Jorn Lande attending the opening ceremony of historic sun mirrors in his city of birth, Rjukan, Norway
On wednesday October 30th, Jorn Lande took part in the official opening ceremony to celebrate the sun mirrors in Rjukan.
This installation consists of three giant mirrors, designed to reflect the sun down to the town center during the dark winter months. Controlled by computers, the three tilted mirrors follow the course of the sun to bring sunshine to Rjukan's main square below.
The natural sunlight doesn't reach down to the town of Rjukan from early October to the middle of March, leaving the valley in constant shadow. Every year in March thousands of people take to the streets in a carnival to celebrate the suns return, the yearly "solfest".
Jorn Lande returns to the yearly hard rock/metal convention "rockmässan" in Malmö, Sweden October 26th-27th
Rockmässan in Malmö was held for the the first time in 2010, and has become a successful event pulling several thousand people every year. This is my second visit to this popular convention as I was also attending the first year the event was held in 2010. Other artists confirmed for this years event are Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy), Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden), Anders Johansson (Hammerfall) among others...
Go to www.rockmassan.se for more info.
Looking very much forward to it and I hope to see you there!
"Cancer Demon" is a special song with a strong message that most people unfortunately may be able to relate to. The song is written with the intent to shed some light on one of the world's worst illnesses: cancer. I have had the privilege of recording this video in a medieval chapel in Sarpsborg, Norway. I think this location makes the message stronger and more direct, as the lyrics also are. The song might seem brutal, but I think people can relate to and embrace it for its honesty, and see it as a daring, but beautiful thing to do.
Zatans FC won the first four matches of the tournament, but lost 2-1 in the final against Örebro United.
We should have won, Jorn says, we played really well, but spoiled some good chances of scoring in the final. We had great teamwork going and this was a great and fun experience!. I thought I was pretty fit, but I'm definitely a bit out of shape as I almost couldn't get out of bed the next couple of days after the tournament….