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Orphaned Land

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

Latest Orphaned Land News

Below is our complete Orphaned Land news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Inner Sanctum To Support Orphaned Land

Indian death/thrash metal act Inner Sanctum has announced it will be supporting Israel's Orphaned Land an upcoming live show in Bangalore, India. The show is set to take place on February 6th, 2011 at the Kyra Theater with additional support from Degredead and Bevar Sea.

Details on the show can be found at this location. You can also check out sample Inner Sanctum tracks available for streaming through the band's official MySpace profile.

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Orphaned Land Announces Shows In Israel

Israeli progressive metal act Orphaned Land, which recently announced a short run of shows in India, has now issued the following brief update about new tour dates in Israel: "We'll be playing in our home country at the end of January with the first shows for the new year 2011 in Be'er Sheva, Tel-Aviv and Haifa. Tickets are now on sale at this location."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

January 25, 2011 - Be'er Sheva @ Barock
January 26, 2011 - Tel-Aviv @ Riding 3
January 27, 2011 - Haifa @ Beat

You can also hear sample Orphaned Land tracks available for streaming online through the band's MySpace profile.

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Orphaned Land Announces Indian Shows

Orphaned Land has issued the following update about three upcoming live shows in India:

"We are pleased to announce that Orphaned Land will play in India with three exclusive shows in Vellore, Mumbai and Pune.

February 01, 2011 - Vellore (India) @ VIT Grounds
February 04, 2011 - Mumbai (India) @ Blue Frog
February 05, 2011 - Pune (India) @ Elisium Lawns

"It will be the first time Orphaned Land play in this country, so we are really looking forward to see our Indian fans and to play for them! "

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Orphaned Land Video Interview Available

Kobi Farhi, lead man for Israel’s own Orphaned Land, chatted with Hank Pearl of The Daily Rock before the band’s September 17th, 2010 performance at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago. The first half of the video can be seen below and the second half is available after the jump.


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Orphaned Land Posts Tour Diary Online

Israeli progressive metal act Orphaned Land has posted a tour diary video online from its recent North American tour with Katatonia and Swallow the Sun. You can view the tour video below:

Orphaned Land will release a Tour Edition of "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR." The new edition is set to include expanded artwork, a bonus 5 track audio CD and a short eight minute documentary clip.

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Orphaned Land Seeking Fans For DVD

Orphaned Land has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to answer questions for an upcoming DVD:

"As you probably already read, Orphaned Land is going to record a DVD. A part of this will be about our fans and the special relationship we have together. For this, Nathalie, our friend & fan club manager, who's been working with us for years, is looking for fans who want to film themselves answering questions in English. Next to that she is searching for fans that will come from abroad to one of the shows in Belgium or Holland and especially the ones in Israel and Turkey.

"Important to know is that fans who wish so, can be made unrecognizable in the documentary! This way they can rest assured they can speak freely, as no one but Nathalie will know who they are.

"Everyone interested can contact Nathalie by filling in the form on our official fan site in English. She will then explain to you how to do it and give you the questions to answer. We are looking forward to your contributions to the DVD, hearing your stories will make for an amazing documentary!"

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Orphaned Land To Reissue Latest Album

Israeli progressive metal act Orphaned Land has revealed details surrounding its forthcoming Tour Edition release of "The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR." The new edition is set to include expanded artwork, a bonus 5 track audio CD and a short eight minute documentary clip. The tracklisting for the re-release can be found below:

"The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR" tracklisting:
Part I: Godfrey's Cordial – An ORphan's Life
1. Sapari
2. From Broken Vessels
3. Bereft In The Abyss
4. The Path Part 1 – Treading Through Darkness
5. The Path Part 2 – The Pilgrimage To Or Shalem
6. Olat Ha'tamid
Part II: Lips Acquire stains – The WarriOR Awakens
7. The Warrior
8. His Leaf Shall Not Wither
9. Disciples Of The Sacred Oath II
10. New Jerusalem
11. Vayehi Or
12. M I ?
Part III: Barakah – Enlightening The Cimmerian
13. Barakah
14. Codeword: uprising
15. In Thy Never Ending Way (Epilogue)

