Israeli band Orphaned Land spreads message of peace across Middle East

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Heavy metal band Orphaned Land at the 'In Extremo aniversary - 20 Wahre Jahre' (2015)
Heavy metal band Orphaned Land at the 'In Extremo aniversary - 20 Wahre Jahre' (2015) Grywnn/CC/Wikimedia

Heavy metal music with a middle eastern twist is not common place, but since 1991, the pioneers of such a genre, the Israeli band Orphaned Land has been using its music to spread the message of peace and tolerance across the often tense Middle East. In this month's Mid-East Junction, RFI's Anne-Marie Bissada speaks with Chen Balbaus, the guitarist of the band, just before their show in Paris.