Chicago based Rock And Roll Doomers MOUNT SALEM are preparing to embark on a headlining tour in May. The tour will play select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes shows in New Mexico and Arizona with Mount Salem opening up for SAINT VITUS.
Popular heavy music blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organ player Emily Kopplin as part of their “Vital Vinyl” column. The column highlights the cover art, the band’s fondness of vinyl, and more. Fans can read the entire feature and view photos of “Endless” on vinyl at Loudwire.com.
“Whether you’re a fan of psychedelic rock, stoner rock or doom metal, there’s a little something for everybody on Mount Salem’s ‘Endless.’” Loudwire.com
“Debut album Endless is an absolute monolith of a record that combines the sludgy, droning guitars of Iommi’s finest vintage with Emily’s shimmering vocals and epic Jon Lord-style organ rushes. It’s retro, yes, but it also sounds too exciting to be dismissed as simply revisionism.” Metal Hammer UK
“you do not want to pass this one up. Mount Salem have managed to set themselves apart with well-written songs, haunting vocals, killer riffs, and the right type of mood that is essential for crafting memorable metal.” Verbicide.com
“For Mount Salem that uniqueness is unequivocally the monstrous vocal abilities of frontwoman Emily Kopplin – like holy balls, she has some pipes.” DeadRhetoric.com
05/01 Chicago, IL Township
05/02 Madison, WI Dragonfly Lounge
05/03 La Crosse, WI JB’s Speakeasy
05/04 Sioux City, IA Chesterfield
05/05 Lincoln, NE The Bourbon
05/06 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge w/ Speedwolf
05/08 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
05/09 Tempe, AZ Club Red w/ Saint Vitus, Sons of Huns
05/10 Los Angeles, CA TBA
05/11 San Francisco, CA The Make-Out Room
05/12 Sacramento, CA Witch Room
05/13 Portland, OR Slabtown
05/15 Salt Lake City, UT The Shred Shed
05/16 Frisco, CO Future Shock
05/17 Des Moines, IA Kung Fu Tap and Taco
Mount Salem started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, Endless, in the spring of 2013. The band puts a strong emphasis on tone and feeling in both their songs and live performances alike. Most of the band switched from their normal instruments and picked up new ones for this band and the result was much more natural than they had hoped for.
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 was released on March 3rd, 2014 via Metal Blade Records and features two brand-new tracks not featured on the original EP that was self-released by the band in 2012. Fans can stream the first single, ‘Lucid’, as well as order the album on CD, vinyl, or digitally HERE.
Mount Salem is:
Emily Kopplin – vocals & organ
Cody Davidson – drums
Mark Hewett – bass
Kyle Morrison – guitars