UK hard rock sensations South Of Salem have revealed their new single/video ‘Static’, taken from their highly-anticipated second album Death Of The Party.
Stream ‘Static’ here: https://ingrv.es/static-xv1-k
Death Of The Party will be released 19th January by the band’s own Spider Party Records. Pre-order here: https://southofsalem.myshopify.com
South Of Salem are riding high following their debut headline tour. Sold out across the UK, the band sold over 2000 tickets, and ended their tour with a huge show at Inverness’ Monsterfest. Not content to rest, South Of Salem have announced a mega album headline show at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy on 20th January.
The first local band to headline the 1800-capacity venue, South Of Salem are swiftly becoming acclaimed as one of the country’s most exciting new rock groups around.
The band comment: “Coming off a sold out UK tour we which ended on Sunday we are stoked to release our new single and video.
“‘Static’ is the second single from our upcoming record Death Of The Party coming out January 19th which we hope will chart right here in the UK.
“Much like the end of programming on an old analogue TV, ‘Static’ is symbolic of the end. The song is about embracing life and living it to the fullest before it’s over. It is about making your own path and not allowing people to dictate where you should be heading. It’s about living with no regrets before we cut to static.”
Get your tickets here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/south-of-salem/o2-academy-bournemouth/2815398
Forming in 2019, South Of Salem’s brief history is already impressive, building legions of fans even at this early stage. In their time, the band have supported WASP, Wednesday 13, and packed out sets at Bloodstock 2021 and Stonedead 2023. Even more impressive considering they first hit the stage in 2020, with their live career then immediately halted by the Covid pandemic.
Death Of The Party will only up the ante: an all-out hard rock explosion of classic heavy metal, 80s sleaze and horror, with elements of Murderdolls, Avenged Sevenfold, and beyond. Recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic, and many more), Death Of The Party is a huge record: anthemic, dark, punchy and powerful. You only need to listen to first single, the floorfiller that is the metallic-edged opening to the floorfiller ‘Left For Dead’ (watch here). South Of Salem are a band here to not mess around.
Inspired by rock gods as varied as Alice Cooper, Guns N’ Roses, Zakk Wylde, and Murderdolls, to name a few, South Of Salem also take inspiration from the horror genre, to present a new twist on hard rock. Vocalist Joey is an avid collector of horror movies, with over 2000 DVDs and VHSs in his collection; he also writes spooky children’s books, with four published. Guitarist Denis – an avid fan of Zakk Wylde – has roadied for the legend himself, and is also a vinyl collector. His prize record is a Type O Negative test-press of Origin Of The Feces, with a scratch and sniff peel-away sticker. Thankfully, it’s still factory-sealed.
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