Allen-Lande

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Allen/Lande
Origin Naples, Campania, Italy
Genres
Years active 2005–present
Labels Frontiers
Associated acts Symphony X, Masterplan,
Last Tribe, Starbreaker,
Primal Fear, Avalon, Stratovarius
Website Allen/Lande on myspace.com
Members Russell Allen
Jørn Lande
Timo Tolkki
Jami Huovinen
Past members Magnus Karlsson
Jaime Salazar

Allen/Lande (or Allen-Lande) is an International heavy metal/hard rock supergroup formed in 2005 by Italian record company Frontiers. Although the band was originally from Italy, none of the band members are Italian.

The project started having Swedish guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Starbreaker, Last Tribe) as the producer, main instrumentalist and songwriter, working with two highly acclaimed metal vocalists: Symphony X vocalist Russell Allen and former Masterplan vocalist Jørn Lande.[1] The songs, all written by Karlsson,[2] featured a hard rock sound with touches of progressive metal.[3] A trilogy of albums with relative success (The Battle, The Revenge and The Showdown), were released with Karlsson's work, before his departure from the project.

On March 2013, Jørn Lande announced in an interview that a new Allen/Lande album was in the works but this time with songwriting and production made by former Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki. On 24 July 2013, Timo Tolkki also confirmed the role in the project via his Facebook page.[4] The album was officially confirmed on July 9, 2014, with the title The Great Divide. It was released on October 17 in Europe and October 21 2014 in North America. This time, Jørn Lande has also contributed with some vocal melodies and lyrics to the album.[5] [6]


Members[edit]

Past Members[edit]

  • Sweden Magnus Karlsson - guitars, bass, keyboards (2005–2013)
  • Chile Jaime Salazar - drums, percussion (2005–2013)

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allen/Lande - Enciclopaedia Metallum". 
  2. ^ "Allen / Lande discography". Encyclopedia Metallum. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Allen/Lande info
  4. ^ "TIMO TOLKKI UPDATE". Timo Tolkki Official Facebook page. Retrieved 24 July 2013. .
  5. ^ "Fourth album comfirmed". 
  6. ^ "Allen Lande new album". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 21 September 2014.