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Orphaned Land (Israel)

Wild Thing Presents in association with the Embassy of Israel in Australia, Tone Deaf Presents, AndrewHaug.com, Century Media, PBS, Heavy Mag & MetalObsession.net…

Middle Eastern heavy metal band Orphaned Land hits Australian shores in March with the “All Is One World Tour” sweeping through Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Israel’s breakthrough heavy metal band Orphaned Land will be hitting Australian shores in March 2014. Scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Australian leg of the “All Is One World Tour” will be Orphaned Land’s first ever tour down under.

As pioneers of the Oriental metal genre for the best part of nearly two decades, Orphaned Land has become renowned internationally for fusing elements of traditional Middle Eastern music with the fundamentals of progressive heavy metal.

Remarkably, Orphaned Land are quite possibly the most popular Israelis in the Middle East, with their music attracting a huge Arab following. Orphaned Land reaches out to their Muslim fans and uses heavy metal, of all things, as a vehicle to unite enemies. Their fans don’t forget the band’s message, as evidenced by the fans’ starting an online petition in 2012 to nominate Orphaned Land for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Orphaned Land regularly plays huge shows in outdoor arenas in Turkey, where metalheads (albeit with band tattoos) travel far distances and face danger in their home countries (such as Syria and Egypt) to see their heroes perform, it’s a story that every metalhead can be proud of. This led Orphaned Land to receive "The Peace & Friendship Award" from the Turkish government.

Orphaned Land’s career contains many highlights. These include supporting Metallica, Amoprhis and Dio, collaborating with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth) and playing major festivals such as Sonisphere, Hellfest and Wacken Open Air. They will be hitting Australia following a mammoth 50-show headlining run through Europe, where they toured together with Palestinian metal band Khalas, in a heartwarming display of co-exsistance, brotherhood, tolerance and understanding.

The tour will be in support of the recently released All Is One (Century Media, 2013), the album that frontman Kobi Farhi has deemed as “the greatest album we've made to date.”

Joining in on this holy temple of metal worship will be special guests Voyager (WA) and Orsome Welles (VIC). If their European debut of the “All Is One World Tour” was any indication of how it’ll go over in Australia, tickets are going to go quick.

Tickets are on sale via wildthingpresents.com, Oztix & the venues.