Orphaned Land kicks off North American tour Saturday, May 5th

Oriental metal pioneers ORPHANED LAND kicks off its North America tour this Saturday, May 5th in support of their critically acclaimed new album, Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs.  The tour finds the heralded group as direct support to Faroese Viking metalists TYR, along with support from Ghost Ship Octavius and Aeternam.

The first stop on the tour is in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday, May 5th, at The Knitting Factory.

Vocalist KOBI FARHI commented, “We are so excited to be back to the USA, following our just released new album! Make sure you visit us on the road and check our new tunes! Who knows when we will be back next! “

Tour Dates:
Feat. Tyr, Orphaned Land, Ghost Ship Octavius & Aeternum

05/05/18    Brooklyn, NY –  Knitting Factory
05/06/18  Providence, RI  –  Alchemy
05/07/18   Montreal, QC  –  Corona Theatre
05/08/18    Quebec City, QC  –  Salle Multi
05/09/18     Toronto, ON  –  Velvet Underground
05/10/18    Columbus, OH  –  Al Rosa Villa
05/11/18    Joliet, IL   –   The Forge
05/12/18    Kansas City, MO  –  The Riot Room
05/13/18    Denver, CO  –  Marquis Theatre
05/14/18   Boise, ID   –  The Shredder
05/15/18   Vancouver, BC  –  Rickshaw Theatre
05/16/18  Seattle, WA   –  Studio Seven
05/17/18   Portland, OR   –  Hawthorne Theatre
05/18/18  Reno    –   TBA
05/19/18   Oakland, CA   –   Metro Opera House
05/20/18   Los Angeles, CA  –   Echoplex
05/21/18  San Diego, CA   –   Brick by Brick
05/22/18   Phoenix, AZ   –  Joe’s Grotto
05/24/18  Dallas, TX    –  Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/25/18   Austin, TX   –   Come and Take it Live!
05/26/18   New Orleans  –  TBA
05/27/18   Orlando, FL   –  The Haven
05/28/18    Atlanta, GA   –  The Masquerade (Hell)
05/29/18    Richmond, VA  –  Champion
05/30/18    Reading, PA  – Reverb

“Gripping from front-to-back” (Metal Injection), ORPHANED LAND’s sixth album is fueled by righteous anger at the state of humanity in the present day. Veering from epic brutality to ornate theatricality, armed with an astonishing array of inspired melodies and euphoric crescendos, Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs is the finest and most powerful album the band has produced.

Featuring guest appearances from prog rock legend Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis) and metal luminaries Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates/The Lurking Fear), Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs finds the band “at their creative peak, more confident and stronger then ever before”(Exclaim!).

Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs is available now as a digital album on all download and streaming platforms, Jewel case CD, and Black Gatefold 2LP+CD.
Get it @ https://OrphanedLand.lnk.to/UnsungProphetsAndDeadMessiahs

Kobi Farhi – Vocals
Chen Balbus – Guitars
Idan Amsalem – Guitars
Uri Zelcha – Bass
Matan Shmuely – DrumsORPHANED LAND online:

Matt Epp to Release Shadowlands

Photo by Jen Squires – Photographer

I’ve been working hard for the past few years in the writing and making of this album. I collaborated with the right producer for it (Aaron Goldstein) and got world-class musicians to play with me on it. I feel deeply about it artistically and it feels like a debut for me. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

When you pre-order the album now on CD / Vinyl / Digital, you’ll be able to download 2 tracks instantly! They’re the opener and closer songs from the album. Such a tease.

When you support the album in a bigger way, not only do you get some exclusives, but you also encourage and mobilize this music to have even further reach. As an independent artist, I can’t get away from asking for your support; so if you are able, I will use it in the best way possible to get this record out and take this calling to be a songwriter and performer to the next level. Thank you!

Pre-Order Now (CD  | Vinyl  |  Digital)

Support the Album in a bigger way (Exclusive Perks)

Listen to one of the tunes, ‘In A Flash’, on YouTube now.

