The virtuoso showcase known as Ark were formed in the early '90s, when drummer John Macaluso and guitarist Tore Ostby became friends while sharing a rehearsal space. When their bands broke up, they stole singer Jorn Lande from the Snakes and started writing. Their debut was eventually released in 1999 to a good reception from the metal community. This is a very solid debut Ark. The musicianship on these songs is superb. The production quality sounds a little muddy at times, but it does not distract from the power of the music. Jorn Lande's powerhouse vocals are worth the price of admission. This is a disc that progressive rock and Jorn Lande fans can't afford to miss.
The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most iconic and universal stories in all human history; one of the most important stories for three of the world's great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Now, an astonishing recovery is challenging everything thought known about this Biblical legend. Dr Irving Finkel, armed with a 4000-year-old tablet, teams up with a group of maritime archaeologists and attempts to build the vessel that inspired the Biblical Ark.
Although best known from their days in Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden & Micky Moody prove here that good old fashioned blues/rock is far from dead. This album was a taster for their new studio album also being released on Talking Elephant. Here we see the band rocking the stage with classic Whitesnake numbers. Fronted by Johnny Lande Norwegian hard rock and heavy metal singer. Known for being the former vocalist of bands Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millenium, Vagabond, The Snakes, and most notably of power metal band Masterplan, as well as for his solo career as Jorn.
"Once Bitten…" is the first album of British-Norwegian Hard rock supergroup The Snakes, released in August 1998. The Snakes feature Jorn Lande on vocals, ex-Whitesnake members Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden on guitars, Sid Ringsby (Jorn / TNT) on bass and Willy Bendiksen (Jorn) on drums. Great CD produced by Ronni Le Tekro (TNT guitarist) and heavily recommended for fans of Whitesnake.