Orphaned Land in concert. The band's lyrics highlight the similarities and shared values among the three monotheistic faiths Orit Pnini

Israeli Metal, Arab Fans: Orphaned Land Creates an Alternative Middle East

Israel’s most successful metal band has fans throughout the Arab world. For 27 years it manages to combine guitars and distortion with traditional Middle Eastern music

The contrast between reality and the common stereotypes of what a heavy metal band is and what interests metalheads becomes all the starker when my whiskey-fueled conversation with 43-year-old Kobi Farhi, lead...

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