Oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, will release their new studio album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” on January 26th via Century Media Records. To celebrate the release, the band will be touring Europe again in early 2018.
Frointman Kobi Farhi comments: “We are impatiently waiting to hit the roads and stages and play our new songs for you all. We feel that we have an amazing album on our hands. Join our ride and see you all very soon!”
Orphaned Land will be supported by In Vain, Subterranean Masquerade and Aevum. Dates below.
“Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett as well as guest vocal appearances by no other than Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates). The great album artwork was created by Valnoir.
Jens Bogren once again took over mixing and mastering duties of what turned out to be the band’s best and biggest production so far.
Singer and frontman Kobi Farhi comments:
“Our music has always been a combination of anger, tragedy, protest and joy.
“We can’t wait for you to hear the thirteen brand new tracks of this album. As always, it will be very eclectic — no song sounds like the other and the whole album is a one big musical journey.
“We feel that this album takes our feelings to a new level of anger, protest and tragedy.
“The cover speaks for itself and it was made as tribute to the way governments design their money.”
“Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”
01. The Cave
02. We Do Not Resist
03. In Propaganda
04. All Knowing Eye
06. Chains Fall To Gravity
07. Like Orpheus
08. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
09. Left Behind
10. My Brother’s Keeper
11. Take My Hand
12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
13. The Manifest – Epilogue
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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.
The current line-up consist of: Kobi Farhi – Vocals, Chen Balbus – Guitars, Idan Amsalem – Guitars, Uri Zelcha – Bass, Matan Shmuely – Drums.