FINNISH HEAVY METAL FROM OZ AT SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER!

March 18th, 2011
by EvilG

OZ were formed in Finland in the late 70’s and between the years 1982 and 1991 they released five albums and the cult single “Turn the cross upside down”. The band were praised by the metal community, but their catchy brand of heavy metal never managed to break through to the mainstream consciousness. And then they met that same destiny that so many of the acts that later would come to get up on the stages at Sweden Rock Festival: the bands line-up fell apart, problems with the record label arose and the music scene changed, all while the band would, or could, not evolve. During the renaissance of criminally underrated, genuine heavy metal, that we have seen during the last few years OZ have been discovered by new generations of headbangers; giving classics like “Search lights”, “Black candles” and “Turn the cross upside down” a new lease on life.  2011 sees the band return with the single and video for new the song “Dominator” and the quintet (with classic members Ape De Martini, Jay C Blade and Mark Ruffneck in the line-up) performing their first gigs since their return.


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CONFIRMED DATES FOR SOME OF THE BANDS:

Wednesday june 8
Hardcore Superstar – Five Horse Johnson – Rhino Bucket – Crashdïet – Seventribe

Thursday june 9
Judas Priest – The Cult – Saxon – Joan Jett – Queensrÿche – Morbid Angel – Buckcherry – Clutch – FM – Moonspell – The Damned – Dan Reed – Groundhogs

Friday june 10
Whitesnake – Rob Zombie – Helloween – Mr Big – Down – Iced Earth – Overkill – Jason & The Scorchers – The Brew

Saturday june 11
Ozzy Osbourne – Black Label Society – Thin Lizzy – Styx – Kansas – Molly Hatchet – Hawkwind – Spock’s Beard – Lee Aaron – Walter Trout – Electric Wizard – Rage (Acoustic)


Confirmed bands so far out of a total of around 70:

Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest –
last show ever in Sweden
Whitesnake –
with very special guests
Rob Zombie
The Cult
Saxon
Accept
Black Label Society
Down
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Queensrÿche
Kansas
Thin Lizzy
Morbid Angel
Helloween
Styx
Mr Big
Rhapsody of Fire
Iced Earth
Hardcore Superstar
Stryper
Hawkwind
Destruction
Duff McKagan’s Loaded
Molly Hatchet
Clutch
Mustasch
Spock’s Beard
Overkill
The Haunted
Steelheart
The Damned
Buckcherry
Lee Aaron
Gwar
Angel Witch
Necronaut
Jason & the Scorchers
Five Horse Johnson
Evergrey
FM
Doc Holliday
Crashdïet
Black Veil Brides
Electric Wizard
Moonspell
Agent Steel
Ghost
Dan Reed Band
Raubtier
Walter Trout
Groundhogs
Mason Ruffner
The Brew
Houston
Fläsket Brinner
Rage (Akustiskt)

The tickets to Sweden Rock Festival 2011 are now released and you buy them directly online at our homepage.

More information at:
www.swedenrock.com

 

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