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Orphaned Land

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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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  • metaloly999

    are they cristian or jew ?

    Yesterday 5:46pm Reply
  • ReSpAwN

    This band just crossed my path earlier this week because of them being a support act to Blind Guardian, but after listening to them I can honestly say I am looking forward to seeing them BOTH!

    10 Apr 11:49am Reply
  • kasicA0804

    Can we nominate this band for a Nobel Peace Prize? (3)

    5 Apr 9:23am Reply
  • OutbreakOfFools

    Can we nominate this band for a Nobel Peace Prize? (2)

    3 Apr 7:30pm Reply
  • Visutox

    Mabool is and will always be their best album. Nothing can top that. [5] Hope they'll release a new album soon.

    26 Mar 9:41pm Reply
  • D_W_D_M

    Mabool is and will always be their best album. Nothing can top that [4]

    24 Mar 1:42pm Reply
  • grumfossil

    Mabool is and will always be their best album. Nothing can top that [3]

    18 Mar 11:26pm Reply
  • DreamTheater-

    Let The Truce Be Known is the first song I have ever heard to make me cry. Twice.

    10 Mar 3:05pm Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    Can we nominate this band for a Nobel Peace Prize?

    2 Mar 9:03pm Reply
  • semuschka

    @anti-tristu sosi hui tupoi eblan

    7 Feb 8:13pm Reply
  • Kasi_Maru

    Mabool is and will always be their best album. Nothing can top that. [2]

    6 Feb 6:05am Reply
  • Vreath

    Mabool is and will always be their best album. Nothing can top that.

    5 Feb 2:40am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    This band has nothing to do with religion other than the fact that they advocate unity regardless of religion and beliefs. [2] It's why they are by far the best religious band.

    20 Jan 5:26pm Reply
  • Henrique--

    Great band of ISRAEL !!!!!!!!!!!!! = D

    15 Jan 5:39pm Reply
  • DestinyBond

    OYYYYY VEEEEYYYYYYY

    19 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Fallingup1986

    This band has nothing to do with religion other than the fact that they advocate unity regardless of religion and beliefs. Instead of talking about this band's awesome viewpoint and celebrating metal like this, people are arguing. :\\

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    I'm anti-theist and I still love this band. Religion must become peaceful or die. It's why I respect Taoism and Buddhism above all other religions.

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • anti-tristu

    hitler was okay, i guess. ALAHU AKHBAAAAR

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

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

    27 Sep 2014 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 2014 Reply
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