Track listing: Come Dream With Me; Down From The Mountain; In The Hands Of Time; Solid Ground; Lady Of Winter; Dream About Tomorrow; Hymn To The Fallen; The Great Divide; Reaching For The Stars; Bittersweet
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 ever in Melodic Heavy Metal, thanks to beautiful, sweeping piano and keyboards, heavy guitar riffs, virtuoso guitar solos, hooky choruses and the vocal talents of two of the finest Heavy Metal vocalists around. Great part of the success of the release was also due to the multitalented Swedish guitar player and songwriter Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR, LAST TRIBE, STARBREAKER).
In 2007 the second chapter entitled “The Revenge” was released and met again with an amazing reaction from press and fans. Heavier and with a tighter production, thanks to the involvement of Dennis Ward (PINK CREAM 69, ANGRA, PLACE VENDOME) at the mix, the album excited the many fans who loved the first chapter. Another succesful followed in 2010 entitled “The Showdown” which closed the trilogy.
Russell Allen is the singer of the American Progressive Metal band SYMPHONY X, who have released six studio albums and one live record so far. More than once SYMPHONY X received accolades such as "Best Progressive Power Metal Band Worldwide" or awards for the "Best Progressive Metal Album of the Year".
Highly rated MASTERPLAN and vocalist JORN LANDE has a vocal capability that is world class, distinctive, rich and spanning a large range. He is in high demand and has appeared as guest or sung for such bands and projects as AVANTASIA, ARK, THE SNAKES and many others. He is also a well-known solo artist with various successful studio albums released, since the debut "Starfire" in 1999.
The new album, entitled “The Great Divide” sees a majors change in the formula since songwriting and production is now in the hands of Timo Tolkki, former Stratovarius member. After the success of the initial trilogy a fresher musical direction was needed by to move forward to the next Allen Lande and certainly this new album, while moving in the usual musical landscape, offers fabulous songwriting and as usual some incredible vocals from the two amazing singers.
ALLEN / LANDE
Jorn Lande: vocals
Russell Allen: vocals
Timo Tolkki: guitars, bass, keyboards
Jami Huovinen: drums
Produced by Timo Tolkki