Oxygen are from Sweden that excel in high quality Melodic Rock with an
Tony Niva began his musical career 1987 with a metal act called
Zanity. They only recorded one demo-tape which was never to be
released for the public masses. Tony also appeared on the single Down
Town released with Swedish Erotica somewhere around 1988. After the
sessions in Gothenburg Tony was a member in several musical acts
around on his home ground regions, such as Malibu Band, Tracy Goes
Crazy and Axia.
The band NIVA released “No Capitulation” in Japan in 1994. After this
first NIVA release there was not much activity in terms of live
performances, instead Tony composed own made material during that
At that point Tony was moving his musical direction from the metal
genre. He made an appearance with the band Lion’s Share and they
released the album “Entrance”.
Niva have now changed their musical prowess to more of the AOR and
Melodic Rock style of direction, the new band is called Oxygen and the
album is “Final Warning”. What this album is all about is highly
infectious melodies and great songs. Oxygen have a knack of turning
out great tunes, in the manner of Treat and such other great Swedish
bands but they seem to have captured that great American / Canadian
vibe of the early eighties, and vocally Tony sounds a little like Lou
Nadeau of “Wrabit” so you can be sure they stand out from the crowd!
Oxygen are like a breath of fresh air and they put so much passion
into their songs, this fantastic album should be a big hit with all
those who love Scandinavian Melodic rock but also love how it was
originally done in the 80’s on the other side of the Atlantic.
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