Allen/Lande - Biography




The first chapter of Jorn Lande and Russell Allen's collaboration, "The Battle", was unleashed in September 2005 with unanimous acclaim from fans and critics alike.

Many websites and magazines named it "Record of the Year". Its success made it one of the most popular releases in melodic heavy metal, thanks to beautiful, sweeping piano passages and keyboards, heavy guitar riffs, virtuoso guitar solos, catchy choruses and the vocal talents of two esteemed heavy metal vocalists.

Russell Allen is the singer of the American progressive metal band Symphony X, with which he has released six studio albums with. Highly publicized for his skill, former Masterplan vocalist Jorn Lande has a vocal capability unlike many others: distinctive, rich and spanning a large range. He is also a well-known solo artist with several studio albums released since his 1999 debut entitle "Starfire". All songs thus far have been written by guitar sensation Magnus Karlsson (Starbreaker, Las Tribe).

Their sophomore opus aptly titled "The Revenge" was unveiled in 2007, with cover art specifically designed for this project by Rodney Matthews. Heavier and with a tighter production, thanks to the involvement of Dennis Ward at the mix, this album will excite the many fans who loved the first chapter and everyone who declares themselves a fan of quality hard rock or melodic metal.