It brings us a big sorrow to announce with a heavy heart that our dear friend and bass player Tommy Larsson has just passed away. We will always remember and carry the memory of Tommy in our hearts forever! We will dedicate our upcoming album to his memory. Rest In Peace brother. –Oxidize
Tommy Larsson har vært en anerkjent musiker i det svenske metal-miljøet i flere tiår og spilte i band som Heed, Dream Evil, Jaggernaut, Fullforce og nå sist Oxidize.
Grunnlegger av Oxidize, Per Stålfors, sier dette om hvorfor han hentet inn Tommy Larsson til bandet:
The bass player Tommy Larsson (Fullforce, Heed, Manimal) also has a fine technique and feeling and fitted perfectly in the role to be the bands motor, and he have aslo a good stage presence that’s good for live performances. –Per Stålfors
Trommeslager Anders Johansson (Manowar, Tungsten, ex-HammerFall) spilte med Larsson i blant annet Fullforce. Han har dette å si om bassisten:
Thanks for all these years Tommy, you will never be able to be replaced in anyone’s heart and it will not be a day for the rest of our lives without us thinking of you in one way or another. You were more loved and valuable than you could ever know, I hope you understand where you are now. Your fire has always burned, and it never goes out. –Anders Johansson