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 »

Mar 032015

orphanedland-2015In 1915 the Battle of Gallipoli wreaked havoc on Çanakkale, Turkey. The brutal war left over 100,000 Australian, European and Turkish soldiers dead in its wake, but resulted in the formation of the Republic of Turkey.

On the 100th anniversary of this carnage, March 28th-29th 2015, rock and metal bands from all corners of the Middle East are coming together at the very battlegrounds to forgo their differences and celebrate their love of heavy music at ‘Persian Rock & Metal Festival.’

Featuring headliners Orphaned Land (Israel) and Master of Persia (Iran), as well as a dozen other bands hailing from Dubai, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Georgia, the Persian Rock and Metal Festival is defying tenacious governments and making for the truest underground festival in Middle Eastern history. Check out the poster below. Continue reading »

Sep 162014

Kobi Farhi 2014Orphaned Land frontman Kobi Farhi has written an open letter to one of his heroes, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, urging the US musician to bring his band to Israel for the first time.

Earlier this summer, Vedder was accused by the Jerusalem Post of making a “harsh anti-Israel diatribe” following an onstage speech referencing the conflict in Gaza. A prominent Israeli rock DJ, Ben Red, then published an open letter to Vedder telling him to stay away from Israel as his “true face has finally been revealed.” But Kobi Farhi’s own open letter takes a rather different tack. The message follows below.:

Dear Eddie Vedder

I hope this open letter finds you well.

I thought that reaching 100,000 views for the cover of ‘Jeremy’ I did with my friends might be a good reason to write you.
We’ve never met Eddie, you don’t really know me. However, on Facebook I’m always told I look like you. Add the fact that I’m a musician too, I always knew that you and me, big or small stars, we are made and sent from the same solar system. I’ve always been your fan. Continue reading »

Aug 092014

Orphaned Land band 2013Orphaned Land, one of Israel’s most successful musical exports and “Global Metal Band of the Year 2014” Metal Hammer Award Winner, are now set to premiere their new video for ‘Let The Truce Be Known’ the song is taken from their latest album ”All Is One” was released in North America on June 25 2013  [one day earlier internationally] via Century Media Records. The video can be seen below.

Singer Kobi Farhi has shared these thoughts:

“The tragedies we see in the Middle East are down to the fact that no negotiations, nor peace conventions, will ever help us achieve peace as long as hate, revenge, and self- victimisation are used as excuses for war.

The majority of the Middle East’s population suffers from a terrible education system; it’s actually a worldwide phenomenon. Our first childhood toys are always toy guns. These childhood moments are the most important, when our personality is shaped, and we are subconsciously preparing ourselves for the use of weapons, for wars, for enemies. Add politics and media systems to the equation and you’ll get a chaotic loop that never ends. Is it in our nature to fight? Yeah it is, but we can educate ourselves to hold different values. Continue reading »

Jul 112014

Orphaned Land band 2013Quality filmed footage of Orphaned Land‘s unplugged performance June 9th. in Utrecht’s Synagogue can  be seen below.

As previously reported Orphaned Land are also about to hit our stages to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their sophisticated concept album “Mabool”. Starting October 30th in France, singer Kobi Farhi is much exited to play all songs of the “Mabool” album to the European crowd. Dates and locations are listed below.

Orphaned Land, the leaders of Middle Eastern metal, recently announced that they will support Blind Guardian as special guest on their Euro Tour 2015. Read more here. Continue reading »