Israeli metal band Orphaned Land have parted ways with drummer Avi Diamond. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:

"If there's a lesson to be taken from nature's seasons, it is that everything is dynamic around us, and it's nature's way to remind us that we need to freshen up and move on from time to time.

"After several years filled with challenges and hard work, we've utilized our work with Avi Diamond.

"During this period we've recorded the album "Mabool", toured the globe, headlined festivals and dozens of events worldwide. We've put the Israeli metal scene into the spot-lights, and created precedents in the metal world as a whole, and in the Israeli metal history in particular.

"Avi Diamond is a world-class professional drummer and we had the privilege to play with one of the best drummers in the scene.

"We are not disqualifying the opportunity to return and work together in the future.

"We are confident that Avi will succeed in his path ahead, and wish him best of luck and all the greatness that this world has to offer."

Orphaned Land vocalist Kobi Farhi recently stated about the group's current activities, "We are still in the writing process of our next album, 'OrwarriOR'. We know it [is taking] quite a while, but you all know how complex our latest album, "Mabool", was and we want to give you no less than that. The final result is most important to us and we simply haven't found the formula to produce an album every year. However, I can assure you that your patience will be rewarded! Right now, to keep the flame burning, we have confirmed a few headline and co-headline shows on some summer festivals and we hope to meet all of you there!"


Source: roadrunnerrecords.com
Band profile: Orphaned Land
 
Posted: 09.08.2007 by Thryce



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fdmanana - 10.08.2007 at 01:00  
I saw Orphaned Land live in Lisbon on July. The drummer performance was awesome! It's really sad that he leaves the band
Sunioj - 10.08.2007 at 10:47  
Fucking A man...that is pretty harsh news. Avi Diamond is amazing...
Omni - 10.08.2007 at 15:52  
Thats a shame...
Katatronik - 10.08.2007 at 16:06  
A great drummer indeed, I hope they'll find a good replacement...

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