Fan-filmed video footage of Orphaned Land‘s September 6 performance at the ProgPower USA XVIII festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below.
The Israeli progressive folk metal masters will release a new studio album on January 26, 2018 via Century Media Records. Most parts of the disc, which will be titled “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs”, have already been recorded and Jens Bogren will once again take over mixing and mastering duties of what is to be destined to become the band’s best and biggest production so far. “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs” will feature a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett and more specials will be announced soon.
Orphaned Land singer Kobi Farhi comments: “We are so thrilled and impatient for you all to hear ‘Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs’. I wish to inform our old school fans: Growls are back as well as killer melodies that will break your hearts! On a personal note: It’s such a great feeling after a career of twenty-five years to know that we are still at our bests by all means. Prepare for something strong! Count the days with us till January 26th, 2018!”
The release of “Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs” will be followed by an extensive European tour in early 2018.
The setlist was as follows:
01. Ocean Land
02. The Simple Man
03. All Is One
04. Let The Truce Be Known
05. Barakah / The Kiss of babylon
07. Birth of the Three (The Unification)/Olat Ha’tamid
09. El Meod Na’Ala
10. In Thy Never Ending Way
11. Halo Dies (The Wrath of God)
12. Norra el Norra (Entering the Ark) / Ornaments of Gold
Orphaned Land’s latest album “All Is One” was released in North America on June 25th 2013 [one day earlier internationally] via Century Media Records. The cover artwork for the follow-up to 2010’s “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” was created by the French artist Metastazis [Paradise Lost, As I Lay Dying, Sonne Adam, Watain] by perfectly incorporating the three biggest religious symbols into one piece of art.
“All Is One” was mixed by Jens Bogren [James Labrie, Devin Townsend Project, Opeth] and was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian, respectively, which strengthens the Orphaned Land message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of “All Is One”, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
To read our review for “All Is One”, click here.
The current line-up consist of: Kobi Farhi – Vocals, Chen Balbus – Guitars, Idan Amsalem – Guitars, Uri Zelcha – Bass, Matan Shmuely – Drums.
Sep 12 Coop Katacombes Montreal Metro Area, Canada
Sep 13 The Garrison Toronto, Canada
Sep 14 Token Lounge Westland, MI
Sep 15 Wire Berwyn, IL
Sep 16 Viking Bar Minneapolis, MN
Sep 18 WA Studio Seven Seattle, WA
Sep 19 The Bossanova Ballroom Portland, OR
Sep 20 Metro Opera House Oakland, CA
Sep 21 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood, CA
Dec 13 Reading 3 Tel Aviv, Israel
Video for ‘In Thy Never Ending Way’
Video for ‘Brother’
Video for ‘Let The Truce Be Known’
Video for ‘Al Is One’