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:

SOUL ENEMA Releases New Apocalyptic Comics Video for “Spymania”

Heroes and villains are fighting the world in a mystic conspiracy thriller, coming from the factory of an Israeli Progressive band Soul Enema. “Spymania” is a part of a new album Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, released on June 23rd. A colorful and diverse 73-minute work features guest appearances from Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land) and mixed by Jens Bogren (OpethDevin Townsend).

As it turns out, evil reptilians from the planet Nibiru came down to Earth, and they are very close to getting the key to universal knowledge. The superhuman powers of Batman and Chuck Norris stand on their way, but it turns out, that only something related to the world of music is able to save the human race. What is it? Watch out till the end! ” the band commented.

We used some paintings of a brilliant modern Russian artist Vasya Lozhkin, who’s a big phenomenon in his home country, but still not really known in the Western World yet,” says songwriter and keyboard player Constantin Glantz, adding, “I must state that ‘Spymania’ has some amusing background. The lyrics for this song were written way back in 2006, or maybe even earlier, and it features a kind of goofy, paranoid mock story about someone being mysteriously thrown down from the roof of Empire State Building, and seen too many things you ain’t allowed to see, while flying down to the ground. So much, in fact, that this person was forcefully killed even before he naturally hit the ground. Fast forward to the year 2015, and guess what — suddenly we have a totally real conspiracy scandal taking place around the same Empire State Building during a big ecological happening, when some claimed there’s Kali or Satan images projected on building windows, as part of some mystic apocalyptic ritual! The Hell you know, indeed.

Watch a video for Spymania below. Soul Enema’s follow-up to 2010’s Thin Ice Crawling was released on June 23rd and can be ordered here.