Requiem For Oblivion

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"Desolate, extreme dark metal dreamscapes with an aura of sorrow....
...the cold vocals and ambience of Katatonia and diverse heaviness of Opeth and Between The Buried And Me."
"Could be the soundtrack to a David Lynch movie."
"...this is hybrid-metal, intriguing,  experimental insanity at its best!"
REQUIEM FOR OBLIVION a progressive, extreme metal band out of Erie, PA. The band is known for composing complex, heavy, and diverse songs with numerous twists and turns and those who see them onstage are treated to the dynamic musical performance that RFO brings to their live shows. They pay little attention to what would sell or what is trending and blaze their own trail in the tradition of bands like Rush, Dream Theater, and Opeth. Take a listen, watch a video and get ready to enjoy.
Project started by Steve Jacobson (Forsake The Flesh, iScream), former member and co-founder of the NorCal Death Metal Band FORSAKE THE FLESH. Steve moved to Erie, PA in 2007....which gave him the opportunity to start work on his own project that has been brewing for years. REQUIEM FOR OBLIVION is a 'hybrid metal' concept project/CD based on his years struggling with inner demons (i.e. drugs, booze, depression, self-destruction in almost every form) and the years since silencing those demons... 
Helping him with the recording process and the first to join the "live" version of RFO is drummer Mike Bryan, who ironically, moved to Erie from Reno just a month prior to Steve moving there. Through a twist of fate they were put together. So far a 6 song demo is available (free for an email at Reverbnation, a two song EP 2011, brand new EP13 is now available, and a full length to be released on May 13, 2014. 
A revolving door of local musicians guest appeared for local and regional shows. In early 2012, the live line-up was finally solidified with the addition of Geoff Radziszewski (Chisel Fist, A Bed Of Razors, Never To Suffer) on guitar and Joe Kelly (Scarwork, iScream) on bass. Joe was later replaced by Andy Laughner (Chisel Fist) in 2013.
Together, the band’s mix of ambient, progressive metal provide their audience with a dynamic musical experience reminiscent of Agalloch, Opeth, Between The Buried And Me, and Dream Theater. In addition, there are some acoustic steel and classical string sequences alongside mostly ghostly, clean vocals with some guttural moments from time to time. 
RFO has played a show hosted by Metal Sanaz and has shared the stage with national and regional acts such as Katatonia, Intronaut, Tesseract, Vital Remains, Cult Of Luna, Kataklysm, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Rose Funeral, Mushroomhead, Kriadiaz, Ventana, Here Lies Another, Demons Within, and Scarwork. Plus, the band has been known to play acoustic versions of their songs at many of the local venues around the Erie. 
The recent EP13 got rave reviews in extreme metal circles and is available for streaming or (name your purchase) purchase at our Bandcamp. The debut full-length, Dark Journeys Through Forgotten Mindscapes, is coming out in March, 2014. The first single, Thinking Of Death has met with high praise and is available for streaming at the the official website and Reverbnation.  Check out the rest of the music and the information on the other sites: 
Dark, progressive, atmospheric death metal. 

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  • 05/13/2014

Underground ambient, extreme metallers release debut full-length on hells of addiction.

Requiem For Oblivion, known for their progressive, ambient twist on death metal, set to release debut full-length 'Dark Tales Of Forgotten Mindscapes'. Genre: atmospheric, dark, progressive death metal. Lyrical themes deal with the hells of substance abuse/addiction and the hope of recovery. This is a concept album of sorts with each song representing various stages of addiction and deterioration of physical, mental and spiritual health.


  • 05/13/2014, Album Release, "Dark Tales Of Forgotten Mindscapes", Cedar Closet View