Bullet For My Valentine has just released their new album Scream Aim Fire and the accompanying digital comic books are now available. The digital comic books by Tom Manning, entitled Scream Aim Fire: The Comics, is an anthology inspired by BFMV’s new lyrics. Tom Manning is best known for his comic book series Runoff, which Manning, in partnership with Guiermo Del Toro, hopes to turn into a full-length feature film. Fans can check out the first four BFMV comics: “Scream Aim Fire,” “Eye of the Storm,” “Hearts Burst into Fire,” and “Waking the Demon” at www.SAFthecomics.com. Bullet For My Valentine will release digital comic books for the rest of Scream Aim Fire in the coming weeks.
Preview the “Eye of the Storm” comic here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kwQ-_qjCrLA
Hard Rock Hideout recently got the opportunity to do a Q & A with the band Black Tide. The band has a brand new CD coming out in March, called Light From Above. I have listened to it, and it is going to blow people away!
HRH: Tell us how Black Tide got its start?
BT: Well, we started out almost 5 years ago, when we were called Radio, playing at backyard parties and the one small local club in our area. We just practiced a lot in the garage and living room, always trying to write new songs and just play everywhere that we could. We played at the Florida Music Festival and kinda just got this buzz about our band running through the industry. We talked to a lot of labels and even singed a demo deal with Atlantic records at one point. After enough time had wasted, we moved on and signed a deal with Interscope Records.
HRH: How long have you been playing?
BT: I have been playing the bass for about 5 years now, I pretty much started the day I joined this group.
HRH: What are the ages of the members of Black Tide?
BT: Gabriel (singer and guitar) is 15, Alex (guitar) is 18, Steven (drummer) is 19, and I am also 19 (Zakk).
HRH: Who are some of your musical influences?
BT: My musical influences come from all over and I really have no preference about what I listen to. I listen to Van Halen, Drive-By Truckers, The Velvet Underground, Regina Spektor, and Lupe Fiasco. That’s what I’m listeneing to lately anyway.
HRH: What is one of the last concerts that you attended (that you did not perform at)?
BT:I think the last concert I attended was Stone Sour and Dirty Little Rabbits, and that was like 6 months ago. I wish I could just go to see more concerts but I never have time anymore.
HRH: What are some of the CD’s that you are listening to today?
BT: I’ve been really enjoying The Drive-By Truckers new album, Brighter Than Creations Dark. It’s just so all over the place and I can’t really get enough of it.
Southern Rock is what I’m in the mood for lately. I’m also listening to Velvet Underground’s amazing masterpiece The Velvet Underground & Nico.
HRH: In 2007, You played on the Ozzfest tour. What was that experience like?
BT: Waking up everyday and realizing that we were playing on one of the biggest traveling metal tours was insane! That tour was our introduction to real touring and we learned a lot from all the bands and crews.
What’s cooler than getting to say that we shared the stage with Ozzy and we aren’t even old enough to drink.
HRH: Do you have some good stories from Ozzfest that you would like to share? Did you get to meet Ozzy?
We don’t really have any crazy stories from the Ozzfest tour, we got hazed pretty bad on the last day, but nothing really amazing. We were kept on a pretty tight leash because of being underage. We sadly enough didn’t get to meet Ozzy, and we were pretty bummed about it.
HRH: You are currently on tour with Avenged Sevenfold. How is that going? How have the A7X fans reacted to Black Tide?
BT: Touring with A7X has been fucking great! The fans have been really open to us and are really into the music and what we are trying to accomplish. All the guys in the band have been really cool with us and their crew is fantastic.
HRH: You have already toured across the United States and Europe. What are your plans in 2008, when your tour with A7X concludes?
BT: Our plans are to just tour as much as humanly possible. That’s the only thing we really want to do anyway. I don’t really know any specifics at this moment but we should have something announced pretty soon.
HRH: Your new CD, Light From Above, will be released in March.What can you tell us about the new CD?
BT: I can tell you that every song is great and we took our time to make sure that each song was well crafted and as good as we could possibly make it.
HRH: Is there anything you would like to tell your fans?
BT: Thank you guys for supporting us and we can’t wait for all of you to hear our album and we hope to see you all soon!
The band has recently announced a tour with All That Remains in February and March! You can hear two of their new songs on their myspace page. Go Check them out today!
Band reunions seem to be all the rage this week. Add Pretty Boy Floyd to your list of 80’s hard rock bands to reunite.
