Not only Northward – a hard rock project of Floor Jansen (Nightwish) and Jørn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan’s Mind) – released its self-titled debut album but also a lyric video for one of the new songs yesterday. You can now sing-along with Floor to “Storm In A Glass”. Watch the video below.
Jansen and Lofstad first shared the stage during the “All Star Jam” at Progpower USA Festival in 2007. They soon decided to launch a hard rock project and wrote an entire album in 2008. Unfortunately, due to their busy schedules, they didn’t take the next step until recently when they reunited in 2017 to finally record their debut. The vocalist explains: “Jorn Viggo was positive about the project and we started to make the overall plans, meeting again in March of 2017 in Sweden to go through all the material together to see if we still felt happy with what we had created.”
“The music is melodic, but also in your face and kick ass rock. Cool riffs, good melodies, tasteful arrangements. We would simply like to call it “good music”. We wanted to explore a stripped down sound, with drums, bass, guitar and vocals. Not the heavy layers of keyboards, choirs etc,” describes the project’s sound Floor.
Their debut album titled “Northward” came out October 19 via Nuclear Blast. You can listen to it here.