Orphaned Land Guitarist Quits

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Not that anyone actually gives a fuck, but guitarist Yossi Sassi — a founding member and the main composer for Israeli folk metal act Orphaned Land — has announced his departure from the band.

That should do it for that group, folks.

A statement reads:

“I never thought that someday I’ll write these words… yet if there’s something stronger than our past — it is our future, and our dreams, as we evolve and understand what is right for us in the path ahead.

“You know I always strive to be creative, innovative, compose the next authentic thing, and devoted my life to fuse and mix together the East and West, acoustic with electric, rock with folk traditional music, all with authenticity and full heart.



“Books could be written from the what I’ve done for and gone through since founding Orphaned Land, from every fan mail in the early ’90s, through signing the first deal with Holy Records, endorsements, budgeting, website development, pledging… the list goes on and on. Above all, I’m proud most of my vast compositions, arrangements, production and musical boundaries explored.

“Orphaned Land has been a dream turned into reality with tremendous hard work and accomplishments. It is my life’s work, spanning over more than 22 years as a founding member, composer, producer and many other roles. But mainly being ‘the heart’ I always believed Orphaned Land should reflect through.”



For fuck’s sake, enough. This is the longest goodbye ever.

“I feel that now, from all the right reasons that I can and cannot change, the time has come for new dreams. The first dream is on its way already. The new album I’m working on these days will be called Desert Butterflies, a conceptual piece, rich and diverse, continued to my debut solo release, Melting Clocks, and the ‘oriental rock’ genre I’ve been pioneering and redefining.”

He just keeps yammering on.

“I’m never leaving you. I’m not closing the door, not on Orphaned Land members, and certainly not on YOU, my beloved and loyal fans, friends and followers. The best is yet to come… I guarantee it to you, personally.”

Dude, no one cares.

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