“Oberon is a journey into sound of stoner/space rock to the extreme. Its an onslaught of ear candy , very smooth the arrangements ,and the riffs are amazing."
- Will Harrison of the OKC Edge.
Formed within the fabric of space and time Oberon takes you on an interstellar trip complete with heavy riffing mixed with melodic rhythms.
Hailing from Ada, Oklahoma, DJ Bryant, Jeremy Wingard, Adam Smith, and Logan Wood have created a force greater than that of gravity. Oberon has been a band for the past 6 years but has managed to stay under the radar, trying to break out as a progressive metal act in Oklahoma can be a challenge. This has not stopped them from crushing ear drums wherever they can whether it be a house show, abandoned church, or playing for packed crowds at venues in Oklahoma and across the country.
Oberon plays an eclectic brand of heavy metal, embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of progressive metal but with melodic accents and intelligent guitar. The band comes from very similar music backgrounds and lists some of their influences as Baroness, Mastodon, and The Sword. Just one listen to Tides of Titan and you can hear glimpses of those bands, from thrashing riffs and breakdowns to harmonizing melodies. Bryant’s fantasy and science fiction based lyrics take you on journey through the depths of space and tell tales of life, despair, planets destroying, and space lumberjacks.
In 2012 Oberon released their 5 song EP titled “Through Space We Ride.” The following year they went on tour of the east coast before playing on the Stoner Hands of Doom festival in Richmond, Virginia with bands such as Freedom Hawk, Lo Pan, and Valkyrie.
Oberon has been tirelessly working on new tracks in preparation for a new album. Bryant and Wingard are currently in the process of writing the tracks for the new concept album. Until then you can find their album on Bandcamp and Youtube. Keep your ears open and eyes to the sky, these whale riding space rockers will be in full orbit!
“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” - Haruki Murakami