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The video for Israeli band Orphaned Land’s ambitious song “Ocean Land” from their Century Media debut "Mabool" has been posted for download here. Shot in Israel it is the band’s first video, and was filmed in the midst of hundreds of Medusa jellyfish where the band got ‘jellied’ repeatedly. Vocalist Kobi Farhi sang for hours underwater, and unintentionally drank gallons of water. Guitarist Matti also performed his guitar solo underwater. Vocalist Kobi Farhi:
Hello everyone and shalom from the Orphaned Land of Israel! Finally after many years we filmed a video clip. The video is for the song "Ocean Land" from our latest album "Mabool." It was a very hard day of working and we were on the set for 18 hours.
We worked with a very famous actress named Hila Vidor and she was unbelievable. It was an inspiring adventure to work with her. If you ask me, she is the Queen of the Sea! I think that it's a great video and it's about time that you will all be able to watch it and judge for yourself.
Appearing in multiple reviewers’ top 10 albums of 2004, the band’s Century Media debut "Mabool" has received a warm welcome from worldwide press. You can listen to an MP3 of the song “Ocean Land” here.
Over the weekend, Orphaned Land played for over 1,000 people in a Shuni Fortress for over two and a half hours. They performed both an acoustic and an electric set, and played tracks from all three of their albums. The band was impressed to see the crowd respond overwhelmingly to tracks from their Century Media debut, 2004's "Mabool." Vocalist Kobi Farhi commented on their enthusiastic performance: "I was in ecstasy! I was singing the first half of the first song in the electric set, when I realized that the microphone was on the other side of the stage. I couldn't understand why I couldn’t hear myself; it became the joke of the show :). The crowd threw loads of candy at us (as Jewish usually do in Bar Mitzvah since it was Orphaned Land's Bar Mitzvah). In the acoustic set we were dressed in white clothing and then for the electric we changed into black, the switch of the vibes was so perfect!" The band brought along six female singers to perform the choral arrangements for "Building the Ark," a cellist, and other guest musicians.
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Six months after the release of the majestic milestone "Mabool – The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven," we are about to offer our first ever video clip "Ocean Land." Vocalist Kobi Farhi:
Hello everyone and Shalom from the Orphaned Land of Israel! Finally after many years we filmed a video clip, to the song "Ocean Land" from our latest album "Mabool," it's our first video clip ever! It was a very hard day of working and we were on set for 18 hours. We had two different locations:
1. In the sea (where we bumped into hundred of Medusa jellyfish! It was very tough and we remained brave, but got wounded)
2. Underwater shots in a swimming pool - I had to sing for hours under the water, I drank so much pool water, yuck! We also filmed Matti playing a guitar solo under the water.
We were working with a very famous theatre actress named Hila Vidor and she was unbelievable, it was an inspiring adventure to work with her. If you ask me, she is the Queen of the sea! I think that it's a great video and it's about time that you will all be able to watch it and judge for yourself very soon.
Israel’s leading metal band Orphaned Land, performed live at the Rock The Nations Open Air Festival in Istanbul, Turkey over the weekend. An amalgamation of cultures and traditions, this was the ideal setting for the band’s live performance. Their new release from Century Media Records, Mabool, combines histories and teachings from the three monotheistic religions that at once divide and unite the Middle East.
Vocalist Kobi Farhi reports: “We got back yesterday from this historic festival and our performance was unbelievable - one of the best of our lives!!! The crowd knew our songs and the whole place was singing (more than 5,000 people!!). They even sang in Hebrew! We also did a song in Turkish and the place freaked out. We co-headlined the first day alongside Pain Of Salvation. Turkey is a great home for Orphaned Land, as the border of east and west. Try to imagine it yourself: the sad reality of the Middle East, and then there is a concert where people from Turkey, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia all sing together the songs from the same band. It’s amazing! I’m speechless!”