Description: OBÚS a Heavy Metal band from Madrid, Spain, during the 1980s they released 6 full-length records and their songs appeared on many compilation albums. Some of the band-members are/have been:
Fortu Sánchez (real-name: Fructuoso Sánchez Prado) - Singer, best known as singer in the Spanish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band Obus. Here is a timeline showing in which Heavy Metal/Hard Rock bands he performed during his career
Paco Laguna - (real-name: Francisco Laguna Morillo) Guitarist and mainly known as being a musician with the Spanish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band "Obus", here is a timeline showing in which Heavy Metal/Hard Rock bands he performed during his career
Juan Luis Serrano - Bass guitar player and best known for being bass player with the Spanish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band "Obus". This is a timeline showing in which Heavy Metal/Hard Rock bands he performed during his career
Fernando Sánchez - Drums, best known as member of the Spanish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band "Obus". Here is a timeline showing in which Heavy Metal/Hard Rock bands he performed during his career
OBUS is a Spanish heavy metal band formed in Madrid in 1980. The band is considered one of the pioneers of Spanish heavy metal and has had a significant impact on the country's music scene.
The band was formed in 1980 by bassist Fernando Sánchez and drummer Francisco Laguna. The original lineup also included vocalist Juan Luis Serrano and guitarist Paco Laguna. The band's name was inspired by a Russian anti-aircraft gun called "OBUShka."
OBUS released their first album, "Prepárate," in 1981, which became a success in Spain. The album featured songs such as "Va A Estallar El Obús" and "Autopista," which became classics of Spanish heavy metal.
The band's second album, "Poderoso Como El Trueno," was released in 1985 and cemented their status as one of the leading bands in the Spanish heavy metal scene. The album featured hits such as "Vamos Muy Bien" and "Dinero, Dinero."
OBUS continued to release successful albums throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including "El Que Más" (1986), "Dejarse La Piel" (1988), "Otra Noche En La Ciudad" (1991), and "Desde El Fondo Del Abismo" (1994).
In the late 1990s, the band went on hiatus, but they reunited in 2000 to celebrate their 20th anniversary. They released a live album, "Directo Al Rock And Roll," in 2002 and a new studio album, "Juego Sucio," in 2003.
OBUS's music is heavily influenced by classic heavy metal bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Their sound is characterized by heavy riffs, powerful vocals, and catchy choruses.
The band's lyrics often deal with social issues, such as corruption, inequality, and urban decay. They also explore themes of love, passion, and the human condition.
OBUS's music has been described as "uncompromising" and "straightforward." They are known for their energetic live performances and their ability to connect with their audience.
OBUS's influence on the Spanish music scene cannot be overstated. They were one of the first Spanish bands to embrace heavy metal and helped to establish the genre in the country.
Their success paved the way for other Spanish heavy metal bands, such as Barón Rojo and Ángeles Del Infierno. OBUS's music has also influenced other Spanish rock bands, such as Héroes Del Silencio and Extremoduro.
The band's impact on the Spanish music scene has been recognized with numerous awards, including the "Heavy Metal Nacional" award in 2001 and the "Rock Nacional" award in 2002.
Chapa Discos / Serdisco ZL-663 , 1986 , Spain
Released in 1986, OBUS' "Dejarse la Piel / Sigue Corriendo" is a Spanish heavy metal classic. The band's third studio album, produced by Oscar Clavel, blends traditional heavy metal with socio-political lyrics, capturing the spirit of 1980s Spain. The LP's striking artwork by Vicente Sánchez adds visual impact. OBUS' resilience and musical prowess shine, cementing the album as a timeless gem in Spanish heavy metal history.Show Details
Mausoleum Records SKULL 8347 , Belgium
Obus is a Spanish hard rock band that formed in Madrid in 1980. The band is known for their high-energy performances and powerful guitar riffs. Their third studio album, "El Que Mas," was released in 1984 on vinyl LP and quickly became a commercial success in Spain.
"El Que Mas" was a commercial and critical success in Spain, and helped establish Obus as one of the leading bands in the Spanish hard rock scene. The album's high-energy performances and catchy choruses made it a favorite among fans, and the band's electrifying live shows drew large crowds across the country.Show Details
Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8343 , 1984 , Belgium
"Poderoso Como El Trueno," OBUS's 1984 release, stands as a defining chapter in Spanish heavy metal. Produced by Luis Soler and recorded at Escorpio Studios, the album's thunderous sound and socially charged lyrics solidified OBUS as heavy metal pioneers. With striking artwork by Vicente Sánchez, the LP remains a timeless classic, showcasing the band's evolution and leaving an indelible mark on Spain's metal landscape.Show Details