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ORPHANED LAND has posted part 2 of a series of video tour diaries from the band’s past European headlining tour. Watch the video below:
Oprhand Land has issued the following announcement about canceling their appearance at the Sonisphere Istanbul festival:
"Merhaba, shalom & salam to all our beloved fans & friends. 2 weeks ago, we were the happiest band on earth when we were announced to Sonisphere Istanbul, we all waited for this moment for so long. Then, a political fucked up crisis started between our countries and a whole chaos started to go on and unfortunately still goes on till that moments.
"After a few days of rumors we were sadly announced today that the security company who is responsible of the festival cannot guarantee our safety during the fest and therefore our show had to be delayed from this year…
"You have to know that, we, Orphaned Land, we felt safe and we 100% wanted to come despite all, to have that show for the purpose of peace, friendship and brotherhood of our nations. The facts are that this is a big festival, with many people and many bands, and the security company didn't want to risk all of that just because of us. We couldn't agree with it, but we fully understand it and respect it. Yet, we and Purple productions, are very sad, it is such a strange feeling not to be able to play in Turkey, this is our second home! More...
Orphaned Land is the latest act to be confirmed for the Sonisphere Festival in Istanbul, Turkey on June 25th, 2010. More information on the festival can be found at this location. The upcoming Orphaned Land tour dates are as follows:
6/26 2010 Gods of Metal 2010 Turin - IT, IT
6/27 2010 The Underworld London - UK, GB
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken - DE, DE
8/20 2010 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbuehl - DE, DE
8/21 2010 Metal Méan Festival VI Méan - BE, BE
9/8 2010 Sonar Baltimore, MD - USA, US
9/9 2010 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA - USA, US
9/10 2010 The Gramercy Theatre New York, NY - USA, US
9/11 2010 The Palladium Worcester, MA - USA, US
9/12 2010 Petit Campus Montréal, QC - Canada, CA
9/13 2010 Opera House Toronto, ON - Canada, CA
9/14 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH - USA, US
9/15 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, MI - USA, US
9/16 2010 Rave Milwaukee, WI - USA, US
9/17 2010 Reggie Rock Club Chicago, IL - USA, US
9/18 2010 Station 4 St. Paul, MN - USA, US
9/21 2010 El Corazón Seattle, WA - USA, US
9/22 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, BC - Canada, CA
9/23 2010 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR - USA, US
9/24 2010 Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA - USA, US
9/25 2010 Galaxy Theatre Santa Ana, CA - USA, US
9/26 2010 Whiskey a Go Go West Hollywood, CA - USA, US
9/27 2010 U.B.’s Bar Mesa, AZ - USA, US
9/28 2010 The Rock Tucson, AZ - USA, US
9/30 2010 Trees Dallas, AZ - USA, US
10/1 2010 Emo’s Alternative Lounging Austin, TX - USA, US
10/2 2010 The Warsaw Houston, TX - USA, US
10/4 2010 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA - USA, US
10/5 2010 Uncle Pleasants Louisville, KY - USA, US
10/6 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, NC - USA, US
10/7 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, VA - USA, US
11/5 2010 Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DENMARK
11/6 2010 Metal Festival Aalborg, DENMARK
11/7 2010 Markthalle Hamburg, GERMANY
11/9 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
11/9 2010 Cathouse Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
11/10 2010 Academy 3 Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM
11/11 2010 O2 Academy Islington London, UNITED KINGDOM
11/12 2010 De Helling Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
11/13 2010 Vosselaar Biebob, BELGIUM
11/14 2010 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, GERMANY
11/16 2010 Hellraiser Leipzig, GERMANY
11/17 2010 Proxima Warsaw, POLAND
11/18 2010 Szene Wien, AUSTRIA
11/19 2010 KD Serikovka Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/20 2010 Cvetlicrna Ljubljana, SLOVENIA
11/21 2010 Diesel Budapest, HUNGARY
11/23 2010 Backstage München, GERMANY
11/24 2010 Rockfabrik Luwigsburg, GERMANY
11/25 2010 Transilvania Erstfeld, SWITZERLAND
11/26 2010 Estragon Bologna, ITALY
11/27 2010 Club Vaudeville Lindau, GERMANY
11/28 2010 Zeche Bochum, GERMANY
Amorphis has announced fellow Finns Ghost Brigade and Israel's Orphaned Land as support acts for the second leg of the Forging Europe Tour in November. Ghost Brigade will not play at the first two shows in Denmark but join the tour on November 7 in Hamburg, Germany.
