Sept 21th, 2013 - Australian dates announced
Middle Eastern heavy metal band Orphaned Land hits Australian shores in March with the ďAll Is One World TourĒ sweeping through Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Israelís breakthrough heavy metal band Orphaned Land will be hitting Australian shores in March 2014. Scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Australian leg of the ďAll Is One World TourĒ will be Orphaned Landís first ever tour down under.
As pioneers of the Oriental metal genre for the best part of nearly two decades, Orphaned Land has become renowned internationally for fusing elements of traditional Middle Eastern music with the fundamentals of progressive heavy metal.
Remarkably, Orphaned Land are quite possibly the most popular Israelis in the Middle East, with their music attracting a huge Arab following. Orphaned Land reaches out to their Muslim fans and uses heavy metal, of all things, as a vehicle to unite enemies.
Their fans donít forget the bandís message, as evidenced by the fansí starting an online petition in 2012 to nominate Orphaned Land for the Nobel Peace Prize. Orphaned Land regularly plays huge shows in outdoor arenas in Turkey, where metalheads (albeit with band tattoos) travel far distances and face danger in their home countries (such as Syria and Egypt) to see their heroes perform, itís a story that every metalhead can be proud of.
Orphaned Landís career contains many highlights. These include supporting Metallica, Amoprhis and Dio, collaborating with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth) and playing major festivals such as Sonisphere, Hellfest and Wacken Open Air. They will be hitting Australia following a mammoth 50-show headlining run through Europe.
The tour will be in support of the recently released All Is One (Century Media, 2013), the album that frontman Kobi Farhi has deemed as ďthe greatest album we've made to date.Ē
Joining in on this holy temple of metal worship will be special guests Voyager (WA) and Orsome Welles (VIC). If their European debut of the ďAll Is One World TourĒ is any indication of how itíll go over in Australia, tickets are going to go quick.
Tickets go on sale on Friday the 27th of September at 9am via wildthingpresents.com, Oztix & the venues.
Sydney, THU 20 MAR 2014, THE FACTORY THEATRE
SAT 22 MAR 2014
THE EPSY GERSHWIN ROOM
SUN 23 MAR 2014
Sept 9th, 2013 - EC pedals endorsement
Orphaned Land is officially endorsed by EC Pedals, Israels finest exports of custom shop pedals for guitars & bass.
We are happy to join the family and present to you our own unique custom pedals: The "Orphaned Drive"!
Please check out the EC Pedals website at: www.ecpedals.com
Aug 4th, 2013 - Announcing debut show in Costa-Rica! concert on December 8th, 2013
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