Israeli progressive folk metallers Orphaned Land will release “The Road To OR-Shalem,” a new concert DVD, on October 24 in Europe and November 1 in the U.S., through Century Media.
A press release calls “The Road to OR-Shalem” a DVD that “documents the band’s incredible mission to unite warring factions in their home region through the power of music. Filmed in Tel Aviv, Israel, in December 2010, ‘The Road To OR-Shalem’ features nearly two hours of stunning live material, as well as a second bonus DVD. The bonus DVD material includes additional live footage, a behind-the-scenes documentary and video clips.”
“It has been such an amazing experience for us to record our debut DVD,” says vocalist Kobi Farhi. “Our show proves that music is the strongest weapon in the world. Our achievement through songwriting is not something that can be measured via traditional political or religious means.
“We learned by being in Orphaned Land that people might have different flags, signs and symbols, but when music plays there is only one flag that captures their hearts. It is the flag of hope, courage, friendship and brotherhood; the flag of light. We are converting blood enemies to friends through the healing power of music.”
The DVD will be a double-disc effort. Me personally? I have never understood the appeal of this band, but too each his own.
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