Israeli extreme metal pioneers SALEM recently took part in a signing session at the UFO store in Tel Aviv. Watch video footage at YouTube.SALEM released its new album, "Necessary Evil", in Europe on June 4 via Season of Mist (one day later in North America). According to the group, the new material is "modern, dark, highly unique" and "heavier" than their previous efforts. The follow-up to 2005's "Strings Attached" includes a 27-minute piece entitled "Once Upon a Lifetime Parts I - V". Download the track "Once upon a Lifetime" at this location. A video clip of MAYHEM vocalist Attila Csihar (formerly of TORMENTOR, ABORYM) performing the MAYHEM classic "Deathcrush" with SALEM on December 27, 2005 at the Theatre Club in Tel Aviv, has been posted at YouTube. A number of high-quality photos from the gig, which featured a mini-set of MAYHEM classics performed by Csihar and SALEM, is available at Metalist.co.il.
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