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14th March 2018

orphaned land

A telling documentary on Oriental Metal pioneers Orphaned Land called 'All Is One' has been released by Germany's Rockpalast and can be seen in full just below.

'All Is One' is more than the name of one of Orphaned Land's albums. It is the quintet's philosophy that all three big religious groups - Christians, Muslims and Jews - are coming from the same origin.

German filmmakers Ingo Schmoll and Conny Schiffbauer visited Israel to follow the band's path and to get a personal insight into the musicians by visiting the band members at home, getting to know their families and learning about their daily lives.

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Schmoll and Schiffbauer tell us:

"In the documentary we are trying to take the audience beyond the endless discussions about the conflicts in the Middle East by taking a far more human approach to it all."

Singer and frontman Kobi Farhi tells us:

"For the first time you can see a glimpse of our daily personal lives back at our home, and also a confession of me from the days I was a brainwashed extremist. This documentary is something you must see!"

Here is the one-hour documentary in full:

Orphaned Land have just recently released their new, critically acclaimed album, 'Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs'. The album was reviewed in full on MetalTalk's You Spin Me Round album release show and you can hear Liz Medhurst's glowing review, as well as listen to choice cuts from this remarkable piece of work right here:

Orphaned Land are currently on tour in Europe. Here's the remaining dates.

14th March: Borgo Priolo (Italy) - Dagda Live Club
15th March: Rome (Italy) - Jailbreak Live Club
16th March: St. Maurice (Switzerland) - The Manoir Pub
17th March: Zug (Switzerland) - Galvanik
18th March: Pagney (France) - Chez Paulette
25th April: Binyamina (Israel) - Shuni Fortress
15th June: Zamora (Spain) - Z! Live Rock FRestival
17th June: Paris (France) - Festival des Cultures Juives
22nd June: St. Goarshausen (Germany) - Rockfels Fest
9th August: Vagos (Portugal) - Vagos Open Air
11th August: Bloodstock Festival, Catton Park

Orphaned Land are:
Kobi Farhi – Vocals
Chen Balbus – Guitars
Idan Amsalem – Guitars
Uri Zelcha – Bass
Matan Shmuely – Drums

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