Fastloaders: Live blu-ray
Our new live video has arrived! The concert was filmed at the Underworld club in London featuring the legendary Ben Daglish. A once-in-a-liftime night of LastNinja music. A ton of fun and a great audience! Get the bluray or digital download here. Thanks!
Fastloaders: Ninja Musicology
We just relased our triple album Ninja Musicology. Full remakes of all the music from the last ninja 1, 2 and 3. Purchase the album here. Thanks!
Kickstarter: Ninja Musicology by FastLoaders
I'm doing the drums on the Ninja Musicology: Rock remakes of ALL the music from the C64 versons of Last Ninja 1, Last Ninja 2 and Last Ninja 3. We recently launched a kickstarter to fund this project. Go here to support us! Thanks.
New album: What else is new?
The Jon Martin Group just released the album "What else is new?" where I'm performing the drums. The album has a nice variety of instrumental jazz, jazz rock and fusion, featuring lots of improvisation and solos. Check out the new sections discography for links to Spotify and
Xmas music calendar 2012
I've participated in an online christmas calendar this year. Every day until christmas you will hear a sound clip, and your task is to guess the name of the original artist and the title of the song being played. Some of the clips are pure drumming, and when there is no melody or vocals available, it can be quite challenging. Still, give it a try at musikkjulekalender2012.appspot.com (created by Tobias Rusås Olsen).
Studio session with Jon Martin Skauge
This weekend I went to the studio with guitar player Jon Martin Skauge and bass player Torbjørn Hillersøy. The plan was to record the 3rd album of Jon Martin Skauge. We recorded 14 tunes in just two days. Pretty intense, but I think the result is going to be awesome. The music is based on standard jazz tunes, but we try to make our own touch with a starting point of fusion / jazz rock
New website under construction
I'm currently recreating bjartekhelland.com. The new website will hopefully be completed soon. Stay tuned...