Jørn Lande is one of Norway's most accomplished vocalists in the power/progressive metal genres, having fronted many established acts like Beyond Twilight, Ark, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, and Mundanus Imperium. While he is currently working with Masterplan and his Allen/Lande projects, his most consistent output seems to be this solo career. "Spirit Black" is his 7th album since the turn of the century, and the man sounds as polished and professional as ever.
After Dirkschneider's (first) separation with ACCEPT, in 1987, U.D.O. was born and they still offer pure Metal music to the world. 20 years to the day from their first album, Animal House (1987), U.D.O. challenged their fans to vote 12 songs + 4 unreleased bonus tracks to be included in Metallized, as a 20 Years of Metal "Best Of U.D.O."
The Norse God of Metal. The leader of the renaissance of classic Hard Rock on its highest level. One of the most prolific and sought-after singers of today, whose immense vocal talent has reserved him a status of a living legend to be counted amongst the greatest giants in the history of rock. This is Jorn Lande and now he offers his talents to honor the legacy of Ronnie James Dio, arguably one of Lande’s biggest influences and truly one of the best singers in Rock Music.
Steelhammer is the 14th studio album by German heavy metal band U.D.O., released on May 21st, 2013, through AFM Records. It is the first album to feature guitarists Kasperi Heikkinen and Andrew Smirnov. It is also the first album to not feature former Accept drummer Stefan Kaufmann as guitarist since 1997's Solid, as well as the first to not feature Igor Gianola since 1998's No Limits.