‘Orphaned Land’ Lyric Video Released For ‘Our Own Messiah’, European Tour Dates


Orphaned Land band 2013Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land will release their sixth full-length album, “All Is One”, in North America on June 25 [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.

The lyric video for “Our Own Messiah” can be viewed below.
Commented Orphaned Land singer Kobi Farhi: “I’ll say it plain and simple — ‘All Is One’ is Orphaned Land‘s best album so far. I feel that we took all aspects to a new level — the way we write, arrange, play and produce. 

“We recorded the album in three countries [Turkey, Sweden and Israel] and it turned out so strong, we can’t stop listening to it.

“The album is very rich in sound, with more than 40 people participating (choirs, violins, and many traditional instruments, too).

“Our secret recipe was always the fact that unlike many other bands, Orphaned Land doesn’t follow ONE master mind that writes everything; we work in a way that ‘all is one.’ We create our music in a perfect blend of synergy and harmony and all the band members are a part of this process. We translate the album’s title and message exactly in the way we work, and we always hope we could give a bit of an inspiration to the people in the tragic Middle Eastern lands.

“We have fans all over the Middle East. We live in a place where huge amounts of people who consider themselves enemies still share one thing in common, they are all fans of Orphaned Land, and in these lands of orphans and bloody holy wars, our only weapon is music, and hopefully we will grow to understand that ‘all is one.'”

Orphaned Land‘s forthcoming effort will be the band’s first to feature guitarist Chen Balbus following the departure of Matty Svatizky in June 2012 due to “personal” and “professional” issues.

From September to November, Orphaned Land will play stages all over Europe in support of “All Is One” — but before heading out on this headlining tour, Orphaned Land will play a few festivals and shows in South America and Europe. All dates & locations are listed below.

“The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” sold around 600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 80 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” was released in Europe on January 25, 2010.

Orphaned Land‘s concert DVD, “The Road To OR-Shalem”, was released in October 2011 in Europe and November 2011 in the U.S. via Century Media Records.


01. All Is One
02. The Simple Man
03. Brother
04. Let The Truce Be Known
05. Through Fire And Water
06. Fail
07. Freedom
08. Shama’im
09. Ya Benaye
10. Our Own Messiah
11. Children

Upcoming Shows:
29.05. Teatro Odisseia – Rio de Janeiro / Br
30.05. Hangar 110 – Sao Paulo / Br
01.06. Roca ‘n’ Roll festival – Varginha / Br
07.06. C.C.Niza – Lima / Per
08.06. Teatro Alianza Francesa – Medellin / Co
09.06. TBA – Bogota / Co
09.08. Brutal Assault Festival / Cze
10.08. Artmania Festival – Sibu / Ro
16.08. Summer Breeze Festival – / Ger

‘All Is One Tour’ Europe 2013:
20.09. Colmar – Le Grillen / Fr
21.09. Lille – Le Splendid / Fr
22.09. Tongeren – Sodom Klub / Be
24.09. Aschaffenburg – Colossal / Ger
25.09. Bochum – Matrix / Ger
26.09. Hamburg – Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger
27.09. Kobenhavn – Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk
28.09. Gera – Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger
29.09. Nuernberg – Hirsch / Ger
01.10. Praha – Exit us / Cz
2.10. Warsaw – Proxima club / Pl
3.10. Krakow – Progresja club / Pl
4.10. Budapest – Club 202 / Hg
5.10. Vienna – Reigen Club / At
6.10. Bratislava – Randal Club / Sk
11.10. Sofia – Mix Tape 5 / Bg
12.10. Tessaloniki – Eight Ball Club / Gr
13.10. Athen – Kyttaro Live / Gr
15.10. Ankara – Jolly Joker Balans / Tk
16.10. Istanbul – Kucukciftkik Park / Tk
18.10. Belgrad – Dom Omladine / Srb
19.10. Zagreb – TBA / Ct
20.10. Maribor – Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov
23.10. Milan – Rock N Roll Arena / It
24.10. Prateln – Z7 / Ch
26.10. Lyon – o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr
27.10. Toulon – Le Vox / Fr
28.10. Toulouse – Connexion Live / Fr
29.10. Bilbao – Rock Star / Sp
31.10. Porto – Hard Club / Pt
01.11. Lisbon – Music Box / Pt
2.11. Madrid – Ramdall / Sp
3.11. Barcelona – Apolo 2 / Sp
4.11. Montpellier – L’antirouille / Fr
6.11. Nantes – Le Ferrailleur / Fr
7.11. Paris – Divan Du Monde / Fr
8.11. Zoetermeer – Boerderij / Nl
9.11. Apeldoorn – Gigant / Nl

Weblinks: Website / Facebook / Myspace

Current members:
Kobi Farhi – Vocals and growls
Yossi Sassi – Guitars, backing vocals & Middle Eastern strings
Chen Balbus – guitars
Uri Zelcha – Bass
Matan Shmuely – Drums

 Video below for: “Our Own Messiah”

Related articles:
  ‘Orphaned Land’ Guitarist ‘Yossi Sassi’ Releases Solo Debut [March 2012]
‘Orphaned Land’ Receives Turkish Peace Award [March 2012]
‘Orphaned Land’ ‘The Beloveds Cry’ 20th-Anniversary Edition To Receive North American Release [May 2012]
Guitarist ‘Matti Svatizky’ Quits ‘Orphaned Land’ [June 2012]
‘Orphaned Land’ To Become Turkish Citizens [July 2012]
‘Orphaned Land’ Guitarist ‘Yossi Sassi’s’ ‘Simple Things’ Video Released [August 2012]
Video Interview With ‘Orphaned Land’s’ ‘Yossi Sassi’ [Oct. 2012]
‘Orphaned Land’ Begins Recording New Album [Dec. 2012]
‘Orphaned Land’s’ ‘Kobi Farhi’ To Embark On U.S. Acoustic Performance And Conversation Tour [Jan. 2013]
 ‘Orphaned Land’ Announce European Tour And New Album [April 2013]

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