Singer Noa Gruman says: “After months of recording and working through quarantine – we want to celebrate with you all! We can’t perform on stage yet, but we can still have a live show – on Facebook. Our new album, “Strangers”, deals with the concept of being estranged – Written from multiple perspectives, it explores the ways in which people can be estranged from one another, from themselves, from society, from their loved ones and even from their own subconsciousness. Join us on the live stream for some live songs from ‘Strangers‘ plus one of our real favourites from Sands Of Time. Patty Gurdy will join us live from Germany for a Q&A so get your questions ready PLUS we’ll be announcing our ‘Mist Cover Challenge‘ winners!”
Mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Arch Enemy), “Strangers” was written and composed jointly by singer Noa Gruman and composer Orr Didi, who also collaborated with Gruman on SCARDUST’s full-length debut “Sands of Time” – which was hailed by Prog Magazine as “extraordinary” – and their 2015 EP “Shadow.” The album features guest appearances from German folk musician Patty Gurdy, as well as vocals by the Hellscore choir and England’s prestigious Westbrook Hay Prep School Chamber Choir. Pre-orders for CD and limited-edition gray smoke vinyl editions of “Strangers” are now live at: https://smarturl.com/scardust2020
01. Overture for the Estranged 02. Break The Ice 03. Tantibus II 04. Stranger 05. Concrete Cages (feat. Patty Gurdy) 06. Over 07. Under 08. Huts 09. Gone 10. Addicted 11. Mist
SCARDUST also recently launched the “Mist Cover Challenge,” an invitation for fans to play or sing along with the final minute of the new song “Mist,” the closing track of “Strangers.” To enter the challenge, follow the instructions at https://scardust.co/mist-cover-challenge/ and upload your video anywhere on social media, tagging the band and including the hashtag #scardustmist. Entries close on Oct. 25, and winners will be announced by the band during a special livestream on Nov. 1 that will also feature a live performance and a Q&A with special guest Patty Gurdy.
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.