OX (rock musician)

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OX on stage in 2009.
Background information
Birth nameSamer el Nahhal
Also known asOX, The Hellbull
Born (1975-07-11) 11 July 1975 (age 43)
OriginEspoo, Finland
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, power metal
InstrumentsBass, vocals
Associated actsLordi

Samer el Nahhal (born 11 July 1975, Espoo) is the current bassist of the Finnish hard rock band Lordi. He goes by the stage name of OX (both letters capitalized). He studied in Musicians Institute in Los Angeles.[1]

Personal life[edit]

His father was Egyptian and his mother is Finnish.[1] He made his Lordi debut as OX the hellbull in 2005, replacing the former bassist, Kalma. His father died when Samer was 13, so they moved back in Finland. Then he wanted to become a musician and wanted to take up the bass.[citation needed]

Character background[edit]

OX is a half-man, half-bull creature known as a Minotaur, a creature rare even in Ancient Greece. In 1000BC, OX was the loyal servant of the magus Androlus on a small island located in the Greek Archipelago. The time-traveler Kalmaged stole the 10th book of Octavus, a book belonging to Androlus and which contained the magus' dark spells. Kalmaged then impelled the men from the nearby islands to kill both Androlus and OX.

Soon, however, Kalmaged awoke the slain OX, taking the undead creature as his own servant. In his fortress in the dark realm between dimensions, Kalmaged formed the Ka. OX eventually discovered that Kalmaged was responsible for the death of Androlus, and he wasted no time in slaughtering his new master. When Mr. Lordi arrived in search of Kalmaged the Timetraveller, he formed an alliance with the Brotherhood. Kalma, another member of the Brotherhood, left with Mr. Lordi, while OX stayed behind as ruler of the Brotherhood. Years later, Kalma returned to take over leadership of the Brotherhood, and OX took his place in Lordi. OX is also known as "The Hellbull", "The Hornhead", "The Hornskull", "The Bulltaurus", "The Smashsquatch", "The Giant Powerhouse on Hoofs", and "Operation 10".




  1. ^ a b Jussi Ahlroth: Mie oon Lordi. Helsinki: WSOY, 2006. ISBN 978-951-0-32584-1
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Greece Elena Paparizou
with "My Number One"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(as par of Lordi)
Succeeded by
Serbia Marija Šerifović
with "Molitva"
Preceded by
Geir Rönning
with "Why?"
Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as par of Lordi)
Succeeded by
Hanna Pakarinen
with "Leave Me Alone"