Here are the upcoming Amorphis tours:
Jun. 12 Tampere, FI - Sauna Open Air
Jun. 20 Vantaa, FI - Myötätuulirock
Jul. 03 Löbnitz, DE - With Full Force
Jul. 04 Istanbul, TR - Unirock Open Air
Jul. 09 Turku, FI - Ruisrock
Jul. 10 Iisalmi, FI - Oluset
Jul. 14 Arvika, SE - Arvika
Jul. 18 Joensuu, FI - Ilosaarirock
Jul. 30 Oulu, FI - Qstock
Aug. 06 Wacken, DE - W:O:A
Aug. 07 Calvão, PT - Vagos Open Air
Aug. 14 Catton Hall/Derbyshire, GB - Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 21 Jyväskylä, FI - Jyväskylä Rock Festival
Oct. 01 St. Petersburg, Russia - Glav Club
Oct. 02 Moscow, Russia - 1 Rock
Nov. 05 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
Nov. 06 Aalborg, DK - Metal Festival
Nov. 07 Hamburg, DE - Markthalle
Nov. 09 Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
Nov. 10 Manchester, UK - Academy 3
Nov. 11 London, GB - O2 Academy Islington
Nov. 12 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli De Helling
Nov. 13 Vosselaar, BE - Biebob
Nov. 14 Aschaffenburg, DE - Colos-Saal
Nov. 16 Leipzig, DE - Hellraiser
Nov. 17 Warsaw, PL - Proxima
Nov. 18 Vienna, AT - Szene
Nov. 19 Plzen, CZ - Kd Serikovka
Nov. 20 Ljubljana, SI - Cvetlicrna
Nov. 21 Budapest, HU - Diesel
Nov. 23 Munich, DE - Backstage
Nov. 24 Ludwigsburg, DE - Rockfabrik
Nov. 25 Erstfeld, CH - Transilvania
Nov. 26 Bologna, IT - Estragon
Nov. 27 Lindau, DE - Club Vaudeville
Nov. 28 Bochum, DE - Zeche
Israeli heavy metal group Orphaned Land has posted a message online, discussing their recent supporting slot for Metallica in Israel. Their message reads as follows:
“It was 17 years ago, in 1993 when I saw Metallica for the first time. There were barely any metal concerts of foreign bands in Israel that time. I still remember that day, I was 17 years old only, the moment where they played 'Fade To Black' is for sure the highlight moment of my youth. Time went by and here we are, finding ourselves sharing the stage with the fathers of metal. Orphaned Land exist for 18 years now, we accomplished some success ourselves and toured the world. Still, I cannot remember when I was exited like that, the fact that we even had a small chat with the Metallica members is a moment to remember, I know that they are just humans, but they are our childhood heroes! This was such a night to remember and a great closure to this youth moment I had with Metallica.
"Unfortunately, we saw only six songs from the amazing Metallica concert and then we had to run to the airport to catch a flight to play at the equally fantastic Rock Hard festival in Germany. We arrived on Sunday at an amazing venue, a sunny day and a rare atmosphere, some kind of a big metallic family gathering. The fans were great, we also met many friends who came, everyone was red like a tomato (from the sun) and the show was one hell of a party.
"Thank you Metallica!!! Thank you Rock Hard fest!!"
Update: Katatonia has officially announced a North American tour this fall with Finland's Swallow the Sun and Israel's Orphaned Land.
Tour dates are as follows:
Sept. 08 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Sept. 09 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Sept. 10 New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Sept. 11 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sept. 12 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
Sept. 13 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
Sept. 14 Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Sept. 15 Detroit, MI - Blondie’s
Sept. 16 Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Sept. 17 Chicago, IL - Reggie Rock Club
Sept. 18 St Paul, MN - Station 4
Sept. 21 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Sept. 22 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Sept. 23 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Sept. 24 San Francisco, CA - The Parkside
Sept. 25 Santa Anna, CA - Galaxy Theatre
Sept. 26 Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go
Sept. 27 Mesa, AZ - UB’s Bar
Sept. 28 Tuscan, AZ - The Rock
Sept. 30 Dallas, TX - Trees
Oct. 01 Austin, TX - Emo’s Alternative Lounging
Oct. 02 Houston, TX - The Warsaw
Oct. 04 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Oct. 05 Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
Oct. 06 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Oct. 07 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Israeli heavy metal outfit Orphaned Land has posted a new video online, which takes a look at the making of their latest music video, "Sapari." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands fourth studio album, "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR." Speaking on the song, the video and its meaning, vocalist Kobi explained: "With the video clip, we are trying to reflect this inner search of a man and his spirit. The actor, Matti Atlas, was filmed in a room, sitting in a box, writing scared stuff. This is the exact way they used to sit and write in the old days in Yemen. He is writing… searching. At one point, he starts to freak out; to write on the walls, on his body, getting even possessed in a way. He is alone, confused, searching for answers and meaning, just as we all are.
