Israeli progressive metal masters Orphaned Land have made international headlines recently for their hard work to unite fans in Arabic countries through heavy metal, even giving away their most recent album, “The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR”, to fans in these countries (as well as the United States). Now, another exciting announcement has come from the camp as guitarist Yossi Sassi has been invited to share the stage with former Megadeth guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman for his upcoming show in Israel on May 31st at Reading 3 Club in Tel Aviv.
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Yossi comments, “Although I have shared stages with Metallica, Iron Maiden and many others, I’m excited more than ever to cooperate with Marty on the same stage, shoulder to shoulder. His recordings with the legendary Jason Becker were one of the milestones for me as a guitarist, through his wonderful solos with Megadeth to his current impressive solo career. Since the beginning of our relationship, Marty seems to be as pleasant and professional as one can be during mutual preparations towards the show together. I believe we’ll produce nice work together, in the upcoming show and beyond.”
As state above, Orphanded Land have posted “The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR” online for download by fans in Arabic countries as well as the US. If you reside in one of these territories, go here to download the album for free. Orphaned Land was also featured on PRI’s “The World” as a force bonding Muslim and Jewish youth in the Middle East through the mutual love of music. Check out that story here.