Santa Cruz (band)

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Santa Cruz
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Background information
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Hard rock, glam metal, groove metal
Years active 2007-present
Labels Spinefarm Records (2012-present)
Members "Archie" (Arttu Kuosmanen)
"Johnny" (Joonas Parkkonen)
"Middy (Mitja Toivonen)
"Taz" (Tapani Fagerström)

Santa Cruz is a Finnish glam metal band formed in 2007 in Helsinki by Archie Kuosmanen and Johnny Parkkonen. The following year, bass player Middy Toivonen joined in. The band released two demos in 2008-2009.[1] After changing a number of temporary drummers,[2] they settled for a full time drummer, Taz Fagerström in 2009 becoming a 4-member band.[3] After a self-released EP of 6 songs titled Anthems for the Young 'n' Restless, they signed with Finnish Spinefarm Records in 2012[4] and released their first studio album Screaming for Adrenaline in April 2013.[5] Their eponymous 2nd album Santa Cruz was released in March 2015. The album featured a heavier sound than the previous and the band has described its sound as "glamcore".


  • Arttu "Archie" Kuosmanen - vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, acoustic guitar (2007–present)
  • Joonas "Johnny" Parkkonen - lead and rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, backing vocals (2007–present)
  • Mitja "Middy" Toivonen - bass, backing vocals (2008–present)
  • Tapani "Taz" Fagerström - drums, percussion, backing vocals (2009–present)


Studio Albums[edit]

  • 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


  • 2009: Another Rush of Adrenaline
  • 2011: Anthem for the Young 'n' Restless

Music Videos[edit]

  • 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)


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