Matti Svatizky has decided to part ways with the long-running Israeli metal proggers Orphaned Land. One of the original founders of the band, Matti has issued the following statement: "To all of Orphaned Land's fans, from this moment on I will no longer be a part of the band."

"We had great years together, and I think that our achievements were beyond only the musical grounds. However, it is time for me to move on with my life. There are issues both on the personal and the professional levels that made me come to this decision, which has not been an easy one, and which I'm whole with and sure that will bring many positive things in the future. I wish the band many more fruitful years of creation and joy, and I wish you, the fans, many more years of enjoyment of what Orphaned Land has to offer, and who knows, maybe we'll meet again someday in the future, this way or another. Forever Orphaned..."

The band followed with their own statement: "How can you sum up 2 decades with a brother and a partner? The answer is simple: you can't. Matti is deeply immersed in 'Orphaned Land' history and his uniqueness will surely be missed. All we can do is respect Matti's decision and wish him the best the future can offer for him. Orphaned Land was always a home for friends and shall remain such a place for Matti. Forever Orphaned, beloved brother! Orphaned Land members."

Band profile: Orphaned Land
Posted: 11.06.2012 by RocknRaven


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Darkside Momo - 11.06.2012 at 20:20  
Aww shit. Not that it was really a surprise to be honest, seeing how he was moody onstage last december, but still...
Anyway, good luck to you, Matti!
BloodTears - 11.06.2012 at 20:56  
It's sad when someone leaves and there is always potential for mess, I hope that doesn't happen somehow.
Hamird - 11.06.2012 at 23:39  
Matti, Kobi, Uri and Sassi were the main four members... I dislike how such long and firm musical partnerships end.. But anyway.. The band is still Orphaned! I think they will continue their unique way...
Slayerus23 - 12.06.2012 at 05:03  
I'm afraid of this. Yossi has been working on solo stuff and now Matti leaves.

Somehow I'm feeling really bad for this chain of events.

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