It’s been seven years since Israeli metal outfit Orphaned Land toured North America. The outfit have made their way to Florida for the yearly 70000 Tons of Metal cruise on three separate occasions, but those unlucky to grab tickets were stuck watching YouTube clips of their performances. After reading all of the emails and comments, yesterday, the outfit revealed plans to finally come back to the region towards the end of summer.
Orphaned Land‘s North American headlining tour kicks off with a performance at ProgPower USA inside the Center Stage in Atlanta with Between the Buried and Me, Metal Church, and Twilight Force. For their headlining tour, Orphaned Land won’t be the only anticipated performance. Hailing from Sweden, industrial metal outfit Pain became a powerhouse in their homeland with the albums “Nothing Remains the Same” and “Dancing with the Dead.” Pain mastermind Peter Tägtgren is no stranger to performing in North America; as the frontman for metal outfit Hypocrisy, he has toured the area numerous times, but this will be his first time touring here under the Pain moniker. Chinese metal outfit Voodoo KungFu will be the opening act.
Tickets for Orphaned Land‘s headlining tour will go on sale this week. You can check out their entire tour routing below. The outfit will be releasing the follow up to 2013’s “All Is One” by the end of 2017.
Sept. 6 – Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA (Orphaned Land only)
Sept. 7 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (Orphaned Land, Voodoo Kung Fu only)
Sept. 8 – Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero (Orphaned Land, Voodoo Kung Fu only)
Sept. 9 – Cincinatti, OH – Madfrog (Orphaned Land, Voodoo Kung Fu only)
Sept. 9 – Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA (Pain only)
Sept. 10 – Frederick, MD – Cafe 611
Sept. 11 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Sept. 12 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes
Sept. 13 – Toronto, ON – Garrison
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL – Wire
Sept. 18 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
Sept. 20 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go
Orphaned Land’s latest album “All Is One” was released in North America on June 25th 2013 [one day earlier internationally] via Century Media Records. The cover artwork for the follow-up to 2010’s “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” was created by the French artist Metastazis [Paradise Lost, As I Lay Dying, Sonne Adam, Watain] by perfectly incorporating the three biggest religious symbols into one piece of art.
“All Is One” was mixed by Jens Bogren [James Labrie, Devin Townsend Project, Opeth] and was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian, respectively, which strengthens the Orphaned Land message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of “All Is One”, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
To read our review for “All Is One”, click here.