Jorn - 'Heavy Rock Radio'


THE BAND:
Jorn Lande: Vocals
Trond Holter: Guitars
Francesco Iovino: drums
Thomas Bekkevold:bass
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards
Except as follows:
"Rainbow in the Dark"
Jimmy Iversen and Tore Moren – guitars
Nic Angileri – bass
Willy Bendiksen – drums
'Stormbringer"
Jorn Viggo Lofstad – guitars
Sid Ringsby – bass
Willy Bendiksen – drums

MUSIC VIDEOS BELOW


TRACKLISTING:
1.) "I Know There's Something Going On" -is a song recorded in 1982 by ABBA singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida). It was the lead single from her solo album Something's Going On. The song was a hit around the world during 1982 and 1983.
2.) "Running Up That Hill" -is a song by the English singer-songwriter Kate Bush. It was the first single from her 1985 album, 'Hounds of Love', released in the United Kingdom on 5 August 1985. It was her first 12" single.
3.) "Rev On The Red Line" - Is the B-Side of "Dirty White Boy" by British-American rock band Foreigner, written by Lou Gramm, Mick Jones, and produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Jones, and Ian McDonald.
4.) "You're The Voice" -is a song written by Andy Qunta, Keith Reid, Maggie Ryder and Chris Thompson. Australian singer John Farnham recorded the song for his album Whispering Jack released in 1986.
5.) "Live To Win" -is the titled track from the second solo album from Kiss vocalist, guitarist and co-founder Paul Stanley, released on October 24, 2006. The album's title track was featured on the South Park episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft", twenty days prior to the album's release.
6.) "Don't Stop Believin'" -is a song by the American rock band Journey, originally released as a single from its seventh studio album Escape (1981). It became a number 9 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 on its original release.
7.) "Killer Queen" -is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was their first big international hit, reaching number two in the UK and becoming their first US hit.  Written by lead singer and pianist Freddie Mercury, it was featured on their third album 'Sheer Heart Attack' and later appeared on the band's first compilation album, 'Greatest Hits'.
8.) "Hotel California" - is the title track from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977.  Writing credits for the song are shared by Don Felder (music), Don Henley, and Glenn Frey (lyrics). The Eagles' original recording of the song features Henley singing the lead vocals and concludes with an extended section of electric guitar interplay between Felder and Joe Walsh.
9.) "Rainbow In The Dark" -was the second single released by heavy metal band Dio, taken from their 1983 album, 'Holy Diver'. It was numbered 13 on VH1's "Top 40 Greatest Metal Songs".
10.) "The Final Frontier" -Was taken off of the fifteenth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 13 August 2010 in Germany, Austria and Finland,17 August in North America, 18 August in Japan, and 16 August worldwide.
11.) "Stormbringer" - is taken off of the Deep Purple album under the same neme.  'Stormbringer' was the ninth studio album by Deep Purple, released in November 1974. On this album, the soul and funk elements that were only hinted at on 'Burn' are much more prominent.
12.) "Die Young" -is a song by American recording artist Kesha. It was released on September 25, 2012 as the lead single from her second studio album, 'Warrior' (2012
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    Jørn Lande (born May 31, 1968), is a Norwegian hard rock and heavy metal singer. He is known for being the former vocalist of bands Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Vagabond, The Snakes, and most notably of power metal band Masterplan, as well as for his solo career as Jørn.
    Jørn Lande has performed with various bands before achieving a solid career.

Vagabond, The Snakes and first projects (1993-1998):
    The first band with whom he achieved a minor success was Vagabond, which also featured Ronni Le Tekrø, Morty Black and other former members of the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. The self titled album, released in 1994, sold 10,000 copies in Norway, but the copies were dropped by label EMI. At this time, Jørn did the lead vocals for the Norwegian national football team's song for the 1994 World Cup, "Alt for Norge" (All for Norway). The second Vagabond album, 'A Huge fan of Life', was released in Europe on the band's own record label. The end of Vagabond came with the reformation of TNT in 1996, and subsequently the band members went their separate ways, with Jørn joining a band formed by Whitesnake former guitarists Bernie Marsden and Micky Moody called The Snakes. After a tour with The Snakes playing mostly Whitesnake covers and the recording of an album released only in Japan called 'Once Bitten', Jørn was fired from the band and joined other projects, including the Symphonic Metal band Mundanus Imperium, which resulted on the album 'The Spectral Spheres Coronation'.
Ark, Millenium, Beyond Twilight, first solo albums (1999-2001):
    Later on, Jørn got together with guitarist Tore Østby (ex-Conception) and drummer John Macaluso to form the progressive metal band Ark and record their first self titled album in 1999. Right after in 2000, he also made part of the American hard rock band Millenium, led by guitarist Ralph Santolla, and recorded the vocals for their album 'Hourglass'. The same year, John Macaluso from Ark, who was also playing with Yngwie Malmsteen's band, made contact with the guitarist to include Jørn on a mini tour in Europe, as they needed a vocalist for the band. The collaboration between Lande and Malmsteen didn't endure and Jørn left the band in the middle of the tour. Also in the same year, Jørn recorded his first solo album called 'Starfire', which featured mostly cover songs and several band members from his past and current bands as the musicians of the album.
    The second Ark album 'Burn The Sun' was released in 2001 and is one of the most acclaimed works featuring Jørn. Also in 2001, he teamed up with keyboardist Finn Zierler and formed the project Beyond Twilight which led to the album 'The Devil's Hall of Fame, another acclaimed work by the public and media. Still in the same year, Jørn released his second solo album 'Worldchanger'.
Masterplan, Allen/Lande and other projects (2002-2010):

    In 2002, Jørn finally joined the global metal scene fronting the melodic power metal band Masterplan, formed in with Roland Grapow and Uli Kusch after both were fired from Helloween. Jørn released two successful albums with Masterplan, playing at big festivals and tours around the world from 2003 to 2006 until he left the band on May 11, 2006, because of creative differences. Jørn wanted to take the band towards a more melodic style, while the other members were leaning towards a heavier sound. During the time as member of Masterplan, Jørn also released two solo albums via the band's record label AFM Records: 'Out to Every Nation' in 2004 and 'The Duke' in 2006. After his departure from Masterplan, Jørn concentrated more on his solo career and started a longtime partnership with the record company Frontiers Records.
    In 2005, Jørn teamed up with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen in a singer-duet collaboration on the album 'The Battle', and their following album, 'The Revenge', released May 11, 2007. The project is commonly called Allen-Lande and was put together by the president of Frontiers Records, with songwriting duties and most of the instrumentation done by Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson.
    Jørn's first live album, 'Live in America', was released September 21, 2007, containing two discs with tracks taken from his performance on September 16, 2006, at the rock festival ProgPower VII in Atlanta, Georgia.

