KOBI FARHI: ORPHANED LAND Will “Keep On Going With Full Force”

Kobi Farhi

Singer Kobi Farhi of Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND has released the following statement regarding the departure of the band’s guitaristYossi Sassi:

“It is a sad day for us.

“I remember the day me and Uri [Zelcha, bass] were looking for a guitarist and put an ad on one of the record shops in Israel. No one called for some time, until we got only one response, and that was Yossi‘s.

“Since our youth, we were veins of the same body and soul, and built something which was but a realm of light. However, we respect the fact that taking different paths is a part of life.

“These situations had happened to even bigger and greater than ORPHANED LAND and the important thing here is that we are still and forever brothers, and the door remains open for both sides.

“Writing or sharing the stage is something we could easily keep on doing in the near future. Until then, we offer Yossi a warm hug, and wish him the very best!

“As for ORPHANED LAND, we keep on going with full force unto our next goals.

“We never had a main composer or a mastermind in the band. ORPHANED LAND was always an adventure in which all members are partners in the writing process and in the shaping of the band’s concept. Therefore, ORPHANED LAND will always be an idea, a concept, a whole which is larger than the sum of its parts.

“We are planning and will soon announce many shows for 2014 as well as write new material for our next albums.

“With endless love, let there be light.”

(source Blabbermouth)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: