june 16th, 2014 - The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014
Orange Amplification presents
The Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2014
in association with World Of Tanks
Israeli Rock Superstars Orphaned Land & Palestinian Rockers Khalas Jointly Accept Global Metal Band
Monday 16th June
IndigO2, The O2, London
Orphaned Land - one of Israel's most successful musical exports - have been voted by readers of rock and metal authorities, Metal Hammer, as the Global Metal Band of the Year at their Golden God Awards 2014. True to form, Orphaned Land have requested that they accept their award jointly with their Palestinian friends and recent tourmates Khalas. Guitarist Abed Hathut has duly accepted this offer and will be attending the awards on behalf of the band.
Taking place at the indigO2 on the 16th June, Orphaned Land are receiving the award, voted-for by Metal Hammer readers, in recognition of their immense cultural and musical impact throughout the region and indeed the world. Orphaned Land and Khalas have had a long relationship and share a passion to promote the possibility of a peaceful resolution in the Middle East.
Now in their 20th year, Orphaned Land have a long-established reputation for rapturously-received live shows which have found an audience throughout the Middle East and indeed the world.
Kobi Farhi, founder and lead singer of Orphaned Land, says, "I wish to thank Metal Hammer and all the readers that voted for Orphaned Land. For the last 23 years with Orphaned Land I can proudly say that Metal music has succeeded to teach politicians a lesson of how easy this might be if you only want it. Abed from Khalas is my brother, both historically and at present. I thought to share the award with him because this is what brothers do: they share. Music, food, home and awards. Peace."
Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer, says "It's no secret that metal is a truly global phenomenon, and Orphaned Land are emblematic of how strong that sense of community really is. The targets of ferocious criticism both at home and abroad, their unflinching courage and peerless musicianship has inspired countless fans around the world, including everyone at Metal Hammer."
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May 15th, 2014 - Special tour for the 10th Anniversary of MABOOL
We are happy to announce a special tour for the 10th Anniversary of our classic album MABOOL.
In those shows we will play the whole album in 1 piece! together with songs from all our albums, make sure you get your tickets and you also get the remastered CD/LP versions, the release is soon!
April 18th, 2014 - Mabool's 10 years anniversary
We will celebrate 10 years for the legendary classic album MABOOL at an open air called SHUNI AMPI THEATRE on a very special show which we will play the whole entire album + more songs from all the Orphaned Land albums - make sure you won't miss this and check our dates section for tickets pre-sale links.
April 14th, 2014 - ORPHANED LAND's first ever show in FINLAND!!
We are confirmed for Tuska Open Air Metal Festival
Prepare yourself for some ORIENTAL METAL, Middle Eastern Folk tunes!!
February 8th, 2014- THE BELOVED'S CRY On Vinyl!
FLOGA RECORDS proudly announce the agreement with the mighty ORPHANED LAND for a 500 copies ltd vinyl release of their legendary demo "THE BELOVED'S CRY"! More infos about the exact release date coming soon!
January 25th, 2014- Our debut ever confirmed show in CHILE!!!
January 14th, 2014- Bloodstock Festival UK
We are exited to confirm our debut ever show on Bloodstock Festival UK
our show will take place on the 9th of August 2014
January 7th, 2014- Orphaned Land and Yossi Sassi part ways
It is a sad day for us, I remember the day me and Uri were looking for a guitarist and put an ad on one of the record shops in Israel, no one called for some time, until we got only one response, and that was Yossi's. Since our youth we were veins of the same body and soul, and built something which was but a realm of light. However, we respect the fact that taking different paths is a part of life. These situations had happened to even bigger and greater than Orphaned Land and the important thing here is that we are still and forever brothers, and the door remains open for both sides. Writing or sharing the stage is something we could easily keep on doing in the near future. Until then, we offer Yossi a warm hug, and wish him the very best! As for Orphaned Land, we keep on going with full force unto our next goals. We never had a main composer or a mastermind in the band, Orphaned Land was always an adventure in which all members are partners in the writing process and in the shaping of the band's concept, therefore Orphaned Land will always be an idea, a concept, a whole which is larger than the sum of its parts. We are planning and will soon announce many shows for 2014 as well as write new material for our next albums.
With endless love, Let there be light. Kobi Farhi on behalf of Orphaned Land
I never thought that someday I'll write these words.. yet if there's something stronger than our past - it is our future, and our dreams, as we evolve and understand what is right for us in the path ahead. You know I always strive to be creative, innovative, compose the next authentic thing, and devoted my life to fuse and mix together the East and West, Acoustic with Electric, Rock with Folk traditional music, all with authenticity and full heart.
Books could be written from the what I've done for and gone through since founding "Orphaned Land" (initially named "Resurrection" in 1991), from every fan mail in the early 90's, through signing the 1st deal with 'Holy Records', endorsements, budgeting, website development, pledging ...the list goes on and on.. above all, I'm proud most of my vast compositions, arrangements, production and musical boundaries explored.
