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Orphaned Land Tour Dates With Katatonia
Our favorite Israeli metal band Orphaned Land will return to North America, riding sidecar with doom 'n' gloomers Katatonia on a full tour. The only way to make a real dent in the U.S. is to keep canvasing the country with shows, and Orphaned Land understand that concept...
Orphaned Land Dig Into the Past With Their Music
On 'The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR,' Israeli metal band Orphaned Land dug deep into the recesses of history. The album has an exotic feel, thanks to the band's use of atypical, medieval instruments. "We use traditional acoustic instruments from ancient cultures and the lor…
Orphaned Land Show Metalheads Another Side of Israel
Many Americans don't have first-hand experience with Israel or the Middle East and what knowledge they do have of is often gleaned from the nightly news, which spotlights the strife that often occurs, as the region is a global hot spot where the three major monotheistic religions converge...
Suidakra: It’s All in a Name — and a Drunken Evening
Suidakra. Go ahead. Spell it backwards. We'll wait while you do. OK, Done yet? It's Arkadius, which is essentially just the name of the band's singer and guitarist spelled backwards. Normally, we don't ask band's to expound upon the origins of their name, because that's…
New Hard Rock and Metal Releases — Feb. 9
With Jan. 26 being heavy on metal releases, fans responsed by picking up nearly 9,000 copies of Alesana's 'The Emptiness,' which was enough to propel the album to secondd on the hard rock sales charts for the week. Living Sacrifice's 'The Infinite Order' also shifted ne…