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Orphaned Land

Formed: 1991
From: Givat Ada, Israel
Last Known Status: Active

Orphaned Land Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Orphaned Land.

Interview

Orphaned Land Explains "All Is One"

An enigma in the metal scene, Israeli act Orphaned Land offers up a progressive take on heavy music that preaches a message of unity among disparate religions, countries, and political parties.

Continuing with that message, the band will release latest full-length "All Is One" on June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records. This release follows previous album "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR" (reviewed here).

Orphand Land front man Kobi Farhi recently chatted with Metalunderground.com to discuss the upcoming album and explain the changes in style and presentation this time around - including the decision to ditch all harsh vocals. Read on for Kobi's thoughts on Turkey's place in the Muslim world, the band's current label situation, and the large number of players involved in the creation of this new album. More...

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Interview with Mati of Orphaned Land

During my stay in Atlanta, GA for ProgPower, September 16-17, I was fortunate enough to interview Orphaned Land. I interviewed Orphaned Land guitarist, Mati Svatizki. Mati was very kind, intelligent, and seemed eager to hear my questions and respond. Also, Mati and I were able to have a very interesting discussion after the interview about religion, Israel, the middle east, and the current situation in Israel.

Orphaned Land's live show was MIND BLOWING! Not much is known about Orphaned Land and I was absolutely impressed when I heard them for my first time at ProgPower. Their energy was relentless and the musicianship uncomprable. After their set, I immediately went to buy their latest release, "Mabool", which is even more unique! Orphaned Land have taken, flamenco, classical, death/doom metal music and combined them into one euphoric cd and entitled it, "Mabool".

I urge anyone and everyone to definately check out Orphaned Land if they are playing near you and to go out and get "Mabool". To see and hear Orphaned Land is an experience in itself, you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! Not only are the great musicians, but they are also VERY nice people and I believe the following interview portrays that. More...

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