Matti Svatizky Departs ORPHANED LAND

Guitarist Matti Svatizky has left the Israeli Metal band ORPHANED LAND. His statement reads as follows: “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’s time for me to move on with my life. There are personal and professional issues that made me come to this decision, which has not been an easy one, but I’m whole with it and sure that it 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. Who knows? Maybe we’ll meet again someday in the future, this way or another. Forever Orphaned…”

Commented ORPHANED LAND’s remaining members: “How can you sum up two decades with a brother and a partner? It’s simple: you can’t. Matti is deeply immersed in the band’s 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!”

Matti’s replacement is yet to be announced. Check back for more updates.