|Also known as: Jorn Lande
Born on: 31.05.1968
Jørn Lande is a Norwegian heavy metal and hard rock singer. He is known for his powerful, melodic voice, wide vocal range, and for not only putting out album after album from numerous side-projects and bands and as an ocassional guest musician, but also for his largely successful solo career.
Jørn Lande has performed with bands such as Vagabond (with Ronni Le Tekrø from TNT), Yngwie Malmsteen, ARK, Beyond Twilight, Mundanus Imperium, Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus, Millennium, Ken Hensley and The Snakes as well as his own self-titled solo effort. He also sang lead vocals on the Norwegian national football team's song for the 1994 World Cup, "Alt for Norge" (All for Norway).
More recently, Jørn joined the global metal scene fronting Masterplan, with whom he released two albums. In 2005, Jørn also teamed up with Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen on the album The Battle, and their following album, The Revenge, released May 11, 2007.
On May 11, 2006, Jørn Lande left the band Masterplan because of creative differences. Jørn wanted to take the band towards a more melodic style, while the other members were leaning towards a heavier sound. Jørn sings on Masterplans last album, Time to be King, which was released may, 2010.
Jørn's first live album, Live In America, was released September 21, 2007, containing 2 discs with tracks taken from his performance on September 16, 2006, at the rock festival ProgPower VII in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2007, Jørn Lande lent his voice to the Ayreon album 01011001 and the latest Avantasia album The Scarecrow, both being released in January 2008.
Another full-length album was released on June 6th 2008. Titled Lonely Are The Brave, the 9-track album is also available as a limited edition slipcase version with two additonal songs, including a cover of the title track to Deep Purple's 1974 album Stormbringer.