Black Oxygen

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Black Oxygen
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genres Hard Rock, Alternative, Pop
Years active 2004–present
Labels Dreamstreet Records/Independent
Members David Lyle
Nick Lyle
Jordan Myer

Black Oxygen is an independent rock band from Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2][3][4][5] Their debut album is The American Dream.[3][6]


David Lyle formed the band at age 13. Lyle was named the "Outstanding Guitarist" of the mid-US region by Banzai Magazine.[7] In 2010, he became the band's front man, singing lead, playing guitar and writing the songs. Rapper Kutt Calhoun joined Lyle on "Pressure", released as a single on March 8, 2011.

The band's first album was The American Dream.[8] released on March 6, 2012. "Take It to the Limit" was released as a single on May 26, 2012, peaking at #59.[citation needed]

Black Oxygen opened KQRC’s 20th Anniversary Rockfest in Kansas City, with over 65,000 in attendance. This caught the attention of Sevendust frontman Lajon Witherspoon. Black Oxygen was invited to become Sevendust's support act on tour. The tour launched on July 10, 2012, at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Black Oxygen returned to Kansas City on September 22, 2012, to headline the first Rock N’ Rage festival at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre with an audience of 12,000. The band toured across the US including 25 dates with Nonpoint and Taproot and 25 dates with Hurt and Smile Empty Soul.

Black Oxygen released their second single "The American Dream" on November 7, 2012,[9][10] which charted at #48 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart.[11]


  • "Madman" (feat. Irv Da Phenom) – Single/Music Video (2014)
  • "Livin' the Life" – Single/Music Video (2014)
  • "Beating Time" – Album (2014)
  • "Pressure" (feat. Kutt Calhoun) – single (2011)
  • The American Dream (2012)[12]

Single Releases[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Livin' the Life" Beating Time
2014 "Madman" (feat. Irv Da Phenom) Single
2012 "Take it to the Limit" The American Dream
2012 "The American Dream" The American Dream

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Livin' the Life" "Beating Time"
2014 "Madman" (feat. Irv Da Phenom) Single
2011 "Pressure" (feat. Kutt Calhoun) Single
2012 "Take It to the Limit" The American Dream
2012 "Escape the Pain" The American Dream
2012 "Insane" The American Dream
2012 "The American Dream" The American Dream