1. Runaway
2. Hit The Ground
3. The Bell
4. Mercy
5. North Country
6. Unnatural
7. Uncharted Waters
8. Good Lover
9. May I Have This Dance

10. In A Flash

About The Album

On Shadowlands, veteran troubadour Matt Epp embarks on a journey through the geographies of darkness within him, sending back transmissions of lush, haunted Americana that embrace the dualities of this human thing—love, light, and the absence of each. He traverses spiritual and physical worlds deftly, conjuring the twilight wilderness of his home with hazy, transcendental psychedelia (“North Country”), chasing muses on his road-worn Honda Shadow amidst incendiary roots rock (“Runaway”), floating through ghostly, glowing folk alongside mystical guides (“Uncharted Waters”), and raging against social and environmental injustice on the acerbic battle cry “Unnatural,” recalling Neil Young’s pointed activist anthems. Epp’s 10th album represents his first steps over the threshold in this odyssey, and its piano-led curtain closer, “In a Flash,” is a promise to continue fearlessly navigating the gathering tempests and crises of faith that define its world.

The corporeal helpers that brought Shadowlands to this plane—a rogues gallery of world-class tune-slingers—did so over fateful spring nights in the hills of Nashville, Tennessee at Dark Horse Recording. With Toronto pedal steel magician Aaron Goldstein at the producer’s helm, Epp’s award-winning songwriting is transformed, arriving with more powerful force than it ever has before, and blazing a new path for its author.

Recorded at Dark Horse Studio (Franklin TN)
Produced by Aaron Goldstein
Mixed by John Paul Peters, Private Ear (Winnipeg, MB)
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering (Los Angeles, CA)


May 25 – Massie, ON @ Massie Hall
May 27 – Wakefield,QC @ Blacksheep
July 1 – Owen Sound, ON @ Kelso Amphitheatre; Canada Day headliner
July 13-15 – Courtenay, BC @ Vancouver Island Music Festival
July 19 – Vernon, BC @ Record City
July 20 – Kelowna, BC @ Sabine’s Salon
July 27-28 – Paris, ON @ Skylight Festival
Aug 3-5 – Lac Du Bonnet, MB @ Fire & Water Music Festival
Aug 10-12 – Ear Falls, ON @ Trout Forest Music Festival
Thank you, friends,
Love Matt





TOUNDRA – new album ‘Vortex’ out now!

Spanish instrumental rockers Toundra release their new fifth studio album ‘Vortex today, following on from their previous record ‘IV’ which reached number 2 in the Spanish charts.

On the Wednesday the band played live on ‘Late Motiv’, the most important late night TV show in Spain, and tonight the band celebrate the release of the album with a special show at Vortex in Siegen, Germany.
Watch a clip from their TV appearance here: https://www.facebook.com/toundra/videos/10156486329455799/

‘Vortex’ has been receiving some fantastic reviews and you can find a selection of them below:

“expansive, emotive music, appealing to our hearts as much as our heads.” – Prog

“a bombardment of claustrophobia & ecstasy, often within the same song, Vortex is a breathtaking piece of work.” – Metal Hammer

“It’s inspiring, highly energetic, full of riffs, hooks, melody. What else do you need?” – Echoes & Dust

a voyage of discovery in an enthralling album. Never heard of what the Spanish have to offer in terms of cutting edge rock before? Sit back, relax and turn it up loud.”Louder Than War

The album is available on special edition CD digipak, gatefold black LP + CD & as digital download. Order the album now here: http://www.insideoutmusicshop.com/

Watch a video for the track ‘Kingston Falls’ here:

As mentioned previously, the title of the album is ‘Vortex’, as the band explain:
“On September 19th in 2012 we arrived at a venue called ‘Vortex Surfer Musiklub’ in Siegen, a small town in Germany. We played there, the venue got packed and everything about that night, including the warm welcome from everybody working there, was incredible. We fell in love with that small venue and the house next to it where we slept that night.

