We hope you have enjoyed / are enjoying / are looking forward to your New Year celebrations!First of all, we want to say thanks very much to all you supporters of old – and a big welcome to new friends.Review of 2013BROFEST

Despite the band members experiencing some difficult and potentially life-threatening personal challenges, Salem has had a great year.

Kicking off with BROFEST#1 in Newcastle, UK – we played at the NWOBHM fest and had a great time – many thanks to all who attended, who came to chat with us, and of course to the organiser-BROs!!

Salem at BROFEST

New album

Much of the next few months was spent on our new album “Forgotten Dreams”.  We hope you’ve had chance to check this
out now – see YouTube.  More about that later.

Gigging

We really enjoyed a number of gigs in Autumn, including gigs and The Netherlands, Germany and UK.

Thanks again to Marco and Hans-Jürgen to promoted these gigs for us – to the mightyJackal and MetalShock for all their support and help – and particularly to Matt of Ear Danger who made many of the arrangements for us, not least our accommodation and a very special breakfast!!

 Salem, Arnhem, Netherlands

Then back in UK, we played with SoulFlame at our Fruit gig in hometown Hull [ City of Culture 2017 😉 ] – an event organised by Andy, promoting the new Fairview album, which includes one our 1980s recordings.

Salem, Hull, UK

And of course, there was our gig at the infamous Fleece in Bristol, UK, with the excellent Dream Overkill and the awesome Jaguar!!

“Forgotten Dreams”

The year was topped off with the release of our album by Pure Rock Records (part of Pure Steel Records) on 6 December – see the official press release.

We have been blown away with the incredible reception to our album.

  • … 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. [Dangerdog Music Reviews]
 
You can listen to some of our music on our website – www.SalemBand.co.uk – and on FaceBook and ReverbNation.The album is available directly from Pure Rock Records, in all the usual places

Hope that YOU like it too!

Final thanks …There are so many other people who have helped us along the way in one way or another, it is difficult to single-out anyone particular, however – in addition to the above – we must give special thanks to Mario and to Arturo who put us on his Heavy Metal Night festival in Italy, which helped to re-launch the band, to Ricky Squires who played drums on a few important gigs in 2012 when Paul was not available, and to Pure Steel Records for their faith in us and our music.

Keep rockin’ – we’ll see you in 2014 !!
Salem  \m/