ORPHANED LAND have released a new music video!
The new music video, for the track Like Orpheus, is taken from the band’s upcoming new album Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs which is scheduled to be released in January. The new song features a guest vocal appearance from Hansi Kursch of BLIND GUARDIAN.
Speaking about the new song, ORPHANED LAND‘s Kobi Farhi says, “it is a little bit hard for us sometimes to release only one song, especially as there is a whole concept album to follow. But if we have to choose one song to start with, it’ll be Like Orpheus. In Greek mythology, it is told that Orpheus’ singing was so beautiful, that even the stones and the earth fell in love with his voice, to a point that the earth was open and that’s how he ended up going down straight to hell. At the chronology of the concept of our story, this is the story where the hero leaves Plato’s cave for the first time, and it is the first time he exposed to the light, to the new truth of all the shadows he considered to be the truth before. Being overwhelmed from this revelation, he describes the world and his feeling with singing, and his singing is so beautiful that he is like Orpheus himself in a way. We are so happy to feature one of the most humble gentleman on the planet, a real rock star and a simple beautiful soul – Hansi Kürsch from BLIND GUARDIAN. Hansi is such a singer, he and his singing is literally like Orpheus. The story of the cave of Plato and the use of Orpheus are just allegories. In this video clip, we chose to tell the true story of some metal heads from the Middle East. Their daily lives is some sort of a cave, their culture, the way they dress and their customs may give an impression that they are utterly different, while the truth is that they escape to the same world, the world of metal, while they never met each other and cannot start to imagine how similar and one they are. On a personal note: Metal today is still considered as Satanism in many societies and countries, especially in the Middle East and it is still banned in many countries from our region. Metal is one of the best co-existing communities we ever get to know, so all of you metal heads out there – think about those metal heads from the Middle East, cause they are here to stay!” Hansi Kürsch adds, “what a marvelous song. I heard it and fell in love with it immediately. What keeps me so thrilled about it is this perfect blend of different musical cultures and the constant wave of emotions these guys have woven together in a stroke of genius. This song, as all their works, is a strong statement for humanity. I am really proud to be a part of such a fantastic family. All is One!”
Watch the official music video for Like Orpheus here:
Alongside the release of the new music video, you can view both the track list and artwork below. The album artwork was created by Valnoir.
1. The Cave
2. We Do Not Resist
3. In Propaganda
4. All Knowing Eye
6. Chains Fall To Gravity
7. Like Orpheus
8. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
9. Left Behind
10. My Brother’s Keeper
11. Take My Hand
12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
13. The Manifest – Epilogue
Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs is set for release on January 26th 2018 via Century Media Records.
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