SALEM  |  Hull, UK  |  Metal / Classic Rock, Hard Rock / NWOBHM
Members: Simon Saxby (vocal), Paul Macnamara (guitar), Mark Allison (guitar), Ade Jenkinson (bass), Paul Mendham (drums)



Hi friendsThanks for your continued support – and many thanks to all the new friends joining us on our mailing list, on FaceBook, ReverbNation, Twitter, etc !!!!

In The Beginning …

Cast your mind back to 2009 … or even 1983 !!!

We posted some 1980s Salem demos on our MySpace … and people started contacting us!!

To cut a long story short, the result was the compilation of our 1980s demos on the double album “In The Beginning …” by High Roller Records – which was great!! – and even more significant was the the reuniting of the Salem band after all these years.

In November 2010, we played our first gig together in 27 years – with the same line-up as 1983 – at The Adelphi in hometown Hull.

Salem – Adelphi, Hull 2010

Re-release 2015 …

We are delighted to announce that the “In The Beginning …” album was soon sold out, and so it is due to be re-pressed and released by High Roller Records later this year.

Salem with Dealer (UK) and Thir13en

A reminder that we are really looking forward to our next gig at The Rock Den in Hatfield, UK on 25 April 2015 with our good friends and excellent band Dealer.

Check out on Facebook and UK Gigs Online etc …

See you there!!!

… also – Merchandise

We have had a lot of enquiries asking if we have any cool Salem goodies.

Well, we are pleased to say that we have:

  • patches (just arrived) – please see example below
  • T-shirts
  • sweatshirts
  • hoodies
  • vests

Please email if you would like any?

New Salem patches





Salem in Brussels, 2015

Salem in Brussels, 2015 [ photo courtesy of Marc Verbruggen ]


Salem supports Hull 2017 UK City of Culture
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“Forgotten Dreams … like last year’s Tygers of Pan Tang album, the record has an infectious energy that clearly courtesy of some old ads that are simply (and audibly) having a bloody good time playing together again and while at it managed to put some great hard rocking tracks on wax … Very enjoyable gentlemen, hats off to you!”  — Daniel Schuldt, Steel For An Age
“Thank you so so much! The show yesterday was amazing, so great , absolutely fabulous ! It was completly magic ! ! !”  — Anik, Facebook
“Great Concert yesterday in Brussels. I bought the ‘Forgotten Dreams’ LP, can’t stop listen to it ! Wonderful band !”  — Michel, Facebook
“Salem in Dubai …… Amazing energy on stage from Salem UK – a band playing with pure heart, probably after their years of experience. Their vigor and enthusiasm powered the night, with excellent crowd interaction from Simon Saxby. It was truly inspiring to see them perform”  — Natsky D., RCOKERAMAGAZINE
“Fans of authentic, straight-up, Hard Rock played with the passion, commitment and the experience of musicians deep into a 35 year career in the music industry, will find much to love about Salem.”  — Christopher Jennings, What Culture: 10 New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Bands That Are Better Than Ever
“Forgotten Dreams review. SALEM play Heavy Metal with many Hard Rock elements … Their sound is based on the twin guitar riffage, being rich in harmonies with cool guitar hooks. There are also many memorable choruses and AOR sounding vocal harmonies while the greatest achievement is that SALEM have managed to compose and record tracks that do not sound retro or dated at all. It is very hard to believe that this is a band that was formed almost 35 years ago … Strongly recommended 9/10”  — Vangelis Kontogeorgakos, Metal Kaoz
“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
“Comprising the ’82 lineup, Simon Saxby is back on vocals and is nothing short of amazing, his voice never aged and still able to hit all those high notes cleanly and with power harmonies. The band’s overall sound hasn’t changed either – authentic melodic and hard rock from the late 70s / early 80s but of course now with a modern first class production sound”  — Shan Siva, Battle Helm


The Rock Den Hatfield, UK Sat Apr 25 2015 08:00 PM
Wildfire Festival Biggar, SAY, UK Sat Jun 27 2015 08:00 PM
BÄÄÄM Festival Kierspe-Rönsahl, DE Sat Aug 01 2015 02:00 PM Tickets
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