Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Orphaned Land: premieres new video for "Brother" online
Israel's ORPHANED LAND has now teamed up with Metal.de to debut the atmospheric video for the band's latest single, "Brother". This track is taken from ORPHANED LAND's upcoming 6th studio album, All Is One, which is due out June 24th in Europe and June 25th in North America via Century Media Records. To watch the video for "Brother," please click the link here.
Kobi Farhi (vocals) comments about the track:
"This is a song that Itshak is singing to his brother Ishmael. According to the bible, they were both the sons of Abraham from two different mothers. Today, Itshak is known as the father of the Israeli nation while Ishmael is known as the father of the Arab nation. Historically, that means of course that it's a historical fact that Israelis and Arabs are brothers and we believe that the deepest source for our actual conflict still lies there, between the two brothers.
Both sides today are so focused on being right in the conflict and fill themselves with hate. Every side is so busy with being the victim, and today it doesn't make sense to either one of the sides that we are historically brothers. People forgot it, forgot that our language is alike, as well as our names and history.
An interesting thing is that in the Jewish bible, there is a story where Abraham took Itshak to the mountain to sacrifice him to God. Muslims have the same exact story, but in their version it was Ishmael on the mountain. Everyone shapes history according to his own version, and we have conflicts about even the oldest stories, just as if we were two kids in a fight. And therefore, there is a line in the song that says: 'The lord blessed us both, but we still fight and claim, that kid on the mountain - what was his name'.
'Brother' is a love song for a forgotten beloved brother who turned into a blood enemy. And before people go and start with politic comments, this has nothing to do with politics, or being left or right wing, Jew, Muslim or anything else. We are not taking any sides as musicians, we just tell a story, and we decided to be the first grown-up brother in this story and ask: 'Forgive me, brother'. Mainly because being mature and grown-up sometimes means that you have to say you're sorry, even if it's not only your fault.
We dedicate this song with much love, hope and belief to our beloved Israeli & Arab brothers."
--Kobi on behalf of ORPHANED LAND
To hear another preview of All Is One, be sure to check out the following previously released album tracks:
"Our Own Messiah"
"Let The Truce Be Known"
All Is One was mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, AMON AMARTH, JAMES LABRIE, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, OPETH) and was recorded in three different countries: Israel, Turkey and Sweden. Ironically, these countries are Jewish, Muslim and Christian respectively, which strengthens the ORPHANED LAND message of unity through music. Over 40 musicians were used to flesh out the sound of All Is One, including 25 choir singers and eight classical violin, viola and cello players from Turkey.
To pre-order All Is One, please head over to CM Distro for a variety of album formats.
All Is One track-listing:
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
ORPHANED LAND live 2013:
5.29 - Teatro Odisseia - Rio de Janeiro / Br
5.30 - Hangar 110 - Sao Paulo / Br
6.1 - Roca 'n' Roll festival - Varginha / Br
6.7 - C.C.Niza - Lima / Per
6.8 - Teatro Alianza Francesa - Medellin / Co
6.9 - TBA - Bogota / Co
8.9 - Brutal Assault Festival / Cze
8.10 - Artmania Festival - Sibu / Ro
8.16 - Summer Breeze Festival - / Ger
9.20 - Colmar - Le Grillen / Fr
9.21 - Lille - Le Splendid / Fr
9.22 - Tongeren - Sodom Klub / Be
9.24 - Aschaffenburg - Colossal / Ger
9.25 - B - Matrix / Ger
9.26 - Hamburg - Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger
9.27 - Kobenhavn - Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk
9.28 - Gera - Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger
9.29 - Nuernberg - Hirsch / Ger
10.1 - Praha - Exit us / Cz
10.2 - Warsaw - Proxima club / Pl
10.3 - Krakow - Lizard King club / Pl
10.4 - Budapest - Club 202 / Hg
10.5 - Vienna - Reigen Club / At
10.6 - Bratislava - Randal Club / Sk
10.11 - Sofia - Mix Tape 5 / Bg
10.12 - Tessaloniki - Eight Ball Club / Gr
10.13 - Athen - Kyttaro Live / Gr
10.15 - Ankara - Jolly Joker Balans / Tk
10.16 - Istanbul - Kucukciftkik Park / Tk
10.18 - Belgrad - Dom Omladine / Srb
10.19 - Zagreb - TBA / Ct
10.20 - Maribor - Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov
10.23 - Milan - Rock N Roll Arena / It
10.24 - Prateln - Z7 / Ch
10.26 - Lyon - o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr
10.27 - Toulon - Le Vox / Fr
10.28 - Toulouse - Connexion Live / Fr
10.29 - Bilbao - Rock Star / Sp
10.31 - Porto - Hard Club / Pt
11.1 - Lisbon - Music Box / Pt
11.2 - Madrid - Ramdall / Sp
11.3 - Barcelona - Apolo 2 / Sp
11.4 - Montpellier - L'antirouille / Fr
11.6 - Nantes - Le Ferrailleur / Fr
11.7 - Paris - Divan Du Monde / Fr
11.8 - Zoetermeer - Boerderij / Nl
11.9 - Apeldoorn - Gigant / Nl
11.11 - Norwich - Waterfront / UK
11.12 - Bilston - Robin 2 / UK
11.13 - London - The Garage / UK
11.14 - Manchester - Sound Control / UK
11.15 - Dublin - The Pint / IRE
ORPHANED LAND online: