‘Yossi Sassi Band’ Announces “Roots and Roads” – European Tour 2016


yossi_band_1c5Former Orphaned Land co-founder and guitarist Yossi Sassi and his Yossi Sassi Band have announced their “Roots and Roads” European Tour, kicking off on September 30th in Lisbon. The support comes from the Spanish Oriental Metallers Sechem. Check out the tour dates below.

The tour will focus on the latest effort, the band’s 3rd album “Roots and Roads”, released on May 25th. Its genre can be described as Oriental Prog Metal, combining Yossi’s various musical roots – east and west, acoustic and electric, oriental and metal.

Watch the second single and video ‘Palm Dance’ from the album, featuring Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns’n’Roses) on guitar solos.

The final sound of the album is the reflection of an intricate combination of rock, classical and worldwide oriental instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Bozuouki, Oud, Saz, Charango, Chumbush, Ney, Kanun and much more. Alongside well-renowned local (Israeli) guest musicians, the album includes vocals by Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) and guitar parts by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses).

The album was recorded in the Jaffa Sound Arts studio in the ancient city port of Jaffa, Israel, during April 2016.


Upcoming Shows:
Sep 10 Satyrblues Festival – 17th edition Tarnobrzeg, Poland
Sep 14 5 Years anniversary to Melting Clocks! Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Sep 30 RCA Club Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 01 Hard Club Porto, Portugal
Oct 02 Sala Lemon Madrid, Spain
Oct 03 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
Oct 08 Knust Hamburg, Germany
Oct 09 Z-Bau Nuremberg, Germany
Oct 10 Bergkeller Reichenbach Im Vogtland, Germany
Oct 11 Progresja Warszawa, Poland
Oct 13 ProgStage Fest 2016 Kinneret, Israel

Yossi‘s second solo-album “Desert Butterflies”,  has been released on May 1st. 2014 “Desert Butterflies” is the follow-up to 2012 “Melting Clocks”. The new album was recorded in 4 countries, 3 continents, with over 20 different guitar types, featuring Marty Friedman, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal [G’n’R], Mariangela Demurtas [Tristania] and many more talented guests!

Check our album review of “Desert Butterflies”  here.

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Video below: ‘Palm Dance’ ( feat. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal)

Video below: ‘The Religion of Music’ (live)

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