The name for the band was chosen, according to founding member Txus, because "life is a yellow brick road, on which we walk in the company of others searching for our dreams. The band was founded in by the drummer Txus La Costa Del Silencio - Mägo De Oz - The Best Oz - 1988-2006 Fellatio, who slowly recruited the rest of the members for the band, finalising the line-up by Originally, the band was called "Transilvania" " Transylvania " in Spanishnamed after an instrumental piece by Iron Maidena heavy influence on the band.
Inthe band members were Txus drums and backing vocalsMohamed violinCharlie lead guitarChema rhythm IV. Courante - Rameau* - Sophie Yates - Pièces De ClavecinSalva bassand Juanma lead vocals, backup drums.
Their music had a wide range of styles and influences, but was primarily based around folk metal and Celtic music. In the band was a finalist in the "Concurso Villa de Madrid",  and in the band released their debut album, produced by Txus and Alberto Plaza under the name Mago de Oz.
This album found very little success and people were barely aware of the band's existence. During this time, Mago de Oz went through a period of turbulence and substantial line-up changes, before the line-up that has persisted almost until the present time was formed in The album was edited and released on the label Locomotive Music.
Mago de Oz saw a huge surge La Costa Del Silencio - Mägo De Oz - The Best Oz - 1988-2006 popularity across Spain following the release of the album, which was promoted with the "Via Crucis Tour". Inthe band decided to re-record five songs from their debut album with the new singer.
The resulting EP was officially self-titled, but it referred to by many fans as La Bruja "The Witch" in Spanishas the album cover features a witch playing a violin with a moon backdrop. The name has now become as a de facto name for the EP and even the official website now refers to the EP as "La Bruja". To mark the success of La leyenda de La Manchaand to mark their tenth anniversary, the band released a documentary about themselves entitled "Resacosix en Hispania", inlater released on DVD in For this album they added Sergio "Kiskilla" on keyboards and accordion and Fernando on flute.
This album was the most folk of their albums, while still rooted in heavy metal. The live tour supporting this album featured more elaborate stage production, with more sophisticated sets, pyrotechnics, and lights. Around this time bassist Salva left the band, to be replaced by Sergio. The album was a concept album with two main themes: the Spanish conquest of America and the ecological damage wrought by mankind on Earth Gaia. The CD liner notes detail the plot Take U (Flex & Nilsson Remix) - Funk Soulz - Take U the concept album.
The album, with a Celtic rock sound, features Blue Waltz - Various - Jazz Time Frames and violins, and met with a mixed reception. Many of the songs on the album are simply re-recordings of songs on previous albums.
The band recorded a metal version of "La Rosa de los Vientos" as well as adding some orchestral parts to certain earlier songs. The first one, was a second live album called Madrid - Las Ventasrecorded in Madrid's bullfighting arena, Las Ventas. For this album, they recruited another bassist, Pedro "Peri". During the tour for Gaia IITxus temporarily left the band due to extreme exhaustion and personal problems. On 8 SeptemberTxus returned to the drums.
The album is a double album; the first disc contains singles and the second non-singles. A special edition of Rock n' Ozentitled The Best Oz came in a box set with the original two discs and an extra disc of rare recordings, including old recordings of songs never before released with the first singer Juanma still in the lineup.
It also contains a DVD documenting their American tour. On 10 Octoberthe video for their single "Y ahora voy a salir" "And now I'm going to leave" was uploaded to the band's website.
Asked why he had left, he replied: "Because I don't feel the group as I did before. The moment the love itself shatters, it's better to end it before living a farce. But we still are more than brothers. The moment of conversing with my fellow band members was somewhat tranquil, I explained how I felt we hugged it out and shed a tear or two. A two-disc compilation entitled Celtic Land was released on 13 November to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the group. The album was released internationally in countries where the band was previously unknown such as England, Italy, and Japan.
Their next album was Ilussiareleased on 21 October The concept of the album revolves around a bloody circus, abandoned in a forest, that comes alive. The album features a symphony orchestra with soprano and falsetto choruses and choirs, incorporating Power Metal and Folk.
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