"Orphaned Land" has been a dream turned into reality with tremendous hard work and accomplishments. It is my life's work, spanning over more than 22 years as a Founding member, composer, producer and many other roles. But mainly being 'the heart' I always believed O.L should reflect through. I feel that now, from all the right reasons that I can and cannot change, the time has come for new dreams.
The first dream is on it's way already,- The new album I'm working on these days will be called 'Desert Butterflies', a conceptual piece, rich and diverse, continued to my debut solo release 'Melting Clocks', and the 'Oriental Rock' genre I've been pioneering & redefining. It includes musical collaborations with Ron 'bumblefoot' Thal (Guns'n'Roses), Marty Friedman, Demurtas (Tristania) and more. it'll be worth the wait
I'm never leaving you. I'm not closing the door, not on O.L members, and certainly not on YOU, my beloved & loyal fans, friends and followers.
The best is yet to come... I guarantee it to you, personally
Always with you, always yours, Yossi
Sept 21th, 2013 - Australian dates announced
Middle Eastern heavy metal band Orphaned Land hits Australian shores in March with the “All Is One World Tour” sweeping through Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Israel’s 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 “All Is One World Tour” will be Orphaned Land’s 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 don’t forget the band’s message, as evidenced by the fans’ 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, it’s a story that every metalhead can be proud of.
Orphaned Land’s 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 “the greatest album we've made to date.”
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 “All Is One World Tour” is any indication of how it’ll 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
June 11th, 2013 - Announcing Support Bands for European Tour
ORPHANED LAND, the pioneers of Oriental Metal, proudly announce the support acts that will be joining them for their upcoming European tour: Klone (France), Bilocate (Jordan), Khalas a.k.a The Arabic Rock Orchestra (Israel/Palestine) and The Mars Chronicle (France) as the opening act.
It's a well known fact that Orphaned Land devotedly speak about the power of music to turn supposed enemies into friends, amongst others by strongly encouraging collaborations with artists from different cultural and religious backgrounds.
On the "All is One" tour, for the very first time, you will see bands from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and France all together as one, proving that music is the only voice of hope that can bring people together.
Orphaned Land release their highly anticipated new album, entitled "All is One", on June 24th and will be on the road for their European headlining tour this fall. For dates and tickets visit www.orphaned-land.com
Join us and support this courageous musical journey!
May 13th, 2013 - Debut first new song of "All Is One" and UK Tour Dates!
Israel’s finest export, oriental metal pioneers ORPHANED LAND, are debuting today the first tunes of their new album “All Is One”, in cooperation with Metal Hammer UK. The first glimpse on the new studio album is called “Our Own Messiah” and you can listen to the song and check out the meaningful lyrics on the following link:
“All Is One” is the bands 6th studio album and follow up to the acclaimed 2010 release “The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR”. It incorporates the typical ORPHANED LAND style with the catchiness of their Century Media Debut “Mabool” (2004) and turned out in an awesome way that was never heard before in the metal genre.
“All Is One” will be available on June 24th (USA June 25TH), 2013, as Limited Deluxe Book Edition including three bonus songs and a bonus DVD, as well as Limited double Gatefold LP including the three bonus songs and in different vinyl colors. A standard Jewelcase CD format and digital download will also be available.
In November ORPHANED LAND will visit the UK and Ireland for some headline dates presenting the new material!
11.11. Norwich - Waterfront / UK
12.11. Bilston - Robin 2 / UK
13.11. London - The Garage / UK
14.11. Manchester - Sound Control / UK
15.11. Dublin - The Pint / IRE
May 2nd, 2013 - New album art, formats, tracklist & tour!
The pioneers of oriental metal music and warriors of light, ORPHANED LAND, are going to release their long awaited new album "All Is One" on June 24th (USA June 25TH) 2013. This release is the bands 6th full length and marks a huge step forward!
Today the band revealed the incredible cover artwork for "All Is One" created by the French artist Metastazis (Paradise lost, As I lay Dying, Sonne Adam, Watain…), incorporating perfectly the three signs of the biggest religions as one.
The album will be available as Limited Deluxe Book Edition including three bonus songs and a bonus DVD, as well as Limited double Gatefold LP including the three bonus songs and in different vinyl colors. A standard Jewelcase CD format and digital download will also be available.
The "All Is One" album track-list reads as follows:
1 All Is One
2 The Simple Man
4 Let The Truce Be Known
5 Through Fire And Water
9 Ya Benaye
10 Our Own Messiah
From September to November ORPHANED LAND will play stages all over Europe and present the new studio album “All Is One”. Before heading on the headline tour ORPHANED LAND will play a few festivals and shows in South America and a bunch of European festivals.
