Israeli/American outfit SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE, which features in its ranks Paul Kuhr of NOVEMBERS DOOM on vocals, has set “Home” as the title of its new EP, to be released in March.
Eight years after the release of SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE‘s acclaimed album “Suspended Animation Dreams”, “Home” features two tracks: the new title cut and a cover version for THE MISSION UK‘s “Beyond the Pale”. The effort was recorded at various studios around the world with a lineup that included drummer Mathan Shmuely of ORPHANED LAND, bassist Mike Feldman of NOVEMBERS DOOM, and Arabic orchestra, featuring violins, oud, bazuki and lyra. According to a press release, the EP contains “lots of vintage keyboards and the band’s heaviest guitar parts ever.”
Says SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE songwriter and mastermind Tomer Pink: “We got so excited while writing this long-due follow-up that we decided to release a two-track EP as a teaser for the album. This is gonna blow people’s minds!”
“Home” was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (EDGE OF SANITY, BLOODBATH, NIGHTINGALE) at Unisound studios in Örebro, Sweden.
The EP will be released only on seven-inch vinyl for now and will be available to pre-order directly from the band. It is limited to 300 copies only —100 transparent orange and 200 regular black. The artwork was created by longtime collaborator Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA).
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE plans to enter the studio later this year to record a new full-length album.