NWOBHM legends Salem have signed with Dissonance Productions…continuing the resurgence that has seen them finally claim their rightful place alongside the legends of UK heavy metal.
Salem (UK) formed in 1979 and built a strong following with their heavy rock based on thundering rhythms, soaring twin-guitars and powerful melodies. The band’s 1982 single sold globally and continued gig across the northeast of England before folding in May 1983.
In 2010, Salem’s original recordings were released on the album In The Beginning….and the rest, as they say, is history. We charted the rise of Salem in our recent feature titled Salem; The NWOBHM Band Whose Time Has Finally Come! and their most recent album, Dark Days, was included in our best of 2016 NWOBHM feature.
Give ’em a read!
Paul / Salem:
“We are delighted to have signed with Dissonance Productions – their knowledge and experience, combined with Plastic Head‘s world-renowned distribution, all represent a very positive step forward for Salem.
The new album, Attrition, has been over a year in the making, and we are confident that our fans will love it. Once again the focus is on strong melodies, with a hard rock/NWOBHM flavour, and high-octane delivery.
We are looking forward to working with Steve, Tom and the rest of the team for many years to come.”
Steve Beatty / Dissonance:
“What to say? It’s great to have Salem on the label! They are back with a renewed energy, what I have heard so far from Attrition is exciting and worth any metal-head’s attention. 2018 is going to be a great year from Salem and their fans – a great record will hopefully be followed by a lot of live shows!