Jan 302018
 

A track-by-track breakdown of “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, the new album from Israeli progressive folk metallers Orphaned Land, can be seen below. The disc was released on January 26 via Century Media.

“Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, which features artwork by Valnoir, was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren. Its release will be followed by an extensive European tour with In VainSubterranean Masquerade and Aevum. Dates and locations are listed below.

Orphaned Land vocalist Kobi Farhi told Loud TV about “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”: “We are back to concept albums. Concept albums give you the opportunity to be diverse, progressive. This is the best way for us to do albums. I think that in this album, we wanted to make a combined album of [2013’s] “All Is One”, which was more upfront, and the concept and progressive music of [2004’s] “Mabool” and [2010’s] “ORWarriOR”. We thought that if we make a combination of them, it will be the best Orphaned Land album [yet]. Continue reading »

Jan 252018
 

Israeli progressive folk metallers Orphaned Land have just released the digital single ‘Chains Fall To Gravity’, taken off the band’s upcoming album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, which is due this Friday, January 26. The song features a guest solo performance by guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis). Check it out below.

Orphaned Land vocalist Kobi Farhi explains: “‘Chains Fall To Gravity’ is a very important song on our new album and its concept. It is the point where the hero is being unchained and starts his way out of the cave, and for the first time he has to leave anything he thought to be the truth.

“I remember telling Steve Hackett about this song and the concept and he was definitely put all these emotions into the guitar solo he performed here, which is in my opinion, one of the best guitar solos ever on an Orphaned Land song. We are just too lucky and honored to have a rock legend playing with us in this one!” Continue reading »

Jan 192018
 

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 – Now there are shows in Germany added to this tour, the trek kicks off on feb. 23rd. in Wacken (Germany). Dates and locations are listed below.

The band’s new studio album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” will be released on January 26 via Century Media. 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.

Orphaned Land recently released a lyric video and digital single for their new song ‘We Do Not Resist’, which appears on the upcoming album. Continue reading »

Jan 142018
 

Nearly five years since their last release, Orphaned Land are back, bringing their distinct trademark fusion of metal and traditional Middle Eastern sounds to release Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs, a timely commentary on challenges facing the world today.

When a band is referred to as the originators of a genre, there is obviously something noteworthy to check out.  Israeli, Oriental Metal band Orphaned Land have done that as well as being named Global Metal Band of the  Year in 2014 by Metal Hammer and have been the subject of a petition by fans to get them on the ballot for the Nobel Peace Prize.  Back in the early 90’s the band was originally known as Resurrection before changing to Orphaned Land in 1992.  In the early days of the band, they released two albums, Sahara (1994) and El Norra Alila (1996) before being signed to well-known metal label Century Media Records and releasing Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven in 2004, which drew heavily on the story of Noah and the great flood to tell a story of three songs trying to warn humanity of impending judgment, one son for each of the main religions in the Middle East, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Over the years, Orphaned Land has opened for the likes of Metallica and played legendary festivals like Wacken Open Air, Sonisphere, and Hellfest among others. In 2014, founding member and guitarist Yossi Sassi left the band and was replaced by Idan Amsalem. Last year, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett recruited Kobi Farhi to sing on his solo album along with Israeli-Arab singer Mira Awad, who had performed the female vocals on the Orphaned Land album All is One (2013).  For Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs the band recruited a couple of guest artists to contribute, one being Steve Hackett who provides a guitars on “Chains Fall to Gravity” and Tomas Lindgren (At the Gates) who provides guttural vocals on “Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War”. Continue reading »

Jan 132018
 

In order to promote Orphaned Land’s up – coming album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs“, Kobi Farhi checked in at Black Plastic in Dortmund and talked about his all time favourite albums and artists/records that inspired him.

The band’s new studio album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” will be released on January 26 via Century Media. 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.

Orphaned Land recently released a lyric video and digital single for their new song ‘We Do Not Resist’, taken from the upcoming album.

Kobi Farhi explains, “After our first single ‘Like Orpheus’, it is time to present you the angry side of our new album. Growls, straight forward protest text against the fact that we do not resist. I won’t say too much, listen to it, read the lyrics. It’s a kick into your face. Continue reading »