Devildriver and Coal Chamber frontman Dez Fafara has been through the wringer as an an artist for the past 25 years. He’s likely seen a ton through his various bands and learned the ins and outs of the industry – what to do and what not to do. Perhaps that’s why he decided to launch his own management company, The Oracle Management. He’s not doing it alone, however. Veteran manager Mark Viera, who’s worked at Good Fight Management and Prosthetic Records, is also a part of the company, and all of his existing bands are now part of the roster.
In addition to Fafara’s clients, which include DevilDriver (obviously), Amigo the Devil, Wil Ridge and Made From Stars, Viera’s impressive clients include 1349 (in North America), Black Tusk, The Casualties, Ringworm, Silver Snakes, Tombs and Vattnet, who’ve chopped the “Viskar” off of their name. Fafara commented about The Oracle, and Viera joining it
“It’s my great pleasure to welcome Mark Vieira and his roster of bands to The Oracle Management. When synergy happens, it’s often a lightning-strike moment. In my first meeting with Mark, we had an instant connection. We both had a common mission with our artists to provide total attention to every detail – whether it be as mundane as tour routing or marketing or out-of-the-box ideas that often notch an artist up overnight due to a well-executed plan of attack on multiple fronts. We quickly formed an infrastructure from all the sources we had together which makes for a powerful combination. We get sh*t done and in a timely manner… that’s just the facts!”He continues, “It just made total sense joining forces with Mark. Here’s a guy who’s driven, who like me, doesn’t mind picking up the phone late at night or early in the morning and doesn’t mind working 15 hours a day to better his clients’ careers. Together we leave no stone unturned. Get ready. This is just the beginning of The Oracle Management and where we will be taking the company into the future. There will be many more announcements coming on the horizon, including announcements of other managers joining the team, as well as other bands joining the roster. Looking forward to the work!”
“Our paths have crossed a few times over the years, but Dez and I would’ve otherwise never had the opportunity to really get to know one another. Upon sitting down and discussing ideas and our philosophies, it was pretty apparent we were on the same page. About an hour after leaving our first meeting, we were already on the phone a couple times, and everything clicked. Dez has a unique vision of the industry from having been in two bands that were built from the ground up and both became successful worldwide. With our combined backgrounds and experiences, The Oracle Management offers something truly unique to both established and developing artists, and I am looking forward to being in on the ground floor of a growing company with other like-minded individuals who work as a team on every project.”