"Sapari (means ‘tell me’ in hebrew) is a 17th century poem written by Sa'adia ben Amram, a jewish Poet who lived in Yemen back then. The song is a duet between the poet and his soul. The poet seeks for his soul and asks her where is ‘she'. The soul, described as a dove in the song, answers that she is at the high chamber, heavens, preparing herself to wear the shape of a human body. In a way, this song reflects the inner search that every human is going through. W e are getting to know our self more and more each and every day, and our journey here is far from being easy." More...
Israeli metallers Orphaned Land have announced they will be supporting Metallica on May 22nd at the Ramat Gan Stadium. Orphaned Land's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
4/5 2010 Riding 3 Tel-Aviv - IL
4/29 2010 Salamandra 1 Barcelona - ES
4/30 2010 Sala El Grito Madrid - ES
5/1 2010 Santiago Alquimista Lisboa - PT
5/2 2010 SWR Barroselas MetalFest Barroselas - PT
5/9 2010 Marche Gare Lyon - FR
5/10 2010 Dynamo Werk 21 Zürich - CH
5/11 2010 La Laiterie Club Strasbourg - FR
5/12 2010 Herb En Zic Festival Besancon - FR
5/14 2010 Le Nouveau Casino Paris - FR
5/15 2010 Le Ferrailleur Nantes - FR
5/22 2010 Ramat Gan Stadium Ramat Gan - IL
5/23 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen - DE
6/26 2010 Gods of Metal 2010 Turin - IT
6/27 2010 The Underworld London - UK
8/5 2010 Wacken Open Air Wacken - DE
8/20 2010 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbuehl - DE
8/21 2010 Metal Méan Festival VI Méan - BE
Orphaned Land has issued the following brief update about performing at the 2010 edition of the Gods of Metal Festival:
'We are happy to announce that Orphaned Land has been confirmed to take part of the Italian festival Gods of Metal, located in Parco della Certosa Reale (Collegno, Turin). The band will play there Saturday 26th of June. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 10th of March at this location."
More details on the festival can be found here. Other confirmed acts include Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Atreyu, As I Lay Dying, Job For a Cowboy, Unearth, Lordi, Amon Amarth, Ex Deo, and more.
Ireland's Mourning Beloveth are the latest act to be confirmed for Portugal's SWR festival, which takes place from April 30th to May 2nd, 2010. More details on the SWR festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts include Dying Fetus, Orphaned Land, Beneath the Massacre, Zeni Geva, Men Eater, Defeated Sanity, Putrid Pile, KK Null, Process of Guilt, Nesseria, Cerebral Bore, Crysys, Kryptos, Prayers of Sanity, and Suffocation.
Israel’s ORPHANED LAND has posted their new music video for the track, “Sapari,” can now be viewed exclusively through AOL Noisecreep.
Kobi (vocals) further describes the meaning behind this ambitious clip, “With the video clip, we are trying to reflect this inner search of a man and his spirit. The actor, Matti Atlas, was filmed in a room, sitting in a box, writing scared stuff. This is the exact way they used to sit and write in the old days in Yemen. He is writing… searching. At some point, he starts to freak out; to write on the walls, on his body, getting even possessed in a way. He is alone, confused, searching for answers and meaning, just as we all are." More...
Israel's Orphaned Land has posted a new track, "Disciples of the Sacred Oath II," on MySpace.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi comments: "'Disciples of the Sacred Oath II' is a heavy song, both musically and lyrically, and it is one of the most important tracks of the album by its meaning. Indeed, it calls for a laying down of arms to realize that the warriors are first of all brothers: 'Lay down your swords, blood and flesh you share... Shall we see the end of war, bloodbrothers?' It is definitely the most outspoken text we ever wrote on this subject. Furthermore, as this song contains Arabic lyrics, we would like to dedicate it to our Arab fans and we hope that one day we will sing it together in a show in their home countries!"
Orphaned Land's new album, "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR," is a concept album about the warrior of light. The album was mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) and will be released on January 25th in Europe and February 9th in the US via Century Media.
The organisers of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival has announced seven more bands for next years edition of the event. Young British thrash metal outfit Evile will be performing at the festival for the first time with new bass player Joel Graham along with Atrocity, Kataklysm, Tyr, Orphaned Land, Nightmare and Die Kassierer. The festival takes place in the town of Wacken, Germany between August 5th and 7th.
Vocalist Kobi Fahri of Orphaned Land has issued the following statement about streaming a new album sample online at the band's MySpace page:
"Hello there to all the warriors of light! For those of you who don't know, each year the longest night of the year happens at Dec. 21st and from this day on the nights get shorter while the days get longer. On a spiritual level this symbolizes the resurrection of the light and the death of darkness (the opposite happens at every June 21st).
"Since our new album 'The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR' is a concept album about the warrior of light, we decided to share with you another short track titled – 'Va'yehi Or' (in Hebrew - let there be light) - please note that our album is 78.22min long and these are just small tastes of the whole journey - 'The crimson touch of hope still fights, through the veil truth doth shine - let there be light!'"
