NewsOctober 14, 2013 4:22 PM ET3,577 views

Metal Blade Records signs Mount Salem

Official press release: Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of the Chicago, IL four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band Mount Salem featuring the talents of Emily Kopplin [vocals and organ] - Cody Davidson [drums] - Mark Hewett [bass] - and Kyle Morrison [guitars]. Metal Blade is preparing to release the band's sold out EP "Endless" in the spring of 2014, which will include two brand-new tracks making the release a full-length. "Coming up listening to Metal Blade bands that have influenced mine and countless others' musical taste, it never crossed my mind that I might be a part of such an influence. We are very excited to meet new people, play with some new bands, see new places, and have a good time! We are honored to be a part of Metal Blade, a label that has such a great timeline of music history. We are looking forward to contributing to that history as well. See you out there!" Mark Hewett/ bassist of Mount Salem Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, they play loud, heavy rock and roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark and mysterious doom into the music, they invite the listener to step into their sinister realm. The imagery in the lyrics will take you on a ride in which you won't know whether to be scared or grab a sword and join the battle. "Endless feels like it's trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip" – Mister Growl of Metal Blade Records will release the extended version of Endless containing two additional, brand-new tracks in the spring of 2014, which will be followed by a West Coast tour. Mount Salem is currently touring (dates below) and writing for a follow up full-length. Mount Salem fall tour w/UZALA and Mike Scheidt from YOB: 10/18 Madison, WI @ Wisco w/ Orogen 10/19 Chicago, IL @ Township w/ Bongripper and DJ Stavros 10/20 Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday's w/ Before the Eyewall 10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Bar 10/23 Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ Bog of the Infidel 10/24 Worcester, MA @ TBA 10/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Heavy Temple 10/26 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar Autumn Screams Doom Festival II 10/27 Wilmington, NC @ Reggie's 42nd Street Tavern 10/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Caltrop 10/29 Athens, GA @ Max Sidebar w/ Demonaut 10/30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia (early show) w/ Red Shield

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