For the first time in 17 years, all four original members of PRETTY BOY FLOYD — Steve “Sex” Summers, Kristy “Krash” Majors, Vinnie Chaz and Kari Kane — are bringing back the infamous stage show (along with the notorious image) that made them the hottest band in Hollywood in the ’80s and will be performing their classic debut album “Leather Boys With Electric Toys” in its entirety, along with other surprises!
The first show will be a special intimate warm-up club concert in Hollywood on March 1 at Club Vodka, followed by very select special festival-type appearances.
Catch 22 has a sound that I would describe as a mixture of Judas Priest, Vicious Rumors and Testament. For only being a three piece band, the band has managed to craft some impressively tight songs on Soulreaper Vol. 1.
If your not completely hooked on this band, after listening to the title track Soulreaper, than you can’t be a true heavy metal fan. This is good stuff.
T.J. Berry is a good metal singer/screamer, as well as a very good guitar player.
I have a few favorite cuts off of this disc, including Soulreaper, Atlantis Rising, Crawling, and Never.
The only thing that is holding Catch 22 back is geography at this point. It has to be pretty tough to get noticed in the little town of Marietta, Ohio. If a record label gives this band a chance, they will without question have the potential to be another break out Metal Act. Metal Blade Records are you listening?
Rating: Out of 10
Track Listing: Out of 10
- Atlantis Rising
- Swimming With Sharks
- Dis Con Nec Ted
- Killing Floor
- Summer’s Reign
- Season of the Witch
- Winter’s Call
Catch 22 is:
T.J. Berry – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Andy Brookhart – Drums and Backing Vocals
Mike Allen – Bass and Backing Vocals
Check out Journey’s brand new website, at the following link:
As reported by Blabbermouth.net, The William Morris Agency has released a brand new photo of the reunited WARRANT, featuring the group’s original frontman Jani Lane.
Absolutely no other information can be found online regarding the reunion. It certainly seems inevitable that this reunion would take place sooner or later.
Meanwhile, Jamie St. James appears to be gearing up a Tommy Thayer(less) Black N Blue, as they have already confirmed an appearance at the UK Z Rock Festival in May.
Does this mean we could see both Warrant and Black ‘N Blue at Rocklahoma 2008? Time will tell.
After a decade fighting to stop illegal file-sharing, the music industry will give fans today what they have always wanted: an unlimited supply of free and legal songs.
With CD sales in free fall and legal downloads yet to fill the gap, the music industry has reluctantly embraced the file-sharing technology that threatened to destroy it. Qtrax, a digital service announced today, promises a catalogue of more than 25 million songs that users can download to keep, free and with no limit on the number of tracks.
The service has been endorsed by the very same record companies – including EMI, Universal Music and Warner Music – that have chased file-sharers through the courts in a doomed attempt to prevent piracy. The gamble is that fans will put up with a limited amount of advertising around the Qtrax website’s jukebox in return for authorised use of almost every song available.
The service will use the “peer-to-peer” network, which contains not just hit songs but rarities and live tracks from the world’s leading artists.
Nor is a lack of compatibility with the iPod player expected to put fans off. Apple is unlikely to allow tracks downloaded from its rival to be compatible with iPods, but, while the iPod is the most popular music player, it has not succeeded in dominating the market: sales of the iPod account for 50 million out of 130 million total digital player sales. Qtrax has also spoken of an “iPod solution”, to be announced in April.
Qtrax files contain Digital Rights Management software, allowing the company to see how many times a song has been downloaded and played. Artists, record companies and publishers will be paid in proportion to the popularity of their music, while also taking a cut of advertising revenues.
The Qtrax team, which spent five years working on the system, promised a “game-changing” intervention in the declining recorded music market when the service was presented at the Midem music industry convention in Cannes.
The singer James Blunt gave Qtrax a cautious welcome. “I’m amazed that we now accept that people steal music,” he said. “I was taught not to steal sweets from a sweet shop. But I want to learn how this service works, given the condition the music industry is in.”
Qtrax, a subsidiary of Brilliant Technologies Corporation, has raised $30 million (£15 million) to set up the service, which is available in the US and Europe from today. Allan Klepfisz, president of Qtrax, said: “Customers now expect music to be free but they do not want to use illegal sites. We believe this . . . has the support of the music industry and allows artists to get paid.”
Ford, McDonald’s and Microsoft are among the advertisers signed up to support what is thought to be the world’s largest legal music store. The service says that adverts will be nonintrusive and will not appear each time a song is played. As with iTunes, customers will have to download Qtrax software. They will own the songs permanently but will be encouraged to “dock” their player with the store every 30 days so it can gather information on which songs have been played.
