- Oil (band)
Oil Origin Long Beach, California, United States Genres Christian metal
Years active 1997–2004 (on hiatus) Labels Kaluboné Associated acts Dark Angel, Deceiver, Desire, Captain Black, Darkness Falls Past members Blake Nelson
Jason Vander Pal
Oil is a Christian thrash metal band from Long Beach, California. The band was fronted by Ron Rinehart, ex-vocalist for Dark Angel, who converted to Christianity at a Harvest Crusade. Other members include lead guitarist Blake Nelson and drummer Jason Vander Pal. Throughout their career, they have released two studio albums and one live album.
In 2004 it was announced that Ron Rinehart was leaving the band to pursue other non-musical interests. The rest of the group is looking for a new vocalist.
Oil was formed in 1997 by former Dark Angel singer Ron Rinehart. The frontman became a Christian upon Dark Angel's dissolution in 1992. Oil debuted with a self-financed EP during 1999. Also featured in the ranks of the band is erstwhile Deceiver, Desire and Captain Black guitarist Blake Nelson. For the full-length album Jason Vander Pal took over on the drum stool from "Eric".
The Refine album pulled in a generous helping of enthusiastic reviews for its honest, no frills Metal approach. The band managed to put in live gigs, including a showing at the Stryper Expo, but unfortunately Rinehart received an injury shortly after the album release which put Oil on hold for nearly a year. Fully recovered, Rinehart and Oil got back into action being announced as special guests to Disciple in April.
The band recorded a live album Choice Cuts Off the Chopping Block at the First Baptist Church of Downey, California in November 2002. The record included two new acoustic songs "This Is My Prayer" and "Medicine Man". However, bassist Matthew Joy opted out in May 2003 and Oil drafted Jonathan Thiemens of Blind Sacrificies as temporary replacement. Thiemans would be confirmed as a permanent addition to the ranks by July.
Oil announced that they were to disband in July 2004. Before going their separate ways, the group undertook one last show on 14 August alongside Recon, East West, Trauma and Terrestrial Harvest at The Lighthouse in Long Beach. 
Blake Nelson has formed a new secular project called Keeping Up With The Dead. The band features Blake Nelson on Lead Guitar & Vocals; Christopher Contreras on Lead Guitar, Mark Anthony "The Phantom"-Lead Vocals, Arminta-Lead Vocals & John Hubbard on bass. Their single "Sanctuary" can be heard at myspace.com/keepingupwiththedead or reverbnation/keepingupwiththedead. Big things are in store for Keeping Up With The Dead.
- Oil (1997)
- Refine (2000)
- Choice Cuts Off the Chopping Block (2003)
- ^ Powell, Mark Allan (2002). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. p. 647. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
- ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (July 27, 2004) OIL | Unique, Detailed Biography | MusicMight
- McGovern, Brian Vincent (July/August 1998). "Album Reviews: Oil". HM Magazine (72). http://web.archive.org/web/20010713013634/www.hmmagazine.com/issue72/72Albums.htm. Retrieved 2007-04-24.
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