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History Santa Cruz

2007 / Present

History Santa Cruz

1) Santa Cruz is a Finnish glam metal band formed in 2007 in Helsinki, Finland by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen. The following year, bass player Middy Toivonen joined in. The band released two demos in 2008-2009. After changing a number of temporary drummers, they settled for a full time drummer, Taz Fagerström in 2009 becoming a 4-member band. After a self-released EP of 6 songs under the title Anthems for the Young 'n' Restless, they signed with Finnish Spinefarm Records in 2012 and releasing their first studio album Screaming for Adrenaline in April 2013. Their self-title and 2nd album 'Santa Cruz' will be released in March 2015.


Arttu "Archie" Kuosmanen - vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, acoustic guitar (2007–present)

Joonas "Johnny" Parkkonen - lead and rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals (2007–present)

Mitja "Middy" Toivonen - bass, backing vocals (2008–present)

Tapani "Taz" Fagerström - drums, percussion, backing vocals (2009–present)


Studio Albums

2013: Screaming for Adrenaline

2015: Santa Cruz


2013: Relentless Renegades

2013: Alive

2013: Nothing Compares To You

2014: We Are The Ones To Fall

2014: Wasted And Wounded

2015: My Remedy

2015: 6 (66) Feet Under


2009: Another Rush of Adrenaline

2011: Anthem for the Young 'n' Restless

Music Videos:

Anthems for the Young 'n' Restless (2011)

Aiming High (2013)

Relentless Renegades (2013)

Nothing Compares to You (2013)

We Are the Ones to Fall (2014)

Wasted And Wounded (2014)

My Remedy (2015)

Shred Till You Drop Series:

Shred Till You Drop (2013)

Shred Or Die (2015)


2013: Screaming for Adrenaline Tour

2014: We Are the Ones to Fall Tour

2015: Vagabonds Tour

2) Boner rock from the Hague, the Netherlands. Consisting of Guy Tavares (Unit Moebius), Selwyn Slop (Incense) & Arthur van Berkel (Orange Sunshine). Signed to the infamous Motorwolf. Knee deep, crystal HIGH, from the fertility rites of the jungle (le sacre du printemps) to the sinister soul of the endless chain gang hoogie boogie, from the freak-out fuzz funk (black funky metal) of the black ritual acid rock to the overtones and mindfuck mantras of the drug metal drone magnet.

3) It's also a folkrock band from Rennes France

4) Santa Cruz is an hardcore band from Nantes/Brest France. Formed in 2006. 80's hardcore teinted with groovy and garage influences. Somewhere between the early Beastie Boys and Minor Threat with some snotty vocals.

5) Additionally a band from Bristol formally called Rorschach who released the Twin Busted Flipper ep & Killer Nosedive before renaming themselves Santa Cruz in the late 80's/ early 90's.

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