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The Beloved


Album: ''The Beloved's Cry'' (1993 Demo)
1. Seasons Unite
2. Above You All
3. Pits of Despair
4. The Beloved's Cry
5. My Requiem
6. Orphaned Land - The Storm Still Rages Inside...




Sahara


Album: ''Sahara'' (1994)
1. The Sahara`s Storm
2. Blessed Be Thy Hate
3. Ornaments Of Gold
4. Aldiar Al Mukadisa
5. Seasons Unite
6. The Beloved`s Cry
7. My Requiem
8. Orphaned Land, The Storm Still Rages Inside




El Norra Alila


Album: ''El Norra Alila'' (1996)
1. Find Yourself, Discover God
2. Like Fire To Water
3. The Truth Within
4. The Path Ahead
5. A Neverending Way
6. Takasim
7. Thee By The Father I Pray
8. Flawless Belief
9. Joy
10. Whisper My Name When You Dream
11. Shir Hama`alot
12. El Meod Na`ala
13. Of Temptation Born
14. The Evil Urge
15. Shir Hashirim




Mabool


Album: ''Mabool'' (2004)
1. Birth Of The Three (The Unification)
2. Ocean Land (The Revelation)
3. The Kiss Of Babylon (The Sins)
4. A'salk
5. Halo Dies (The Wrath Of God)
6. A Call To Awake (The Quest)
7. Building The Ark
8. Norra El Norra (Entering The Ark)
9. The Calm Before The Flood
10. Mabool (The Flood)
11. The Storm Still Rages Inside
12. Rainbow (The Resurrection)




The Calm Before the Flood


Album: ''The Calm Before the Flood'' (2004 EP)
1. The Evil Urge
2. A Never Ending Way
3. Mercy (Paradise Lost cover)
4. The Beloved's Cry
5. The Orphaned's Medley




Ararat


Album: ''Ararat'' (2005 EP)
1. The Calm Before The Flood (Ararat remix incl. new lyrics)
2. Building The Ark (Demo version)
3. The Kiss Of Babylon (Demo Version)
4. Mercy (Paradise Lost Cover)




promo split MCD


Album: ''promo split MCD'' (2005 Split)
1. Ever-Frost
2. Despair-Ridden Hearts (fade out version)
3. Ocean Land
4. Building the Ark (fade out version)



orphaned land

ORPHANED LAND BIOGRAPHY

Orphaned Land is a progressive metal band from Israel. It combines oriental elements and Jewish tradition with slow doom/death metal.

Orphaned Land is in the core a doom/death band, but it was highly influenced by the folk music and tradition of the Oriental Jews (MizraŠł•im), making their sound much more progessive than typical doom/death bands. Their album Sahara (1994) was the first to include a combination of death metal and traditional oriental music. In their second album El Norra Alila (1996), Orphaned Land elaborated the combination of metal and oriental music, including the addition of song with traditional oriental Jewish piyyut and Arab melodies. This album conveyed a message of co-existence between Jews and Muslims. Their third album, Mabool (the Hebrew name for the Deluge, depicted in the bible and Noah's story), 2004, was worked for seven years and takes the combination of doom/death metal, oriental music and biblical issues to a new level. The album tells the story of the seventh son of God
(who were divided into three, each one of them symbolizes one monotheistic religion) which try to warn humanity from a coming flood (deluge) as punishment for their sins. Musically, the album contains oriental instruments, two choruses, traditional Yemenite chants sung by Shlomit Levi and quotes of Biblical verses from the story of the deluge, read by Kobi Farhi, Orphaned Land's vocalist and one of its founders. The level of musical competency displayed in the heavy layering and orchestration combined with the more story-drive, conceptual nature of the album's lyrics as a whole lend a very strong progressive feel to the work.

Band Members:
Kobi Farhi - Vocals and growls
Yossi Saharon (Sassi) - Guitar , oud , saz and bouzouki
Matti Svatitzki - Guitar
Uri Zelcha - Bass

Ex-Band Members:
Avi Diamond - Drums (Gone since August 10th, 2007)
Sami Bachar - Drums
Eden Rabin - Keyboards and backing vocals (Gone since November 23rd, 2005.)


Discography:
The Beloved's Cry (1993; dem tape)
Sahara (1994; CD on Holy Rec.)
El Norra Alila (1996; CD on Holy Rec.)
Mabool (2004; CD on Century Media)

ORPHANED LAND GENRES
Doom/Death/Folk Metal (old), Middle-Eastern Folk Metal (new)

ORPHANED LAND LYRICAL THEMES
Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)

ORPHANED LAND ORIGIN
Israel (Givat Ada), formed in 1991

ORPHANED LAND CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Century Media

ORPHANED LAND STATUS
Active

ORPHANED LAND CURRENT LINE-UP
Kobi Farhi - Vocals
Yossi Sa'aron (Sassi) - Guitars, Saz, Buzuki and Oud (oriental instruments)
Matti Svatizky - Guitars
Uri Zelcha - Bass
Shlomit Levi - Female Vocals
Yatziv Caspi - Percussion

ORPHANED LAND PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Eran Asias - Drums (ex-Betrayer (Isr), ex-Eternal Gray, ex-Mahavatar)
Sami Bachar - Drums
Itzik Levy - Keyboards
Eden Rabin - Keyboards/Piano (Enochian Key, Mid Autumn Nights, Grimoire (Isr))
Avi Agababa - Guest Percussion on Mabool
Avi Diamond - Drums

 


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