Norwegian powerhouse vocalist Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, AVANTASIA) will release a new studio album, “Bring Heavy Rock To The Land”, on June 1 via Frontiers Records.
The cover artwork for the CD can be seen below.
South American fans had experienced Jorn Lande live as frontman for MASTERPLAN and recently on the world tour with AVANTASIA “The Flying Opera”, but in July 2011 he visited South America for the first time under the JORN banner.
JORN lineup for the South American tour was as follows:
Jorn Lande: Vocals
Tore Moren: Guitar
Trond Holter: Guitar
Nic Angileri: Bass
Willy Bendiksen: Drums
Jorn Lande’s “Live In Black” 2-CD/DVD set was released in August 2011 via Frontiers Records. The concert was recorded on June 10, 2010 at the Sweden Rock Festival in front of more than 25,000 people.
2010 was a significant year in Jorn’s career. Besides releasing a tribute album to his hero Ronnie James Dio, Jorn was invited to perform, alongside Glenn Hughes, with HEAVEN & HELL at their final concert, which was held in July 2010 at the High Voltage festival in Victoria Park, London, England.
Just a few weeks earlier, Jorn appeared at the Sweden Rock Festival, in Sölvesborg and blew the crowd of more than 25,000 fans away.
“The special thing with ‘Live In Black’ is that it captures a very rough, uncut and spontaneous moment in the band’s history,” says Jorn Lande. “It was a hectic day, with many interviews and several TV appearances and I also had to do a short speech and statement regarding the great Ronnie James Dio’s untimely passing a few weeks earlier. The whole festival became in the spirit of Ronnie, and it was very moving to see everyone there, including the artists honoring his memory.”