A movement has sprung up online to see if Israeli progressive metal band Orphaned Land can be nominated and win the Nobel Peace Prize. While not an overtly political band, the group has always strived to promote peace between nations. Utilizing English, Hebrew, and Arabic lyrics as well as musical styles from the Middle East mixed with heavy metal, the band has always aimed to be a positive force in the musical world.
Singer Kobi Farhi states, “This is my personal request to all my friends from the Middle East, Turkey, and in general from all my Muslim friends! We know for a long time now that we are above politics, we know that if it was in our hands, peace would have prevailed right away. Please enter this link and sign if you find us worthy, please also spread the word and share it on your pages. I send my endless love to all of you and all my love and best greetings for the coming holyday in a few days.
You can sign the petition here.
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