According to www.ravenmetal.com, who distribute albums from 22 metal labels in Israel, SALEM's upcoming album, "Strings Attached", entered the Israeli metal album chart (compiled and maintained by www.ravenmetal.com) at position No. 1 before the CD has even been officially released. The pre-sales of "Strings Attached" are reportedly higher than the current record sales by such acts as NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN and DRACONIAN.
SALEM will release "Strings Attached" in North America on July 13 via The End Records.
As previously reported, the cover artwork for "Strings Attached" has been uploaded at this location. The cover was designed by the band's guitar player, Nir Gutraiman.
"Strings Attached" contains 11 songs from the band's past repertoire and one brand new song, all re-arranged and performed with one of the most respected all-girl string quartets in Israel. Also featured on the CD will be a series of bonus tracks, including Nir Nakav's take on one of the best known jazz drum pieces of all time, "The Drums also Waltzes" (originally recorded by the legendary Max Roach in 1969), and a remake of the SALEM classic "Old Wounds", featuring guest appearances by the lead vocalists of ETERNAL GRAY, ARALLU, BARTHOLOMEUS NIGHT, MOONSKIN, LEHAVOTH, MATRICIDE, SPAWN OF EVIL, SOLITARY and HANGMAN.
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