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There are at least 10 bands that share this name:
1. An experimental band from Michigan, United States
2. An extreme metal band from Isreal
3. An alternative hip-hop band from Washington, United States
4. A post-hardcore band from Florida, United States
5. A heavy metal band from Spain
6. A melodic power metal band from the United States
7. A metal band from the United Kingdom
8. A thrash metal band from Slovenia
9. A metal band from Japan
10. An alternative rock band from Denmark

1. SALEM is a US-midwest band from Traverse City, Sound is composed of dark ambient but with elements of shoegaze, psychedelic dubstep and trip-hop. Some of the hype about Salem is perhaps the mystery that surrounds them. Much is unknown about the artist(s). Self-promoted through their two (eerily indescribable) Myspace profiles, Salem was quickly found by the likes of 20JGF, NME and brooklynvegan. They are a band, consisting of one girl and two guys, from Chicago/Michigan/NY. Their music has been compared to a cross between The Knife and Burial. So far they’ve released two CD-R’s on the Texas imprint, Disaro, (both out of print) and a 7” on the Canadian label, AcéPhale.

2. The first Metal band hailing from Israel, and one of the most extreme at the time. Also the fathers of what’s mostly known as “oriental” metal.

Salem was formed in 1985, and is considered to be one of the first bands in the global underground scene to play death/doom metal.


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  • alwaysinda


    5 Sep 10:22am Reply

    король ночи и вечно молодой лучшие треки, как по мне

    4 Sep 3:46am Reply
  • lennford

    Have they ODd?

    1 Sep 8:39pm Reply
  • omar1800

    Went to see Salem (Jack+John) on Saturday in SF. Pretty good show but they were really unsure as to if they're ever dropping another album or content. (I asked after the show)

    26 Aug 6:15am Reply
  • Clarity_IV

    Redlights still remains the best track in the genre

    17 Aug 8:50pm Reply

    Am I the only one that likes both salems?

    14 Aug 11:12am Reply
  • mikenike925

    weird tags

    12 Aug 9:39am Reply
  • super-goomba

    Creating our Sins by Israeli Salem is fucking genius, should do something about names with multiple bands.

    31 Jul 12:39pm Reply
  • UJLN

    Slovenian thrash is zaebis'.

    30 Jul 9:53am Reply
  • Rigaderchi

    lets be real though their style is cool as hell and the "we make it good" mixtape is insane

    30 Jul 7:12am Reply
  • memristor


    9 Jul 7:43pm Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    I think I've heard most (if not all, I have 113 tracks) of the unreleased stuff and I think most of it isn't very good.

    6 Jul 5:36pm Reply
  • M1lkyway

    @TeenageDeathBoy they made not a little bit but a whole lot of great music: though most of it are raw unreleased cuts (but i guess that's what most of salem fans like in their music)

    2 Jul 7:37pm Reply
  • TeenageDeathBoy

    so basically they make a little bit of great music, a few great mixtapes and remixes and then nothing else. ok. fine.

    2 Jul 1:16am Reply
  • Callibretto

    legends..... sad they probably wont do another record

    28 Jun 8:53am Reply
  • doctorjmo

    thx justin!!!

    25 Jun 6:32pm Reply
  • M1lkyway

    @GarciaMarquez hahahahha

    19 Jun 3:06pm Reply
  • b0nfire

    i miss u so much : (

    13 Jun 6:18pm Reply
  • Unsaidxpl

    Witch house that (probably) doesn't suck

    31 May 8:44pm Reply
  • crazyfrogbg

    new new wheeeeeen

    26 May 1:10am Reply
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