debut video for new single ‘Brother’
album now available for pre-order online
Israel’s leading metal band ORPHANED LAND teamed up with www.metal.de to debut the super atmospheric video for the upcoming single ‘Brother’. This song is an amazing ballad telling a very interesting story about one of the basic problems in different religious believes that singer Kobi Farhi explains in detail below.
Please follow the below link to the video premiere with Metal.de: http://www.metal.de/progressive-metal/news/orphaned-land/54144-video-premiere-zu-brother-vom-neuen-album-all-is-one/
The lyrics on ‘Brother’ are coming along with the video, but below you also find the detailed explanation of the story behind this wonderful song:
“This is a song that Itshak is singing to his brother Ishmael. According to the bible, they were both the sons of Abraham from two different mothers. Today, Itshak is known as the father of the Israeli nation while Ishmael known as the father of the Arab nation. Historically, that means of course that it’s a historical fact that Israelis and Arabs are brothers and we believe that the deepest source for our actual conflict still lies there, between the two brothers.
Both sides today are so focused on being right in the conflict and fill themselves with hate. Every side is so busy with being the victim and today it doesn’t make sense to either one of the side that we are historically brothers. People forgot it, forgot that our language are alike, as well as our names and history.
An interesting is that on the Jewish bible there is a story where Abraham took Itshak to the mountain to sacrifice him to God. Muslims have the same exact story, but on their version it was Ishmael on the mountain, everyone shape history according to his own version and we have conflicts even on that oldest stories, just as if we were two kids in a fight. And therefore there is a line in the song says: “The lord blessed us both, but we still fight and claim, that kid on the mountain – what was his name”
Brother is a love song for a forgotten beloved brother who turned to be a blood enemy.
And before people will go and start with politic comments, that has nothing to do with politics or being left or right wing, Jew, Muslim or anything else. We are not taking any sides as musicians, we just tell a story, and we decided to be the first grown up brother in this story and ask: “Forgive me, brother”. Mainly because being mature and grown up sometime means that you can say you’re sorry, even if it’s not only your fault.
We dedicate this song with much love, hope and belief to our Israeli & Arabs beloved brothers.
Kobi on behalf of Orphaned Land.”
The single ‘Brother’ will also be available from June 10th on all digital outlets and is taken from the upcoming new album ‘All Is One’, that surfaces on June 24th in Europe. You can now pre-order ‘All Is One’ in all its different formats at CM DISTRO. Be quick to avoid disappointment, the very limited Mediabook with DVD and the 2LP vinyl are expected to sell out quickly: http://smarturl.it/orphanedlandcmd
ORPHANED LAND – All Is One Europa-Tour 2013:
20.09. Colmar – Le Grillen / Fr
21.09. Lille – Le Splendid / Fr
22.09. Tongeren – Sodom Klub / Be
24.09. Aschaffenburg – Colossal / Ger
25.09. Bochum – Matrix / Ger
26.09. Hamburg – Rock N Roll Warehouse / Ger
27.09. Kobenhavn – Amager Bio Uniting The Powers Of Metal / Dk
28.09. Gera – Sachsischer Bahnof / Ger
29.09. Nuernberg – Hirsch / Ger
01.10. Praha – Exit us / Cz
02.10. Warsaw – Proxima club / Pl
03.10. Krakow – Lizard King club / Pl
04.10. Budapest – Club 202 / Hg
05.10. Vienna – Reigen Club / At
06.10. Bratislava – Randal Club / Sk
11.10. Sofia – Mix Tape 5 / Bg
12.10. Tessaloniki – Eight Ball Club / Gr
13.10. Athen – Kyttaro Live / Gr
15.10. Ankara – Jolly Joker Balans / Tk
16.10. Istanbul – Kucukciftkik Park / Tk
18.10. Belgrad – Dom Omladine / Srb
19.10. Zagreb – TBA / Ct
20.10. Maribor – Mc Pekarna Klub / Slov
23.10. Milan – Rock N Roll Arena / It
24.10. Prateln – Z7 / Ch
26.10. Lyon – o Totem Rillieux Mjc / Fr
27.10. Toulon – Le Vox / Fr
28.10. Toulouse – Connexion Live / Fr
29.10. Bilbao – Rock Star / Sp
31.10. Porto – Hard Club / Pt
01.11. Lisbon – Music Box / Pt
02.11. Madrid – Ramdall / Sp
03.11. Barcelona – Apolo 2 / Sp
04.11. Montpellier – L’antirouille / Fr
06.11. Nantes – Le Ferrailleur / Fr
07.11. Paris – Divan Du Monde / Fr
08.11. Zoetermeer – Boerderij / Nl
09.11. Apeldoorn – Gigant / Nl
11.11. Norwich – Waterfront / UK
12.11. Bilston – Robin 2 / UK
13.11. London – The Garage / UK
14.11. Manchester – Sound Control / UK
15.11. Dublin – The Pint / IRE
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CHTHONIC REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SAIL INTO THE SUNSET’S FIRE’ – SECOND SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING STUDIO ALBUM, ‘BU-TIK’.
+ BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO
TAIWANESE METALLERS Chthonic have today released a video for ‘Sail Into The Sunsets Fire’ – the second and latest single from brand new seventh studio album, ‘Bú-Tik’.
‘Sail Into The Sunsets Fire’ is the follow-up to Chthonic’s recent single/video, ‘Defenders Of Bú-Tik Palace’, and was once again directed by Lin Chun. This time, the entire video was filmed in an outdoor swimming pool and, as fate would have it, the sunny day soon turned to a raging storm, creating the level of intensity both director and band were looking for…
“When a person encounters difficulties, he might feel as though he is going through a storm, so I chose to shoot with water,” explains Lin Chun. “No-one was prepared for the storm, but it brought a fabulous effect to the video!”
Bassist Doris Yeh adds:-
“It seemed such a coincidence when it started to pour. The cameraman was completely soaked and shivering, so I was thinking: ‘Okay! Let’s get this done quickly so he can get out of the water!’”
The song ‘Sail Into The Sunset’s Fire’ recounts the story of pirates in East Asia in the Age Of Exploration…
“We’re not encouraging kidnapping or robbery,” says lead vocalist Freddy Lim, “but the challenge to conventional authority here is indeed inspiring. According to historical accounts, the pirates—who came from islands between Japan & Indonesia—had planned to overthrow the Ming Empire of China and the Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan, and some of them eventually settled along Taiwan’s western coast…”
Watch the video for ‘Sail Into The Sunsets Fire’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH5RuExCVKM
You can also view a ‘behind the scenes’ account of the shoot here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aC5lf7ObXGk
ON THE live front, Chthonic are confirmed to play on the Pepsi Max Stage on Saturday, June 15th at the Download Festival 2013; Chthonic last appeared at Download in 2011, but for this follow-up show they are returning with an oriental orchestra. Says Doris:-
“This is the first time we’ll have played with the orchestra outside of Taiwan. We’re really hoping to present a show that people will be talking about for some time to come…”
Tickets for Download 2013 are available here: http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets
Plans are currently being discussed for an autumn UK tour.
Chthonic are: Freddy Lim – vocals, erhu / Doris Yeh – bass, backing vox / Jesse Liu – guitar, backing vox / Dani Wang – drums / CJ Kao – keys.
TESSERACT Debut New Video
‘Altered State’ Out Now!
“TesseracT have cemented themselves as one of the most creative, daring
and innovative bands of today.”
UK’s progressive rock band TESSERACT have released their highly anticipated new album Altered State today via Century Media Records. The band has been working with Horsie In The Hedge / Pari Passu Films on the video for ‘Singularity’. The video features Emmy Award winning director of photography, Mark Wolf as well as the practical effects team that worked on Sky Fall and Prometheus. Today in conjunction with the album’s release, the band is pleased to present their video for ‘Singularity’. Check it out HERE.
‘Altered State‘ is divided into four movements: Of Matter, Of Mind, Of Reality and Of Energy, ‘Altered State‘ represents the transformations that TESSERACT has gone through over the past few years. The Law of Conservation of Energy states that: In a closed system energy is conserved, nothing is lost. It merely changes from one state to another.
TESSERACT has released a series of trailers as well. They can be viewed below.
The band’s first trailer release can be view here:
Their second trailer here:
Their third trailer here:
Their final trailer here
‘Altered State‘ was produced, mixed, mastered and engineered by TESSERACT guitarist, Acle Kahney, assisted by bassist, Amos Williams at Acle’s 4D Sounds studio, and marks the first full release with new vocalist, Ashe O’Hara.
