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Album: Orphaned Land – All Is One

July 12th, 2013

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Orphaned Land
All Is One
Century Media
24 June 2013

by David Keevill

Writing about Orphaned Land and not mentioning the Palestine-sized elephant in the room is near-impossible. The Arab-Israeli conflict and the murky, tumultuous politics that have followed Zionism into the twenty-first century has coloured everything that the Israeli progressive metallers have written over the last twenty years. The devastating, seemingly irreparable, culture splits that have been right in front of them their entire lives pervades their music entirely, from the lyrics and themes through to their eccentric mixture of musical styles.

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Album: Betzefer – Freedom To The Slave Makers

March 11th, 2011

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Betzefer
Freedom To The Slave Makers
AFM Records
21 February 2011

by Andy Parker

Freedom To The Slave Makers has taken quite a while to surface. After leaving Roadrunner Records in 2007 with mixed feelings from both the band and label, Betzefer regrouped in 2008 with with producer Warren Riker (who’s previously been behind the desk for both Korn and Down) and headed into the studio with the intention of releasing their next record before the year was out. Fast forward to 2011. Only surfacing for a mere handful of shows during the intervening period, Betfezer seemed to have very little to show for such prolonged delays.

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Slipknot cancel Israel show

October 29th, 2008

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Israeli metal website, Metalist and Jewish pop culture site Jewtastic have reported that Slipknot have cancellled their forthcoming show at Hangar No 1 at the Fair, Trade and Convention Center in Tel Aviv on 02 November 2008 due to “personal and family conflicts”.

Slipknot are due to undertake a UK tour in December, including three nights at London Hammersmith Apollo. Fingers crossed the shows will go on.

Slipknot December tourdates
01
London Hammersmith Apollo
02 London Hammersmith Apollo
03 London Hammersmith Apollo
05 Cardiff International Arena
07 Birmingham NIA
08 Glasgow SECC
09 Manchester MEN Arena
11 Newcastle Metro Arena
12 Sheffield Arena

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