Fans can expect old school growls and killer melodies from Orphaned Land’s brand new album – plus a cameo from the legendary Steve Hackett.

That’s the promise from frontman Kobi Fahri after the band revealed plans to release Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs in January.

The album has been dispatched to Jen Bogren for mixing and mastering with more special gusts due to put the finishing touches to a hotly anticipated release.

“Hails from the recording studio,” said Fahri. “We are so thrilled and impatient for you all to hear Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs.

“I wish to inform our old school fans: growls are back as well as killer melodies that will break your hearts!

“On a personal note it’s such a great feeling after a career of 25 years to know that we are still at our bests.

“Prepare for something strong and count the days with us until January 26!”