The pioneers of oriental metal music and warriors of light, ORPHANED LAND, are going to release their long awaited new album "All Is One" on June 24th (USA June 25TH) 2013.
This release is the bands 6th full length and marks a huge step forward! Today the band revealed the incredible cover artwork for "All Is One" created by the French artist Metastazis (Paradise lost, As I lay Dying, Sonne Adam, Watain...), incorporating perfectly the three signs of the biggest religions as one.
ORPHANED LAND, the leaders and pioneers of Oriental Metal, are happy to announce their upcoming European "All Is One" headline tour!
From September to November places all over Europe will be played to present the new studio album "All Is One", surfacing June 24th (USA June 25th). Before heading on the headline tour ORPHANED LAND will pay a few festivals and shows in South America, as well as European festivals.
ORPHANED LAND live 2013:
13.04. PPM Festival - Lotto Mons Expo / Be
"We are all very much familiar with Swedish Death Metal, Norwegian Black Metal, Finland's Folk Metal and more. But how many of us have ever heard about Oriental Metal? Heavy Metal with Middle Eastern, Oriental tunes and instruments. How many of us dedicated their ears to the sounds of metal coming from the East? Well, here it is - the first Oriental Metal Compilation! Oriental Metal already immerged 20 years ago when Orphaned Land defined the genre and ever since many bands were formed and joined this team, still being active today, far away from the mainstream of the metal scene.
One might argue that this was an album released, last year and that presenting it now, might be untimely to say the least, but I will digress such notions, as I honestly believe that timeless and great music should not be bound to such lowly criteria and conventions.