|Genres||Progressive metal, avant-garde metal, experimental music|
|Labels||The End Records, Taklit Music|
|Past members||Jake DePolitte-guitar,bass
Jason William Walton-bass
Started as a project consisting of a variety of changing guest and session musicions, Subterranean Masquerade formed into a band consist of a constant line-up. In 2013, the band reformed while recording their EP - Home, after 6 years of no activity. Drummer Matan Shmuely (Orphaned Land) and guitarist Or Shalev have joined the group with the recording of the 2 songs EP, which was self-marketed in a limited-copy on a vinyl version only. In 2014, while recording their second full studio-album, the band announced Kjetil Nordhus (Tristania, Green Carnation) as their new singer and Shai Yallin (Solstice Coil) as their new keyboardist. While mainly described as progressive metal, Subterranean Masquerade incorporates elements of jazz, psychedelic rock, and avant-garde metal, with occasional death metal vocals.
The release of the 2004 EP, Temporary Psychotic State, garnered high acclaim for the band among the underground metal scene. The 2005 album Suspended Animation Dreams received more mixed reviews at the beginning, but in 2014 the album entered the top 50 progressive-metal albums of 2000s by prog-sphere magazine. Home was released in 2013 as a 2 songs EP after 6 years of no activity from the band. It consists of the band's original song "Home" and a cover to The Mission - "Beyond The Pale". The reviews were very supportive and created big expactations for the band's forthcoming album. In June 2014, the band announced that their new album, The Great Bazaar was almost complete and soon would be out. The album was released on January 2015.
Full length albums
- Temporary Psychotic State, 2004
- Home, 2013
- Dead Can Dance Tribute: The Lotus Eaters, 2004
- Cuts You Up - The Complete Dark 80's Covers Compilation, 2000
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