ORPHANED LAND, one of Israel’s most successful musical exports, have been voted by readers of Metal Hammer UK as the Global Metal Band of the Year at the Golden God Awards 2014. True to form, Orphaned Land have requested that they accept their award jointly with their Palestinian friends and recent tour mates Khalas. Taking place at the indigO2 on the 16th June in London, ORPHANED LAND are receiving the award in recognition of their immense cultural and musical impact throughout the region and indeed the world. Orphaned Land and Khalas have had a long relationship and share a passion to promote the possibility of a peaceful resolution in the Middle East.
Kobi Farhi, founder and lead singer of Orphaned Land, says, “I wish to thank Metal Hammer and all the readers that voted for Orphaned Land. For the last 23 years with Orphaned Land I can proudly say that Metal music has succeeded to teach politicians a lesson of how easy this might be if you only want it. Abed from Khalas is my brother, both historically and at present. I thought to share the award with him because this is what brothers do: they share. Music, food, home and awards. Peace.”
Furthermore ORPHANED LAND will appear at Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater, playing at Germany’s Rock Hard Festival on Sunday, June 8th. The show will be streamed live online via the WDR Rockpalast at 2:05pm CET (ORPHANED LAND stage time) here: http://www.wdr.de/tv/rockpalast/
The Rockpalast recordings from this year’s festival will also be aired on the WDR TV channel on Monday, June 16th and Monday, June 23rd, each show starting 15 minutes after midnight and running for 3 hours.
ORPHANED LAND are also about to hit our stages to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their sophisticated concept album “Mabool”. Starting October 30th in France, singer Kobi Farhi is much exited to play all songs of the “Mabool” album to the European crowd.
ORPHANED LAND “Mabool” 10th Anniversary Tour 2014
30.10. F Strasbourg, La Laiterie Club
31.10. GER Frankfurt, Nachtleben
01.11. GER Gera, Sächsischer Bahnhof
02.11. CH Pratteln, Z7 Mini
03.11. F Paris, Le Divan Du Monde
04.11. UK Leicester, Firebug
05.11. UK Manchester, Academy 3
06.11. IRE Dublin, Voodoo
07.11. UK London, The Dome
08.11. NL Apeldoorn, Gigant Brainstorm Festival
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