Israeli progressive metallers SCARDUST have released a new music video for Break The Ice. The track is taken from their new album Strangers, which was released on October 30th, 2020 via M-Theory Audio.
SCARDUST further explores the new album’s concept in the music video For Break The Ice. Israeli progressive/symphonic metal group’s sophomore LP Strangers continues to win acclaim.
Following a wave of conceptually-driven music videos from their acclaimed new album Strangers – hailed by Sonic Perspectives as “progressive metal album-of-the-year material” – Israel’s SCARDUST have given fans a candid peek behind the scenes with their latest clip, Break The Ice. The video, which showcases stages of the album’s production and recording process from both before and after the global coronavirus outbreak.
“We all experience moments in life,” says vocalist Noa Gruman, “when we feel like we can’t possibly go on without a helping hand. Break The Ice is about feeling trapped in the cold and longing for a savior. In the video, we give an inside look into the process of creating and producing our new album. Recording started before the pandemic hit, and it continued through lockdowns and quarantines. The world trapped us and everyone who was involved in creating this album, but no savior came to get us out – we had to do that ourselves. Together, we were our own saviors.”
Strangers – which can be streamed on all major digital platforms or purchased on CD and limited-edition gray smoke vinyl is a unique concept album built of complementary song pairs working from the outside in. Several recently-released music videos, further demonstrate the degree to which different tracks from the album are thematically connected, a trend that will continue when a companion clip for Break The Ice will be released next month.
Strangers track list
01. Overture for the Estranged
02. Break The Ice
03. Tantibus II
05. Concrete Cages (feat. Patty Gurdy)
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 Gruman and composer Orr Didi, who also collaborated with SCARDUST on their full-length 2019 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) – who appear alongside Gruman on Ayreon‘s new album, Transitus, and are featured prominently in the music video for Break The Ice – and England’s prestigious Westbrook Hay Prep School Chamber Choir.
Israel’s leading progressive metal group, SCARDUST, hailed by Prog Magazine as “knocking on the door of elite,” 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.
Noa Gruman – Vocals
Yanai Avnet – Bass
Yadin Moyal – Guitar
Itai Portugali – Keyboards
Yoav Weinberg – Drums