“Since then, we played Vortex five or six times and there has always been that same great fond feeling from the people there. So, this upcoming album is called ‘Vortex’. We leave behind the roman numbers and want to use this as a way to thank all the promoters, people working in venues, labels, agencies, fans… and everyone who has helped us over the years to live this dream. We can’t wait for you to hear some of the music”

1.Intro Vortex
5.Kingston Falls
7.Roy Neary
8.Cruce Oeste

The first run of European tour dates were recently announced and tickets are on sale now.
04.05.18, VOID, Bordeaux, FR
05.05.18, Supersonic, Paris, FR
06.05.18, Kleine Zaal, Melkweg, NL
08.05.18, Usine, Geneva, CH
09.05.18, Dok, Gent, BE
10.05.18, Hoxton Square Bar, London, UK
12.05.18, Temple of Boom, Leeds, UK
13.05.18, Nice ‘n Sleazy, Glasgow, UK
14.05.18, Exchange, Bristol, UK
16.05.18, JUNGLE, Koln, DE
17.05.18, Keller Club, Stuttgart, DE
18.05.18, Rocas, Luxembourg, LU
19.05.18, Molotow, Hamburg, DE
20.05.18, KB18, Copenhagen, DK
23.05.18, BiNuu, Berlin, DE
24.05.18, Groovestation, Dresden, DE
25.05.18, Papirna, Plzen, CZ
26.05.18, A38, Budapest, HU
27.05.18, Viper Room, Vienna, AU
29.05.18, Le Farmer, Lyon, FR
30.05.18, Molotov, Marseille, FR

It has been an intense 3 years since the band got signed with Superball/Century Media in 2014, with whom they put out their most recent a lauded album, ¨IV¨, (January 2015), after the first 3 albums that were released independently. Since then the band has performed over 100 concerts in 17 different countries with their instrumental sound combining progressive and post rock making them one of the leaders in there genre.

TOUNDRA online:


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Anubis Announce The Second Hand European Tour 2018

According to a posting on the Facebook page of Anubis

We’re very excited to play these five shows in Europe. Ten years on from our first live show in Sydney – we’d never have believed we’d be doing this!
Each show has a different flavour, including a full performance of ‘A Tower of Silence’ at T’Blok and a 230503-era treat for France, culminating in a set at Loreley that we hope matches the occasion! We can’t wait to meet you all again.

Marbin New Album Israeli Jazz

The incredible Chicago based road warrior MARBIN has a new album.

MARBIN, one of the biggest treasures and musical talents found by MoonJune’s honcho Leonardo Pavkovic, is a progressive instrumental jam-jazz-rock-blues-fusion band based in Chicago, with a unique story that stands out in today’s music world. With a do-it-yourself approach and encouragement by Mr. MoonJune, MARBIN started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States, performing also in Canada, Mexico, and Colombia. Through word of mouth, MARBIN has gained dozens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world and has sold over 25,000 of albums. MARBIN has released six albums: Marbin (2009; self-released), Breaking the Cycle (2011; MoonJune), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013; MoonJune), The Third Set (2014; MoonJune), Aggressive Hippies (2015; self-release; marketed by MoonJune), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016; self-release; marketed by MoonJune). Israeli Jazz (2018, self-released), is their 7th release. The dynamic foursome co-led by two Chicago based Israeli expats, guitarist plus-quam-extraordinaire DANI RABIN and sax virtuoso DANNY MARKOVITCH, is hitting the road on March 23, 2018. If You have a chance to see this band, do yourself a favor!

An explosive mix of eclectic instrumental progressive jazz-rock fusion, blues, klezmer & Israeli music like You never heard before.

The first thing noticeable when Marbin‘s seventh album, Israeli Jazz, is done playing is that it doesn’t sound similar to any other jazz album to date. The unique blend of Dani Rabin’s distorted guitar with Danny Markovitch’s bright soprano sax tone, the fast unison lines, the intricate forms of the songs and how the music skips from one section to another, and the melodic and harmonic language the band uses in its compositions and solos. Markovitch explains: “To us, jazz is about the spirit of the music. At the heart of our music, there are always improvised solos over harmony and form. Good jazz always has a delicate balance between chaos, the solos, and order, the compositions/arrangements, and that’s the line we tread on while allowing ourselves to explore all the other aspects of music”. The second noticeable thing is that the album doesn’t sound overly Israeli. Rabin expands on that point: “Both Danny and I grew up in Israel listening to Israeli music, but we also grew up listening to jazz, rock, folk, and blues. We felt it’s appropriate to name the album Israeli Jazz because it gives a more whole and nuanced look to music that undeniably has Israeli roots, but at the same time is drawing from other traditions and fuses them into a coherent vision”.


Dani Rabin guitar
Danny Markovitch sax
Jon Nadel bass
Blake Jiracek drums

“The hardest working band in America! Averaging 250 shows a year!”
“Far from being just another jazz-rock fusion band, Marbin occupies their own stylistic space. More an instrumental rock band than a jazz fusion band, Marbin’s music seems to come from the guitar hero world of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Joe Bonamassa. But there’s a good deal of other stuff going on in their music. Steeped in blues, surf, and the folk music of their native Israel, in addition to jazz-rock, Marbin consistently avoids easy pigeonholing. Part of this is due to the fact that the band is based on the musical partnership of two virtuosos: guitarist Dani Rabinand saxophonist Danny Markovitch. People stopped thinking of saxophone as a virtuosic lead instrument in rock music decades ago, but Markovitch seems determined to change that view single-handedly.” – Dave Wayne, All About Jazz
“Jazz-fusion, rock, folk, blues, prog-rock, bits of heavy metal, and straight jazz…it’s all here folks in one nice little package. [Marbin is a] band that needs to be on your immediate radar if they aren’t already.” – Pete Pardo, Sea Of Tranquility
“Danny Markovitch might not be the best driver in the world, but he can play a heck of a sax, he is a monster.” – Allan Holdsworth (R.I.P.)
“Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch generate lightning fast unison choruses and dynamic solo sprees atop the rhythm section’s tight, razor-sharp focus.” – Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz
“Marbin is a crazy talented group making music hard to pin down but easy to appreciate. –Victor Aaron, Something Else

“Let’s just say I’m completely blown away from this group and their albums.” – Zachary Nathanson, Music From the Other Side of the Room

