Origin: Nakkila, Finland  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Last update/review: May 3, 2020

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.

Recent album: Forced Commandments, released on April 24, 2020.

Current Members

Vince Kojvula

vocals

Johnny Gross

guitars

Juzzy Kangas

guitars

Peppy Peltola

bass

Mark Ruffneck (Pekka Mark)

drums

Former Members/Guests

Ape de Martini (Tapani Anselm)

vocals

Kari Elo

guitars

Speedy Foxx

guitars

Spooky Wolff (Jurki Taipele)

guitars

Michael Lundholm

guitars

Michel Santunione

guitars

John Berg

guitars

Tauno Vajavaara

bass

Jay C. Blade (Jukka Homi)

bass (ex-Sarcofagus)

Fredrik Thornblom

bass

Jorgen Schelander

keyboards



Discography



Heavy Metal 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 Combat
  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




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



Turn The Cross Upside Down  EP
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



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



Transition State  
2017 AFM
  1. Bone Crusher
  2. Restless
  3. Heart of a Beast
  4. Drag You to Hell
  5. Whore of Babylon
  6. The Witch
  7. In a Shadow of a Shotgun
  8. Never Close Your Eyes
  9. The Mountain
  10. Demonized
  11. We'll Never Die
  12. Sister Red
  13. Midnight Screams
  • Vince Kojvula
  • Johnny Gross
  • Juzzy Kangas
  • Peppy Peltola
  • Mark Ruffneck



Forced Commandments  
2020 Massacre
  1. Goin' Down
  2. Prison of Time
  3. Switchblade Alley
  4. Revival
  5. The Ritual
  6. Spiders
  7. Long and Lonely Road
  8. Liar
  9. Diving into the Darkness
  10. Break Out
  11. Kingdom of War
  • Vince Kojvula
  • Johnny Gross
  • Juzzy Kangas
  • Peppy Peltola
  • Mark Ruffneck




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