Origin: Nakkila, Finland
Genres: 80's Metal

Oz  


The band Oz made a major splash with their 1983 album Fire In The Brain, a great NWOBHM-flavored energetic metal affair that won over critics and fans alike. The subsequent albums, however, failed to elicit the same response, and the band faded from worldwide view. By the time of their last album, Roll The Dice, the band had become half-Swedish with considerable lineup changes, and (based on some reports) a change in style as well. Apparently the band has reformed as of February 2010.

Current Members

Ape de Martini (Tapani Anselm)

vocals

Michel Santunione

guitars

John Berg

guitars

Jay C. Blade (Jukka Homi)

bass (Sarcofagus)

Mark Ruffneck (Pekka Mark)

drums

Former Members/Guests

Kari Elo

guitars

Speedy Foxx

guitars

Spooky Wolff (Jurki Taipele)

guitars

Michael Lundholm

guitars

Tauno Vajavaara

bass

Fredrik Thornblom

bass

Jorgen Schelander

keyboards


Discography



HM Heroes 
1982 Wave
  1. Hey You
  2. In the Chains
  3. Runnin the Line
  4. Saturday Night
  5. Second Hand Lady
  6. Rather Knight
  7. Capricorn Man
  8. Call from your Eyes
  • Ape de Martini
  • Kari Elo
  • Tauno Vajavaara
  • Mark Ruffneck




Fire In The Brain 
1983
  1. Search Lights
  2. Fortune
  3. Megalomaniac
  4. Black Candles
  5. Gambler
  6. Stop Believin'
  7. Free Me, Leave Me
  8. Fire In The Brain
  • Ape de Martini
  • Speedy Foxx
  • Spooky Wolff
  • Jay C. Blade
  • Mark Ruffneck
1983 BNR Top Ten album




III Warning 
1984 Combat
  1. Third Warning
  2. Crucified
  3. Runner
  4. Rock'n'Roll Widow
  5. Samurai
  6. Born Out of Time
  7. Too Bad to Be True
  8. Total Metal
  • Ape de Martini
  • Speedy Foxx
  • Spooky Wolff
  • Jay C. Blade
  • Mark Ruffneck




(EP) Turn The Cross Upside Down 
1985 RCA
  1. Turn The Cross Upside Down
  2. Gambler
  3. Search Lights
  • Ape de Martini
  • Speedy Foxx
  • Spooky Wolff
  • Jay C. Blade
  • Mark Ruffneck




Decibel Storm 
1986 RCA
  1. Eyes Of The Stranger
  2. Starrider
  3. Teenage Rampage
  4. Disaster Dreamer
  5. Firestarter
  6. Exterminator
  7. Black Tattoo
  8. Sound Of Speed
  9. The Show Must Go On
  • Ape de Martini
  • Speedy Foxx
  • Spooky Wolff
  • Jay C. Blade
  • Mark Ruffneck




Roll The Dice 
1991 Black Mark
  1. Roll The Dice
  2. Lost Generation
  3. Rock On
  4. Midnight Lady
  5. Runaways
  6. Out Of Touch
  7. Thousand Miles
  8. Alive
  9. Not Enough
  10. Night Crime
  • Ape de Martini
  • Michael Lundholm
  • Fredrik Thornblom
  • Jorgen Schelander
  • Mark Ruffneck

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Burning Leather 
2011 AFM
  1. Dominator
  2. Searchlights
  3. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
  4. Fire In The Brain
  5. Seasons In The Darkness
  6. Turn The Cross Upside Down
  7. Burning Leather
  8. Gambler
  9. Enter Stadium
  10. Total Metal
  11. Third Warning
  • Ape de Martini
  • Michel Santunione
  • John Berg
  • Jay C. Blade
  • Mark Ruffneck




Vinyl Tracks  COMPILATION
2012 Black Mark
  1. Eyes of the Stranger
  2. Firestarter
  3. Sound of Speed
  4. The Show Must Go On
  5. Teenage Rampage
  6. Hey You
  7. Call from Your Eyes
  8. Rather Knight
  9. Second-Hand Lady
  10. In the Chains
  11. Third Warning
  12. Crucified
  13. Runner
  14. Samurai
  15. Total Metal
  16. Turn the Cross Upside Down


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