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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.
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.
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...
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:
100 KNIFES INSIDE
BY THE PATIENT
DAWN OF DEMISE
FETUS IN FETU
SCARRED BY BEATUY
WALKING THE CADAVER
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:
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.
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...
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.