Few bands get respect and admiration from the get go because of the importance of their lyrics, Orphaned Land is one of those bands. They are a unique band that besides mixing progressive metal with middle eastern folk music and a splash of growling vocals, They have approached the tension in the Middle East with lyrics about coexistence, peace and the value of human life over religious divisions.
For the last 25 years, Orphaned Land had spread their message of unity and coexistence throughout the world with heavy metal as their weapon of choice. I saw Orphaned Land when they tour the US with Katatonia in 2010, and since then I was impressed with their performance. I got the chance to see them again at Hellfest in from of a way larger crowd and their show just blew my mind, I loved how you could see people just dancing in a huge circle during their set.
Orphaned Land‘s show at Hellfest wasn’t a long one, but It was fulfilling one as I got the chance to see live material from their latest album All Is One including songs like The Simple Man and All Is One along to fan favorites like Sapari, Barakah, and classics like Norra El Norra and Ornaments of Gold. Overall it was an amazing show and I hope one that could be repeated it in the US at some point.
After their show, we had the chance to chat with Kobi Farhi vocalist of Orphaned Land about the 25th year anniversary of the band, the side project KNA’AN, and the Hellfest experience.
25 Years Orphaned Land
The Anniversary & Very Best Tour 2016
+ Voodoo Kungfu, Imperial Age
03.11.2016 Germany Matrix Bochum
04.11.2016 Holland Nieuwe Pul Uden
05.11.2016 Germany tba Bremen
06.11.2016 Denmark Loppen Kobenhavn
07.11.2016 Germany Marx Hamburg
08.11.2016 Germany Bi Nuu Berlin
09.11.2016 Germany Backstage Munich
10.11.2016 Czech Rep tba Prague
11.11.2016 Poland Firlej Wroclaw
12.11.2016 Slovakia Randel Club Bratislava
13.11.2016 Italy Midian Live Cremona
14.11.2016 Italy tba Florence
15.11.2016 Swiss Z7 Pratteln
16.11.2016 France Coo Vileurbainne Lyon
17.11.2016 France Devan du Monde Paris
18.11.2016 Holland Baroeg Rotterdam
19.11.2016 Belgium Biebob Vosselaar
20.11.2016 UK Underworld London