Israeli progressive metallers ORPHANED LAND have commenced recording the follow-up to 2010′s The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR in Istanbul, Turkey. The band had previously announced that “the recording sessions of our new album will take place in Sweden, Turkey and Israel!”
The album is the first to feature guitarist Chen Balbus, who replaced Matty Svatizky this past June “due to personal issues.”
As reported in October, a petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee has been submitted to consider Orphaned Land for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
Kobi Farhi, singer of Orphaned Land remarked: “This is my personal request to all my friends from the Middle East, Turkey, and in general from all my Muslim friends! We know for a long time now that we are above politics, we know that if it was in our hands, peace would have prevailed right away. Please enter this link and sign if you find us worthy, please also spread the word and share it on your pages. I send my endless love to all of you and all my love and best greetings for the coming holyday in a few days.”
Follow this link to enter the petition.