Subterranean Masquerade

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Subterranean Masquerade
Subterranean Masquerade - 2014.jpg
Background information
Genres Progressive metal, avant-garde metal, experimental rock
Years active 1997–present
Labels The End Records, Taklit Music
Members Kjetil Nordhus-vocals
Eliran Weitzman -vocals
Tomer Pink-guitar
Or Shalev-guitar
Shai Yallin-keyboard
Golan Farhi-bass
Matan Shmuely-drums
Past members Paul kuhr vocals
Jake DePolitte-guitar,bass
Tino Losicco-drums
Yishai Swearts-vocals
Jason William Walton-bass
Andy Winter-keyboard.

Subterranean Masquerade is a progressive metal band that was formed in 1997 by Tomer Pink, who is a guitarist and primary songwriter for the band.


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,[1] Subterranean Masquerade incorporates elements of jazz,[2] psychedelic rock,[3] and avant-garde metal,[4] with death metal vocals.

The release of the 2004 EP, Temporary Psychotic State, garnered high acclaim for the band among the underground metal scene.[citation needed] 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.[5]

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 expectations for the band's forthcoming album.[6]

In January 2015, Subterranean Masquerade released their second album - The Great Bazaar with Kjetil Nordhus as the main vocalist and Paul Kuhr as harsh vocalist. The album is characterized with many different music styles, middle-eastern melodies and non-native metal instrument such as clarinet, flute, oud and trumpets.

In February 2015, the band announced that Eliran Weitzman member of (Asgaut-band) will replace Paul Kuhr as their harsh vocalist.


Full length albums[edit]


Other appearances[edit]

  • Dead Can Dance Tribute: The Lotus Eaters, 2004
  • Cuts You Up - The Complete Dark 80's Covers Compilation, 2000


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