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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As Europe Heats Up, Silencing Climate Activists is Emerging as a Troubling Trend

Human Rights Watch 22 Jul 2024
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Yes, five years in jail is too harsh, but the Just Stop Oil Five shouldn’t have done it

The Observer 21 Jul 2024
The police say Just Stop Oil has refused to work constructively with them in the context of offers to facilitate lawful protest ... Unlike for most other offences, there are no sentencing guidelines for causing public nuisance, a common law offence before it became statutory in 2022, ......

NNPCL: Two Years of Delivering Value to Nigerians as a Company

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Keir Starmer refuses to intervene over lengthy Just Stop Oil prison sentences

AOL 19 Jul 2024
Sir Keir Starmer has refused to intervene over Just Stop Oil sentences - as Left-wing MPs demanded he repeal the Conservatives’ protest laws....

FTC Probes Oil Executives' Texts for OPEC Collusion

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Just Stop Oil’s harsh sentences are the logical outcome of Britain’s authoritarian turn against protest

The Conversation 19 Jul 2024
Lengthy prison sentences have been imposed on five Just Stop Oil activists for coordinating direct action on the M25, the main ring road around London ... First, other potential defences that protesters could rely on, including lawful excuse, have been systematically restricted by the Court of Appeal ... Voice, Democracy, and the Law....

U.K. Court Hands 4- and 5-Year Prison Sentences to Climate Activists for Planning Nonviolent Protest

Democracy Now 19 Jul 2024
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