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Formed: 2000
From: Fredrikstad, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Jorn News

Below is our complete Jorn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Jørn Releases Three "Overload" Music Videos

Jørn (ex-MasterPlan) released three new music videos for the track "Overload," a song which appears on the latest album "Traveller" (available now via Frontier Records). The video consists of previously unreleased live footage. Three different edits were put together shortly after the release of the music video for "Traveller," but were never uploaded until now.

Jørn explains: "At the time we didn't see these videos as official music videos, since they were all based on live footage and live images. We thought they would be more suitable as bonus material in connection with a future compilation or as something extra on the next studio album. The original plan was to put together one video for 'Overload,' using the best footage from all the three versions to make the best possible result. I changed my mind and thought it would be a special treat for the fans to release them all as they are. I personally like 'Overload' a lot, it is one of my favorite Jorn songs, as it is a true massive rocker with a killer riff that hits you right in the face. Being such a great song it would be a shame to just 'sit' on the material, life is now and it deserves to be released."

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Jorn Splits With Drummer

Jorn has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"After many years of working together, I am sorry to announce that Willy Bendiksen will no longer be playing with us. We wish him all the best and good luck for the future. A new drummer will be announced."

Jorn now consists of:

Jorn Lande - Vocals
Trond Holter - Guitar
Thomas Bekkevold - Bass More...

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Jorn Releases "Cancer Demon" Video

Jorn has released a new music video for "Cancer Demon," which is taken from the album "Traveller," out now on Frontiers Records. Check it out below. You can also watch the previously posted video clip for "Traveller" at this location.

Jorn consists of:

Jorn Lande: Vocals
Willy Bendiksen: Drums
Trond Holter: Guitar
Jimmy Iversen: Guitar
Bernt Jansen: Bass

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Jørn Posts "Traveller" Music Video

Ex-Masterplan vocalist Jørn Lande posted a new music video for the song "Traveller." The song is the title track to the new release due out on June 11th (North America) and June 14th (EU) via Frontiers Records.

The track list for "Traveller" is:

1. Overload
2. Cancer Demon
3. Traveller
4. Window Maker
5. Make Your Engine Scream
6. Legend Man
7. Carry The Black
8. Rev On
9. Monsoon
10. The Man Who Was King

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Jørn To Release New LP "Traveller" In June

Former Masterplan vocalist Jørn Lande will issue the new Jørn album "Traveller" on June 11th (EU) and June 13th (North America) via Frontiers Records. The track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. Overload
2. Cancer Demon
3. Traveller
4. Window Maker
5. Make Your Engine Scream
6. Legend Man
7. Carry The Black
8. Rev On
9. Monsoon
10. The Man Who Was King More...

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Jørn To Issue "Symphonic" Album In January

"Symphonic" is not the next proper new album from Ex-Masterplan vocalist Jørn Lande, but rather a selection of tracks taken from the vocal icon's previous studio releases, which have been remixed in order to add a grandiose classical orchestra arrangement to the existing hard rock structure. The album is scheduled for release via Frontiers Records on January 22, 2013 (North America) and January 25, 2013 (EU).

Lande commented: "I didn't want to choose the most obvious Jorn songs, as I didn't want this album to come out as a typical 'best of' release. Some songs that are not too typical in a Jørn context, were chosen simply because some great songs often tend to be forgotten and therefore deserve a second chance."

Tracks like “I Came to Rock”, “Burn Your Flame” and “Behind the Clown” are presented in a very intriguing and different new dressing, which enhances the variety and depth of Jørn’s classic songwriting and performance style. In Jorn’s words: "'I Came To Rock,' might now even remind the listener of a Broadway musical, not coming from a heavy rock band like Jørn. The new version of 'Behind The Clown' shows how much as a young boy I have been fascinated by Kate Bush. 'Burn Your Flame' instead came out really fresh and different, compared to the original version on 'Spirit Black' from 2009."

"Symphonic" will also includes an unreleased cover version of Dio’s "Rock 'n' Roll Children." "I hope you will enjoy the album and maybe you will even rediscover some songs you had forgotten…," concludes Jorn.

The track listing for "Symphonic" is:

1. I Came To Rock
2. Rock 'n' Roll Children (Dio Cover)
3. The World I See
4. Burn Your Flame
5. Man Of The Dark
6. My Road
7. Time To Be King
8. Black Morning
9. Like Stone In Water
10. Vision Eyes
11. War Of The World
12. Behind The Clown
13. A Thousand Cuts
14. The Mob Rules (Black Sabbath Cover) More...

