Mar 102018

“All Is One” a Rockpalast documentary about Orphaned Land from 2018. The video can be watched below.

Orphaned Land is the most successful Rock Band from the Middle East. Uniting people from all religions among its fans, the 5-piece-group from Israel manages to tour the whole world since the 90s. The band’s musical blend of heavy guitars and oriental instruments is unique, but what really makes the group stand out is their contribution to the peace idea. As some fans put it „Orphaned land are doing what our political leaders fail to do, unite people everywhere“.

„All is one“ is more than the name of one of Orphaned Lands albums, it is the quintets philosophy claiming that all three big religious groups – Christians, Muslims and Jews – are coming from the same origin.

German filmmakers Ingo Schmoll and Conny Schiffbauer visited Israel to follow the band’s path and to get a personal insight view into the musician’s life by visiting the band members at home, getting to know their families and learning about their daily life. „In the documentary we are trying to take the audience beyond the endless discussions about the conflicts in the middle east by taking a far more human approach to it all“ the filmmakers explain. Continue reading »

Feb 252018

Norwegian prog. extreme metallers are currently on the road, supporting Orphaned Land (IL) on their “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” European tour 2018, also Subterranean Masquerade (US/NO/IL) and Aevum (IT) are part of this tour. Fan-filmed video footage from their sold out show in Arnhem (the Netherlands) yesterday (24 Feb.) can be watched below.

Check out the tour schedule with all dates and locations below.

More than 10 years after their grand debut, In Vain released their fourth album“Currents,” on January 26th via Indie Recordings. Continue reading »

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 »