Orphaned Land announces the release of their anniversary album, 30 Years of Oriental metal.
Orphaned Land are celebrating three decades of creating music, performing live shows around the globe and spreading the message of peace. For their 30th anniversary the band is releasing 30 Years Of Oriental Metal, a Ltd. CD box set, which will be released on December 10th. The release will include 8 CDs, featuring 6 full-length albums and a bonus song collection from the past 30 years on two extra CDs. The box also contains an extended 112-page booklet with special liner notes for each album from Kobi Farhi.
«Wow….it’s unbelievable 30 years have gone already! Looking back, we feel so proud we succeeded to extend the metal scene from the well-known American, South American, European & Scandinavian scenes, we made it wider when we started the ‘Oriental Metal’ genre and introduced metal from the Middle East to the world, since 1991. Cheers for the next 30 years», states Orphaned Land frontman Kobi Farhi.
World famous stars have commented on the musical work of the band. Check out the raves below:
«Orphaned Land are singing about the troubles in the Middle East and I really like what they are doing «,Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
«The Best Hardrock band came out of the Middle East», Ozzy Osbourne.
«One of the best metal bands not just in Israel, but in the whole world», Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
«Orphaned Land combines an operatic quality and world music exotica with driving rock sensibility»,
Steve Hackett (Genesis)
«What keeps me so thrilled about it is this perfect blend of different musical cultures and the constant wave of emotions these guys have woven together in a stroke of genius. All of their work is a strong statement for humanity», Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)
30 Years Of Oriental Metal will be available as Ltd. 8CD Box Set including a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity.
Kobi Farhi (vocals), Chen Balbus (guitars), Idan Amsalem (guitars), Uri Zelcha (bass), and Matan Shmuely (drums).
09.03 Essen (Germany) – Turock
10.03 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Zappa
11.03 Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – Boerderij
12.03 Arnhem (Netherlands) – Willemeen
13.03 London (United Kingdom) – Underworld
15.03 Nantes (France) – Ferrailleur
17.03 Pamplona (Spain) – Totem
18.03 Leiria (Portugal) – Stereogun
19.03 Lisboa (Portugal) – Ao Viva
20.03 Madrid (Spain) – Copérnico
22.03 Barcelona (Spain) – Bóveda
24.03 Milano (Italy) – Legend Club
25.03 Roma (Italy) – Traffic Club
26.03 San Dona (Italy) – Revolver Club
28.03 Praha (Czech Republic) – Nova Chlemic
29.03 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal Club
31.03 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla
01.04 Berlin (Germany) – Gretchen
02.04 Köln (Germany) – Helios 37
03.04 München (Germany) – Backstage
05.04 Colmar (France) – Le Grillen
07.04 Paris (France) – petit Bain
08.04 Lyon (France) – Ninkasi Kao
09.04 Orbe (Switzerland) – Le Puisoir
10.04 Reichenbach (Germany) – ARTrock fest
11.04 Frankfurt (Germany) – Zoom
13.04 Osnabrück (Germany) – Bastard club
14.04 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
15.04 Kobenhavn (Denmark) – Stengade
16.04 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central
17.04 Ubach Palenberg (Germany) – Rock Fabrik