YOSSI SASSI & THE ORIENTAL ROCK ORCHESTRA will release their new album “PreDiluvian” on March 13th, furthermore they have revealed the first single and video ‘Vision of Water’.
With his sixth album, PreDiluvian , Sassi goes back “before Mabool”, before the genesis flood. The new album, which will be released on 13.3.2023 worldwide, sends Sassi back to his signature-style electric guitar rias, in a progressive Oriental Rock concept album, relating to the period in time chronicled between the fall of man and the genesis flood. History keeps repeating, as Sassi creates the proper framework to capture some of the essence of the current period in humanity and its similarities.
prediluvian (plural prediluvians) – One who lived before the Flood; an antediluvian.
“Prediluvian” album (previously code named ‘Chapter 6’), includes 12 new tracks, electric, acoustic & diverse.
Watch below the video for the first single ‘Vision of Water’
In the new album, Sassi “drifted back” to his electric guitar, and it is full with loads of guitar riffs, alongside his unique blend of oriental progressive rock. 9 musicians with rich sound, East meets West,
Acoustic meets Electric. The album also features special guests, including the return of Haken’s talented vocalist Ross Jennings, who wrote lyrics and performs the vocals on ‘Armaros Fall’. Virtuoso pianist Uriel Herman also takes his place in selected tracks, to add special touches to the mixture.
The album’s title and concept relate to a period in time chronicled between the fall of man and the genesis flood. History just keeps repeating, and while writing and brainstorming, Sassi felt this would be a proper framework to gather various feelings and capture some of the essence of this current period in humanity.
In 2002 Sassi created the successful “Mabool” album and concept along with his brothers in “Orphaned Land” (released via Century Media in 2003), so it felt only natural to go back – before the flood. Playing and creating with time, and as usual, as the clocks keep melting…
The cover art, just like the musical routine, was an international and overseas experience.
The album can be Pre-Ordered on bandcamp:
- And on the official website: https://yossisassi.com/shop
- On Shoulders Of Nephilim 02:19
- Uriel Machine 02:25
- Oopart 03:54
- Atlantis 03:58
- Armaros Fall (feat. Ross Jennings) 05:17
- Anelo 02:24
- Watchers Of Iyrin 02:38
- Architect Of The Stars 03:29
- Vision Of Water 03:53
- Kumlar 03:32
- Sirius 02:06
- The First Sunrise 05:11
Festive launch show for the new album – Prediluvian – with songs from the new album and songs from all albums!
Club The Zone Tel Aviv – 30.3.23
Doors: 8:30pm, show: 9:00pm
Opening show: The Mighty Steroid Puppets :))
Tickets here: https://eventbuzz.co.il/yossiprediluvian
‘Prediluvian’ by Yossi Sassi & The Oriental Rock Orchestra
Produced by Yossi Sassi
All music by Yossi Sassi, except “Armaros fall”, “Vision of water” and “Kumlar” by Danielle Sassi & Yossi Sassi
“Armaros Fall” Lyrics by Ross Jennings
The Oriental Rock Orchestra are:
Yossi Sassi – Vocals, Electric & acoustic Guitars, Bouzoukitara, Bouzouki, Charrango, Saz, Ukulele
Or Lubianiker – Electric Bass
Shay Ifrah – Drums
Ben Azar – 7 & 8 stringed Guitars
Roei Fridman – Percussion
Danielle Sassi – Flutes
Sarel Ha’cohen – Kanun
Emil Guseinov – Viola
Sapir J. Fox – additional vocals on “Armaros fall”
-Ross Jennings – Lead Vocals on “Armaros fall”
-Uriel Herman – Piano
- Album concept art by Amir Rozanes, Southern Productions
- Album design by Liza Murashkovsky
- AI cover art by Sol Avi ErezOriginal space images by ESA/Webb (N. Bartmann), manipulated, warped and recoloured by Liza Murashkovsky
- Executive Producer & Management – Amir Rozanes, Southern Productions
- Engineered and recorded by Liron Schaffer at Black Rock Studios, Santorini, Greece
- Additional recordings at Jaffa Sound Arts, Tel-Aviv Jaffa
- Assistant engineer – Eli Goren
- Mixed by Liron Schaffer at Jaffa Sound Arts
- Mastered by Jonathan Jacobi at Jaffa Sound Arts
- Legal consulting: Ivri, Kerner & Co .Law Offices
- Digital Media – Or Barnea, Lemur creatives
Special thanks to our families, Jeremy & the Shotts family, Hareli Dudai, Shmil (R.I.P) & the Yair family, Kostas Kalimeris, the 10Root family, The midey, Dvir Kaplan, and to all our loved friends and followers around the world that help us keep our musical journey going!
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More about Yossi Sassi
Yossi Sassi is one of the most recognized and respected Israeli musicians worldwide. For 30 years of active career, he has created a tremendous and diverse body of work, and he continues to create and demonstrate talent and originality without interruption,sharing the stage & studios with some of the leading artists in the world. His album “Roots and Roads” was submitted for a Grammy nomination in 2016.
In addition to music, Sassi takes care to combine his being a cyber technologist who specializes in the realms of cyber security & network culture. This is also reflected in his lectures on the connection between music, culture and technology at TED global and TEDx events. Sassi began his career as the lead guitarist and musical mastermind/composer/producer of the legendary Israeli band “Orphaned Land” which brought to the world a new genre called oriental metal, which combines heavy rock and metal music with traditional Arabic music and oriental musical instruments. During his 23 years in the band, Sassi became a virtuoso artist who plays ~ 17 instruments, and specializes mainly in stringed instruments, as well as an international music producer for multiple artists. Many recognize Sassi by his unique sound signature, as well as his “bouzoukitara” instrument – a musical instrument he created that combines an electric guitar, a bouzouki and an acoustic guitar.