Yossi Sassi & The Oriental Rock Orchestra will release their new album “PreDiluvian” on March 13, 2023 furthermore they have revealed the first single and video ‘Vision of Water.’
With his sixth album “PreDiluvian,” Sassi goes back “before Mabool,” before the genesis flood. The new album, which will be released on 13.3.2023 worldwide, sends Sassi back to his signature-style electric guitar rifs, in a Progressive Oriental Rock concept album, relating to the period in time chronicled between the fall of man and the genesis flood. History keeps repeating, as Sassi creates the proper framework to capture some of the essence of the current period in humanity and its similarities.
prediluvian (plural prediluvians) One who lived before the Flood; an antediluvian.
“Prediluvian” album (previously code named “Chapter 6“), includes 12 new tracks, electric, acoustic & diverse.
The video for the first single ‘Vision of Water’ can be watched below.
In the new album, Sassi “drifted back” to his electric guitar, and it is full with loads of guitar riffs, alongside his unique blend of oriental Progressive Rock. 9 musicians with rich sound, East meets West,
Acoustic meets Electric. The album also features special guests, including the return of Haken’s talented vocalist Ross Jennings, who wrote lyrics and performs the vocals on “Armaros Fall.” Virtuoso pianist Uriel Herman also takes his place in selected tracks, to add special touches to the mixture.
The album’s title and concept relate to a period in time chronicled between the fall of man and the genesis flood. History just keeps repeating, and while writing and brainstorming, Sassi felt this would be a proper framework to gather various feelings and capture some of the essence of this current period in humanity.
In 2002 Sassi created the successful “Mabool” album and concept along with his brothers in “Orphaned Land” (released via Century Media in 2003), so it felt only natural to go back – before the flood. Playing and creating with time, and as usual, as the clocks keep melting…
The cover art, just like the musical routine, was an international and overseas experience.
On Shoulders Of Nephilim 02:19
Uriel Machine 02:25
Armaros Fall (feat. Ross Jennings) 05:17
Watchers Of Iyrin 02:38
Architect Of The Stars 03:29
Vision Of Water 03:53
The First Sunrise 05:11
You can of course PRE-ORDER the album now on bandcamp:
And on their website
The Oriental Rock Orchestra are:
Yossi Sassi / Vocals, Electric & acoustic Guitars, Bouzoukitara, Bouzouki, Charrango, Saz, Ukulele
Or Lubianiker / Electric Bass
Shay Ifrah / Drums
Ben Azar / 7 & 8 stringed Guitars
Roei Fridman / Percussion
Danielle Sassi / Flutes
Sarel Ha’cohen / Kanun
Emil Guseinov / Viola
Sapir J. Fox / additional vocals on “Armaros fall“
Ross Jennings / Lead Vocals on “Armaros fall“
Uriel Herman / Piano
Yossi Sassi is an Israeli musician and producer. He invented the world-known Bouzoukitara musical instrument, and co-founded the successful metal band “Orphaned Land”.
Yossi Sassi is an Israeli guitarist and producer who merges traditional and contemporary music. He is the inventor of the “bouzoukitara” musical instrument. He is known for pioneering oriental rock, as well as being the main composer, arranger, and co-founder of Orphaned Land, an Israeli progressive metal band formed in 1991. He also formed the Yossi Sassi Band/The Oriental Rock Orchestra. His debut solo album, Melting Clocks, got him voted “Top Newcomer of 2012” by Rock Hard magazine readers His 2016 album Roots and Roads was submitted for Grammy Award consideration.
Their latest album “Hear and Dare” has been released March 19th. 2021. Our album review can be found here.
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