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“Hailing from Chicago, IL, Mount Salem is a four piece psychedelic rock / doom metal band. They started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, Endless, in the spring of 2013. Metal Blade Records signed the band in the summer of 2013 and released an extended version of the band’s EP this past Spring which contained two additional tracks…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...

18 5 months ago

Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their "Vital Vinyl" column. The column highlights Endless' striking cover art, the band's proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at...

52 Over 1 year ago

Chicago psychedelic doom rock conjurors and recent Metal Blade signees, MOUNT SALEM, will embark on a full headlining tour this May! The trek will pillage its way through select cities between Chicago and Los Angeles, and includes one-off shows in New Mexico and Arizona opening up for doom legends, Saint Vitus! MOUNT SALEM will be touring in support of their Endless EP.

Mega blog, Loudwire.com, recently featured an interview with vocalist/organist Emily Kopplin as part of their "Vital Vinyl" column. The column highlights Endless' striking cover art, the band's proclivity for vinyl, and more. Check out the entire interview and photos at THIS LOCATION.

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48 Over 1 year ago

– April 7th, 2014 – Chicago, IL’s 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

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75 Over 1 year ago

Chicago, IL’s Mount Salem is 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. Catch the band live: 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...

70 Over 1 year ago

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Chicago, IL's Mount Salem is 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. Catch the band live:

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...

43 Over 1 year ago

Emily Kopplin’s gliding vocals and the haunting cries from her Hammond organs give Mount Salem a much needed USP in an age where revivalist bands are more common than the cold. Endless, the band’s first full-length release sees them arrive already firmly embedded within a sound they are making their own. Formed in the summer of 2012, it didn’t take the Chicago troupe long to find a record deal. Now, the band, signed to Metal Blade can show the world what the label saw in them.

Adding to Kopplin’s musical arsenal are Kyle Morrison’s fuzzy guitar tones that sound like they’re...

31 Over 1 year ago

Metal Blade Records 2014
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, which is also the hometown of Trouble (just one of this band's better influences), and playing a subtle blend of psychedelic rock and doom metal, with the tilt leaning more towards the former than the latter, we have Mount Salem and their debut-recording "Endless". Initially a (well-received) 2013 self-released EP (with a different track-listing than the one that appears here) it has been expanded into more of a full-length recording thanks to the inclusion of "The Tower" (one of the album's better numbers) and "Mescaline ...

41 Over 1 year ago

Chicago-based psychedelic rock/doom act Mount Salem have teamed up with Revolver to debut the brand new single “Mescaline II” in preparation for their upcoming full-length release, Endless.

“‘Mescaline II’ is our follow up to our instrumental track, ‘Mescaline,’” the band comments. “We always wanted to expand on the idea of that song, but liked the way it was, so writing another song to compliment it made sense when the EP expanded into a full-length album.”

Endless will be released on March 4 via Metal Blade Records and includes two brand-new tracks not featured on the original EP that was self-released by the band in 2012. Fans can stream...

48 Over 1 year ago

– January 29th, 2014 – Chicago, IL based psychedelic rock/doom act Mount Salem will release their out-of-print “ Endless ” EP on March 4th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. This version of “ Endless ” will include two brand new tracks, and will be made available on vinyl! Fans can stream the third track on the record, “Lucid,” as well as pre-order the album on CD, vinyl, or digitally now at metalblade.com/mountsalem .

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40 Over 1 year ago

Mount Salem’s droning, driving doom will cast its spell on you…

As 2014 makes itself comfortable, it’s easy to wonder where the endless menagerie of sounds metal has evolved towards will find themselves over the coming months. Difficult though that may be to predict, one thing is for sure; the sound of the founding fathers of metal will never be too far away. “The first band that comes into our minds is always Black Sabbath,” says Emily Kopplin, vocalist and organist in eerie, Chicago-based doomsters, Mount Salem. “They are just such a huge influence on us. Even if you forget the power...

32 Over 1 year ago

I dislike the term “female fronted” or anything related when it comes to describing metal but MOUNT SALEM‘s vocalist happens to be female and thus adds some fresh air to doom as a whole.

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29 Over 1 year ago