Reactivated legendary 1980s Finnish/Swedish heavy metal band OZ has inked a deal with AFM Records. The group’s new album, “Burning Leather”, will be released on November 18.
Commented OZ in a statement: “OZ is very proud to be on AFM Records. U.D.O. can’t be wrong!”
OZ‘s “Dominator” video can be viewed below. The song was recorded at Park studio in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Nicke Andersson (a former member of ENTOMBED and HELLACOPTERS). The clip was directed by Amir Chamdin, a member of the Swedish hip hop band INFINITE MASS who has previously directed videos for THE CARDIGANS and HELLACOPTERS, among others.
OZ‘s current lineup includes the classic trio of Ape De Martini (real name: Tapani Hämäläinen), Jay C. Blade (real name: Jukka Lewis) and Mark Ruffneck (real name: Pekka Mark).
OZ is best known in the metal underground for its 1983 “Fire In The Brain” album and the classic “Turn The Cross Upside Down” single (a song that was subsequently covered by the band STORMWARRIOR). It has also come to light that BATHORY mastermind Quorthon was responsible for designing the cover art for both “Fire In The Brain” and “Turn The Cross Upside Down”.
For more information, visit www.ozofficial.com.