Band


Inspired by the heart-wrenching emotion of film music and the raw power of metal, Oberon has joined the ranks of symphonic metal. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, the band released their first EP "All There Is" on May 22nd 2015; an explosive four track journey about loss, redemption and the struggle for meaning in a fallen world. Their second EP "Of Metal and Wheels" was released in December 2016 and the group are looking to the future with an album release on the horizon. 


 

Band Members

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Elias Calabretta - Coming to piano a little later in life, Elias studied under the tutelage of Ludmila Beliavskaia at Excelsia College, where he now is completing his Masters in Music. Having performed many times in both a classical and ragtime style, Elias' membership of Oberon heralds in a new direction of contemporary music performance.

Favourite Song: Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Favourite Album: The Wind Rises OST - Joe Hisaishi
Favourite Film: Schindler's List
Favourite Food: anything Italian!
Favourite Hobby: Anime and long walks
 
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James Devlin - Coming from a background in jazz and audio engineering, James has always been passionate about metal. He released an album with Sydney prog metal band Ex Curia in 2013 in which he performed vocals and produced the album. A frequent member of many different musical scenes, James joins Oberon as the bass player. 

Favourite Song: Bleak - Opeth
Favourite Album: (currently) The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
Favourite Film: The Fifth Element
Favourite Food: Moroccan Tagine
Favourite Hobby: Music IS my hobby
 
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Lachlan Blackwood - At the age of 4, Lachlan began taking piano lessons. In high school he switched focus to drums and was introduced to heavy metal by his teacher Ben Pakula, a multi-instrumentalist who offered to also teach him guitar and bass. He began writing songs in various high school rock bands and went on to study composition at university. Since graduating, he has put together his own home studio where he records and composes for films and independent musicians.

Favourite Song: Machine - Born of Osiris
Favourite Album: Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
Favourite Film: Reign of Fire
Favourite Food: Bobotie
Favourite Hobby: Reading mostly bad but occasionally good fantasy
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Lisbeth Rowe - Beginning vocal study at age eighteen, Lisbeth came late to music. Studying under Hungarian opera singer Ellie Raab and then with music theatre/classical teacher Clare Heuston, she draws inspiration from the likes of Roy Khan and Cristina Scabbia. Coming from a writing background, she focuses on making stories with her music.

Favourite Song: It changes every day, today it's Dachuur - Two Steps from Hell
Favourite Album: Once - Nightwish
Favourite Film: Pan's Labyrinth
Favourite Food: Salmon
Favourite Hobby: Painting
 
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Brett MacInnes - Hailing from Dubbo, Brett moved to Sydney to pursue his career in music, studying a Bachelor of Music that he completed in 2016. Having been earmarked as the Oberon guitarist since its inception, Brett has finally joined the team in 2017!

Favourite Song: When the Wind Blows - Iron Maiden
Favourite Album: Don't Panic - Jon Gomm
Favourite Film: Inception
Favourite Food: Chicken and Bacon Fettucine
Favourite Hobby: Model Trains
 

DISCOGRAPHY

Of Comfort and Joy (Christmas Single) - 2016

Of Metal and Wheels (EP) - 2016

O, Holy Night (Christmas Single) - 2015

All There Is (EP) - 2015