Allen / Lande

The press release!


Frontiers Records is proud to release all details surrounding “The Battle”, the new album featuring Symphony X’s RUSSELL ALLEN with Masterplan’s JORN LANDE.

With songs written by Last Tribe and Starbreaker guitar sensation MAGNUS KARLSSON and with the production of the Scandinavian studio wizard Anders "Theo" Theander (Pain of Salvation, Last Tribe, Urban Tale), the two monster vocalist for the first time unite their talents in a fabulous record that seems to be forged in the fires of Mayhem !

Russell Allen                                           Jorn Lande

Since 1995 Russell Allen is singer of the American Prog-Metal band SYMPHONY X, which released six studio and one live album up to now. Much attention was caused by "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy", "V - The New Mythology Suite” and "The Odyssey". Each of those records caused much sensation, especially in Germany, Italy and France and reached high ranks in the reader polls of the most important metal magazines.

Current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande has a vocal capability that is world class, distinctive, rich and spanning a large range. As such the man is in high demand since he has guested or sung for such bands as MILLENIUM, ARK, THE SNAKES and many others. He is also a well known solo artist with three albums released, since the debut "Starfire" in 1999.

Cover artwork was specifically designed for this project by none other than Rodney Matthews, the legendary painter who created Magnum's "On A Storyteller's Night", Diamond Head's "Borrowed Time", Asia's "Aqua" and "Arena", Praying Mantis' "Time Tells No Lies" and many others.

The album shall be released in Europe on September 19th on Frontiers Records with Japanese release to be settled soon. Preview NOW the exclusive mp3 sample of the title-track “The Battle.