Jean-Bernard Levy, chief executive of Vivendi Universal, said the crisis in the music industry had been overstated despite EMI’s radical cost-cutting. He said: “Look at Universal – we have double-digit profit margins. But we would like strong competition from the other major record companies to help the industry grow.” Universal has poached the Rolling Stones from EMI and Mr Levy said that others could follow as thousands of staff and artists are made redundant.
On the appearance of Qtrax, Mr Levy gave warning that the lack of compatibility between competing digital music players was as big a problem as file-sharing. And Paul McGuinness, the manager of U2, said that the sound quality of MP3 downloads was becoming an issue for bands and fans. “There is a growing consumer revolt against online audio quality,” he said.
If you weren’t one of the diehard rock fans, that purchased the import of Airbourne’s Running Wild in 2007, you now have the chance to get a copy of this CD at your favorite retailer.Today (January 29th, 2008) marks the U.S. Release of Airbourne’s Running Wild by Roadrunner Records.
Click here to read the Hard Rock Hideout review of this disc.
The band has a released a new E-Card in support of the new CD.
You can watch three videos from the new CD below!
Are you ready for Hair Metal from South Africa? Check out the band L.A. Cobra.
They currently have four songs available for download on their myspace page including a cover of Poison’s Look What the Cat Dragged In.
Lizzy Borden has released a new video, Tomorrow Never Comes off of their album, Appointment With Death. Check it out Below!
Bullet For My Valentine have released their second full length disc, Scream Aim Fire.
I must admit that I don’t usually get into Metalcore bands very much, but the tunes on Scream Aim Fire will most certainly appeal to quite a few heavy metal fans out there.
This disc is full of lighting fast guitar solos, pounding drums beats, and plenty of metal screams that will unleash your inner headbanger.
The first two songs, Scream Aim Fire, and Eye of the Storm are high energy metal screamers. They start off Scream Aim Fire in a very powerful fashion.
The song Hearts Burst Into Fire caught me by surprise. Matt Tuck sings more than he screams on this one, and this tune could be a fairly big radio hit for Bullet For My Valentine.
Waking the Demon blasts into metalcore mode, and I have to admit, that I am not a fan of those metalcore style vocals. This song has both pure singing (good), and the cookie monster screams (bad). It isn’t a bad song though, and it has grown on me after listening to it a few times. The guitar work on this song is pretty impressive.
Disappear leans more to the mainstream, and Deliver Us From Evil is one of the better metal tracks that I have heard this year.
There are elements of Say Goodnight, that reminds me of Pantera’s Cemetary Gates which is very cool.
I can not deny the popularity of metalcore, but I still have problems wrapping my head around metalcore style vocals. I don’t have a problem with heavy metal style screams. I love ‘em. The guitar work on Scream Aim Fire is stellar, but on some songs, the vocals do not work for me very well. This won’t be a problem for fans of the metalcore genre. They will get into this CD far more than I.
Scream Aim Fire will appeal to fans of Atreyu’s last album, Lead Sails Paper Anchor, most heavy metal and metalcore fans. Scream Aim Fire will arrive in stores today, January 29th. Check it Out!
For more information on Bullet For My Valentine, check out the band’s myspace page. I hope you enjoy the video below, for the the first single on the album, Scream Aim Fire.
- Scream Aim Fire
- Eye of the Storm
- Hearts Burst Into Fire
- Waking the Demon
- Deliver Us From Evil
- Take It Out On Me
- Say Goodbye
- End of Days
- Last to Know
- Forever and Always
Bullet For My Valentine is:
Matthew “Matt” Tuck – vocals, guitars
Michael “Padge” Paget – guitars
Michael “Moose” Thomas – drums
Jason “Jay” James – bass
Last night on Eddie Trunk Live, a listener called in and asked Eddie Trunk what Lita Ford is up to these days.
He said that she is about to play live for the first time in fifteen years at Rock…….. and then he caught himself.
Is the cat out of the bag?
Could this mean Lita Ford will be at Rocklahoma? I guess we will find out for sure when the Rocklahoma Press Conference happens in March.
This is the first time I have heard any mention of this one, but I am betting this one is more than likely to happen.
TOKYO – Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said Monday he was ready to take the iconic band on a world tour after burning up the stage at last month’s reunion concert in London. But it probably won’t be before September.
“The amount of work we put into O2 was what you would normally put into a world tour anyway,” Page, 64, said of the intense rehearsing the band did for the Dec. 10 concert at London’s O2 Arena.
The band’s three surviving members – Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones – were joined at the sold-out benefit show by the late John Bonham’s son Jason on drums.
Page, who was in Japan to promote the new Zeppelin release, “Mothership,” said the two-hour-plus concert was proof that Led Zeppelin can still perform at its best.
He said the band, which formed in 1968, was ready musically to get back together and take it out on a wider run, but it was not clear when it would go on tour as the singer had other plans.
“Robert Plant has a parallel project and he is busy with that until September,” Page said.
Plant and bluegrass star Alison Krauss will begin their world tour with a run of shows in the southern U.S. this spring. The two released an album in October called “Raising Sand” that debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard chart in the U.S. The duo will tour Europe in May before returning for North American shows still to be announced for June and July.
Page said the band set their standards very high before agreeing to do the reunion, their first in 20 years. Led Zeppelin broke up in 1980 after the elder Bonham’s death.
Page said they rehearsed for weeks, apprehensive that the cohesion they had in the 1970s when they were at their peak might be hard to rediscover.
“We wanted people who might not have even been alive in 1980 when we finished to understand what we were,” he said.
Page said all went well until he broke a finger in three places, forcing the band to postpone the show for several weeks.
“But we did the show, and it was great,” he said. “It was instant in terms of chemistry.”
BY ERIC TALMADGE
Through technological advancement, ‘Forever’, a race of aquatic beings living on Planet Y, has found the secret of longevity. They have advanced to the point that they have become completely dependent on machines and are losing their emotions. A passing comet on a collision course with Planet Earth provides the opportunity to revitalize their race; ‘Forever’ harness the comet to carry their DNA to a new home on Earth. When the comet and Earth collide, the cataclysmic impact exterminates the dinosaurs (the Fifth Extinction), but from the ashes of destruction, humans arise. At first, the experiment with seeded DNA seems successful: through the humans ‘Forever’ vicariously relive the emotions they experienced before the age of machines. In order to help mankind overcome their physical ailments and mental limitations, ‘Forever’ speeds up human evolution. But the result is tragic: people develop a similar technological dependency with their emotions waning just like ‘Forever’ and moral development not keeping pace with their capacity to invent. ‘Forever’ must find a way to save mankind from its imminent self-destruction… or should they?
AYREON “01011001”the brand new studio album from mastermind Arjen Lucassen feat. selected top artists of today´s rock genres.
Guest appearances by:
Tom Englund, Steve Lee, Daniel Gildenlöw, Hansi Kürsch, Floor Jansen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jonas Renkse, Jorn Lande, Magali Luyten, Bob Catley, Ty Tabor, Simone Simons, Phideaux Xavier, Arjen Lucassen, Liselotte Hegt, Wudstik, Marjan Welman, Ed Warby, Lori Linstruth, Derek Sherinian, Tomas Bodin, Michael Romeo, Joost van den Broek.
You can view the Album Preview below!
An old Jackyl video recently turned up online. The following video is for the track, Push Comes to Shove, off of the 1994 CD, with the same name.
Check it out at the link below!
L.A. Guns brought their 20th Anniversary Tour to The Blue Note in Cincinnati, Ohio last Thursday Night. A couple of bands Session 9, and A Nervous Wreck opened the show, and got the crowd revved for Phil Lewis and company. This night started to look as if it was going to be the third live music debacle of 2008. The band Z02 were supposed to open for L.A. Guns, but cancelled the day before the show. I was looking forward to seeing this band play live for weeks, so their cancellation came as a disappointment. This was the only thing disppapointing on Thursday Night.
L.A. Guns, featuring Phil Lewis on vocals, Stacey Blades on guitar, Scott Griffin on bass, and Steve Riley on drums, hit the stage at around 11 P.M. and played for a little over an hour. The set contained most of the band’s hits including: Sex Action, Over the Edge, One More Reason, Never Enough, Kiss My Love Goodbye, The Ballad of Jayne, Rip and Tear, Hellraiser’s Ball, and Gypsy Soul.
It was an extremely tight set, and the band seemed to be in top form all night. This is the second time I have seen L.A. Guns over the last few months (you can read about the first show here), but it was definitely the best out of the two shows I have seen.