    In 2008, Jørn Lande lent his voice to the rock opera bands Ayreon on the album '01011001' and Avantasia on the album 'The Scarecrow', both released in January 2008. He was also one of the main guests in the first Avantasia's world tour. Later, he was featured on over 10 songs on Avantasia's two subsequent albums, 'The Wicked Symphony' and 'Angel of Babylon' and once again took part in the world tour in December 2010.
    Jørn released two more full-length albums with his own band, 'Lonely Are The Brave' in 2008, which was the fastest selling album of his career, and 'Spirit Black', right one year after.
    On July 25, 2009, Masterplan announced that Jørn was back in the band. Masterplan's 3rd album with Jørn Lande is titled 'Time to Be King' and was released on May 21, 2010.
Allen/Lande reformed, Pentakill, Dracula and Return to Avantasia (2013-present):
    Jørn Lande also announced in an interview that a new Allen/Lande album was in the works but this time with songwriting and production made by former Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki, replacing Magnus Karlsson. On 24 July 2013, Timo Tolkki also confirmed the role in the project via his Facebook page. The album was released on October 17 in Europe and October 21, 2014 in North America. This time, Lande has also contributed with some vocal melodies and lyrics to the album.
    In 2014, Lande provided lead vocals for songs "Lightbringer" and "Thornmail" for the fictional League of Legends band, Pentakill (named after the rare occurrence of one player defeating all five of the enemy team in quick succession) taking the role of Karthus, a lich that serves as one of the playable characters in the game. The first single, 'Lightbringer', was released on May 27, and the full album, 'Smite and Ignite', was released on June 3, 2014.
    In the same year, it was announced a project created by Lande together with his band's new guitarist Trond Holter (formerly of Wig Wam), an album rock opera based telling the story of Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was released on January 23 in Europe and January 27th 2015 in North America and it's called 'Swing Of Death'. They performed the whole album live on May 1, 2015 at the Karmoygeddon Festival in Norway.
    In 2015, Jørn performed live with the fictional League of Legends band Pentakill in São Paulo, Brazil during the CBLOL (League of Legends Brazilian Championship) grand final. He was singing in a duet with the character Karthus (portrayed by Brazilian singer, former Hangar, Nando Fernandes).
    The same year, it was announced Jørn's return to the Avantasia crew, recording vocals for the album 'Ghostlights' and taking part in the 2016 world tour.
   Jørn was also announced as one of the guests of former Allen/Lande instrumentalist/producer Magnus Karlsson's new album 'Kingdom of Rock', from his project 'Free Fall'. Jørn sings the first and self-titled track.
    In 2016, Jørn announced a new release called 'Heavy Rock Radio', his third album consisting only of covers songs from artists that inspired him to start a musical career. This time the album would include covers from pop artists such as Kate Bush, Frida, John Farnham and also some rock icons such as Paul Stanley, Queen, Iron Maiden, Journey, Eagles and many more. The album was released on June 3, 2016.

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    On June 3 Frontier Records released Jørn's latest CD titled 'Heavy Rock Radio'.  'Heavy Rock Radio' is the third CD Jørn has released featuring nothing but cover songs.  The CD features twelve blistering cover songs ranging from top forty hits to classic rock.
    It is my opinion that
Jørn is one of the top five greatest rock vocalist of our generation.  The artists and songs Jørn picked for this release are songs that are very special to him and help him forge his own unique vocal ability and style.  Every song on 'Heavy Rock Radio' along with the other two cover CD's was handled with care and respect to the original versions.
    Jørn says: "The most important thing was to treat these songs with respect towards the original versions. My goal was always to think that the original artist would be honored and find my version relevant. At the same time, my intention was never to try to compete with the original song and artist, but make it a strong alternative version to enjoy. At the same time, it is a well-deserved homage to these artists and bands who influenced me strongly, and I have wanted to record these songs for quite some time but was always too busy writing and recording my own songs to make it happen. Originally, I had a list of 40-50 songs I wanted to do, but I had to strip it down to about 15 songs before deciding on the final tracklist. This means that there are some unfinished business musically, and I will most likely record more of these songs in the future."
    Jørn not only makes every song his own however there are times when his version is better than the original.  A couple perfect examples of this are track one, "I Know There's Something Going On" originally recorded by ABBA vocalist Frida and "Live To Win" by Paul Stanley.  Jørn stayed very true and very close to the original arrangements just changing a few things here and there.  Just like the other two cover CD's Jørn has released he never strayed to far from the original arrangements.  Something that I found very interesting was when I was listening to the CD and track six Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" started playing and my wife who is a huge Journey fan.  She actually thought Jorn's version was better than the original.  Coming from her is an unbelievable compliment!
    As far as cover CD's go that I have heard 'Heavy Rock Radio' is by far the best I have ever heard!  This is an absolute must have for all rock 'n roll fans!!!!!