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Below is our complete Subterranean Masquerade news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
After posting a lyric video for the track "Tour Diary" (still available here), today the prog machine that is Subterranean Masquerade is offering another taste of forthcoming album "The Great Bazaar."
We're very pleased to bring you the premiere of new track "Reliving the Feeling." This track features both new vocalist Kjetil Nordhus of Green Carnation / Tristania and Paul Kuhr of November's Doom. Check it out below.
Subterranean Masquerade's Tomer Pink also comments:
"'Reliving the Feeling' is the second track from 'The Great Bazaar,' a concept album telling the story of a man who is fed up of living the daily routine life and goes on a travel, both spiritual and physical. I wrote all the text for the album during travel in India, a place I go back to once every couple years for a marathon of writing music and text.
"'Reliving the Feeling' is probably the most prog rock – metal track on the album, it has definite roots in traditional 70's inspired prog rock with heavy 'modern' prog metal edge. A mixture of classic clean vocals by Kjetil Nordhus and the furious death metal growls by Paul Kuhr, all wrapped with rich instrumentation and arrangements.
"Story wise, The Great Bazaar is really the Bazaar of life, with many vendors to choose from and merchant that is so fascinating that is hard to say no to. 'Reliving the Feeling' is there at the crossroads where you can choose to pay the price, lose your identity and ideals to become one with the stream or keep on struggling for the things you believe in. It’s kind of a song that ends with a question mark because I couldn’t find the answer at all."
The album's track listing will be as follows: More...
Subterranean Masquerade is gearing up to release new album "The Great Bazaar," which will feature new vocalist Kjetil Nordhus of Green Carnation / Tristania.
Today the band releases a lyric video for a track off "The Great Bazaar." Check out "Tour Diary" in the player below. You can also pre-order the new album at the band's website here. The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Early morning Mantra
2. Reliving the feeling
3. Tour diary
7. Father and Son
8. Home (Bonus Track)
9. Beyond the Pale (Bonus Track)
After announcing the Kjetil Nordhus will be stepping into the co-vocalist position with Paul Kuhr (November's Doom), Subterranean Masquerade has now revealed the cover artwork for upcoming album "The Great Bazaar."
The art can be seen below, and "The Great Bazaar" will feature 7 new tracks clocking in at 40 minutes. "I think we covered almost every genre we enjoy playing", says the band song writer Tomer Pink, "it has progressive metal themes along with melodic folk, blasting death metal riffage wrapped with rich ensemble orchestration, a wide range of instruments including violins, brass section, flutes and clarinets, Arabic instruments such as Persian Tar, Turkish Saz and Oud, lots of Keys and synths and even a guest appearance by Kobi Farhi of Orphaned Land. This album is so surprising you're gonna have to put on a seat belt before joining the ride."
The album is being mixed by Dan Swano at Unisound Studios, with artwork done by long time partner Travis Smith, and it will be released as limited edition digibook CD with bonus tracks and Vinyl via Tomer's new label Taklit Music. More...
Subterranean Masquerade announced that Green Carnation/Tristania vocalist Kjetil Nordhus of Norway will be the band's new vocalist to join Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom). News on the band's new album is expected soon.
The announcement reads:
"Subterranean Masquerade are pleased and excited to announce Kjetil Nordhus (Green Carnation, Tristania) as the band's new singer. Kjetil is joining Paul Kuhr of Novembers Doom/These Are They, who have been with the band since the first album."
Mastermind and song writer Tomer Pink commented: "This is a great honor for us and a massive step forward for the band. I've been a fan of Kjetil work since the early Green Carnation albums, this is a dream come true!"
Nordhus added: "I have known about Subterranean Masquerade for years, since Green Carnation's time together with them on The End Records. They deserve a lot of respect for their releases until now, and when the opportunity came along to participate on their next album, it was certainly something that triggered me. I am very happy for this new musical challenge and I am eager to share the music with old and new fans of Subterranean Masquerade.
"I have met Paul a few times on Green Carnation tours and festival, and I have been a fan of November's Doom and his vocal style for years. To be a co-singer together with Paul is also something that makes this very exciting for me."
Kjetil joins a lineup that includes drummer Matan Shmuely (Orphaned Land), Keyboardist Shai Yallin (Solstice Coil), guitarists Tomer Pink & Or Shalev and Bassist Golan Farhi. On the lineup, Pink added: "This is the first time we function like a band and not just a project, everyone brings his own signature and influences and together we've created something I think is very special." More...
Israeli / American outfit Subterranean Masquerade (featuring Paul Kahr of Novembers Doom on vocals) has confirmed "Home" as the title for a new EP to be released in March.
This new EP is coming up eight years after the "Suspended Animation Dreams" album. Tomer Pink, the band's song writer & mastermind, states: "We got so excited while writing this long due follow up that we decided to release a 2 tracks EP as a teaser for the album, this gonna blow people mind!"
The "Home" EP will feature a title track and a cover version of "Beyond The Pale" by The Mission. The recording line up includes drummer Mathan Shmuely of Orphaned Land, bassist Mike Feldman of Novembers Doom, and an Arabic orchestra including violins, oud, bazuki, and lyra. More...
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE mastermind Tomer Pink has issued the following update:
"Some songs are already recorded without vocals while some others are waiting to me to finish demoing. I do some of the recording in my studio thus I allow myself to take the time and rearrange things conveniently to make a hell of an album! For now I can revel that the third piece in 'X' trilogy will be entitled 'In Pastille Colors'. I've been traveling the world quite a bit the past few years so you could expect to hear some of these influences along with the regular SUBMASQ twist."
"Honestly, I do take the time and hoping to make an album I will be happy with for years to come. In the meantime, I promise to let you guys hear some new stuff soon. There is one song from the 'Suspended Animation Dreams' session that was never released (our heavier one yet, I think) so I might release this along with some new tracks. We'll see!"
Hailing from various parts of the USA, SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE was originally formed in 1997 by Tomer as a means of self-expression of his deepest and darkest thoughts and emotions.
In lieu to their upcoming release, "Suspended Animation Dreams" (out June 21st), Subterranean Masquerade revamped their website to reflect artwork based on the album. Check it out at www.submasq.com.
Subterranean Masquerade, an experimental supergroup featuring members of Novembers Doom and Agalloch, will release their new disc, "Suspended Animation Dreams," on June 21. The album blends elements of extreme metal, urban jazz, folk, classical, world and progressive music and includes the tracks "Wolf Among Sheep" and "Kind of a Blur."
The End Records has posted mp3s of the following songs from upcoming releases here. Most are available for the first time.
Antimatter - Legions (rough edit)
Darkthrone - God Of Doubt
Epoch Of Unlight - Aberrant Shadows
Frantic Bleep - But A Memory
Novembers Doom - Swallowed By The Moon
Oathean - Beyond The Memories I Lost
Subterranean Masquerade - No Place Like Home (exclusive for 2004)
Ulver - Xmas (rough edit sampler)