In advance of their upcoming live appearances in the United Kingdom, the Israeli symphonic/progressive metal band SCARDUST has unveiled a live composite video for ‘Dials’, a track from their recently reissued debut album ‘Sands of Time‘.
Originally self-released in Israel in 2017, “Sands Of Time” – mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, BTBAM) and featuring cover art by Drake Mefestta (Cradle of Filth, Michael Romeo, Devilment) – is now available worldwide on gatefold double LP, digital and compact disc. The new CD reissue features a bonus acoustic piano demo of the previously unreleased song “Mist,” while the limited-edition debut vinyl pressing includes the group’s 2015 debut EP “Shadow” in its entirety on Side D – the first time that release has been offered on vinyl as well.
The critical response to “Sands of Time,” which includes guest appearances by Jake E (Cyhra, ex-Amaranthe) and Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land), has been overwhelmingly positive. In its 10/10 review, The Metal Observer called the album “a progressive metal epic that expands on the legacy of the biggest names in the genre,” while Prog Magazine called the record “extraordinary,” praising Gruman’s “vocal gymnastics as she flips between elegant soprano and guttural demon in a split-second.”
SCARDUST have previously played alongside the likes of Symphony X, Therion and Epica and recently made their live debut in China, where they performed at the country’s Midi Festival.
18th July, Club 85, Hitchin – SERPENTYNE/SCARDUST supported by Patty Gurdy
20th July, Maidstone, Kent – Ramblin’ Man Fair
21st July, The Lexington, Islington London – PYTHIA/SCARDUST supported by Patty Gurdy
24 July Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays
To coincide with the band’s UK dates and their Metal Days show in Slovenia PHD will be offering the band’s ‘Sands Of Time’ CD and LP at special discounted prices of £10 and £20 from July 18th to 25th
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Noa Gruman – vocals, Yadin Moyal – guitar, Yanai Avnet – bass guitar, Yoav Steel Weinberg – drums, Itai Portugaly – keyboards, Orr Didi – ghost writer & composer