L- R – Lahav Zitiyat – Guitar, Oud, David Darash – Drums, Yanir Chmiel – Lead Vocals, Or Levy – Bass, Dan Saliman – Guitar, Bouzuki

Twisted Mind is an eclectic metal band influenced by a kaleidoscope of different musicians and bands that have inspired guitarist Dan Saliman, an Israeli musician of Yemenite and Moroccan-based heritage who grew up in a home where oriental music was frequently played. The band’s debut EP “From Slave To Prophet” is almost ready for ears, and ahead of its December release there is a second music video for fans to enjoy “Long Live Rock & Roll”, which the band details:

This song was actually born twice, two band members wrote the lyrics, and both of them took different approaches to the song’s title. We love the naivety of the song’s concept – our big yet simple hope, to love our daily creations, making music our main activity, and live a rock & roll lifestyle. The music that surrounds this song has tons of awesome guitar riffs and powerful melodies, and something like three and a half tons of Middle Eastern instruments such as Oud and Bouzouki spicing it up and creating one tasty dish.”

Watch “Long Live Rock & Roll” at https://youtu.be/V9kHoJ4Qzug

As for the EP “From Slave To Prophet”, the band explains that it is a simple yet interesting experience; on one hand you can hear the strong and powerful metal shredding guitars, and on the other – simple and catchy melodies and hooks from more “mainstream” musical genres. To round it all off with their signature flair, they spice it up with beautiful enchanting oriental parts taken from their ancestor’s Middle Eastern and African heritage.

Twisted Mind strives to be a band that will break the glass ceiling of musical genres. Their eclectic blend of modern Israeli oriental power metal is recommended for fans of Muse, Dhafer Youssef, and Linkin Park. The official video for “Long Live Rock & Roll” is out now and the EP comes out on December 9, 2022.

EP pre-save link – https://orcd.co/twistedepre

Music Video – “Walked Through Hell” – https://youtu.be/Gghbn99tmUA

Track Listing:
1. Long Live Rock & Roll – 03:59
2. Burning Grounds – 04:49
3. Walked Through Hell – 03:52
4. Back Home – 06:25
5. From Slave to Prophet – 05:00
EP Length: 24:07

EP Recording Credits:
• All songs performed by: Twisted Mind
• All songs written by: Twisted Mind
• Produced by: Omer Lempert
• Mixed by: Omer Lempert
• Mastered by: Maor Appelbaum
• EP Artwork by: Inbar Kassavi

EP Recording Line Up:
Lahav Zityat – Guitar +Oud
Assaf Tirosh – Bass
David Darash – Drums
Yanir Chmiel – Lead Vocals
Dan Saliman – Guitar + Bouzouki

Live Line Up:
Lahav Zityat – Guitar +Oud
Or Levy – Bass
David Darash – Drums
Yanir Chmiel – Lead Vocals
Dan Saliman – Guitar + Bouzouki

For more info: Facebook.com/twistedmindmusic | Instagram.com/twistedmind.bandil | Spotify | Apple Music

About: The AOR rock/metal group Twisted Mind was founded in 2017 by Dan Saliman, an Israeli musician of a Yemenite & Moroccan-based heritage. Dan grew up in a home where oriental music was a Major part of his musical background

After a long process of creating a musical concept, Dan was joined by the other members, achieving this final line-up. The four joining members helped mold the sound, bringing their own styles, influences, and cultural heritage to Twisted Mind, thus creating a powerful combination of music that fuses the power and aggression of heavy metal, throughout the liberating energy of modern rock & roll.

And all this while using ethnical Middle Eastern music – emerging from their homeland and from the band members’ heritage and their own family ‘DNA’.Starting in San’aa –Yemen, through Istanbul – Turkey, passing through the deserts of Libya and traveling the long roads to a garage in Los Angeles.

“The first band to open the mosh pit in this festival were Twisted Mind, a great achievement for the new band in our local scene ”- Metalist Magazine

“This band sounds like a super tight and professional rhythm turbo unit, creating happy shredding rock with a middle eastern touch” – Yosmusic.com