Phil Lewis still sounds as good as he did 20 years ago. Stacey Blades is an outstanding guitar player. As a whole, L.A Guns still rocks and does it well! The Phil Lewis led L.A. Guns continues to prove that their is only one band that deserves to use the L.A. Guns name. The best one played in Cincinnati Thursday night. The 150 – 200 people that were there for the show, saw a very good night of rock. The turn out for this show was exceptional for a bitter cold Thursday night.
Special thanks to J.T. from Class X Radio for the ticket for this show, and to Paul at TransFusion Productions for bringing L.A. Guns back to the Queen City.
The following videos were below were taken at the show! Enjoy!
The German metal band Accept, didn’t really start taking a foothold in the U.S. until their fifth release Balls to the Wall. A quick look through the Accept catalog, and it is amazing how many strong releases you will find.
Restless and Wild is the 4th album by Accept, and a very good one. Udo Dirkschneider’s abrasive yet powerful vocals, and the heavy guitars of Wolf Hoffman make this a metal classic worth checking out.
From the bizarre folk music intro on this disc, you almost know this record is going to jump out and bite you, and boy does it ever. This is not some watered down pop metal disc, this is heavy metal in its purest form. The first two songs on this disc, Fast as A Shark, and Restless and Wild, are my favorites. There are several strong cuts worth checking out.
The band toured with Judas Priest before this album was recorded, and without question, you can hear the influence of the guitar styling in the music. If you like Judas Priest style metal, and prefer the heavier side of rock, Restless and Wild is an excellent disc worth re-discovering.
The following video is Accept performing the track, Restless and Wild in 1985. Check it Out!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Fast As A Shark
2. Restless And Wild
3. Ahead Of The Pack
4. Shake Your Heads
5. Neon Nights
6. Get Ready
7. Demons Night
8. Flash Rockin’ Man
9. Don’t Go Stealing My Soul Away
10. Princess Of The Dawn
Hermann Frank Jr. – Guitars
Stefan Kaufmann – Drums
Udo Dirkschneider – Vocals
Wolf Hoffmann – Guitars
Peter Baltes – Bass
The band Operator have released a second video off of their CD, Soulcrusher.
Check it out below!
4-3-2-1…Zeros is the band’s debut release on Restless Records. By the time this disc came out, the glam metal scene was on life support, and the Zeros chances of making it to the top were shot.
On 4-3-2-1…Zeros, I hear a lot of 70’s glam, mixed with some 80’s punk rock. This isn’t your typical hair metal band for this time period. Their influences shine through much more than some of their Los Angeles predecessors.
As far as 80’s pop metal goes, I can hear parts of Cheap Trick, a little bit of Motley Crue, and maybe a dash of Poison. The music is light hearted fun, and some of the songs here are tongue in cheek kind of stuff. Some of the tunes have a hard edge, while some tread the pop rock side of the fence. My favorite tunes on this disc are Love’s Not Fair, Sticky Sweet Girls and Too Young.
4-3-2-1….Zeros has been out of print for quite a while. You can still score a copy of this CD through Amazon.com and Ebay. It is worth picking up if you can find a reasonably priced copy. For more information on The Zeros, check out their website at this location.
2. Oh Yeah
3. Love’s Not Fair
4. Sticky Sweet Girls
5. Zero to Mom
6. Death Rock Girl (Did You See?)
7. Rich Chicks
8. Nobody Cares
9. Too Young
11. Wish I Knew
12. Do You Want Some More?
13. Raging Rock & Roll
The Zeros are:
Sammy Serious – Vocals
Joe Normal – Guitars
Danny Dangerous – Bass
Mr. Insane – Drums
Dokken.net has been completely revamped, and new sound samples have been posted online for the up and coming release Lightning Strikes Again!.
Click on the Song Title to listen to the song clips. These are wma files that have to be opened in Windows Media Player.
BUCKCHERRY will be the featured musical guests on NBC-TV’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Thursday, January 24.
BUCKCHERRY’s most recent album, “15”, has proven a triumph, spending more than 80 weeks on the Billboard 200 on its way towards RIAA platinum certification for sales above 1 million units. The CD’s first blockbuster hit single, “Crazy Bitch”, earned the band a 2007 Grammy Awards nomination in the “Best Hard Rock Performance” category. In addition, “Crazy Bitch” recently celebrated a full year in the Nielsen Ringscan Top 30 — the only track to do so in the chart’s history. “Crazy Bitch” has been certified as a Platinum Master Ringtone by the RIAA.