“The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” will be released on January 25th (February 9th in the US) via Century Media.
Orphaned Land have announced they will be holding a release party for their upcoming album "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" on February 4th in Tel-Aviv. Tickets can be purchased at this location. "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" is set to be released by Century Media on February 9th, 2010 in the US and January 25th, 2010 in Europe.
Orphaned Land's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
2/4 2010 Theatre Club Tel-Aviv - IL
5/21 2010 Rock Hard Festival Gelsenkirchen - DE
8/19 2010 Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbuehl - DE
Orphaned Land has issued the following update about streaming a new album sample online:
"Hello there to all the warriors of light! Orphaned Land is working very hard these days to promote the new album 'The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR.' We're doing a lot of interviews and media news and symbolically it is the only time of the year where the 3 Abrahamic religions are celebrating a holiday at the same time.
"We are taking a small break here to congratulate our Christian fans for Christmas, our Muslim fans for the beginning of the new Muslim year and our Jewish fans - happy Hanukah!
And above all - to the metalheads all around there - the metal scene is a great example to people, leaders and politicians of how to create a global language, how to accept one another despite our differences, and above all and because of that - we are proud to be metalheads! May this synergy and time of unification grow in us to learn and to understand each other better in the Middle East and all over the world. Thy name shall be henceforth ORwarriOR Peace, Shalom, Salam.
"As a first teaser track for the band’s new album 'The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR' the song 'Sapari' has also been launched, so check out our MySpace player!"
Porcupine Tree has issued the following statement Steven Wilson mixing the upcoming Orphaned Land album:
"Steven Wilson recently played keyboards and mixed the fourth album by Israeli progressive metal band Orphaned Land. For those who have never heard the band, they are perhaps best described as what Opeth might sound like if they had come from the Middle East instead of Scandanavia. The music has a similar scope and degree of layered sophistication. But the sound of Orphaned Land is very much inspired by their roots, sung in English, Hebrew and Arabic, and featuring many traditional middle eastern instruments. The album The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR is an ambitious and impressive 75 minute conceptual piece combining heavy music and breathtaking beauty. It is released by Century Media in several editions on 9th February 2010 in the US and 25th January 25th in Europe."
On February, 9th 2010 (January 25th in Europe) Israel’s Orphaned Land will release their fourth studio album "The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR." The album was mixed by Steven Wilson, who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new album. The band is preparing to launch a series of webisodes documenting the making of the album. The first album trailer can be viewed below. The clip features commentary from Steven Wilson and the band mixed in with live performance footage from Tel Aviv.
Israel's progressive folk metal band Orphaned Land will release their fourth studio album, "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR," in Europe on January 25, 2010 and in the U.S. on February 9 via Century Media Records. The album was mixed by Steven Wilson, who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new CD.
"The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" track listing:
Part I: Godfrey's Cordial – An ORphan's Life
02. From Broken Vessels
03. Bereft In The Abyss
04. The Path Part 1 – Treading Through Darkness
05. The Path Part 2 – The Pilgrimage To Or Shalem
06. Olat Ha'tamid
Part II: Lips Acquire stains – The WarriOR Awakens
07. The Warrior
08. His Leaf Shall Not Wither
09. Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II
10. New Jerusalem
11. Vayehi Or
12. M I ?
Part III: Barakah – Enlightening The Cimmerian
14. Codeword: uprising
15. In Thy Never Ending Way (Epilogue) More...
Israel’s Orophaned Land will release their highly-anticipated fourth studio opus, “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR,” in Europe on January 25th, 2010. Mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new album, “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” turns out to be a concept album taking Orphaned Land's unique brand of exotic, heavy music to soaring new heights in terms of complexity and catchiness.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi comments on the album’s concept and the new promo photo:
“As people that were born into the tragedy of our region, we have always been devoted to creating harmony between conflicts, a musical heaven on earth, a tango between God & Satan. Even in the album’s artwork we combined Hebrew and Arabic, regardless of the fight between Jews and Muslims. I found a Jordanian guy, specialized in calligraphic artwork. He took letters from Hebrew and Arabic and moulded them in his art to create a symbol of peace. Same goes for our band photo, where we portrayed a synergy between the three monotheistic religions, that believe in the same God and yet, ridiculously have been killing each other for centuries 'in the name of God' and turned the holy land into an orphaned land. Naturally we continued this idea of union on a musical level as well and the result is as always crazy, it's a miracle – in our concerts: our Jewish fans sing in Arabic and our Muslim fans sing in Hebrew, brave friendships have spawned and our Middle Eastern metal music destroys all this political witchcraft we have been trapped in for so long. This is a musical journey of hope in lands of war, creating heaven on earth, building a new Jerusalem.”