Santa Cruz (band)

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Santa Cruz
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Background information
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Hard rock, Heavy 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 hard rock 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, they settled for a full time drummer, Taz Fagerström in 2009 becoming a 4-member band.[2] After a self-released EP of 6 songs under the title Anthems for the Young 'n' Restless, they signed with Finnish Spinefarm Records[3] in 2012 and releasing their first studio album Screaming for Adrenaline in April 2013.[4]


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



  • 2013: Screaming for Adrenaline
  • 2015: New Album TBA


  • 2011: Anthems for the Young 'n' Restless


  • 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)


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