Journalist and music photographer Jan Dahli passed away on Friday. He is 54 years old. Dahl has been a major contributor to industry magazine Scream Magazine since its inception in 1990.
He has also been a well-known face on the Norwegian rock scene and in concert theaters in Norway for the past three decades.
– missed badly
A number of artists and industrialists are paying tribute to the photographer, journalist and reviewer after Friday’s sudden death – which was reported by his employer Scream Magazine.
Sometimes you meet music lovers who write about music from the heart and soul. Only Music. No gossip, no drama. Jan Dahli from Scream magazine and [bloggen] Rock and roll dreams were one of them. He wrote that he was a true fan of metal and hard rock, which made him such a good journalist. TNTClassic crew Tony Harnell, Morty Black, Ronnie Lee Tucker and Morten “Diesel” Dahl.
– He was at more parties in Norway than he did not attend. A true legend of the Norwegian rock world and an incredibly cool guy. We will miss him very much, they write more.
The band’s first vocalist, Dag Ingbrigtsen, also expressed his grief.
– Rest in peace, Jan Dahley. The Norwegian rock scene wouldn’t be what it was without you. You were an angel who will miss you dearly, as Ingbrigtsen wrote of his book Facebook.
– Now you’re sad
Heavy metal artist and “All for Norway” singer Jörn Land also sent out a tribute.
Incredibly tragic news. The biggest music enthusiast I’ve ever met. Rest in peace, Jean, writes Landy.
– No and no. One of the true music lovers in the country. It was very accurate, he is. Every time we dropped a box he would go into detail and review minute by minute. Now You’re Sad, TV file writer and record producer Christer Falk.
– very skilled
Scream magazine editor and founder, Frode Øien, says Dahle is highly respected in the Norwegian music community.
– He was very talented. He knew not only hard rock and metal, but music in general. He was incredibly knowledgeable and dangerous. There was no nonsense with him, Owen tells Dagbladet.
Øien describes that Dahle often reproduced objects he met, mostly artists and bands, in their own words.
– He was very skilled, and the level of knowledge was at the highest possible level. There wasn’t a single thing he didn’t know and caught. He was also very dedicated to Norwegian bands. Oyan said he followed them and went to their concert.
“Infuriatingly humble web fan. Writer. Alcohol geek. Passionate explorer. Evil problem solver. Incurable zombie expert.”