Israeli guitarist, producer, composer, arranger YOSSI SASSI and his YOSSI SASSI BAND are set to release their third album “Roots and Roads” in less than a week, on May 25th. Its genre can be described as Oriental Prog Metal, combining Yossi’s various musical roots – east and west, acoustic and electric, oriental and metal.
The band has now unveiled the second single and video from the upcoming album, for the song “Palm Dance”, featuring Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns’n’Roses) on guitar solos, stream it below:
Yossi Sassi – Electric Guitars, Bouzoukitara, Bouzouki
Or Lubianiker – Electric Bass
Shay Ifrah – Drums
Ben Azar – Guitar solos 2 and 3
Roei Fridman – Percussion
Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal – Guitar solos 1 and 4 on “Palm Dance”
Ariel Qassis – Kanun
Itzhak Ventura – Arabic, Turkish and Persian ney
Assaf Perelmuter – Lap steel
Also stream the first unleashed single “The Religion of Music” here:
The final sound of the album is the reflection of an intricate combination of rock, classical and worldwide oriental instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Bozuouki, Oud, Saz, Charango, Chumbush, Ney, Kanun and much more. Alongside well-renowned local (Israeli) guest musicians, the album includes vocals by Zaher Zorgatti (Myrath) and guitar tunes by Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns’n’Roses).
The album was recorded in the Jaffa Sound Arts studio in the ancient city port of Jaffa, Israel, during April 2016.
Watch below The making of “Roots and Roads” | Behind the scenes video:
Pre-order “Roots and Roads” here: http://bit.ly/ROOTSandRoads-PreOrder
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