Jorn

Fri
15
Jan

JORN Preparing New Covers Record for 2016

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From JORN's Facebook page comes this album news update:
 
ALBUM IN THE WORKS -
Been recording some selected cover songs the last few months, and a new Jorn album is planned for an early 2016 release. I've recorded some of my favourite songs, and included a few that never had any obvious connection to the rock/metal scene, and hopefully it will give this album an unexpected twist. Naturally, I have also made sure to include a few great rock classics. The basic idea for this album was to choose some songs that meant something special to me when I was younger. That is why the variety of songs include everything from experimental pop of the 80's and 70's west coast music, to more classic heavier rock. I also wanted to go against the stream, as I'm tired of the political correctness that so many in the rock/metal world are concerned with.
This album is all about good songs and to record something enjoyable, making versions that are different, but at the same time a homage to the original artists. Music has many faces and expressions, and greatness lies within the song and it's performer, beyond style and category. Also, when you've been around for as long as I have now, it's liberating to go "off track" and try something different.
That said, my heart lies in rock music, but through the years I couldn't help thinking about how some great songs would sound if I tried to give them a certain "Jornish" flavour.
In the process I've had a list of 40-50 songs, but had to cut down to 11-12 tracks, which means I will probably have to do another album like this sometime in the future. Thinking about all the great songs that was ruled out, I already feel there are some unfinished business there, but we'll see what life brings. I usually prefer to work on my own songs, and when we started recording I thought it wouldn't be too difficult or time consuming, but man was I wrong! Maybe it's the greatness in the songs I chose that made me realize how great the original recordings are, and that people often take it too lightly when talking about recording other peoples work.
We've tried our best to make the songs our own, and some songs really worked out well, and I hope you'll like it. Album title, more info and artwork will be announced and uploaded very soon.
Merry Christmas everyone!
- Jorn

 

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Thu
29
May

JORN LANDE FEATURED IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING GAMES

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JORN LANDE FEATURED IN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING GAMES "LEAGUE OF LEGENDS"

Norwegian Rock Icon, Jorn Lande appears as lead vocalist on the song "Lightbringer", launched on May 27th by Riot Games, Inc.

Jorn comments: "I have been working closely with music producer Christian Linke of Riot Games in LA, on a project called "Pentakill", which is basically a heavy rock band within the League of Legends concept.
"Pentakill" is the Valoran continents' most famous (and possibly only) rock band. Its members consist of champions from the game. It's very exciting to be a part of this new development in the gaming industry
and a fabulous opportunity to be able to reach out to millions of people worldwide in just a blink of an eye. It has been a great experience working with the productive and dedicated people of Riot
Games, and I am truly proud to be a part of this!"

Hear the song now via Youtube: http://youtu.be/oUiOylPbfV0

The music video is also showcased on Pentakill's website - > pentakillmusic.com - which is owned and operated by Riot Games, Inc.

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