ORPHANED LAND - debut new video for “Sapari”!
Israel’s ORPHANED LAND pioneered Middle Eastern metal music and their highly anticipated new studio opus “The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR” is now available everywhere. It’s a sophisticated concept album taking ORPHANED LAND’s unique brand of exotic, heavy music to soaring new heights in terms of complexity and catchiness.
The band’s eye-popping new promo video has now been launched online. So, enjoy “Sapari” by ORPHANED LAND featuring Shlomit Levi at the band’s official MySpace page www.myspace.com/orphanedmyspace
Kobi (vocals) further describes the meaning behind this ambitious clip:
“With the video clip, we are trying to reflect this inner search of a man and his spirit. The actor, Matti Atlas, was filmed in a room, sitting in a box, writing sacred stuff. This is the exact way they used to sit and write in the old days in Yemen. He is writing… searching. At some point, he starts to freak out; to write on the walls, on his body, getting even possessed in a way. He is alone, confused, searching for answers and meaning, just as we all are.
“Sapari (means ‘tell me’ in Hebrew) is a 17th century poem written by Sa'adia ben Amram, a Jewish poet who lived in Yemen back then. The song is a duet between the poet and his soul. The poet seeks for his soul and asks her where is ‘she’. The soul, described as a dove in the song, answers that she is at the high chamber, heavens, preparing herself to wear the shape of a human body. In a way, this song reflects the inner search that every human is going through. We are getting to know our self more and more each and every day, and our journey here is far from being easy.”
“The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” was mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth), who is also responsible for several keyboard parts on the new album. The time has come for Middle Eastern metal to take over.
Press reactions on “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR”:
“This album is not just the must-have of the year, but the must-have of the decade.”
Album of the month, ROCK HARD (F), 9 out of 10 points
“a milestone of progressive metal!“
ROCK HARD (D), 10x Dynamite, 9 out of 10 points
“Some of the most remarkably powerful and emotive music you will hear in 2010”
METAL HAMMER (UK)
Album of the month, LEGACY (D), 15 out of 15 points
“With “The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR” ORPHANED LAND fortify their position as an exceptional and unique band!”
See ORPHANED LAND live on the following dates, more shows are currently being worked on, so stay tuned for updates!
ORPHANED LAND live:
29.04.2010 Spain, Barcelona, Salamandra 1
30.04.2010 Spain Madrid, Sala El Grito
01.05.2010 Portugal, Lisboa, Santiago Alquimista
02.04.2010 Portugal, Barroselas, SWR Barroselas MetalFest
22.05.2010 UK, London, Underworld
23.05.2010 Germany, Amphitheater, Gelsenkirchen, Rock Hard Festival
05 - 07.08.2010 Germany, Wacken Open Air
20.08.2010 Germany, Dinkelsbuehl, Summer Breeze Open Air
21.08.2010 Belgium, Metal Méan Festival VI, Méan
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