Mägo de Oz ("Wizard of Oz" with a heavy metal umlaut) is a folk metal and heavy metal band from Spain. The band was formed in mid-1988 by drummer Txus. In 1992, the band was finalists in the "Villa de Madrid" contest. They went on to achieve great success in Spain and in 1995 were declared Revolution Rock Band. Around 1996 the band's definitive line up began to emerge. That same year, they began recording the rock opera CD "Jesús de Chamberí", produced by Alberto Plaza and Mägo de Oz. The CD was released in 1996, through Locomotive Music. The band is well known for the strong Celtic feel to their music, strengthened through their usage of a violinist and flautist. The name for this 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."