ORPHANED LAND live 2013:
29.05. Teatro Odisseia - Rio de Janeiro / Br
30.05. Hangar 110 - Sao Paulo / Br
01.06. Roca 'n' Roll festival - Varginha / Br
07.06. C.C.Niza - Lima / Per
08.06. Teatro Alianza Francesa - Medellin / Co
09.06. TBA - Bogota / Co
09.08. Brutal Assault Festival / Cze
10.08. Artmania Festival - Sibu / Ro
16.08. Summer Breeze Festival - / Ger
ORPHANED LAND – All Is One Tour Europe 2013
20.09. Colmar - Le Grillen / Fr
21.09. Lille - Le Splendid / Fr
22.09. Tongeren - Sodom Klub / Be
24.09. Aschaffenburg - Colossal / Ger
25.09.B - Matrix / Ger
26.09. Hamburg - Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger
27.09. Kobenhavn - Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk
28.09. Gera - Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger
29.09. Nuernberg - Hirsch / Ger
01.10. Praha - Exit us / Cz
2.10. Warsaw - Proxima club / Pl
3.10. Krakow - Progresja club / Pl
4.10. Budapest - Club 202 / Hg
5.10. Vienna - Reigen Club / At
6.10. Bratislava - Randal Club / Sk
11.10. Sofia - Mix Tape 5 / Bg
12.10. Tessaloniki - Eight Ball Club / Gr
13.10. Athen - Kyttaro Live / Gr
15.10. Ankara - Jolly Joker Balans / Tk
16.10. Istanbul - Kucukciftkik Park / Tk
18.10. Belgrad - Dom Omladine / Srb
19.10. Zagreb - TBA / Ct
20.10. Maribor - Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov
23.10. Milan - Rock N Roll Arena / It
24.10. Prateln - Z7 / Ch
26.10. Lyon - o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr
27.10. Toulon - Le Vox / Fr
28.10. Toulouse - Connexion Live / Fr
29.10. Bilbao - Rock Star / Sp
31.10. Porto - Hard Club / Pt
01.11. Lisbon - Music Box / Pt
2.11. Madrid - Ramdall / Sp
3.11. Barcelona - Apolo 2 / Sp
4.11. Montpellier - L'antirouille / Fr
6.11. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur / Fr
7.11. Paris - Divan Du Monde / Fr
8.11. Zoetermeer - Boerderij / Nl
9.11. Apeldoorn - Gigant / Nl
Mar 23, 2013 - "Orphaned Land" - All Is One - New album in June
ORPHANED LAND - All Is One
June 24th - EU
June 25th - USA
ORPHANED LAND, the pioneers of oriental metal music and warriors of light are in the final process of recording their long awaited new album. This release is the band’s 6th full length and marks another big step forward, it is the logical evolution from the last studio release “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR”.
The title of the new album will be “All Is One” and it surfaces on June 24th (USA June 25th), 2013! Singer Kobi Farhi explains the material as follows: “"I'll say it plain and simple - "All Is One" is ORPHANED LAND's best album so far, I feel that we took all aspects to a new level - the way we write, arrange, play and produce. We recorded the album in 3 countries (Turkey, Sweden & Israel) and it turned out so strong, we can’t stop listening to it. The album is very rich in sound with more than 40 people participating (choirs, violins, and many traditional instruments, too). Our secret recipe was always the fact that unlike many other bands, ORPHANED LAND doesn't follow ONE master mind that writes everything, we work in a way that All Is One. We create our music in a perfect blend of synergy and harmony and all the band members are a part of this process, we translate the album's title and message exactly in the way we work, and we always hope we could give a bit of an inspiration to the people in the tragic Middle Eastern lands. We have fans all over the Middle East, we live in a place where huge amounts of people who consider themselves enemies still share one thing in common, they are all fans of ORPHANED LAND, and in these lands of orphans and bloody holy wars our only weapon is music, and hopefully we will grow to understand that All Is One."
Jun 06, 2012 - Matti Svatizky and Orphaned Land part ways
Matti published the following statement:
To all of Orphaned Land's fans:
From this moment on I will no longer be a part of the band. We had great years together, and I think that our achievements were beyond only the musical grounds.
However, it is time for me to move on with my life. There are issues both on the personal and the professional levels that made me come to this decision, which has not been an easy one, and which I'm whole with and sure that will bring many positive things in the future.
I wish the band many more fruitful years of creation and joy, and I wish you, the fans, many more years of enjoyment of what Orphaned Land has to offer, and who knows, maybe we'll meet again someday in the future, this way or another.
Orphaned Land's comment:
How can you sum up 2 decades with a brother and a partner? the answer is simple: you can't. Matti is deeply immersed in "Orphaned Land" history and his uniqueness will surely be missed. All we can do is respect Matti's decision and wish him the best the future can offer for him. "Orphaned Land" was always a home for friends and shall remain such a place for Matti.
Forever Orphaned, beloved brother!
Orphaned Land members