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Orphaned Land release new video “Like Orpheus”

Filipe Gomes 08/12/2017 News Comments Off on Orphaned Land release new video “Like Orpheus”
Orphaned Land release new video “Like Orpheus”

Oriental metal pioneers, Orphaned Land, have just released a video and digital single for their new song “Like Orpheus”.

Taken from their upcoming album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, which will be released on January 26th, 2018. “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” features a guest appearance of guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett as well as guest vocal appearances by no other than Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) and Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES). The album artwork was created by Valnoir.

Kürsch comments:

“What a marvelous song. I heard it and fell in love with it immediately. 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. This song, as all their works, is a strong statement for humanity. I am really proud to be a part of such a fantastic family. All is one!”

Singer Kobi Farhi stated:

“It is a little bit hard for us sometimes to release only one song, especially as there is a whole concept album to follow. But if we have to choose one song to start with, it’ll be ‘Like Orpheus’. In Greek mythology it is told that Orpheus’ singing was so beautiful, that even the stones and the earth fell in love with his voice, to a point that the earth was open and that’s how he ended up going down straight to hell. At the chronology of the concept of our story, this is the story where the hero leaves Plato’s cave for the first time, and it is the first time he exposed to the light, to the new truth of all the shadows he considered to be the truth before. Being overwhelmed from this revelation he describes the world and his feeling with singing, and his singing is so beautiful that he is like Orpheus himself in a way. We are so happy to feature one of the most humble gentleman on the planet, a real rock star and a simple beautiful soul – Hansi Kürsch from Blind Guardian. Hansi is such a singer, he and his singing is literally like Orpheus.

The story of the cave of Plato and the use of Orpheus are just allegories. In this video clip we chose to tell the true story of some metal heads from the Middle East. Their daily lives is some sort of a cave, their culture, the way they dress and their customs may give an impression that they are utterly different, while the truth is that they escape to the same world, the world of metal, while they never met each other and cannot start to imagine how similar and one they are.

On a personal note: Metal today is still considered as Satanism in many societies and countries, especially in the Middle East and it is still banned in many countries from our region. Metal is one of the best co-existing communities we ever get to know, so all of you metal heads out there – think about those metal heads from the Middle East, cause they are here to stay!”

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“Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”

01. The Cave
02. We Do Not Resist
03. In Propaganda
04. All Knowing Eye
05. Yedidi
06. Chains Fall To Gravity
07. Like Orpheus
08. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
09. Left Behind
10. My Brother’s Keeper
11. Take My Hand
12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
13. The Manifest – Epilogue

 

To celebrate the release of the new album, the band will be touring Europe again in early 2018. Orphaned Land will be supported by In Vain, Subterranean Masquerade and Aevum. Dates below.

 

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February
24 – Willemeen – Arnhem, Holland
25 – Turock – Essen, Germany
26 – Underworld – London, UK
27 – Petit Bain – Paris, France
28 – Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France

March
2 – Copérnico – Madrid, Spain
3 – Bovedo – Barcelona, Spain
4 – Secret Place – Montpellier, France
6 – Jungle – Cologne Germany
7 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
8 – Randal Club – Bratislava, Slovakia
9 – Flying Circus – Cluj Napoca, Romania
10 – Zet Pete – Krakow, Poland
11 – Dürer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
13 – Backstage – Munich, Germany
14 – Dagda Live Club – Borgo Priolo, Italy
15 – Jailbreak Live Club – Rome, Italy
16 – The Manoir Pub – St. Maurice, Switzerland
17 – Galvanik – Zug, Switzerland
18 – Chez Paulette – Pagney, France

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