Jul 062017
 

Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land will release a new studio album on January 26, 2018 via Century Media Records. Most parts of the disc, which will be titled “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs”, have already been recorded and Jens Bogren will once again take over mixing and mastering duties of what is to be destined to become the band’s best and biggest production so far. “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett and more specials will be announced soon.

Singer and frontman Kobi Farhi comments: “Hails from the recording studio! We are so thrilled and impatient for you all to hear ‘Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs’. I wish to inform our old school fans: Growls are back as well as killer melodies that will break your hearts! On a personal note: It’s such a great feeling after a career of 25 years to know that we are still at our bests by all means. Prepare for something strong! Count the days with us till Jan 26th, 2018!” Continue reading »

Jun 072017
 

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. Continue reading »

Kna’an – Orphaned Land & Amaseffer

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Apr 092017
 

When the German theatre director, Walter Wayers, approached upon the subject of the biblical story of Abraham in the land of Kna’an, he started to play it out in his head a musical journey in collaboration with Middle eastern folk and metal bands, Orphaned Land and Amaseffer. This paved way for a collaborative effort between the two bands and resulted in an amalgamation of a folky classical sound that transcends many barriers and brings in life to the myth. The album was released on the 26th of August 2016 under the label of Century Media Records.

Orphaned Land is an Israeli Oriental metal pioneer, that have Arabic, Jewish and West Asian Influences, as they use Progressive, doom, death metal and Middle eastern folk music elements in their sound. After going through several line-up changes, the band currently comprises of two of its founding members Kobi Farhi on Vocals and Uri Zelcha on bass. Their music promotes peace and unity within the three main Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Each of their albums have some concept related to two extremes: a meeting of East and West, past and present, light and darkness, and God and Satan.

Amaseffer is an Israeli Progressive metal formed in the year 2004 by the drummer and percussionist Erez Yohanan, and guitarist Yuval Kramer. A year later, a second guitarist Hanan Avramovich joined and completed the line-up. This is also when the band got its name “Amaseffer” – from Hebrew “Am Ha’Sefer” – People of the (holy) book. Amaseffer was formed with the idea of a historical trilogy in mind – to tell the old testament’s story of the Exodus, from the Hebrew slavery period in ancient Egypt, through the years in the desert, and up to the entrance of the twelve tribes of Israel to the promised land of Canaan. Continue reading »

Jun 242016
 

orphaned land 2016Kna’an is a project that was born in the head of the Memmingen’s Landestheater director – Walter Wayers. Wayers wrote a complete new play with his modern perspective about the familiar biblical story of Abraham in the land of Kna’an and was looking for someone to fit in writing the soundtrack and songs for this purpose. That’s how a co-production between Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) and Erez Yohanan (Amaseffer) was born.

Kobi & Erez, with the help of Orphaned Land‘s members, composed this special soundtrack consisting ballads and metal songs about all the characters and inner conflicts of the heroes in this complex episode, a story that still reflects till this day the three Abrahamic religions.

The concept album “Kna’an” will be released through Century Media Records on August 26th, 2016.
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Apr 212016
 

orphaned land 2016Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land will celebrate their 25th anniversary with an exciting journey into World Metal music which takes you through Russian-Chinese and Middle Eastern metal. All three embedded in their own different cultures and yet all brought together in a night of the finest Metal music the world has to offer.

Featuring: Orphaned Land (Israel), Voodoo Kungfu (China), Imperial Age (Russia).

“Just a bit before finishing our writing process for a brand new album we will hit the roads just one more time to celebrate our 25th band anniversary with a special show and a very special unique setlist from ALL our albums! Be there! For ORIENTAL METAL GALORE! See you all very soon!” Continue reading »