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Professional wrestling theme music
Dale Byron Oliver (Born 1970) is an American music composer who works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Formerly a backing guitarist for the American country music group BlackHawk, Oliver serves mainly as a composer of theme music used in professional wrestling.
Music composer for TNA
Since 2003, Oliver has written, recorded, and produced music exclusively under contract for TNA Wrestling. His works are typically used as theme songs for their superstars. The majority of his theme songs in TNA are stylings of well known songs that a superstar has used independently (Frankie Kazarian's theme is similar to "Coming Undone" by Korn, Team 3D's theme is similar to "Bombshell" by Powerman 5000, etc.)
In 2010, Oliver collaborated with TNA superstar Jeff Hardy and his band, Peroxwhy?gen on two songs. The first was a remix of the song "Modest" by Hardy. The other was a remix of the Peroxwhy?gen song "Another Me" which Hardy uses as his entrance theme. In 2011, Oliver again teamed with Hardy to work on the track "Resurrected", which Hardy announced on his official Twitter page. He then began using the theme at TNA's pay per view event "Bound For Glory" on October 16, 2011. He has appeared playing the guitar in the 2012 music video Longnecks and Rednecks sung by Serg Salinas featuring country duo Montgomery Gentry.
Oliver also recorded guitar on the Shinedown album The Sound Of Madness.
TNA has released nine albums containing Oliver's work during his TNA tenure.
- NWA: TNA The Music, Vol. 1 (2003)
- NWA: TNA The Music, Vol. 2 (2003)
- 3rd Degree Burns: The Music of TNA Wrestling Vol. I (November 21, 2006)
- Meltdown: The Music of TNA Wrestling Vol. 2 (November 20, 2007)
- Emergence: The Music of TNA Wrestling (November 12, 2009)
- TNA Q4 (November 21, 2012)
- TNA Black EP (December 27, 2012)
- TNA Delirium EP (May 3, 2013)
- TNA Deliver EP (November 18, 2013)
- ImpactWrestling.com (Official Website of TNA Impact Wrestling)
- BritChick.com (Offers a photo and info on Dale Oliver)