Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release of Jorn's brand new studio album entitled Spirit Black on July 14th in the USA.
Considered by many fans and critics as one of the finest voices in hard rock to arrive on the scene at the end of the 20th century, Jorn is now ready to unleash upon the world yet another studio album entitled Spirit Black.
"I have carried some of these ideas with me for quite some time," said Jorn. "Willy, Jimmy, Sid, and myself have known each other since the '80s, and some of the song ideas and demos from back then have now seen the light of day and become an essential part of Spirit Black. When we were younger we usually never cared about what we did yesterday, only about the future, but the past can sometimes reveal hidden treasures and I discovered great potential in some of these song-ideas."
The result: Spirit Black is another slab of classic hard rock with '80s metal elements, which will definitely please all those who loved his recent Lonely Are The Brave, released in June 2008.
A winning formula should not change, so Jorn has worked again with Tommy Hansen at Jailhouse Studios in Denmark, ensuring the right edge to the rich guitar and vocal sound that is now trademark to all Jorn releases. "The fans can expect a solid and defined record that will shake the classic metal world and hammer the future Jorn legacy in stone," Jorn said. "The sound of the album is like a crossover between The Duke and Lonely Are the Brave, and I feel that some of the songs on Spirit Black have the potential to become essential hard rock classics that will stand the test of time."
Jorn Lande's strong and diverse voice and solid songwriting skills have now become legendary in the hard rock world. In a career spanning over 30 releases, and as frontman for Millennium, Ark, and Masterplan, Jorn was recently featured on spectacular projects such as Tobias Sammet's Avantasia, along with stars like Alice Cooper and Eric Singer (KISS), Rudolph Schenker (Scorpions), Bob Catley (Magnum), and in Arjen Lucassen's recent concept album 01011001.
"The musical style and direction is now more defined and less experimental," Jorn said. "I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel anymore, I just want to write good quality hard rock songs that people can relate to and identify with. As we entered into the new millennium, I realized and accepted that my strength as a singer was more classic rock oriented. If you buy a Jorn album today, you know what you will get. True, classic hard rock music."
Jorn is getting ready to tour the world at the end of summer '09 with his band formed by Jgor Gianola and Tore Moren on guitars, Nic Angileri on bass, and Willy Bendiksen on drums.
The Spirit Black final track listing includes: "Spirit Black," "Below," "Road Of The Cross," "The Last Revolution," "City Inbetweeen," "Rock And Roll Angel," "Burn Your Flame," "World Gone Mad," "I Walk Alone," and "The Sun Goes Down" (bonus track exclusively included in the first limited edition pressing in digipak).
And, as reported just a few days ago at AFM Records: After months of rumours and speculations it is now official:
Jorn Lande will once again join forces with his old bandmates, and work on what is expected to be yet another Masterplan masterpiece.
The new album is already in the works and Jorn is right now in Roland Grapow Studios in Slovakia to work on his vocal parts. The release date is not yet decided, but the album is scheduled to hit the market sometime in early 2010.
Also, a best-of album, Dukebox is due out from AFM on August 28, 2009
[Spirit Black was released in Europe on June 5 -ed.]
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[Source: Mazur PR; AFM Records website]