Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy
NORTHWARD, is the hard rock project from well-renowned musicians Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind), who will be releasing their debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.
The project sees a step away from both musicians normal style and approach and is a very diverse album. It was during the ‘All Star Jam’ at Progpower USA Festival in 2007, when current Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad first performed together on stage for some cover songs. Their mutual love for hard rock bought them together and they composed an album quickly after in 2008 but due to their other music commitments that album was put on hold until now, with the release being ten year’s later after it was first made. Floor seized the opportunity to get the project back on track in 2017 when Nightwish took a break and luckily it was time, so 2018 will finally see the release of their anticipated musical side project Northward.
Hard rock act ELECTUS from West Midlands UK have revealed their new third and final single ‘Slip Away’ taken from their sophomore album “Rock & Roll Incarnate Part One” which was released last year. The single was released March 1st 2018 and now the creative and wonderful video is here to accompany it. This will be the last single from this album as their gear up to unleash their third album later this year.
Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Russell Peake describes the new single: “The song, in a nutshell, is about never giving up on your dreams. It’s never too late, so don’t let life slip away”…it is a short story from a third person perspective about limitations, or putting them aside, Whatever your dreams, follow your heart! Never give up, Do everything YOU want to do!”
Miami, FL hard rock band GEARS has released the Official Music Video for their track, “King,” the first single off of their upcoming EP.
Check it out below:
“Society has become so soft and forgiving, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes you can’t just live and let live. Sometimes you have to confront those that stand between you and what you want to achieve. It’s not always pretty, and it’s not always peaceful, but not everything can be resolved using our inside voices.” – Jimmy Wooten
AUDREY HORNE will be back on the road with their new beauty “Blackout” in January 2018 – as a brand new release and for a tour throughout Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland as well.
Today the band delivers a kick-ass live video for the first song from the new album entitled “This Is War”which is a massive rocknroll party!
AUDREY HORNE states on the first track release “This Is War”: “We are proud to soon be able to release our new album Blackout, and to give you a taste of what’s to come we are doing an early release of the opening track “This is war”. We are first and foremost a live band so we have added some images from our life on the road to accompany it. Hope to see you as a part of this when we start our tour in January.
Audrey Horne. “
Lend your ear to the thundering Iron Maiden leads that “This Is War” has to offer and watch the video HERE!