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Petah Tikva, Israel (1991 – present)

Orphaned Land is a band from Petah Tikva, Israel, formed in 1991. They combine oriental elements and traditional Jewish folk music with slow /.

Orphaned Land is a / band at its core, but they are highly influenced by the music and tradition of the Oriental Jews (Mizraḥim), making their sound much more progressive than typical doom/death bands. Their album Sahara (1994) was the first to include a combination of and traditional oriental music. In their second album El Norra Alila (1996), Orphaned Land elaborated the combination of and oriental music, including the addition of song with traditional oriental Jewish piyyut and Arab melodies. This album conveyed a message of co-existence between Jews and Muslims. Their third album, Mabool (the Hebrew name for the Deluge, depicted in the Bible and Noah’s story), 2004, was worked for seven years and takes the combination of doom/death metal, oriental music and biblical issues to a new level. The album tells the story of the seventh son of God (who was divided into three, each one symbolizing one monotheistic religion) which try to warn humanity from a coming flood (deluge) as punishment for their sins. Musically, the album contains oriental instruments, two choruses, traditional Yemenite chants sung by Shlomit Levi and quotes of Biblical verses from the story of the Deluge, read by Kobi Farhi, Orphaned Land’s vocalist and one of its founders.


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  • MusicMagic77

    One step forward >> Key of the Moment (band)

    27 Sep 6:45pm Reply
  • Riot-Engineer

    As a Pegan let me just say that this band is proof that music can transcend race, religion, beliefs ect. Shut the fuck up and listen.

    30 Aug 11:40pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    ”An excellent idea enters my mind. To attract outright anti-Semites and to make them the destroyers of Jewish wealth” [Theodor Herzl, founder of Israel]

    19 Aug 1:17am Reply
  • MaidenTek

    ALL IS ONE, their best album! I always get back to it thinking: gawdz I almost forgot how great this albumz iz!

    16 Aug 9:10pm Reply
  • spineshank155

    Apparently Orphaned Land's music isn't doing much good if the shoutbox has turned into a war in itself. War isn't good no matter how you look at it, it's one thing to defend your home but another to attack another because of selfish interests. I don't know where people get their info on that USA sponsors Genocide, i have yet to see some hard proof along that the NSA is spying on Americans through video set up around in cities when it's meant for protection and general information. 9.11 is coming up and the conspiracy theorists will be yet complaining about 9.11 as in inside job that happened over a decade ago. People like to complain and spread theories rather than doing something positive about the worlds problems.

    16 Aug 3:28pm Reply
  • Juriat

    Ento prosto zdorovo, chort poderi...

    11 Aug 5:15pm Reply
  • chillouthill

    Somehow I knew that once I will visit this amazing band's page there will be reckless arguments abut the situation here in Israel. In case you didn't notice, Orphand Land are peace supporters in all of their hearts, so just shut the fuck up and enjoy the music. this is what we're here for!

    7 Aug 1:55pm Reply
  • bored1000

    "Is not a battle or a war, Is a Genocide sponsored by the USA and the NNUU" Dude you don't live here and you don't know what going on. A genocide is defined as the systematic destruction of all or part of a racial, ethnic, religious or national group via the (a) Killing of members of the group. THAT IS NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING. We only kill the ones shooting rockets at our cities and those trying to defend them. A genocide is a murder without a cause, what's happening is the killing of terrorists who try to kill innocent people everyday. Israel has ceased fire more then a few times and Hamas won't stop shooting. Israel also ceased fire without Hamas' commitment to do so in order to avoid killing civilians, but it wouldn't fit in your washed little brain, would it? You need to understand that genocide could have been far easier than ground attack, but that's something nobody wants (obviously), so it's not happening and it never will.

    4 Aug 8:28pm Reply
  • Taki90

    you can't call them terrorists if they are merely tryin' to free their OCCUPIED land ! that's ridiculous,if that was true then George Washington,Ghandi,William Wallace are all terorrists!! this is just a modern day crusade,obviously it's not a genicide if brown people were the slaughtered ones.......

    4 Aug 1:46pm Reply
  • RWakko

    Enough of all these senseless comments about this war. I don't know what would happen if there was a neighbour country trying to bomb my city, no matter if they look Israeli or Palestinian, and all these whiners don't know either. Stop supporting or blaming what you don't know. I have a friend in Israel and I still can't agree or disagree to her points, since being there is much different than judging from our distant benches. Just enjoy the music. This is, not your ignorant opinion's wall.

    2 Aug 4:23pm Reply
  • ZadionApocalaya

    This shoutbox can't go more than 5 comments without turning into another Israel vs Palestine argument. Ridiculous, man. The war is not a battle of just and unjust; it's simply two forces with opposing opinions colliding, like most wars are. People not living there need to quit fueling the flame, and those who are living there should keep their debates where they belong (AKA not in the shoutbox of a band taking a neutral position, well aware that it's a gray war, just trying to promote peace).

    1 Aug 5:21pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    31 Jul 6:07pm Reply
  • Redhawk1000

    Zionists are worse than Hitler. [3] Boycott Orphaned Land and every Israeli product and organization.

    30 Jul 3:52pm Reply
  • CataBasis

    Shut the fuck up and just listen to the music.(2)

    25 Jul 1:12pm Reply
  • dogerwaul

    Shut the fuck up and just listen to the music.

    24 Jul 6:53am Reply
  • bored1000

    It's not a genocide. If the IDF wanted to kill Palestinian civilians you can be sure they wouldn't risk soliders by sending them into Gaza, bombings from the air would have been enough. And I don't think you understand the number of assassinations that were cancelled due to civilians in the area, try reading a little before you post your stupid hateful comments. Hospitals were bombed because Hamas' terrorists hid rockets in them, killing children is in no way acceptable but you cannot go into war with collateral damage (I want to make it clear that I, personally, am very sorry for every civilian that gets killed during the operation). Oh and BTW, like I said before, when the coward terrorists hide behind children in Gaza and try to kill innocent Israelis, our army is doing its best to avoid killing innocents and puts a lot of effort to protect our civilians (thanks to them, we don't have a lot of civilians killed- I suppose you've heard of Iron Dome).

    23 Jul 10:01am Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    Zionists are worse than Hitler. [2]

    22 Jul 11:43pm Reply
  • PetitSagittaire

    22 Jul 11:35pm Reply
  • bored1000

    Guys look at @Cabrasevera, he's so cute, isn't he? He lives in Mexico and never had to feel scared of rockets that may hit his house or his friends, and still thinks he has the right to judge a country that defends itself from terrorists. And he compared Israel to Hitler! HE IS SO FUCKING CLEVER! Sparing the lives of palestinians who are sent to protect terrorists and serve as human shields has so much in common with trying to murder an entire nation who did nothing! Shame on you mankind.

    22 Jul 12:00pm Reply
  • Twin-Turbo

    Palestinians and other anti-semites are worst than hitler. I Support Israel with all my heart. Shame on you mankind.

    22 Jul 7:04am Reply
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