Frontiers Records has announced the details surrounding "The Battle", the new album featuring SYMPHONY X's Russell Allen with MASTERPLAN's Jorn Lande.

With songs written by LAST TRIBE and STARBREAKER guitar sensation Magnus Karlsson and with the production of the Scandinavian studio wizard Anders "Theo" Theander (PAIN OF SALVATION, LAST TRIBE, URBAN TALE), the two monster vocalists for the first time unite their talents in a fabulous record that seems to be forged in the fires of mayhem.

Since 1995, Russell Allen has been the singer of the American prog-metal band SYMPHONY X, which has released six studio albums and one live CD. Current MASTERPLAN vocalist Jorn Lande has a vocal capability that is world class, distinctive, rich and spanning a large range. As such, the man is in high demand since he has guested or sung for such bands as MILLENIUM, ARK, THE SNAKES and many others. He is also a well known solo artist with three albums under his belt, beginning with his 1999 debut, "Starfire". Cover artwork for the Allen/Lande album was specifically designed for this project by none other than Rodney Matthews, the legendary painter who created MAGNUM's "On A Storyteller's Night", DIAMOND HEAD's "Borrowed Time", ASIA's "Aqua" and "Arena", PRAYING MANTIS' "Time Tells No Lies" and many others.

The album shall be released in Europe on September 19 on Frontiers Records, with a Japanese release to be confirmed soon. Preview the exclusive MP3 sample of the title track, "The Battle", at this location.


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