OJM is an Italian music band based in Treviso and formed in 1997. The band is pioneer of the Italian stoner rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock music scene.
OJM were formed in 1997 by the singer David Martin and the drummer Max Ear. Their early sound is a mix of stoner rock and psychedelic rock, experimented in their first EP Extended Playing, which has been produced and released in February 2000 by Agitato Records/Venus.
OJM's first full-length album Heavy was released in 2002 (it was produced by Paul Chain and released by Beard Of Stars Records). The album got positive reviews and feedbacks from the music critic (Kerrang!, Stonerrock.com, Stonedgods, Metal Hammer and others) and helped giving international visibility to the band.
In 2003 the band sound became more influenced by rock'n'roll and garage rock and a split album featuring the British band Gorilla was released by Beard Of Stars Records.
In October 2003 the band is back to the studio. Their second full-length album The Light Album was released in 2004 by Go Down Records, supported by the Italian distributor Audioglobe and the European distributors Sonic Rendezvous and Cargo. The videoclip of their first single, Talking About Revolution was broadcast on the most important national music channels (MTV, TV Rock, All Music, YosTV ) .
OJM played gigs with well-known band and artists as MC5, Iggy And The Stooges, The Datsuns, Motorpsycho, Brant Bjork, Lords Of Altamont, Gorilla, Fu Manchu, Marlene Kuntz, Hardcore Superstar, Nebula, Josiah, The Fleshtones.
After the release of The Light Album OJM's formation changed. Matt Bordin and Frank Puglie gave way to Andrew Pozzy (bass guitar) and Alex Germany (electric guitar).
In summer 2005 the band recorded a single with the Californian artist Brant Bjork and the LP was released in 2006 by Go Down Records.
March 2006 signed the beginning of an important collaboration for the band: Michael Davis from MC5 became the producer of their third full-length album Under The Thunder, released in November 2006 by Go Down Records. Straight after this release the band started an intense live activity in Italy and Europe.
Live In France is OJM's first live album, initially distributed for free through the web and then printed in 500 copies in LP format. Go Down Records released it in April 2008.
In December 2008 the band played in a tour called OJM & Eeviac Rock Show: the live performance of the band was combined with video projections created by Eeviac.
In 2009 the formation changed again: guitar player Alex Germany left and Andrew Pozzy took his place. In addition, Stefano Pasky joined the band as electric bass, electric organ and piano bass player.
Volcano is the name of their fourth full-length album, realized and recorded with the new band formation. It was released in September 2010 by Go Down Records. The album was produced by Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age). After the album's release, the band began a live activity in Italy and Europe.
David Martin - Vocals,
Max Ear - Drums,
Andrew Pozzy - Guitars, backing vocals,
Steven Deluxe - Bass,
Massimiliano Bandiera - Bass (1997-1999).,
Frank Puglie - Guitars (Extended Playing - Heavy - The Light Album).,
Matt Bordin - Bass (Extended Playing - Heavy - The Light Album) guitars e vocals (The Light Album).,
Cristian De Bortoli - Bass (2003).,
Nene Baratto - Bass (2004).,
Alex Germany - Guitars (I Got Time - Under The Thunder - Live In France).,
Gazzola Riccardo - Theremin e percussions (2009).,
Stefano Pasky - Piano Bass, electric organ, bass, vocals (Volcano).,
2000 - Extended Playing (Agitato Records/Venus),
2002 - Heavy (Beard Of Stars Records),
2004 - The Light Album (Go Down Records),
2006 - Under The Thunder (Go Down Records),
2010 - Volcano (Go Down Records),
2008 - Live In France (Go Down Records),
2003 - Ojm /Gorilla Split (Beard Of Stars Records),
2006 - I Got Time (with Brant Bjork, Go Down Records),
2001 - The Sleeper 1,
2004 - Talking About Revolution 2,
2006 - Sixties 3,
2010 - I'll Be Long 4,
2010 - Venus God 5,
2011 - 2012 6
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