Mar 23 – Indianapolis, IN (Mousetrap)
Mar 24 – Paducah, KY (Festiversary 3! at Paducah Beer Works)
Mar 25 – Chattanooga, TN (JJ’s Bohemia
Mar 26 – Johnson City, TN (Willow Tree)
Mar 27 – Knoxville, TN (Open Chord)
Mar 28 – Asheville, NC (Isis Music Hall)
Mar 29 – Greenville, SC (The Firmament GVL)
Mar 30 – Charlotte, NC (Evening Muse)
Mar 31 – Winston-Salem, NC (Muddy Creek Music Hall)
Apr 01 – Raleigh, NC (The Pour House)
Apr 02 – Richmond, VA (The Camel)
Apr 03 – Virginia Beach, VA (Shaka’s Live)
Apr 04 – Harrisonburg, VA (The Golden Pony)
Apr 05 – Roanoke, VA (5 Points Music Sanctuary)
Apr 06 – Beckley, WV (Melody’s)
Apr 07 – Charleston, WV (Boulevard Tavern)
Apr 08 – Lexington, KY (The Burl)
Apr 12 – Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
Apr 13 – La Crosse, WI (Midwest Music Fest At The Root Note)
Apr 14 – Menasha, WI (The Source Public House)
Apr 15 – Madison, WI (The Frequency)
Apr 20 – Dayton, OH (The Trolley Stop)
Apr 21 – Millvale, PA (Mr. Smalls Funhouse)
Apr 22 – Bridgeport, WV (Mia Margherita Cole Fired Pizzeria)
Apr 23 – College Park, MD (MilkBoy ArtHouse)
Apr 24 – Asbury Park, NJ (The Saint)
Apr 25 – Philadelphia, PA (Milkboy)
Apr 26 – New York, NY (DROM)
Apr 27 – New Haven, CT (Café Nine)
Apr 28 – Boston, MA (Middle East Upstairs)
Apr 29 – Florence, MA (13th Floor Music Lounge)
Apr 30 – New Bedford, MA (Greasy Luck Brewpub)
May 01 – Manchester, NH (Jewel Music)
May 02 – Portland, ME (Empire)
May 03 – Burlington, VT (Nectar’s)
May 04 – Potsdam, NY (Hurley’s Nightclub)
May 05 – Montréal, Canada (Petit Campus)
May 06 – Albany, NY (The Low Beat)
May 07 – Toronto, Canada (Sneaky Dee’s)
May 08 – Syracuse, NY (Funk N’ Waffles)
May 09 – Rochester, NY (Flour City Station)
May 10 – Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Iron Works)
May 11 – Ypsilanti, MI (Ziggy’s)
May 12 – Mishawaka, IN (Martha’s Midway Tavern)
Jun 07 – Northwood, OH (Boonies Roadhouse)
Jun 08 – Wilkes-Barre, PA (River Street Jazz Cafe)
Jun 09 – Stephentown, NY (Disc Jam Music Festival)
Jun 10 – Erie, PA (Basement Transmissions)
Jun 15 – Marion, IL (John Brown’s On The Square)
Jun 16 – Scottsville, KY (Arts on Main)
Jun 22 – Marion, IA (The Famous Mockingbird)
Jun 23 – Omaha, NE (Intents Fest)
Jun 27 – Dubuque, IA (The Lift)
Jun 28 – Lincoln, NE (The Bourbon)
Jun 29 – Manhattan, KS (Arts in the Park)
Jun 30 – Des Moines, IA (Lefty’s)
Juyl 01 – Pomeroy, IA (Byron’s)
Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH (The Bop Stop)
Aug 04 – Zanesville, OH (Weasel Boy Brewing)
Aug 29 – Billings, MT (The Garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company)
Aug 30 – Helena, MT (Lewis and Clark Brewing Company)
Aug 31 – Bozeman, MT (The Filling Station)
Sep 01 – Victor, ID (Knotty Pine)
Sep 03 – Boise, ID (Liquid)
Sep 05 – Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
Sep 06 – Grand Junction, CO (Mesa Theatre)
Sep 08 – Denver, CO (The Walnut Room



For tickets and info: http://bandsintown.com/marbin

Bent Knee announce new Paper Earth Tour; US Tour kicks off May 31st with Gatherers

Fresh off a successful run in Europe, American avant-garde group Bent Knee are announcing an upcoming tour across the US this summer. The band will be joined by New Jersey band Gatherers.

The band had this to say about the tour: “We’re thrilled to be circling the US again, reacquainting ourselves with familiar places, exploring new ones, and sharing one hell of a summer with our friends in Gatherers. We can’t wait to play for you all again.”
Tour dates are as follows:
5.31 Nashua NH @ Riverwalk
6.02 Northampton MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
6.03 Providence RI @ Fete Backroom
6.04 New Haven CT @ Cafe Nine
6.06 Asbury Park NJ @ The Saint
6.07 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
6.08 Philadelphia PA @ The Boot & Saddle
6.09 Baltimore MD @ Metro Gallery
6.14 Atlanta GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade
6.15 New Orleans LA @ Gasa Gasa
6.17 Austin TX @ Sidewinder
6.20 Phoenix AZ @ Valley Bar
6.21 San Diego CA @ Soda Bar
6.22 Los Angeles CA @ Bootleg Theater
6.23 San Francisco CA @ Cafe Du Nord
6.24 San Jose CA @ Art Boutiki
6.28 Eugene OR @ HiFi Music Lounge
6.29 Portland OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6.30 Seattle WA @ Barboza
7.03 Boise ID @ Neurolux
7.05 Salt Lake City UT @ Kilby Court
7.06 Denver CO @ Lost Lake
7.07 Lawrence KS @ The Bottleneck
7.10 Minneapolis MN @ 7th St Entry
7.11 Chicago IL @ Schubas Tavern
7.12 Madison WI @ The Frequency
7.14 Detroit MI @ The Loving Touch
7.17 Cleveland OH @ Beachland Tavern
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