Guitarist Matti Svatizky has abandoned his brethren in Israeli progressive folk metal band Orphaned Land.
“To all of Orphaned Land’s fans, from this moment on I will no longer be a part of the band,” dude says in a statement.
“We had great years together and I think that our achievements were beyond only the musical grounds,” he adds. “However, it is time for me to move on with my life. There are issues both on the personal and the professional levels that made me come to this decision, which has not been an easy one, and which I’m whole with and sure that will bring many positive things in the future. I wish the band many more fruitful years of creation and joy, and I wish you, the fans, many more years of enjoyment of what Orphaned Land has to offer, and who knows, maybe we’ll meet again someday in the future, this way or another. Forever Orphaned…”
That sucks. Not that I even get why people dig this band, but still…for Orphaned Land, that kinda blows.
“How can you sum up two decades with a brother and a partner?,” asks the band’s own statement. “The answer is simple: you can’t.
“Matti is deeply immersed in Orphaned Land history and his uniqueness will surely be missed. All we can do is respect Matti’s decision and wish him the best the future can offer for him. ORPHANED LAND was always a home for friends and shall remain such a place for Matti. Forever Orphaned, beloved brother!”
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