA made it to the finals for Rover Fest!!
Thank you www.wmms.com and www.roverradio.com for considering OBLIVEA!!
OBLIVEA would like to thank INFUSIONCREW.com for their guest performance with us!!
“Band members and their music have been appearing on digital radio, TV and online music retailers.Currently, the band's song "Everybody Whoooa!" is ranked in the top three in the Unsigned Band category on the www.iHeartRadio.com site. The Web site www.reverbnation.com places Oblivea's "Dream Land" one spot below Coldplay."I developed a win-win marketing strategy that has brought us to where we are," frontman Ben Kyle said. "But it's easy to do when you have music people want to hear." Besides attracting fans in Northeast Ohio, the band also creates a buzz on both coasts thanks to management in Los Angeles and an executive producer/founder of www.RockMeTV.com in New York. On Oblivea's debut album, "Evil Empire," the quintet combines ferocity with distinct melodies. The end result can be as much celebratory as it is politically conscious.”
OBLIVEA is happy to annouce their upcoming album will be soon completed.
Other links to video sites with OBLIVEA success stories!!
OBLIVEA featured on Rovers Morning Glory
OBLIVEA' s MTV and VH1 commercial
OBLIVEA Everybody Whooa
Recently OBLIVEA has been seen on ABC's show "The Upbeat Dancer Show" which aired Nov. 2, 2013. Ben Kyle has also tried out for NBC's "The Voice" and went through 3 rounds of the competion in 2014. Currently they have been filming since last March for their behild the scenes reality TV called "OBLIVEA - This is Life," which will air this fall. They are hard at work on their first full length feature film titled "Save Yourself," which is also the same title as their single that went #1 on iHeart radio for 2 months and has held steady at #2 for another three months so far.
OBLIVEA is working with Robert Cruz CEO of Real School Management. Their management is also in negotiations with Roctagon Records for a national record deal. Ben Kyle was also featured in a film for HBO called Save Us. Also being featured in the film is the song that Ben Kyle wrote for his daughter, while competing on The Voice called "Thousand Times."
Management is also working with the Hard Rock Cafe's all over the United States scheduling tour dates for OBLIVEA's first ever Hard Rock tour titled Save Yourself. While on tour they are gathering more footage for their full length feature film Save Yourself. On September 14, 2014 a teaser of the film will be released in the Urban Film Festival in Orlando, FL.
Bob Bader is putting on an event for troops that have come back from the war and found themselves homeless. He is trying to help them and bring awareness for these current issues some veterans are now facing.
Apr, 16 12:00 AM
OBLIVEA is performing with Saving Abel, Smile Empty Soul and a few others.
Apr, 19 12:00 AM
Band is recording for the duration of April & May.
May, 14 12:00 AM
OBLIVEA performing with RED
Sandusky Ohio Bike Week
Jun, 04 12:00 AM
OBLIVEA will perform for thousands at this years Ohio Bike week.