I'm happy to say that I will be a part of the new Avantasia album scheduled for release early 2016. Like before I recorded my vocals in Wolfsburg, Germany and it was great to work with Tobias, Sascha and Miro again. The Avantasia World tour 2016 is confirmed and I will do all shows next year.
Looking very much forward to see you all and to bring the rock!
- I'm on my way to Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the CBLoL grand final.
Last year I worked with music producer Christian Linke of Riot Games in LA, on "Pentakill", a heavy rock band within the League of Legends concept.
Looking very much forward to this event! The online gaming industry has taken a new step, in working with artists around the globe, to increase the quality of the music, as well as reaching a broader international audience.
The online gaming industry is in many ways replacing the impact my generation's super channel, Sky channel and MTV had before internet came, so this is an exiting and important arena, and I am proud to be a part of it.
Just thought I'd share a video clip from my backyard, together with my little crow friend.
The little fellow is quite clever, and will take off with keys and anything shiny he can carry...
Had a blast at the Karmogeddon festival, performing the Dracula "Swing of Death" show.
Crowd was great plus I got to see my old friends from Hammerfall and Triosphere again.
Hope to see everyone again soon!
Jorn and Lena backstage after the show
I am proud to announce that I will participate as one of the judges in the Global Battle of Bands, World final, at Rockefeller Music Hall, in Oslo tonight. GBOB is the worlds biggest music competition, for bands playing their own songs, live. This will be an evening of great music, and I am looking very much forward to it!
The Dracula album is doing really well, and I'm happy to see all the great reviews. It's an album somewhat out of the ordinary, and it has been exciting to do something different.
I wish to thank everyone for all the positive feedback and support, it means a lot to me, and is truly inspiring! It encourages me to push forward and work even harder.
I am sad to hear that yet another great musician, colleague and friend has passed away. Mats was found in his hotel room in downtown Ryong, Thailand, and as far as we know nothing criminal has happened. To know that Randy Coven went less than a year ago, and now Mats, is devastating, my thoughts go to his family and all his friends.
"Queen of the Dead" is another one from the Dracula Swing of Death album.
Follow THIS LINK to watch the video.
The official music video for the song "Walking on Water" is now uploaded.
"Walking on Water" is the single taken from the Dracula Swing Of Death album, to be released January 23rd in Europe and 27th in the US.
I had a great time in Kavarna, celebrating New Years Eve together with family and friends in "The City of Rock". When we left Norway we didn't expect 15 minus this far south in Europe, and it felt weird watching the weather forecast describe 6-7 pluss, back home.We wore warm clothes, and soon forgot about the cold, as we were treated so good and was exceptionally well taken care of. The Christmas Party we were invited to was great, and joining in on the traditional Bulgarian folk dance was good fun.
The official music video for "Walking On Water" from Dracula "Swing of Death", will be released on January 9th 2015, follow THIS LINK for a preview.
"Walking On Water" is now availble on itunes.
A demonic and beautiful love story inspired by Bram Stokers Dracula, reflecting the inner shadows of the man and myth.
We have worked on and off, on this epic album, and it took us close to 4 years to complete it. It's not the typical rock opera with a storyteller and long instrumental parts, but more of a dark and melodic rock album with songs of radio potential that take you straight to the point.
Just been recording at Magnus Karlssons studio in Sweden, one of the songs for his new solo album project Free Fall II. We worked intensely for two days, and had a great time. I haven't had time to guest on projects like this the last few years, and it felt good to do something different. His album will feature several well-known singers, and is scheduled for release summer 2015.
Billed as "Three Tenors in Rock", this truly special event will take place in a mountain hall in Gjøvik, Norway, Friday 17th, and in Fauske Saturday 18th of October.
Jorn says: "Originally Joe Lynn Turner was supposed to do this with us, but because he is scheduled for surgery in october, he has to rest for the next few months. I wish him all the best and hope he recovers soon".
Lyric video for the new song "Lady of Winter", is now uploaded.
Song is taken from the Allen/Lande album "The Great Divide", to be released in October.(2014)
I'd like to thank David Roberts and everyone at the Cambridge Rock Festival. The storm that hit England shut down the PA system and nearly destroyed the stage, but due to the hard working staff, and some luck, the festival could go on.