Audio tracks:
1. Estarabim (radio edit) (4:42)
2. Above You All (4:56)
3. Pits Of Despair (4:26)
4. Sapari (instrumental) (3:48)
5. Bereft In The Abyss (instrumental) (2:50)
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6. "Sapari" video clip (3:56)
7. Making of "Sapari" video clip (2:11)
8. Making of photo shoot (1:30)

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Orphaned Land To Film Tel Aviv Shows For DVD

Israeli metal veterans Orphaned Land has announced that they will be filming two shows at Reading 3 in Tel Aviv, Israel for a new DVD release. The shows will take place on December 9th and 10th and will feature a special guest on each night. The first night will see the group joined on stage by Paradise Lost guitarist Greg Mackintosh and the second will feature a guest spot from Israeli singer Yehuda Poliker.

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First Batch Of Bands Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced the first round of bands that will be performing at next year's version of the event. Among them include hardcore punk icons Bad Brains and The Exploited, along with many metal veterans such as Mayhem, Angel Witch, Sodom, Doro and the return of Swiss thrashers Coroner. Also on the bill will be Triptykon, Belphegor, Church Of Misery, Converge, The Haunted, The Melvins, Dodheimsgard, Grave, In Solitude, Therion, Karma To Burn, Malevolent Creation, Morne, My Sleeping Karma, Nasty, Orphaned Land, Raw Power, Septicflesh, Shai Hulud, Valient Thorr, The Young Gods and Your Demise. Over 100 other bands are expected to be confirmed for the festival, which will take place from June 17th-19th in the town of Clisson.

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Katatonia Makes A First Time Visit To Vancouver

Although being located in the least favourable part of Vancouver, the Rickshaw Theater has quickly become one of the city’s top venues for all things metal. Countless bands from all genres and areas of the underground have been congregating at the small theater on Vancouver’s famed “Downtown Eastside,” treating the city to a wide range of different metal sounds. On Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 the Rickshaw played home to one of Europe’s top dark metal acts in Katatonia along with other international metallers Swallow the Sun (Finland) and Orphaned Land (Israel). The crowd, while not sold out, was highly anticipating Katatonia’s first ever appearance in the city and once the lengthy show came to an end they surely left satisfied. More...

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Amorphis Confirms Festival Appearance

Finnish progressive metallers Amorphis have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of the Aalborg Metal Festival. Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is set to take place November 5-6, 2010 at Studenterhuset in Aalborg, Denmark. Other notable acts scheduled to appear include Immolation, Napalm Death, Katatonia and Pestilence.

The Aalborg Metal Festival 2010 is as follows:

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Orphaned Land Posts Festival Footage Online

Petah Tikva, Israel metallers Orphaned Land have posted a new video online showcasing some behind the scenes footage from the band's recent festival appearances. Orphaned Land are currently on tour in North America with Swallow the Sun and Katatonia.

You can view the video below:

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Thyrfing Confirmed For Mean Metal Fest

Sweden's Thyrfing has announced an appearance at this year's edition of the Mean Metal Festival, which will take place in Belgium on August 21st, 2010. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. Other bands confirmed to perform at the festival include Mayhem, Rotting Christ, Macabre, Devourment, Orphaned Land, and Sadist.

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Katatonia Posts New Tour Video

Sweden’s Katatonia has launched a teaser trailer for the band's forthcoming headlining "Night Over North America" U.S. tour, which can be viewed below. The trek, which features Swallow The Sun and Orphaned Land in support, will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th.

The currently announced dates are as follows: More...

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Orphaned Land Posts Video Tour Diary Online

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:


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Orphand Land Comments On Sonisphere Cancellation

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...

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Orphaned Land To Play Istanbul's Sonisphere Fest

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

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Amorphis Announces Support Acts for European Tour

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

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Orphaned Land Talks About Playing With Metallica

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!!"

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