ORPHANED LAND: New Song Posted Online

A brand new ORPHANED LAND track, titled "Ocean Land", has been posted online in Real Media format at this location.

"Ocean Land" comes off the Israeli group's forthcoming third album, "Mabool", due on February 23 through Century Media Records.

The group's first release since 1996's "El Norra Alila" features vocals that were partly sung by female and male classic as well as oriental choirs in five languages: English, Hebrew, Arabic, Yemen and Latin as well as "a form of gibberish," according to an official press release.

Aside from the five band members, more then 30 guests appear on the album. Among them is a percussionist who plays more then 10 different instruments. Also, a lot of oriental instruments such as Oud, Saz and Buzuki are used besides violins, cello, piano and classic/acoustic guitars.

"Our music style is a mixture of all kinds of metal, from progressive to black metal. In general I would call it Middle Eastern metal," said vocalist Kobi Farhi.

Asked about their musical influences, the singer revealed more about the unusual recording of "Mabool": "We are influenced by all kinds music, from Indian music to Jazz. I even recorded musicians in the streets of India."

The official recording of "Mabool" took place between July and October 2003 in Zaza Studios for drums, piano, cello, violin, some of the choirs as well as the majority of the mix (handled by Simon Vinestock, who also worked as an engineer on the recording) whereas the rest was taken care of in Bardo Studio. A five-track bonus CD containing a recording of an acoustic show in Tel Aviv will be added to the first pressing of the album.


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