Riff-Mag.com conducted an interview with acclaimed Middle Eastern guitarist Yossi Sassi [Orphaned Land] on October 12 at The Underworld in London, England during the Guitar Universe 2012 European tour with Marty Friedman [Megadeth] and France’s Stéphan Forté [Adiago]. You can now watch the chat below.
Sassi‘s debut solo album, Melting Clocks, was released in the U.S. and Canada via End Of The Light Records, with distribution through DisManicand eOne Distribution.
Melting Clocks was released in other parts of the world in March viaVerycords. The CD, which was produced and composed by Sassi, features guest appearances by several known musicians, including former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman.
Familiar to numerous music fans all over the world by his unique trademarked signature sound, Sassi blends east with west, rock with world music, melodic tunes with progressive passages, and traditional folk instruments with roaring electric riffs.
With over 20 years of experience as a producer, composer/arranger and founding member of Orphaned Land, Yossi continues to soar to new horizons.
Yossi is known for being the constant explorer of sound and musical boundaries, driving inspiration from different cultures around the world. Yossi plays 17 (!) different types of guitars and traditional instruments, and has been invited to play live and share the stage with artists such as Metallica, Marty Friedman, Steven Wilson, Yehuda Poliker and many others.
Yossi has cooperated and recorded with artists from Kuwait to Portugal. He is a veteran performing artist, with hundreds of global shows and major festivals in his record.
Featuring world-known musicians, this album takes you to a journey around the world with traditional instruments such as saz, bouzouki, oud, chumbush and many more.
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