Jorn Lande Plans to Release a Second 'Heavy Rock Radio' Covers Album
Alan Dixon from Canada's The Metal Voice spoke in-depth to singer Jorn Lande prior to his performance on the current Avantasia tour in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 23 2019. Jorn spoke about recording and performing with Tobias Sammet's Avantasia, his new Live album, Live on Deth Road, a new Heavy Rock Radio in the works and the music industry today vs yesterday. WATCH INTERVIEW HERE
When asked about the Musical landscape of the industry today compared to the earlier years "Maybe things go to fast now, that is the challenging part. Every month there are so many records being released. The problem is that the time is compressed so you have to deliver the albums quickly, which can jeopardize the quality of the music. Also bands may use digital tools to finish albums sooner that sometimes kills the soul and the heart of the music. This is my kind of issue with things today because I am used to making music by playing, looking for the right notes, the right performance and would sing over and over until it was right. I kind of miss that way of working. I'm still trying to work in the same way of old when I do my Jorn albums. Also I think that is why music today is so stereotypical more than before because artists all use the same programs and there is a certain formula that the record companies are looking for. It has always been like this but today it is more extreme. This is why we miss the quality older songs." When asked about his new Album -Live on Deth Road "We did a few covers Ozzy Shot in the Dark, Black Sabbath the Mob Rules, which is one of my favorite bands, Christopher Cross' Ride like the wind. Besides that we did a lot of my stuff from my catalogu. I also did one song from the Dracula Swing of Death Album. " When asked about the differences between how Tobias Sammet works and how he works "Tobias has some sort of idea for a concept and it's going to be his baby for a period of time. That project will be his only main focus for the next couple of years, which is brilliant. The way I work is totally different, I work all the time on different things, I release different types records all the time not just one specific project. I need to spread my branches To do one thing like Tobias I can't because I have so many different things i need to do . " When asked about plans to record another cover album like Heavy Rock Radio album which he did a few years back "There is a new Heavy Rock Radio album in the works, this will be number two. This project might even be an ongoing thing. I think it's a cool idea to do it. I get to do my favorite songs that I grew up with." When asked what it is like being on stage with Geoff Tate and the other singers on the Avantasia tour "I grew up with Queensryche and I used to play Geoff all the time in my car. It's a special thing to experience all the singers together on stage. We all give compliments to each other, we all respect each other. "
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"Moonglow" was released on February 15 via Nuclear Blast. The album debuted at No. 1 in Germany and also cracked the Top 10 in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Spain. Lande has fronted various bands, among them Ark, Beyond Twilight and Masterplan. Jorn has also participated on several projects, such as the Nostradamus and Dracula Rock Operas, the Allen/Lande albums with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen, the Ayreon and Avantasia projects. On June 14 release of Jorn's brand new live album and video, Live On Death Road on Frontiers Srl
CD1 "My Road" "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land" "Life On Death Road" "Blacksong" "World Gone Mad" "Stormcrow" "Sunset Station" "Ride Like The Wind" "Out To Every Nation"
CD2 "Shot In The Dark" "Walking On Water" "Traveller" "Rock And Roll Angel" "The Mob Rules" "Rainbow In The Dark" "Lonely Are The Brave"
DVD: "My Road "Bring Heavy Rock To The Land" "Life On Death Road" "Blacksong" "World Gone Mad" "Stormcrow" "Sunset Station" "Ride Like The Wind" "Out To Every Nation" "Walking On Water" "Traveller" "Rock And Roll Angel" "Man Of The 80’s" "The Mob Rules" "Rainbow In The Dark" "Lonely Are The Brave"
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