Yossi Sassi – chitarrista, fondatore e compositore degli Orphaned Land – ha annunciato la sua uscita dalla band. Questo il suo comunicato:
“I never thought that someday I’ll write these words… yet if there’s something stronger than our past — it is our future, and our dreams, as we evolve and understand what is right for us in the path ahead.
You know I always strive to be creative, innovative, compose the next authentic thing, and devoted my life to fuse and mix together the East and West, acoustic with electric, rock with folk traditional music, all with authenticity and full heart.
Books could be written from the what I’ve done for and gone through since founding Orphaned Land (initially named Resurrection in 1991), from every fan mail in the early ’90s, through signing the first deal with Holy Records, endorsements, budgeting, website development, pledging… the list goes on and on. Above all, I’m proud most of my vast compositions, arrangements, production and musical boundaries explored.
Orphaned Land has been a dream turned into reality with tremendous hard work and accomplishments. It is my life’s work, spanning over more than 22 years as a founding member, composer, producer and many other roles. But mainly being ‘the heart’ I always believed Orphaned Land should reflect through.
I feel that now, from all the right reasons that I can and cannot change, the time has come for new dreams.
The first dream is on its way already. The new album I’m working on these days will be called ‘Desert Butterflies’, a conceptual piece, rich and diverse, continued to my debut solo release, ‘Melting Clocks’, and the ‘oriental rock’ genre I’ve been pioneering and redefining. It includes musical collaborations with Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Guns N’ Roses), Marty Friedman (Megadeth), Mariangela Demurtas (Tristania) and more. it’ll be worth the wait.
I’m never leaving you.
I’m not closing the door, not on Orphaned Land members, and certainly not on YOU, my beloved and loyal fans, friends and followers.
The best is yet to come… I guarantee it to you, personally.”