After Oblivion - Biography




Risen from the ashes of Path Beyond Serenity (an oriental flavored melodic death metal band formed in 1999) from Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, AFTER OBLIVION came to life in 2007. Eastern melodies were ditched for a more intense and sharp sound, still very resolutely rooted in traditional death metal, a genre often perceived as destined into oblivion. And "Death" is the keyword here, with the band deliberately embracing Schuldiner's legacy, especially his latest works, and using it as a platform to build its own sound.

Shortly into the band's existence, Adnan Hatić (Agonize), the driving force behind AFTER OBLIVION and the sole member at the time, managed to record a debut four track demo entitled The Carnal Form, which was soon re-released via Hidden Throne Promotions as a split with Brazilian band No Blest in 2007. The Carnal Form stand out points came in the form of Adnan's signature highly energetic rhythm work and it became evident that he has found his comfort zone with the high pitched growls.

In 2009, the next logical step was to gather a full line-up, so Marko Gačnik (drums) and Jasenko Džipa (guitars), both from brutal death metal band Festival Of Mutilation, joined AFTER OBLIVION. Bass duties were taken over by Dario Stevanović (formerly of Agonize), which enabled the band to perform live and bring their brand of death metal to a wider audience, including a few Death tribute shows.

Those shows brought perfect band chemistry among the members and as a result they recorded eight tracks in 2010, three of which were chosen to be released as the Vultures EP in March 2011. Vultures showed improvement on all fronts, from the thicker sound to a more creative guitar work - songs with more identity and for once production which does justice to the very serious and honest musical approach of this up and coming band. This effort was appreciated by the press and fans worldwide, the EP garnered many enthusiastic reviews. The band also produced a video clip for song "Septic Mind", which received great reactions as well.

In 2012 the hard work started to pay off. AFTER OBLIVION contacted Metal On Metal Records which, highly impressed by the band's skills, offered them a deal. Still before the contract was signed Haris Hasančević (Agonize, ex-Perishment) replaced Dario on bass.

The debut full-length album Stamina is planned for October 2012 with a tour to follow - currently the band is putting finishing touches on the songs. Expect a real old school technical death/thrash feast that is not only an homage to the '90s period of Death, but also bears personal stamp.

Source: After Oblivion page @ Metal On Metal site