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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CNN 19 Jun 2019
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The Oklahoman 19 Jun 2019
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HighPoint Resources: Weld County's Support Eases The Regulatory Threat

Seeking Alpha 19 Jun 2019
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Disappointed Horgan says B.C. will continue with Trans Mountain pipeline fight

Canada Dot Com 19 Jun 2019
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The Samson Independent 19 Jun 2019
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Dubious comrades sent by the ANC to head parliamentary committees

Mail Guardian South Africa 19 Jun 2019
Joemat-Pettersson was reshuffled out of Zuma’s Cabinet in March 2017 after the Central Energy Fund’s strategic oil stocks were sold off on her watch ... By law, the fund must hold sufficient oil reserves to last the country for up to 21 days, equivalent to what was sold....

Trump’s EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants

Denver Post 19 Jun 2019
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Political Cornflakes: President Trump’s spiritual advisor curses ‘every demonic network’ working against him

The Salt Lake Tribune 19 Jun 2019
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Hindustan Times 19 Jun 2019
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Fast Company 19 Jun 2019
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The Atlantic 19 Jun 2019
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Mess with a Texas pipeline now and you could end up a felon

Grist 18 Jun 2019
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Oil & Gas Commission Facing Controversy Over New Permit Framework

CBS News 18 Jun 2019
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