Phenomenal Israeli band SCARDUST’S fabulous video for ‘Arrowhead’ is out now and is every bit as good as you’d expect from this fabulous bunch!
The band will be releasing new videos over the next few weeks and are also confirmed as support for Therion in Tel Aviv on 10th April.
Scardust are causing a stir wherever they go and have appeal which reaches across the board, from prog, metal, rockers through to mainstream music fans. SCARDUST combine some of the finest musicians in Israel with stunning live performances, theatrics & their incredible Choir of Mysterious Monks, who add serious depth to the songs. They really aren’t just a band, they’re a whole experience.
Scardust is the leading Progressive metal band in Israel, consisting of vocalist Noa Gruman, drummer Yoav Weinberg, guitarist Yadin Moyal, bassist Yanai Avnet, and keyboardist Itai Portugaly. Their album “Sands of Time” was released in 2017. The release was celebrated in an epic launch concert in Tel Aviv with a big choir and special guests.
Scardust began under the name “Somnia”, in 2013 as a duo project when the musicians Orr Didi and Noa Gruman wrote a rock opera called Gates of Dawn. The single from the opera Betrayal can be found at the Somnia’s channel on YouTube. Later on, drummer Yoav Weinberg and bassist Yanai Avnet joined the project and Somnia turned from fantasy to reality: out of the dark basement and into the rehearsal studio of a rocking live band. Orr and Noa decided to put Gates of Dawn on hold until further notice, and write a new project tailored for the performing band. While writing their EP “Shadow”, Orr took charge of lyrics, composition and arrangements, but did not play in the band. In early 2014, guitarist Yadin Moyal and keyboardist Lior Goldberg joined the band, as the writing of Shadow was completed – with each band member adding their own personal touch.
1. Act -I Overture
2. Act-II Eyes Of Agony
3. Act-III Dials
4. Act-IV Hourglass
5. Act-V Sands Of Time
7. Out Of Strong Came Sweetness
8. Queen Of Insanity
10. Gift Divine
In summer 2014 the band began performing at local clubs with a choir of four singers dressed in black hooded cloaks. In the fall of 2014 they recorded the Shadow EP at Cast Iron studios and released it in February 2015. After releasing the EP, they found out that someone else had the trademark for the name “Somnia”, and changed it to SCARDUST. Later that year In October, they’ve participated in the Melodic Alliance festival in Israel. In December they had their first headline concert in Tel Aviv, titled “The SCARDUST Epic Experience”. A full length show with a full choir on stage. It was a “sold out” event, and a big success that put Scardust on the map in the Israeli scene.
After participating a few other Israeli festivals in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, and while working on the pre-production for their new album, in June 2016 they had another big headline show, alongside the well-known Prey for Nothing. This time in a bigger venue with a bigger crowd. In August 2016, just when Noa returned from her show in W.O.A with Orphaned Land, they opened for Symphony X in Tel Aviv. In the fall of 2016 they produced their acoustic concert, and performed it twice to raise money for the upcoming album.
In between those concerts they entered the studio and started the final production for the album. While intensively working on the album, in April they launched their crowdfunding campaign which ended very successfully and in June they opened for EPICA in Tel Aviv.
“Sands Of Time”, Scardust debut album, was released in 2017 in a concert in front of 500 people. Not only was this concert their biggest headline show to date, it was a milestone for the Israeli rock and metal scene, proving that even local bands can draw hundreds of people to their concerts.
Scardust is the spearhead, both musically and commercially, in today’s Israeli metal scene, paving the way to the top for both themselves and other bands that follow their style and approach to music. “Sands of Time” is considered as one of the most promising debut albums in the metal scene, and the band is now planning to tour Europe and other festival appearances.