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Original line-up (TONY, UKI, EHT and RENO) rehearshed cover songs in the beginning of 80's and so we decided to make some own songs. The first jamming week produced four songs and there was an opportunity to play a gig at Alpua Youth Club (1983), so we decided to test these new songs with the audience. There was only one big problem - band had no name. So we playd our first gig with the name MEG, set included those four new own songs and covers from Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Blue Öyster Cult, Saxon, MSG, Gary Moore, Def Leppard...
The new name was invented short after this first gig "Flimzy Haze". We made some more gigs and demo's at Haga Waga studio, Kempele. We also decided to invest to a a touring bus and small PA-system. Bulk Oy advertising company made to us tour material.
Record companies were interesrted in our music, but the trend in that time was that you have to sing in finnish, so we made our first single with the bands own money. Single "the Tryout/Paid To Kill" was released and the bands name was changed to GOBRA, because Flimsy Haze was too difficult to gig arrangers and was always misspelled in advertisments and by media. Flimsy Haze remained later as band's record company label with the falce teeth -logo. After success of the first record release Gobra made gigs in every part of Finland.
Highlights year by year
1986 Demotape at SoundMix-studios produced by Kepa from Zero Nine.
1987 Despair EP at SoundMix-studios recorded and mixed by Timo Tarvainen.
1988 Gobra plays in finnish MTV3 Levyraati program. Song was Janis Joplin's Move Over
1988 Video at Kokkola TV,this video was broadcasted in MTV Europe and Finnish TV2 music program RockStop.
1988 Commercial video to Pyhäjokiseudun kirjapaino by Pentti Krapu.
1989 Single Behind the Deadzone / Silver Bracelet. Sakri Viklund made single cover.
1989 ABSO replaced EHT from may to june and made 30 gigs.
1990 LP The First At Last at Aaria studios Oulainen.
1990 Single Shadow Of Sadness / Kiss Your life Goodbye at SM-studios.
1992 CD/MC True Tale was made with 8-tracker by Juha Matinheikki.
1994 Christmas Demo song We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Jingle Bells at BRR studios.
1996 Third CD recordings were started at BRR-studios.
1996 Samick to Gobra, EHT quits.
1997 Third CD was mixed at BRR studios and CD cover by Roy Haapakoski.
1998 Samick's brother RAMIZ becames Gobra guitarist.
1998 Ramiz's first gigs with Gobra.
1999 Third CD release in April.
2000 - 2002 more gigs and songwriting.
2004 Uki needs a break and Ramiz decides to concentrate fully to Simple Duo with EHT.
2004 Training with new guitarists Maze and Angry A and on the road...
2005 Angry A. goes to music academy (Kuopio) to study guitar playing, so Mutu takes responsibilities.
2005 Ramiz comes back, Mutu goes to BabyDollsRock, songwriting and gigs
2006 Demo (14 songs) on training place and then live demo at BRR -studios.
2007 Gigs are played as trio, because Ramiz health problems prevent travelling.
2007 Recordings for the new album are done with Ramiz at BRR -studios.
2007 Autumn - Uki makes come back, we play old and new songs, Uki also sings backing vocals to new album.
2008 Uki back on the road, mixing of new album starts, gigs,...
2009 New album "From Dawn To Storm" release 28.01.2009
In this period Gobra has made aboat 1000 gigs in Finland
and story goes on...
The First At Last
- Released: 1990
- 1. Mama´s Little Angels
- 2. Cry Your Eyes Out
- 3. Prisoners Of Freedom
- 4. Shadow Of Sadness
- 5. Kiss Your Life Goodbye
- 6. Forgotten Parachute
- 7. Restless Soul
- 8. Saga Of Silent Soldier
- 9. Far Far Away
- Released: 1992
- 1. Hitch-Hikers Blues
- 2. Autumn
- 3. Castaways In Time
- 4. Nightride And Sunrise
- 5. Cosmic Connections
- 6. The Chosen One
- 7. Out Of Law
- 8. Tramp´s Soul - Homebird´s Heart
- 9. Feet Down On The Ground
- 10. Vinyl Dumbbells
- 11. Adagio Majestoso Op.3 a -minor
- Released: 1999
- 1. Wild Imagination
- 2. Tube Sight
- 3. Wise Wisdom
- 4. Missused Fears
- 5. Drifting
- 6. Shaman´s Dance
- 7. Death Row
- 8. Over The Lands
- 9. Hot Road Metal
- 10. Darker Side Of Mind
From Dawn To Storm
- Released: 2009
- 1. Quick And Dirty
- 2. Death Machine
- 3. What Does It Matter?
- 4. There Will Come A Time
- 5. Indian Soul
- 6. Roses And Barbed Wire
- 7. The Passing Of Time
- 8. Fast Lane
- 9. See The Sign
- 10. The F-Word (Everythings Gonna Blow Up)
- 11. Intruders
- 12. On The Run
- 13. Rock The Boat
- 14. The Last And Slow One
Single / EP / MCD
- Released: 1985
- 1. The Tryout
- 2. Paid To Kill
- Released: 1987
- 1. Leave Me, Baby
- 2. Despair
- 3. You´re So Faraway
- 4. Move Over
Behind The Deadzone
- Released: 1989
- 1. Behind The Deadzone
- 2. Silver Bracelet
Shadow Of Sadness
- Released: 1990
- 1. Shadow Of Sadness
- 2. Kiss Your Life Goodbye
Castaways In Time
- Released: 1992
- 1. Castaways In Time
- 2. Tramp´s Soul - Homebird´s Heart
- 3. Vinyl Dumbbels