28 May 2013
Orphaned Land: video on single "Brother" and pre-order online!
Israel's leading metal band ORPHANED LAND teamed up with Metal.de to debut the super atmospheric video for the upcoming single "Brother" today. This song is an amazing ballad telling a very interesting story about one of the basic problems in different religious believes that singer Kobi Farhi explains in detail below. The single "Brother" will also be available from June 10th on all digital outlets and is taken from the upcoming new album "All Is One", that surfaces on June 24th in Europe (June 25th USA). You can already pre-order "All Is One" in all its different formats at CM DISTRO. Be fast, especially the very limited Mediabook with DVD and the 2LP vinyl will sell quick: http://smarturl.it/orphanedlandcmd
Check out the video premiere on Metal.de!
The lyrics on "Brother" are coming along with the video, but below you also find the detailed explanation of the story behind this wonderful song:
"This is a song that Itshak is singing to his brother Ishmael. According to the bible, they were both the sons of Abraham from two different mothers. Today, Itshak is known as the father of the Israeli nation while Ishmael known as the father of the Arab nation. Historically, that means of course that it's a historical fact that Israelis and Arabs are brothers and we believe that the deepest source for our actual conflict still lies there, between the two brothers.
Both sides today are so focused on being right in the conflict and fill themselves with hate. Every side is so busy with being the victim and today it doesn't make sense to either one of the side that we are historically brothers. People forgot it, forgot that our language are alike, as well as our names and history.
An interesting is that on the Jewish bible there is a story where Abraham took Itshak to the mountain to sacrifice him to God. Muslims have the same exact story, but on their version it was Ishmael on the mountain, everyone shape history according to his own version and we have conflicts even on that oldest stories, just as if we were two kids in a fight. And therefore there is a line in the song says: "The lord blessed us both, but we still fight and claim, that kid on the mountain - what was his name"
Brother is a love song for a forgotten beloved brother who turned to be a blood enemy.
And before people will go and start with politic comments, that has nothing to do with politics or being left or right wing, Jew, Muslim or anything else. We are not taking any sides as musicians, we just tell a story, and we decided to be the first grown up brother in this story and ask: "Forgive me, brother". Mainly because being mature and grown up sometime means that you can say you're sorry, even if it's not only your fault.
We dedicate this song with much love, hope and belief to our Israeli & Arabs beloved brothers.
Kobi on behalf of Orphaned Land."
ORPHANED LAND Live 2013:
13.04. PPM Festival - Lotto Mons Expo / Be
29.05. Teatro Odisseia - Rio de Janeiro / Br
30.05. Hangar 110 - Sao Paulo / Br
01.06. Roca 'n' Roll festival - Varginha / Br
07.06. C.C.Niza - Lima / Per
08.06. Teatro Alianza Francesa - Medellin / Co
09.06. TBA - Bogota / Co
09.08. Brutal Assault Festival / Cze
10.08. Artmania Festival - Sibu / Ro
16.08. Summer Breeze Festival - / Ger
ORPHANED LAND - All Is One European Tour 2013:
20.09. Colmar - Le Grillen / Fr
21.09. Lille - Le Splendid / Fr
22.09. Tongeren - Sodom Klub / Be
24.09. Aschaffenburg - Colossal / Ger
25.09. Bochum - Matrix / Ger
26.09. Hamburg - Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger
27.09. Kobenhavn - Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk
28.09. Gera - Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger
29.09. Nuernberg - Hirsch / Ger
01.10. Praha - Exit us / Cz
02.10. Warsaw - Proxima club / Pl
03.10. Krakow - Lizard King club / Pl
04.10. Budapest - Club 202 / Hg
05.10. Vienna - Reigen Club / At
06.10. Bratislava - Randal Club / Sk
11.10. Sofia - Mix Tape 5 / Bg
12.10. Tessaloniki - Eight Ball Club / Gr
13.10. Athen - Kyttaro Live / Gr
15.10. Ankara - Jolly Joker Balans / Tk
16.10. Istanbul - Kucukciftkik Park / Tk
18.10. Belgrad - Dom Omladine / Srb
19.10. Zagreb - TBA / Ct
20.10. Maribor - Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov
23.10. Milan - Rock N Roll Arena / It
24.10. Prateln - Z7 / Ch
26.10. Lyon - o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr
27.10. Toulon - Le Vox / Fr
28.10. Toulouse - Connexion Live / Fr
29.10. Bilbao - Rock Star / Sp
31.10. Porto - Hard Club / Pt
01.11. Lisbon - Music Box / Pt
02.11. Madrid - Ramdall / Sp
03.11. Barcelona - Apolo 2 / Sp
04.11. Montpellier - L'antirouille / Fr
06.11. Nantes - Le Ferrailleur / Fr
07.11. Paris - Divan Du Monde / Fr
08.11. Zoetermeer - Boerderij / Nl
09.11. Apeldoorn - Gigant / Nl
11.11. Norwich - Waterfront / UK
12.11. Bilston - Robin 2 / UK
13.11. London - The Garage / UK
14.11. Manchester - Sound Control / UK
15.11. Dublin - The Pint / IRE
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