Israeli progressive folk metal masters Orphaned Land are confirmed to play the seventh edition of the annual Brainstorm Festival. During the Festival, the band members will go in conversation with the public about how the Jewish-Palestinian conflict can be resolved. Orphaned Land celebrates the 10th anniversary of the successful “Mabool” album, which will be played in its entirety. The show is the only one in the Netherlands during their special “Mabool” European tour that the band is taking in November.
This year the festival will be held on Saturday November 8, as usual in the Gigant, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. As an experiment, this year the festival is only one day instead of two. Also confirmed for this year’s festival are: Crimson Moonlight (S), The 11th Hour (NL) and Safe Mode (S). In total 10 bands will be featured mainstage, plus several extra shows will take place in the theater of the festival.
Orphaned Land’s latest album ”All Is One” was released in North America on June 25 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 made available as a limited deluxe book edition, including three bonus songs and a bonus DVD, as well as limited double gatefold LP, including the three bonus songs and in different vinyl colors. A standard jewelcase CD format and digital download is also available.
The limited-edition version of “All Is One” contains a very special bonus DVD with some very exclusive music clips and an interesting documentary about the genesis and recording of the album.
Orphaned Land‘s new effort is the band’s first to feature guitarist Chen Balbus following the departure of Matty Svatizky in June 2012 due to “personal” and “professional” issues.
“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.
Pictures of their “All Is One” show last year in Apeldoorn [November 9th] can be seen at this location.
Brainstorm Festival was formed in the beginning of 2008 with a clear mission to enter a new era of music festivals as we know it. Brainstorm Festival is known as an independent cultural rock- and metalfestival, that provides a stage to both new talent as well as metal-dinosaurs. The festival combines hardrock with extreme metal. Besides concerts Brainstorm Festival offers a program in the theater of the club with acoustic performances, interviews, debate and competitions. Also there is an exposition taking place each year, plus a small metal-market.
For more info and tickets: www.brainstormfestival.com
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