NORTHWARD | Talk about their inspiration in the second album trailer 05/10/2018 4 NORTHWARD | TALK ABOUT THEIR INSPIRATION IN SECOND ALBUM TRAILER Before releasing their powerful debut self-titled album on October 19th, 2018,NORTHWARD, the hard rock project from masterminds Floor Jansen and Jorn Viggo Lofstad, will release a second trailer, in which they talk about the artists and music that inspired them. Watch the new trailer here: https://youtu.be/tkewGd16RYc In case you missed the first trailer, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgFrJGBnrws Check out NORTHWARD‘s first single, ‘While Love Died’, here: Watch the video: https://youtu.be/bAiPeSsqD-4 Get the single: http://nblast.de/NWWhileLoveDied Pre-save on Spotify: http://nblast.de/NORTHWARDpreSav The album is now available for pre-order via this link: http://nblast.de/NWNorthward The album will also be released on vinyl (black, green, red, white), out on November, 11. You can get it from The Nuclear Blast mailorder: https://www.nuclearblast.de/de/shop/artikel/gruppen/51000.1.nuclearblast.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=northward+vinyl 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 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 spontaneously joined forces on stage for some cover songs and noticed the creative magic between them. Although the two musicians had never met before, they soon discovered their mutual love for stripped down hard rock and decided to write some songs together. 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 friendJorn Viggo again, to see if he was still interested in resurrecting NORTHWARD – and of course he was! “Jørn 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”, remembers Floor Jansen. Stepping free from all boundaries NORTHWARD‘s sound is strong, euphoric and straight in the tradition of SKUNK ANANSIE, FOO FIGHTERS and ALTER BRIDGE but also older bands such as DEEP PURPLE and LED ZEPPELIN, the music gets straight to the point and makes no compromises. With the help of producer Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT etc.), who mixed the record, they forged a raw diamond composed of heavy riffs and Floor‘s incomparable voice, free from influences of the musicians’ main bands. And although the songs had originally been written in 2008, they feel as fresh and alive upon a second hearing, as they had on the very first day of their creation. “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'”, comments Floor. She goes on to add:“We wanted to explore a stripped down sound, with drums, bass, guitar and vocals. Not the heavy layers of keyboards, choirs etc.” Alongside Floor Jansen and Jorn Viggo Lofstad, Morty Black (TNT) took on bass duties, while drums were handled by Jango Nilsen and Stian Kristoffersen (PAGAN’S MIND). You will also hear a guest appearance by Floor‘s sister Irene Jansen, singing a duet on the song ’Drifting Islands‘. And finally, Ronny Tegner from PAGAN’S MIND played the piano on a track. www.northward.eu | www.facebook.com/northwardband www.instagram.com/northwardband | www.twitter.com/NorthwardBand Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.