Oil (band)

Oil is a Christian thrash metal band from Long Beach, California, USA. The band was formed in 1997 by Ron Rinehart, the former vocalist with Dark Angel, who converted to Christianity at a Harvest Crusade after Dark Angel's dissolution in 1992. Other members include lead guitarist Blake Nelson (formerly with Deceiver, Desire and Captain Black) and drummer Jason Vander Pal. Oil has released two studio albums and one live album.

In 2004, Rinehart left the band to pursue other non-musical interests. The rest of the group is looking for a new vocalist.


Oil's first release was a self-financed EP in 1999.

The Refine album was well-reviewed for its honest, no frills metal approach. The band performed live gigs, including a show at the Stryper Expo, but Rinehart received an injury soon after the album release which meant Oil did not perform for nearly a year. Once recovered, Rinehart and Oil returned to performing, 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 in Downey, California, in November 2002. The record included two new acoustic songs, "This Is My Prayer" and "Medicine Man". When bass guitarist Matthew Joy opted out in May 2003, Oil recruited Jonathan Thiemens of Blind Sacrificies as a temporary replacement. This became permanent in July.

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FX Empire 22 Jun 2021
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Ghana Web 22 Jun 2021
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Petroleum World 22 Jun 2021
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US, EU, Britain, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus

Press TV 22 Jun 2021
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Manila Bulletin 21 Jun 2021
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DRC locks horns with Dan Gertler over ‘expired oil permits’

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FX Empire 21 Jun 2021
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FX Empire 21 Jun 2021
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Oil Price Fundamental Weekly Forecast – Traders Eyeing US Dollar, Potential US-Iran Deal;

FX Empire 21 Jun 2021
West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures finished marginally higher last week after being pressured most of the week ... This raised fears that the move would slow down the economy and thus, demand for crude oil and gasoline ... Know where WTI Crude Oil is headed? Take advantage now with....

Crude Oil Price Update – Strengthens Over $70.42, Weakens Under $70.02

FX Empire 21 Jun 2021
West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures are edging higher on Monday, boosted by an improving demand outlook due to the summer driving season and slow progress in talks between the U.S. and Iran regarding nuclear issues and the possible lifting of sanctions that could bring more oil into the market....

Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Pipeline Developers Can Seize Public Land

truthout 21 Jun 2021
... grants eminent domain authority to private oil pipeline developers ... But the agreement was made without prejudice, meaning that the company can bring the lawsuit again at any time, unless the judge finds that oil pipeline developers do not have eminent domain under state law....

Who gets to say 'California'? Fight heats up over proposed olive oil labeling law

Business Journal 21 Jun 2021
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Resilience 21 Jun 2021
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