‘Altered State‘ Track List:
01. Of Matter – Proxy
02. Of Matter – Retrospect
03. Of Matter – Resist
04. Of Mind – Nocturne
05. Of Mind – Exile
06. Of Reality – Eclipse
07. Of Reality – Palingenesis
08. Of Reality – Calabi-Yau
09. Of Energy – Singularity
10. Of Energy – Embers
THE VON HERTZEN BROTHERS TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE, ‘INSOMNIAC’, ON MAY 24TH 2013 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
+ NEW VIDEO FOR ‘INSOMNIAC’ TO PREMIERE ON WWW.RADIOROCK.FI ON MAY 23RD 2013
++ UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER 2013!
Finland’s number 1 rock band, Von Hertzen Brothers, will release second single, ‘Insomniac’ from their brilliant new album, ‘Nine Lives’; the single will be available digitally from all the usual platforms worldwide on May 24th 2013.
Frontman Mikko Von Hertzen says:-
“More cowbell? You got it! ‘Insomniac’ was a riff that haunted me for years. Add a headache-inducing cowbell and the mood is just right. Having experienced lots of sleepless nights, the words didn’t take long to form. Many a time, I’ve stayed up all night pondering my reactions and behaviour. Life is a process: treat others like you want to be treated. Then maybe you’ll get some sleep. Maybe.”
The video, directed by Tommi Pietiäinen, will premier via Rock Radio’s website on May 23rd alongside a competition to win 12 ready-to-develop disposable cameras full of unique photos taken by the band on their recent spring tour!
To take part visit the website here: http://www.radiorock.fi/insomniac_craziness
Over the course of the summer, VHB can be seen at festivals and events across Finland before embarking on a six-date UK tour this October, co-headlining with UK outfit, Touchstone…
18.10. King Tut’s, Glasgow
19.10. Duchess, York
20.10. Globe, Cardiff
25.10. Garage, London
26.10. Eric’s Live, Liverpool
27.10. Robin 2, Wolverhampton
Further dates (just VHB) will be announced shortly.
HEAVEN’S BASEMENT UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR
Following the success of Heaven’s Basement recent single ‘I Am Electric’ they will be releasing ‘Fire, Fire’ from ‘Filthy Empire’, in celebration of their Download appearance.
Here is the new video for ‘Fire, Fire’
Heaven’s Basement have begun their transatlantic assault in earnest with the band currently Stateside, smashing through shows across the country, before returning to Europe for a run of summer festivals in support of the critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Filthy Empire’ on Red Bull Records. After their Download appearance in June, Heaven’s Basement embark on their longest ever run of UK headline shows in July, before playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals.
The irrepressible Heaven’s Basement has also been invited to perform on June 17th at Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards, aboard HMS Hammer. Plus, they have been confirmed to play the main stage at the Nass Festival on Saturday 13th July, with Billy Talent, Zane Lowe and Loadstar.
In 2013 Heaven’s Basement are on their way to becoming one of the year’s most exciting new rock bands.
Heaven’s Basement UK Headline shows, bar event marked*
Sat 15 Encore Stage* Download Festival
Sun 16 Acoustic Stage* Download Festival
Tue 02 Norwich Waterfront Studio
Wed 03 Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms
Thur 04 Cardiff Club Ifor Bach
Fri 05 Liverpool 02 Academy 2
Sat 06 York Duchess
Sun 07 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
Tues 09 Aberdeen Tunnels
Wed 10 Newcastle Academy 2
Fri 12 Manchester Sound Control
Sat 13 Nass Festival* Bath & West Showgrounds
w/ Billy Talent, Zane Lowe & Loadstar
Tue 16 Exeter Cavern 3
Wed 17 Bournemouth Sound Circus
Thur 18 London 100 Club
Fri 23 Lock Up Stage* Leeds Festival
Sun 25 Lock Up Stage* Reading Festival
Visit www.heavensbasement.com for tickets
“Raucous riffs and belligerent melodies.”
Q Magazine ****
“Heaven’s Basement are primed to conquer the planet.”
Heaven’s Basement is :
Aaron Buchanan – Lead Vocals
Sid Glover – Lead Guitar / Backing Vocals
Rob ‘Bones’ Ellershaw – Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals
Chris Rivers – Drums
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