Very ‘Eavy FestivalA big hello and thank you to all supporters – old and new!

We had a blast at Very ‘Eavy Festival at Stadskanaal in Netherlands last weekend.

It was great to meet up with so many friends – and we are so pleased to get such an awesome reception!

The pics below are a few photos taken at the Festival – many thanks for sharing them with us.  Here are also some videos posted on YouTube – thanks again for recording and posting them!


– Fool’s Gold – from “In The Beginning ..” album

– Ask The Lonely  – from “Forgotten Dreams” album

– The Other Side of Hell  – from “In The Beginning ..” album

Hope you like it.

Simon Saxby [photo courtsey of Marc Verbruggen]

Rock Diabetes 2014

We are delighted to have been asked to play at Rock Diabetes in October.  Simon was diagnosed as having Type1 diabetes about a year ago, and whilst it is a life-changing – and potenially life-threatening – condition, he has had to come to terms with this and is getting on with life.  We are therefore particualry pleased to support this great cause.

Other bands announced so far include Diamond Head, Jaguar, Fury, Left For Redand Save The Dinosaurs


 Mark Allison [photo courtesy of Markus Hagenr]

Festivals and Gigs

Next we are delighted to have been invited to play Headbangers Open Air in July.  We will be headlining the Warm-up show :

  • July 23 – Headbangers Open Air, Germany – Memento Waltz (I) and Condition Critical (USA).

Further gigs are:

  • Sept 6 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo Cafe Bar – with Spartan Warrior, Amulet and Disaster Area

     Then with Jaguar (UK), Vortex (NL) and Wizard (D) – the Warriors of Metal:

  • Sept 26 – Groningen – Vera – Holland 
  • Sept 27 – Oberhausen – Helvete – Germany
  • Sept 28 – Tilburg – Little Devil – Holland – also with Avenger (UK)
  • Oct 03 – Milan – Legend Club – Italy
  • Oct 04 – Innsbruck – Austria
  • Oct 05 – Uster – Starclub – Switzerland

And then we have:

  • Oct 11 – Rock Diabetes – Trowbridge Civic Centre, Trowbridge, Wiltshire UK
  • Oct 18 & 19 – New – Northern France – details to be revealed
  • Nov 08 – Rock You To Hell festival in Athens, Greece

And still, we are other working on plans for this year – and have already bookings for 2015 !!

Paul Mendham  [photo courtsey of Marc Verbruggen]

Forgotten Dreams – CD and vinyl

We have been delighted that our CD released in December by Pure Rock Records has been really well received – the reviews have been great.  Thanks to everyone also who have sent us the many, many messages – it’s so good to hear from you and we’re so pleased that you like the music.

The limited edition vinyl LP was released in February – almost sold out!!

Ade Jenkinson [photo courtsey of Marc Verbruggen]


We are often asked if we have a “Salem Store” for our merch.  Well, whilst we are working on the idea, currently you get stuff directly from the band – just drop us an email at and we (most probably Paul – below) will get back to you and sort your enquiry.

Merch includes:

– Forgotten Dreams CD
– Forgotten Dreams LP

– X Rated – BROFEST 2013 limited edition EP

– Forgotten Dreams T-shirts

Paul Macnamara [photo courtsey of Marc Verbruggen]

… and the next album

Yes!!  We are already recording material for the next album.  We’ve got loads of good stuff – and we hope you’ll like it as much as Forgotten Dreams.

See you soon!!
Salem  \m/

Salem  [photo courtsey of Marc Verbruggen]




 ITUNES       AMAZON MP3       CD BABY       SALEM (UK)       HIGH ROLLER       PURE STEEL      ZUNE       LAST.FM     


“Forgotten Dreams … an all out classic rock release … superbly crafted guitarmanship … twelve tracks of pure rock bliss … timeless classics!”  Lee Walker, Firebrand Magazine

“Forgotten Dreams … has it all! The compositions of the British present themselves sophisticated and varied …Powerful guitars, double-barreled leads and groovy bass playing combine to create a meaningful , well-produced sound”  Anthalerero, Stormbringer

“All in all, these things combine for a rather significant success for a band of fifty-something heavy metal rockers. And these guys can truly deliver the goods whether it’s the heavy metal of Kazakafnu or Aftershock, the melodic hard rock of The Answer, or the anthems of This Heart Is Mine or The Best Is Yet to Come. Hopefully, that title of that last song is prophetic for the future of Salem. Forgotten Dreams is quite recommended.”  Craig Hartranft, Dangerdog



Headbangers Open Air Festival Brande-Hörnerkirchen, DE Wed Jul 23 14 08:00 PM
Stereo Cafe Bar Glasgow, UK Sat Sep 06 14 07:00 PM Tickets
Vera Groningen, NL Fri Sep 26 14 08:00 PM