Northward

19 Oct

Northward the hard rock project of Floor Jansen and Jorn Viggo Lofstad, release their self titled debut album October 19, 2018! The first single, While Love Died was released August 2018, alongside a video for the track - watch it here. "We are both very proud and happy to finally get to show you all what we have been up to. Here is our first single! We hope you will enjoy it", comments guitarist Jorn Viggo.

It was during the 'All Star Jam' at Progpower USA Festival in 2007, when Floor and Pagan's Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed the creative magic between them. In 2008 still barely knowing each other, they composed an entire album's worth of material in next to no time. But due to their tight schedules with their main bands, their new project named Northward never found its way into the spotlight - until this day! In 2017, the year of Nightwish's break, Floor took the opportunity to contact her old friend Jorn Viggo again, to see if he was still interested in resurrecting Northward - and of course he was! 

Alongside Jansen and Losftad, Morty Black (TNT) handled the bass duties, Jango Nilsen and Stian Kristoffersen (Pagan's Mind) handled the drums, and Ronny Tegner (Pagan's Mind) played the piano on one song. The album is mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen who has produced Volbeat in the past. It will feature a duet between Jansen and her sister Irene Jansen on the song Drifting Islands. Artwork - created by Hannes Van Dahl and Chris Rörland of Sabaton.

Pre-order Northward here.

Tracklist:

01. While Love Died

02. Get What You Give

03. Storm In A Glass

04. Drifting Islands

05. Paragon

06. Let Me Out

07. Big Boy

08. Timebomb

09. Bridle Passion

10. I Need

11. Northward