Formed in Tokyo Japan, OBLIVION DUST exploded onto the Japanese music scene in 1996. Establishing themselves from the very start as a truly ferocious live band, their natural talent evidenced by the fact that they signed to AVEX TRAX, Japan’s biggest major record company after their first ever live performance. By rehearsing and making their first demo in Scotland, playing local club shows such as “The Whisky” and “The Roxy” whilst recording their debut album “Looking For Elvis” in Los Angeles, OBLIVION DUST was Japan’s first truly international rock band.
Led by UK born singer KEN LLOYD, and with songs in both English and Japanese, OBLIVION DUST was a completely unique band, capable of reaching a much larger audience than other domestic acts. With guitarist K.A.Z churning out classic heavy guitar riff’s that other Japanese bands could only dream about, OBLIVION DUST quickly gained a strong fan following, whilst also gaining respect from many established international artists such as Paul Raven and Jordie Walker (Killing Joke), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) and Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age).
In 2017, OBLIVION DUST continues to set the bar in both sound and live performance. Having just released a bruising and violent new EP “DIRT” to mark their 20th anniversary, OBLIVION DUST still command respect from both fans and musicians alike.