‘Orphaned Land’ to Headline ‘Persian Rock & Metal Festival’, European Tour with ‘Blind Guardian’ Kicks off April 10th.


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.

Persian Rock & Metal Festival.

(click on the poster above to go to the festival’s website)

European Tour:
Blind Guardian + Orphaned Land 

10.04.15 NL Eindhoven, Effenaar
11.04.15 BE Antwerps, Borgerhout Trix Zaal
12.04.15 UK London, The Forum
14.04.15 F Paris Bataclan
15.04.15 F Strasbourg La Laiterie
17.04.15 ES Bilbao, Santana 27
18.04.15 ES Barcelona, St Jordi Club
19.04.15 ES Madrid, La Riviera
21.04.15 CH Pratteln , Z7
23.04.15 DE Trier, Europa Halle
24.04.15 DE Frankfurt/Main, Batschkapp
25.04.15 DE Duesseldorf, Mitsubishi Hall
26.04.15 DE Bamberg, Brose Arena
28.04.15 DE Munich, Zenith
30.04.15 DE Leipzig, Haus Auensee
01.05.15 DE Stuttgart, Liederhalle Beethoven Saal
02.05.15 DE Hamburg, O2 World
05.05.15 IT Milan, Alcatraz
06.05.15 IT Rome, Atlantic

Orphaned Land’s latest album “All Is One” was released 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.

“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.

Video below ‘All Is One’

Related articles:
Orphaned Land – “All is One” [Album Review]
‘Pearl Jam’ Cover By Members Of ‘Orphaned Land’ And Friends, Video Available [Nov. 2013]
‘Orphaned Land’ And ‘Yossi Sassi’ Part Ways, Statement Available [Jan. 2014]
‘Orphaned Land’ to play Exclusive Show at ‘Brainstorm Festival’ Nov. 8th. 2014 [May 2014]
Yossi Sassi – “Desert Butterflies” [Album Review]
‘Orphaned Land’ Confirmed as Special Guest for ‘Blind Guardian’s’ Euro-Tour 2015 [June 2014]
An Interview with ‘Yossi Sassi’ (ex ‘Orphaned Land’) [June 2014]
‘Orphaned Land’ Unplugged in Utrecht’s Synagogue, Video Available [July 2014]
‘Orphaned Land’ Music Video Released for ‘Let The Truce Be Known’, “Mabool” 10th Anniversary European tour Kicks off Oct. 30th. [Aug. 2014]
‘Orphaned Land’s’ ‘Kobi Farhi’ Writes Open Letter to ‘Pearl Jam’s’ ‘Eddie Vedder’, “Mabool” 10th Anniversary European tour Kicks off Oct. 30th. [Sept. 2014]

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