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Obfuscation

Obfuscation Death/grind mixing morbid melodies and grinding speed. Bass player Jani Lehtosaari has later played in Belial, Plan E and Impaled Nazarene, and is also the man behind the E-Records/SolarDisk label.

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7" SWANSONG (ps) E-Records SHIT 04 FIN 1995



Obsession

Obsession . Eye Of Drama Doom/death metal from Nokia.  

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MCD INTO OBLIVION private FIN 1998
MCD EYE OF DRAMA private FIN 1999



Oppression

Oppression . Alone Heavy, dark and kinda doomy thrash metal from Vantaa featuring ex-A.O.D. vocalist Mika Luoma. Guitarist Lare used to play in Dirty Damage but left the band before they got a record deal and after Oppression folded he also played in Corporal Punishment with Ykä of Airdash.

Original vocalist Santtu Laakso formed a doom metal band called Exitus in the early '90s, but spent the rest of the decade playing bass in Finland's premier space rockers Dark Sun.
 

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7" Alone/Majesty, a Joker (ps) Operative Vinyl EP 001 FIN 1990



O.S.S.Y

O.S.S.Y . Tanssityttö Barbara O.S.S.Y . Lohikäärmeen Aika Diverse hard rock/metal group from Liperi. At worst the band sounds as bad as your average Finnish rock group but on the debut album "Tanssityttö Barbara" there are two killer up-tempo power metal tracks ("Helsinki" and "Kiirus on") that will forever remain as some sort of corner stones of Finnish heavy metal.

The second album was recorded with a different line-up and sadly all the metal influences were left behind. In fact the album was released under the name Scandaali but the O.S.S.Y 7" singles released right before the album contained the same line-up and same songs so the whole picture is a bit blurred. And as if this wasn't enough, the band also used the name Tiger Shark when they recorded material sung in English.

After O.S.S.Y called it a day the head-honcho Tero Eronen (vocals/guitar) made a career in the entertainment business.

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7" Täydellinen tyydytäjä/Brutus (ps) private OSSY S-85 FIN 1985
7" Helsinki/Se kuuluu elämään (ps) private TES-0186 FIN 1986
7" Tanssityttö Barbara/Säkkijärven polkka (ps) Lighthouse LHS-115 FIN 1987
LP TANSSITYTTÖ BARBARA Lighthouse LHLP 107 FIN 1987
7" Merian/Näkemiin (ps) Rockord OS-0490 FIN 1990
7" Hullu Ossi/Kielletty hedelmä (ps) Rockord OS-1190 FIN 1990
7" Petturi/Unelma (ps) Rockord ROS-0491 FIN 1991
LP SCANDAALI GALLERIA Rockord ROSLP-1091 FIN 1991
7" Taivaanrannan maalari (1-sided) Rockord ROS-0493 FIN 1993
7" Sä saat tuntemaan (1-sided) Rockord ROS-0893 FIN 1993
CDEP NOITANAINEN FIN 1993
CD LOHIKÄÄRMEEN AIKA FIN 1996



Outburst

Outburst . Stranglers In The Night Outburst . Lonely Nights Powerful heavy metal from Nokia. Both recordings produced by Heikki Silvennoinen (Catwalk).

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MLP STRANGLERS IN THE NIGHT Poko FORMULA 11 FIN 1986
7" Lonely Nights/No More (ps) Poko PIS 215 FIN 1987



OZ

OZ . The Oz

OZ . Fire In The Brain
OZ . Turn The Cross Upside Down

OZ . III Warning
These Heavy Metal heroes hail from Nakkila, Finland, although they are often mistaken for a Swedish band, even by prestigious Heavy Metal hardbacks. Back in 1982 Sarcofagus vocalist Jukka Homi (aka Jay C. Blade) was so impressed by their huge Marshall stacks and stupefying pyrotechnics that he joined and practically took over the band.

Although their albums were patchy at best, OZ were Börje Forsberg's greatest signing ever, save for Bathory. The record sleeve for the Fire in the Brain LP and the Turn the Cross Upside Down "super sound maxi" was, incidentally, designed by a chap called Ace the Spunky Black Spade who was actually of the house and lineage of Börje The Boss, i.e. Quorthon of Bathory.

When OZ got their first royalty cheque for the 12", the number on the dotted line was none other than "666". That was enough for bass player and songwriter Mr Blade - said diabolic Heavy Metal call-to-arms anthem remains the first and the last satanic song he ever wrote.

When Mr Blade decided to leave the band and relocate to NYC (to join Princess Pang) he had to flee the house the band inhabited in Stockholm without telling anybody, otherwise drummer Mark Ruffneck would have kicked his arse. At the time of this writing in 2002, Mssrs. DeMartini and Blade are making comeback plans.

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7" Second-hand Lady/Rather Knight (ps) Kräk KRÄS 36 FIN 1982
LP HEY YOU HEAVY METAL HEROES Tyfon Gramophone SWE 1982
LP THE OZ (inn) [=HEY YOU HEAVY METAL HEROES] Kräk KRÄLP 12 FIN 1982
LP FIRE IN THE BRAIN Tyfon Gramophone WAVE-LP-8006 SWE 1983
LP FIRE IN THE BRAIN Combat USA 1984
LP FIRE IN THE BRAIN Banzai BRC 1949 CAN 1984
LP FIRE IN THE BRAIN Sounds Marketing System, Inc. SP 20-5104 JPN 198?
CD FIRE IN THE BRAIN Black Mark GER 199?
12"EP TURN THE CROSS UPSIDE DOWN Tyfon Gramophone WAVE-12-8401 SWE 1984
LP III WARNING RCA PL 70564 GER 1984
LP III WARNING Combat USA 1984
LP III WARNING Banzai BRC 1941 CAN 1984
LP DECIBEL STORM Tyfon Gramophone SWE 1986
LP DECIBEL STORM RCA PL 71024 GER 1986
LP ROLL THE DICE Black Mark BMLP-11 GER 1990
CD ROLL THE DICE Black Mark BMCD-11 GER 1990