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 »

Dec 292017
 

Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land will release their new studio album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, on January 26, 2018 via Century MediaJens Bogren once again took over mixing and mastering duties of what turned out to be the band’s best and biggest production so far.

“Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” features 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 GatesS). The great album artwork was created by Valnoir.

Check out the teaser below, Orphaned Land frontman Kobi Farhi speaks ‘We Do Not Resist’ , the new single and video will be released next week. Continue reading »

Nov 302017
 

Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land will release their new studio album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, on January 26, 2018 via Century MediaJens Bogren once again took over mixing and mastering duties of what turned out to be the band’s best and biggest production so far.

“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.

A second and last teaser from the new album before the first song can be seen below.

To celebrate the release of “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, the band will be touring Europe again in early 2018. Orphaned Land will be supported by In Vain, Subterranean Masquerade and Aevum. Dates & locations are listed below. Continue reading »

Nov 232017
 

Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land will release their new studio album, “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, on January 26, 2018 via Century MediaJens Bogren once again took over mixing and mastering duties of what turned out to be the band’s best and biggest production so far.

“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.

A teaser for “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” is available below.

To celebrate the release of “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, the band will be touring Europe again in early 2018. Orphaned Land will be supported by In Vain, Subterranean Masquerade and Aevum. Dates & locations are listed below. Continue reading »