On November 20, the band released an MVI edition of “15”, a PC/MAC-compatible DVD which features full album audio, downloadable files for every song, previously unreleased live tracks (including “Everything”, “Next 2 You”, and “Crazy Bitch”), videos, an exclusive photo gallery, complete lyrics, U-Myx (which allows fans to create their own custom remixes of “Crazy Bitch” and “Everything”), plus a variety of digital extras (such as ringtones, screen savers, buddy icons, and wallpapers). In addition, fans who register their “15” MVI can unlock future content as it becomes available.
I thought the game was extremely cool, but never in my wildest imagination, did I think this game would spawn several sequels, and three movies years later.
I have seen all of the movies in The Resident Evil franchise, and enjoyed Resident Evil: Extinction quite a bit. Each movie has plenty of science fiction
action and horror all rolled into one. Resident Evil: Extinction is no exception.
The premise of the movie is this: The Umbrella corporation who created the T-Virus, that turned the population of Raccoon City into a bunch of zombie’s. The Umbrella Corporation thought they controlled the outbreak of the Virus. As we find out in Resident Evil: Extinction, the outbreak of the T-Virus was not
controlled, turning the majority of the world’s population into man eating zombies.
A small band of survivors fight against all odds to find safe haven, against this
I have always been a fan of Sci-Fi, action flicks, and this movie seems to borrow elements from The Planet of the Apes, Road Warrior, Night of the Living Dead, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. Although it isn’t completely original, it is a good popcorn flick, and one worth checking out.
Milla Jovovich is joined by a solid cast, which includes Ali Larter (Heroes), Mike Epps, and the R&B singer Ashanti in this final sequel of the Resident Evil Series.
If you enjoyed the first two movies, you are sure to like this one too. Check it Out!
Rating: Out of 5
Drowning Pool will be featured in an exclusive interview on SyncLive.com on January 30th at 6pm EST. The Dallas-based band will be performing later that evening with rock band Saliva at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach, FL.
For more information on the band, including their touring schedule, visit: http://www.drowningpool.com/.
To celebrate the release of GYPSY PISTOLEROS album ‘Para Siempre’ on Bad Reputation Records 24th Jan!
The double A side single ‘Pistolero & Bandido’ is available as a Free Download on 24th Jan from http://www.myspace.com/gypsypistoleros
It will be available for one week!!!!
FULL ALBUM -http://www.badreputation.fr/produit?id=179
Locomotive Records has set a January 29 North American release date for “The Gathering” by former MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande (who is performing/recording under the name JORN).
Born in Norway in 1968, Jorn grew up grooving to ’70s rock. That particular aesthetic can be heard all over “The Gathering”.
As a much-respected singer/songwriter who has toured and recorded with numerous bands (his studio debut was in 1993 with VAGABOND), Jorn has been heard on over 20 projects, including many high-profile stints with such artists as Yngwie Malmsteen, Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden (WHITESNAKE), Joe Lynn Turner, keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE), Uli Jon Roth (SCORPIONS) and Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X). Under the name JORN, he has released four solo albums.
“With ‘The Gathering’,” he says, “I am trying to give the fans the chance to check out more easily my work from before I joined MASTERPLAN: some songs that I believe stick out and deserve a second chance in history. Some tracks have been re-recorded from scratch, simply because I felt they would sound better with new arrangements and approach. Others have been remixed and this way given a face-lift due to the fact that the original recordings didn’t sound that great. All songs have been digitally remastered by my good friend Tommy Hansen and I hope that this album will please my old as well as my newer fans.”
“The Gathering” track listing:
01. Something Real
02. Gonna Find The Sun
03. Bridges Will Burn
04. Young Forever
05. Tungur Knivur
06. One Day We Will Put Out The Sun
07. Sunset Station
09. Gate Of Tears
10. House Of Cards
11. My Own Way
13. Abyss Of Evil
14. Where The Winds Blow
The CD was originally issued in Europe in January 2007 via Frontiers Records.
Lande recently spent time at Tommy Hansen‘s Jailhouse Studio in Denmark mixing his new solo album for a March 2008 release (to be made available under the JORN banner). “We are planning to come see many of you guys and gals around Europe next year — and hopefully other parts of the world as well,” states Lande.
As previously reported, Jorn Lande has been confirmed as one of the guests on “The Scarecrow”, the third installment of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet‘s AVANTASIA solo project. The album was produced by Sascha Paeth, who also played the rhythm guitar on the CD. The drums were laid down by KISS/ALICE COOPER drummer Eric Singer and the bass was handled by Tobias himself.