I am sad to hear that yet another great musician, colleague and friend has passed away. Mats was found in his hotel room in downtown Ryong, Thailand, and as far as we know nothing criminal has happened. To know that Randy Coven went less than a year ago, and now Mats, is devastating, my thoughts go to his family and all his friends.
"Queen of the Dead" is another one from the Dracula Swing of Death album.
Follow THIS LINK to watch the video.
The official music video for the song "Walking on Water" is now uploaded.
"Walking on Water" is the single taken from the Dracula Swing Of Death album, to be released January 23rd in Europe and 27th in the US.
I had a great time in Kavarna, celebrating New Years Eve together with family and friends in "The City of Rock". When we left Norway we didn't expect 15 minus this far south in Europe, and it felt weird watching the weather forecast describe 6-7 pluss, back home.We wore warm clothes, and soon forgot about the cold, as we were treated so good and was exceptionally well taken care of. The Christmas Party we were invited to was great, and joining in on the traditional Bulgarian folk dance was good fun.
The official music video for "Walking On Water" from Dracula "Swing of Death", will be released on January 9th 2015, follow THIS LINK for a preview.
"Walking On Water" is now availble on itunes.
A demonic and beautiful love story inspired by Bram Stokers Dracula, reflecting the inner shadows of the man and myth.
We have worked on and off, on this epic album, and it took us close to 4 years to complete it. It's not the typical rock opera with a storyteller and long instrumental parts, but more of a dark and melodic rock album with songs of radio potential that take you straight to the point.
Just been recording at Magnus Karlssons studio in Sweden, one of the songs for his new solo album project Free Fall II. We worked intensely for two days, and had a great time. I haven't had time to guest on projects like this the last few years, and it felt good to do something different. His album will feature several well-known singers, and is scheduled for release summer 2015.
Billed as "Three Tenors in Rock", this truly special event will take place in a mountain hall in Gjøvik, Norway, Friday 17th, and in Fauske Saturday 18th of October.
Jorn says: "Originally Joe Lynn Turner was supposed to do this with us, but because he is scheduled for surgery in october, he has to rest for the next few months. I wish him all the best and hope he recovers soon".
Lyric video for the new song "Lady of Winter", is now uploaded.
Song is taken from the Allen/Lande album "The Great Divide", to be released in October.(2014)
I'd like to thank David Roberts and everyone at the Cambridge Rock Festival. The storm that hit England shut down the PA system and nearly destroyed the stage, but due to the hard working staff, and some luck, the festival could go on.
Two never before released videos, for the songs "Spirit Black" and "Time To Be King" are uploaded.
Nothing too fancy about them, but nevertheless they are a part of the Jorn legacy and should be available.
I wish to thank the staff at the Rock Off festival for their hospitality and great service. A festival doesn't get much better than this!
It was a magic night, and we all hope to be back again soon!
We had a great time at the Kavarna Rock Fest in Bulgaria this weekend, and would like to thank everyone for their hospitality and kindness. With such a great reception from the crowd and festival staff, we all felt very privileged. Special thanks to Dani and Elena who took such good care of us!
The song "Lightbringer" was launched on May 27th by Riot Games, Inc.
I worked 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, it's a great 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!
My old friend Randy Coven passed away on 20th of May. He was only 54!
Unfortunately I haven't seen Randy the last few years, we were both keeping busy and time just flew by.
I'm happy to announce that I have been invited to do some shows together with Gus, Uli and their band in March. After much studio work lately, and as a contrast to the dark winter months here in Scandinavia, I'm looking very much forward to spending some time in the sun, and of course, to bring the rock!