Artist Information for Mägo de Oz

Mägo de Oz Artist Image

Name: Mägo de Oz

Followers: 4,148,035

Monthly Listeners: 3,699,783

Top Cities:

  • Mexico City, MX (277,959 listeners)
  • Bogotá, CO (219,236 listeners)
  • Santiago, CL (161,800 listeners)
  • Guadalajara, MX (132,793 listeners)
  • Madrid, ES (105,844 listeners)

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Biography:
A popular and prolific Spanish folk-metal outfit with a strong Celtic streak, Madrid's Mägo de Oz (Spanish for "Wizard of Oz") draw from a rich tapestry of hard rock subgenres, including symphonic, pagan, and power metal; they have issued no less than five rock operas. Playful and inventive, the band deftly weave elements of fantasy, satire, literature, witchcraft, and offbeat humor into their material (their name is Spanish for Wizard of Oz), with a metal umlaut tossed in for good measure. Since debuting with a self-titled album in 1994, the band have delivered increasingly ambitious conceptual pieces, with highlights arriving via the dystopian, two-part Finisterra (the latter one an opera) and the epic Gaia trilogy. Other seminal works include 2017's globally acclaimed Diabulus in Opera and 2021's Bandera Negra. Founded in 1989 by drummer Txus di Fellatio -- the band has hosted dozens of different musicians over the years -- the first iteration of the group solidified in 1992 under the moniker Transilvania. A strong showing in the Rock de Villa de Madrid contest prompted a name change, and in 1994 they released their eponymous debut album as Mägo de Oz. A period of personnel upheaval preceded the release of the group's sophomore effort, Jesús de Chamberí, a rock opera about Jesus returning to the Madrid neighborhood of Chamberí. That album, along with La Bruja -- an EP stocked with five re-recorded songs featuring a new lead vocalist -- greatly increased the band's profile. A modern retelling of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, La Leyenda de La Mancha arrived in 1998, followed in 1999 by Resacosix en Hispania, a film celebrating the group's tenth anniversary. The band doubled down on the conceptual route for 2000's Finisterra, a two-volume set concerning a fictional digital dystopia, and again in 2003 with the release of the ambitious Gaia, the first installment of a trilogy about the Spanish conquest of America and the ecological damage caused by mankind, which continued in 2005 with Gaia II: La Voz Dormida and concluded in 2010 with Gaia III: Atlantia and the ancillary Gaia Epílogo. In between the latter offerings, the group issued the stand-alone studio album La Ciudad de los Árboles and the concert LP A Costa da Morte. Hechizos Pocimas y Brujerias arrived in 2012, and was the first Mägo de Oz outing for new vocalist Zeta; he replaced longtime frontman José Andrëa who'd left the fold the year prior. Ilussia, the band's circus-themed 12th studio long-player, was released in 2014, followed in 2015 by Finisterra Opera Rock, a re-recording of the group's 2000 release that featured numerous collaborations. It included the addition of veteran metal soprano Patricia Tapia in the lineup. Diabulus in Opera, a sprawling live album/video with full orchestra and choir, was issued in 2017 to universal acclaim. Two years later the band returned with Ira Dei, a biblical and apocalyptic concept LP produced by Alberto Seara and Raquel Flores. The 14-song set also included a full choir and orchestra. 2021's Bandera Negra featured Tapia as a duet partner/co-lead vocalist with Javier "Zeta" Domínguez. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Folktergeist Album Image Folktergeist
Label: Locomotive Records
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Track Count: 18
Total Play Count: 0
Gaia II Album Image Gaia II
Label: DRO/EastWest Spain
Release Date: 2006-04-22
Track Count: 15
Total Play Count: 0
Finisterra Ópera Rock Album Image Finisterra Ópera Rock
Label: WM Spain
Release Date: 2015-11-13
Track Count: 20
Total Play Count: 0
Belfast Album Image Belfast
Label: Locomotive Records
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Track Count: 12
Total Play Count: 0
Love and Oz, Vol. 2 Album Image Love and Oz, Vol. 2
Label: WM Spain
Release Date: 2022-10-21
Track Count: 15
Total Play Count: 0
La cantiga de las brujas Album Image La cantiga de las brujas
Label: WM Spain
Release Date: 2019-01-04
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Alicia en el Metalverso Album Image Alicia en el Metalverso
Label: WM Spain
Release Date: 2024-01-26
Track Count: 9
Total Play Count: 0
El Cervezo (El árbol de la birra) Album Image El Cervezo (El árbol de la birra)
Label: WM Spain
Release Date: 2020-12-04
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
La Leyenda De La Mancha Album Image La Leyenda De La Mancha
Label: Locomotive Records
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Track Count: 13
Total Play Count: 0
Gaia III Atlantia Album Image Gaia III Atlantia
Label: WM Spain
Release Date: 2010-04-05
Track Count: 16
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

Fiesta Pagana Track Image Fiesta Pagana
Playcount: 193,743,660
Duration: 04:56
Molinos De Viento Track Image Molinos De Viento
Playcount: 169,717,001
Duration: 04:11
Haste Que El Cuerpo Aguante Track Image Haste Que El Cuerpo Aguante
Playcount: 97,053,067
Duration: 04:32
La Costa Del Silencio Track Image La Costa Del Silencio
Playcount: 80,811,649
Duration: 04:40
La danza del fuego Track Image La danza del fuego
Playcount: 67,296,544
Duration: 05:13
Hoy toca ser feliz Track Image Hoy toca ser feliz
Playcount: 46,716,046
Duration: 04:19
Hoy toca ser feliz Track Image Hoy toca ser feliz
Playcount: 46,716,046
Duration: 04:19
La Rosa De Los Vientos Track Image La Rosa De Los Vientos
Playcount: 38,945,289
Duration: 04:16
La posada de los muertos Track Image La posada de los muertos
Playcount: 35,448,593
Duration: 04:44
La posada de los muertos Track Image La posada de los muertos
Playcount: 35,448,593
Duration: 04:44

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Desastre Artist Image Desastre
Collaborations: 3
In Extremo Artist Image In Extremo
Collaborations: 3
Patricia Tapia Artist Image Patricia Tapia
Collaborations: 3
Elvenking Artist Image Elvenking
Collaborations: 2
Celtian Artist Image Celtian
Collaborations: 2
Ralph Scheepers
Collaborations: 2
Leo Jiménez Artist Image Leo Jiménez
Collaborations: 2
Paul Shortino Artist Image Paul Shortino
Collaborations: 2
Jonne Artist Image Jonne
Collaborations: 2
Porretas Artist Image Porretas
Collaborations: 2