Barry Craig | Jun Mantrano | Phil Balsley
Obol got its start in 2006. Barry and his pal Derek decided to sit down and flesh out the songs that were deemed too pretty, too heavy, or too weird for their previous projects. Fresh off tours with industrial & power metal bands, Barry was excited to pull his songwriting into a more personal and artful direction.
Guitarist Jun brings a high level of artisty, finding new ways to make each song beautiful and exciting. Drummer Phil Balsley, an old friend of the band, is breathing new life into the songs and finding ways to leave his mark on each composition.
A self-described band of misfits, Obol opens up on topics like nightmares, politics, and life's purpose... a conversation that spills over into lyrics for Obol's first album, Revoluçión, and their haunting follow up, Dreaming.
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