KISS are among the heavy rock acts to get the big band treatment with the Big Band Goes Heavy album. Finnish heavy metal musician Jarkko Ahola (TERÄSBETONI, NORTHERN KINGS) has recorded a heavy-meets-jazz album with OULU ALL STAR BIG BAND, which organizes performances in cooperation with guest stars and conductors. Due on October 29, "Big Band Goes Heavy" contains "big-band" versions of classic songs from DIO, QUEEN, KISS, IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH, among others.
The Oulu All Star Big Band feat. J. Ahola performing a cover of the Kiss song, "I Was Made For Loving You". Big Band arrangement by Sven Seebeck of the OASBB.The Oulu All Star Big Band invited J. Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings) to appear as their vocalist for the "Big Band Goes Heavy" portion of the third OASBB Festival which took place at the Uusi Seaurahuone in Oulu, Finland on November 7th, 2009. Conductor and Artistic Director for OASBB: Tapio Maunuvaara.