Oblivion Dust are a rock band
originally introduced to the Japanese music
scene by hide
, of X Japan
fame. Oblivion Dust released five albums before disbanding in 2001 - Looking for Elvis, Misery Days, Reborn, Butterfly Head,
and Radio Songs
. Their lineup changed once, after the release of Reborn
, when the second guitar player was replaced with Masuru Yoshida, and the drummer by Souta Oofuruton. The core members were Ken Lloyd
on vocals and Kaz Iwaike
on guitar (Kaz also played as a member of hide's band, Spread Beaver
Oblivion Dust are unique in that Ken Lloyd is half Japanese
, half British
; therefore, most of the band's lyrics are sung in perfect English rather than the Japanese and broken 'Engrish
' exhibited in the words of many other J-rock
bands. Unfortunately, this fact as well as their rather unconventional, punky sound meant that they weren't as popular as more well-known acts like Luna Sea
. Their highest placing single was 'Designer Fetus', which made it onto the Oricon
Charts at number 35.
In September 2001, OD held two last live shows and went their separate ways. Ken Lloyd went on to be involved in a project called Fake?
of Luna Sea
. They have seen some amount of success and released several albums, including Breathe in...
and The Art of Losing Touch