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Tsunami is a Heavy Metal band formed in San Jose, CA in the early 1980’s. Bandmates Doug Denton, Tom Yamamoto, and Chris Miyazaki performed together throughout the Bay Area building up a local following. Bassist Maximus joined the band to help solidify the lineup for the writing and recording process of their first record. The band was originally signed to Enigma Records which released their self-titled debut album in 1983. Their first single “The Runaround” hit the charts at number 60 and was played on heavy rotation on almost 200 radio stations nation wide. The band also received radio play of several other songs from their first album such as “Fade to Black” and “Firewater”.

Throughout the 80’s Tsunami shared the stage with bands such as Y&T, Michael Schenker Group, Motorhead, Dokken, Hurricane, and many more. Tsunami has both headlined and supported concerts with Metallica.

Throughout the mid 1980’s Tsunami’s lineup went through some changes. With Kosh coming on as  Lead vocals and Guitar, Steve Tsutsumi on drums, Jimmi Freeze on Lead guitar and Maximus on Bass, Tsunami was ready to record their Second Album “Tough Under Fire”, released in 1990 on Intercord Records.

Keeping Tsunami going, Maximus then went on to record the third Album with Kosh and Steve Tsutsumi playing on half of the album, and Bobby Simcox and Kenny Rich finishing the Second half of the Album.

















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