Israel’s SCARDUST, the rising force in prog and symphonic metal, will play a free entry live stream show ‘Breaking The Ice‘ on Thurdsday, March 18th – 19:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | 14:00 EST | 20:00 CET. The show can be viewed on the day here: https://play2fund.com/event/
Noa Gruman (singer, co-founder): “This show is extra exciting for us for two reasons. First, it is the first full show we’ll be playing since last march and since “Strangers” was released. Second, it will be the first show with our two new (but also old) band members: Orr Didi who co-founded the band with me, and wrote our 3 releases with me, will pick up the bass. And Aaron Friedland – who is a long time friend and was actually the first keyboardist who ever got an offer to play with us, back when we started the band”.
Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/
SCARDUST recently released their critically acclaimed second album “Strangers”, recorded and released against all odds during the pandemic. In November they streamed a short show to celebrate its release, from Bardo studio where much of “Strangers” was recorded and mixed. This time it will be a full production show from a venue, with free entry and you’ll be able to support the band by paying what you choose during the show to help them recover from this nightmarish year.
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Arch Enemy), “Strangers” – described by by Dead Rhetoric as “captivating from start to finish” – was written and composed jointly by SCARDUST vocalist Noa Gruman and Didi, who also collaborated with the band on their full-length debut “Sands of Time” and their 2015 EP “Shadow”. The album features guest appearances by acclaimed German folk musician Patty Gurdy, the Hellscore choir (Orphaned Land, Amorphis, Ayreon) and England’s prestigious Westbrook Hay Prep School Chamber Choir.
Gruman was also featured as a guest lead vocalist on Therion‘s new record, “Leviathan” (Nuclear Blast), released earlier this year. This is just the latest in a list of impressive recent guest vocal appearances, which also include Amorphis‘ 2018 record “Queen of Time,” Orphaned Land‘s 2018 album “Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs” and Ayreon’s recently released “Transitus.”
Israel’s leading progressive metal group, SCARDUST has performed at such major festivals as Ramblin’ Man Fair (UK), Metaldays (Slovenia) and Midi (China). In addition, the band hosts the annual “Scarfest” event in their home country, where they’ve also appeared alongside the likes of Therion, Epica and Symphony X. The group’s “Strangers” record release livestream can be viewed for free at this location: https://youtu.be/
Noa Gruman – Vocals
Yadin Moyal – Guitar
Aaron Friedland – Keyboards
Orr Didi – Bass
Yoav Weinberg – Drums