Sensory Records is preparing for their mid-May worldwide release of Mountain Fever, the dynamic fourth LP from Israeli progressive metal outfit, SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE. With the new record less than three weeks from its official street date, new footage from the band‘s recent festival performances has been made publicly available.
Mountain Fever was recorded in Golan Heights, Israel with engineer David Castillo, after which it was sent to Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden (Leprous, Katatonia, Opeth) where it was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Tony Lindgren, then completed with artwork and layout by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media. The record features several notable guest contributions, including drums from Matan Shmuely (Orphaned Land), bouzouki and lead guitars on “Mångata” by Idan Amsalem (Orphaned Land), and vocals on “Somewhere I Sadly Belong” by Melechesh Ashmedi (Melechesh) and Jackie Hole (The Super Things).
In December, SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE appeared as one of the headlining acts for Progspace‘s international holiday virtual festival event, where they performed a twenty-minute set including the first live performance of the lead single from Mountain Fever, “Ascend.” Earlier this month, the band took part in the Japanese virtual Counter Corona Festival, where they performed the track “Nomad.”
Watch SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE‘s Progspace Festival set HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtGjZnyEaVI
And “Nomad” from the band‘s Counter Corona Festival Japan performance HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGpfpas6XGE
Also see SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE‘s videos for the Mountain Fever singles “Ascend” HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGX8b3Fz7b4
And “Mångata” HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4gcYS-B6ls
Boasting ten new songs which encompass nearly fifty-five minutes of material, Mountain Fever sees SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE continuing to push the balance between pioneering experimentalism to their own take on modern pop culture and its manifestation in the Middle East. Revealing an album composed of African and Balkan brass sections, Arabic violins, extended vocal techniques, and several special guest appearances, the band explores radio friendly hooks that emerge out of heavy riffs and polychromatic arrangements.
Lasers Edge division Sensory Records will release Mountain Fever worldwide on May 14th across all digital platforms, on CD, and pressed on vinyl as a double LP cut at 45RPM. Watch for preorders to post alongside new audio previews, official videos, and more to be issued over the weeks ahead.
Mountain Fever Track Listing:
1. Snake Charmer
2. Diaspora, My Love
3. Mountain Fever
5. Somewhere I Sadly Belong
6. The Stillnox Oratory
8. Ya Shema Evyonecha
9. For The Leader, With Strings Music
PRE-ORDER The album here
Davidavi (Vidi) Dolev – vocals
Tomer Pink – guitars
Shai Yallin – keys
Golan Farhi – bass
Or Shalev – guitars
Omer Fishbein – guitars
Jonathan Amar – drums