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Amorphis To Play Sweden Rock Cruise

Amorphis has announced the band will be aboard the Sweden Rock Cruise on the Silja Galaxy, which leaves from Stockholm (SE) to Turku (FI) on Friday, October 5th and returns on the following day. Ticket prices start at 595 SEK per person (incl. cabin and access to all concerts and other onboard entertainment). Other bands to perform include Satyricon, Portrait, Rage, and more.

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Jørn Posts New Music Video

Jørn, featuring Masterplan vocalist Jørn Lande, posted a new music video for the song "Live And Let Fly." The song is the bonus track off the band's eighth LP "Bring Heavy Rock to the Land," which which was just released in the beginning of June through Frontiers Records. The band previously posted the title track as the first music video for the album, which can be viewed at this location.

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Jørn Posts New Music Video

Norwegian born vocalist Jørn Lande posted a new music video for the song "Bring Heavy Rock to the Land." The song is the first single and title track for the Masterplan singer's forthcoming ninth solo album, which is due out June 1, 2012 (EU) and June 5, 2012 (North America) through Frontiers Records.

The track listing for "Bring Heavy Rock to the Land" is as follows:

1. My Road
2. Bring Heavy Rock to the Land
3. A Thousand Cuts
4. Ride Like the Wind
5. Chains Around You
6. The World I See
7. Time to Be King (Masterplan cover)
8. Ride to the Guns
9. Black Morning
10. I Came to Rock
11. Live and Let Fly

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Jorn Album To See Vinyl Re-Issue

Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the release of a 12" vinyl edition of the classic Jorn album "The Duke." A deal was inked with the German label AFM Records, and the release date is set to this coming June 1st. The edition includes an insert with lyrics.

"The Duke" is available for pre-ordering at the Inner Wound Recordings store and the track listing is available below.

Side A:
01. We brought the angels down
02. Blacksong
03. Stormcrow
04. End of time
05. Duke of love

Side B:
01. Burning chains
02. After the dying
03. Midnight madness
04. Are you ready
05. Starfire More...

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Amaranthe Announces One-Off Show With Jorn

Amaranthe has issued the following update about performing a one-off show with Jorn in Gothenburg:

"Amaranthe are proud to announce that they will do a special one-off show with JORN, fronted by heavy metal legend Jörn Lande, in their hometown of Gothenburg on September 25! This will be the last show before they enter the studio a few days later, so it will be quite a special night, and the last show for a while! Come out there and rock with us!"

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Jorn's "Dio" Tribute Album Revealed

Jorn Lande (Masterplan) has offered his talents to honour the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio, with his new album aptly entitled “Dio,” to be released on Frontiers Records on July 2nd in Europe and July 27th in the U.S.

Handpicking some lesser known tunes of the Dio era, along with some of the true classics, Jorn offers a fine collection of songs that present the music of the Man and the Artist, with a unique twist. In Jorn Lande’s own words: “Throughout the years I have had the privilege of both meeting and working with many of the musicians that have inspired me on my musical journey. Ronnie James Dio has inspired me through decades, and this man's influence continues to add colour to my creative spirit. Ever since the first time I heard his royal roar back in the 70's, I have been fascinated by this extremely talented man's creative force and dedication to music. His career has been going on for so long and includes so many great songs, that it was a challenge to decide which songs and what era to focus on. I ended up focusing on the DIO era.”

The album also includes an original song for which a videoclip, shot by Thomas Tjader (Pretty Maids, In Flames) was produced. Jorn says: “I wrote 'Song for Ronnie James' as a tribute and a personal thanks to the man who has been my mentor for more than 35 years. This great man has affected my life and career in such a way that without his presence, I would not have become the artist I am today.”

The “Song for Ronnie James” music video can be watched below.

“Dio” was mixed by Tommy Hansen, Jailhouse Studios, and the final tracklisting includes the following tracks:

Song For Ronnie James
Shame on the Night
Stand Up And Shout
Don't Talk to Strangers
Lord Of The Last Day
Night People
Sacred Heart
Sunset Superman
Lonely Is The Word / Letters From Earth (2010 version)
Kill The King*
Straight Through The Heart (live)

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