Belfast, County Down
Oracle are a five piece groove metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Oracle play high energy, groove laden metal which is oozing with riffs, harsh vocals and filthy rhythms.
Oracle released their debut E.P "Tales of Pythia" on the tenth of March 2018 after a successful 2017 where they were finalists in Bloodstock s M2TM in Belfast ,they also won the Blazefest BOTB's in 2016 which allowed them to play the mini festival in The Empire.
We are Oracle, a five piece groove metal band from Belfast, our debut ep “Tales Of Pythia” touches on topics which are political, mythological, spiritual, and occultic, whilst also dealing with issues that are relevant to our personal lives .
Pythia derives from Greek legend, She was the Oracle of Delphi which leaders and elite from all around the world would go to seek guidance and prophecy.
“Tales Of Pythia” is based on the idea that we all live in a prophetic time where a lot of people remain in a state of blissful ignorance, and are too busy occupied with materialistic and secondary distractions to care.
The band was formed in March 2015 and consists of Jason Kerr (vocals), Connor McDonald (Guitar), Jake Dornan (Guitar, Caolan Derby (Bass) and Rhys Fraser (Drums).
They released their debut single "Take my Blood" in August 2015 which was met with a good response, reaching over 1000 views on youtube to date. Taking the response positively Oracle went under a vicious writing period to develop their sound and tone their stage craft.
Bouncing back from their writing break, Oracle released new single "Burn the Nameless" on the third of March 2017, a song that tackles hierarchy and false media coverage to resounding response from Spotify, Youtube, Bandcamp and Apple Music, and which also featured on several radio stations such as "Belfast Underground" and 'Metal Messiah"
2018 looks set to be a good year for Oracle as they release their debut E.P and continue to get grow as a band, with bigger and better gigs coming their way.
Belfast’s Oracle are next: they take to the stage and immediately produce an intense wall of sound with growled vocals, tight grooves and insanely catchy riffs. A snippet of ‘Summer Lovin’ from Grease (!) provides a brief (and hilarious) respite before they get back to the task of blowing everyone’s hair back with their vibrant energy and ‘Lamb of God meets Rage Against the Machine’ sound. Where have these guys been hiding?! Very impressive indeed. - Chord Blossom
Oracle, on the other hand, are tighter than a coiled spring with their taut, groovy metal and thick, junky riffs. They manage to get a mini moshpit going right at the start of their set, and their big, beefy sound is matched by their huge confidence level. Their sound makes good use of light and shade, such as on the stealth mode opening of ‘The Changing’ and the dense groove of ‘The High Priestess’. They show plenty of passion and commitment – important qualities in a scenario such as this – vocalist Jason Kerr has charisma and the band are genuinely enjoying themselves, judging from the smiles as big as their riffs. - Planetmosh
Oracle are the final act of the night, and they pour their heart and soul into their performance. A heady mix of the groove of Lamb of God and the funk rock of Rage Against the Machine, along with a glorious blast of thrash, their set is both wildly entertaining and seriously arse kicking. Frontman Jason Kerr makes it look easy as he fires out his powerful bellow, pacing the stage looking completely immersed in the music (and a little bit loopy with it); the rest of the band keep up fantastically, wrapping up the night with aplomb. - Chord Blossom
By the gods they opened it with a fucking bang! As the first forceful riff blasts through the PA, the smallish crowd of early comers are blown away. Frontman Jason prowls the stage like a tiger ready to pounce as he delivers his vocals, backed by a band that are tighter than a Scotsman’s wallet. Feeling brave, they unveil a brand new song, ‘Burn The Nameless’, in front of a crowd mostly made up of people who haven’t seen them before and win a few new fans. A great start and a standard setter for the rest of the night. - Planetmosh
VOODOO - ORACLE, CURSED SUN, RUPTURATION - 03/06/2018
GOTHIC SPECIES FESTIVAL - 02/06/2018
TBC - 31/05/2018
BAR SUB - MTTM FINAL 11/05/2018
WARZONE CENTRE - DISCONNECT, ORACLE, TOWERS + MORE 28/04/2018
BAR SUB - MTTM SEMI - FINAL 07/04/2018
FOUNDRY - (TALES OF PYTHIA E.P LAUNCH) TBC, CURSED SUN , ELDER DRUID, ORACLE
ALEXANDERS - COMEDOWN, DISCONNECT, SO MUCH FOR THE
ORACLE, CURSED SUN - 24/02/2018
VOODOO - KORVID, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, CURSED SUN, ORACLE - 09/02/2018
LIMELIGHT - ORACLE, ALTUS, WORDS THAT BURN, CURSED SJN - 25/11/2017
LIMELIGHT - KETOS, ORACLE, SKYPILOT, SINOCENCE - 11/11/2017
VOODOO - ORACLE, ORDER SIXTY SIX, NO GREAT LOSS - 09/11/2017
VOODOO - HUMANITY CHECK, KETOS, ORACLE - 14/10/2017
THE WARZONE CENTRE - BOYCOTT THE BAPTIST, INDOCTRINATE, DEATHBUS - 30/09/2017
LIMELIGHT - BEYOND THE BENEATH, ORACLE, DONUM DEI - 22/07/2017
VOODOO - ORACLE, MAW, CURSED SUN, S.L.U.T.S, DEATHBUS - 20/07/2017
THE WARZONE - SUBORDINATE, ORACLE, DEATHGRIP - 20/06/2017
FA JOES - WITH ELDER DRUID & WARDOMIZED - 15/06/2017
VOODOO - BLOODSTOCK M2TM FINAL - 12/05/2017
VOODOO - BLOODSTOCK M2TM SEMI-FINAL - 5/05/2017
LIMELIGHT - BLOODSTOCK M2TM HEAT 5 - 11/03/2017
EGLANTINE BAR - 03/11/2016
VOODOO - 08/04/2016
EMPIRE MUSIC HALL - BLAZEFEST - 19/03.2016
VOODOO - BOTB BLAZEFEST 25/02/2016
THE PAVILION - 09/12/2015
THE PAVILION - 25/11/2015
FA JOES - 06/08/2015
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