Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad, have announced that their side project Northward, have signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records and that they will be releasing an album later this year.
The duo first played together during the “ All-Star jam” at Progpowers USA Festival in 2007. The two wrote an album worth of material in 2008, but due to conflicting scheduling with their main bands, the project was put on hiatus. In 2017 with Nightwish on break, Floor got in touch with Jørn, and the project was then resurrected.
Floor had the following to say about the announcement;
We are happy and exited to be able to release this rock album under Nuclear Blast’s name. They accepted the challenge of bringing this non metal album into the world by believing in us as musicians, and also for the pure love for music that sounds good to them. We have both put our heart and soul into this album. We are very proud of it and we cant wait to show it to you all!