About us

Between 90s grunge and modern rock sounds OX can be found. Hard riffs, melodic choruses and catchy songs are the trademarks of OX. With this, they have created their own identity. In the songs interpersonal relationships on all levels are processed. Also with criticism of society and oneself is not spared. Each listener is invited to think and re-think. With their guitar-based songs, they create an intense atmosphere that captivates the audience, especially at their Live-Shows. Founded in 2015 by singer, guitarist and songwriter Simon Ochs, OX was born. Drummer Max Siegmund and bassist Niklas Reinfandt already knew Simon from their time together in the prog rock band “Fire on Dawson”. With a few demos in his pocket Simon was looking for a second guitarist in the local scene. In a pub he met the guitarist Nadir Zee from Karlsruhe. In the first sessions it became clear that the energy between them was great. Only one year after the foundation, OX released their first studio album “Rewind to Overwrite”. No limits were set in songwriting and a great stylistic diversity emerged. The album was mixed at Tidal Wave Studios and mastered by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Robin Schmidt (The Black Keys and Beatsteaks, etc). Shortly after followed countless club gigs in southern Germany, concerts at the Mixery Camp at the Melt! festival and an Eastern-Europe tour (Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia). At the same time, they worked on their second studio album “Breaking Point”, which was completed in 2019 with the support of the same production team. After the successful release of the album, the pandemic-related break was used to start working on the third album. In collaboration with Sawdust Recordings in Halle/Saale (GER), the first vision of the quartet’s most challenging work to date was created. Despite the inevitable standstill, collaborations with artists and media professionals were established. The amazing results are the first two singles “Blame the Fallen” and “Another One to Care”, which will be released in 2021. Musically matured, the Band from Karlsruhe is far from the end of its journey. OX live for their music and are always ready to break new grounds. After the creatively used time off, they are eager to present their new songs live to a large audience.

MEMBERS

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Niklas

Bass

Equipment:
  • Blade Penta B25
  • Musicman Stingray Special
  • Kemper Profiler Amp
  • Elixir Strings
  • Cordial Cables
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Nadir

Gitarre

Equipment:
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Axe-FX
  • Elixir Strings
  • Cordial Cables
  • D’Addario Black Ice Picks
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Simon Ochs

Gitarre, Gesang, Songwriting

Equipment:
  • PRS Guitars
  • 11 Rack
  • Elixir Strings
  • Cordial Cables
  • Shure Microphones
  • Neumann Microphones
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Max Siegmund

Drummer

Equipment:
  • Pearl Drums
  • Sabian Cymbals
  • Cordial Cables
  • Agner Sticks
  • Aston Microphones
  • Beyerdynamic Microphones

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