Ripple Music is thrilled to announce that this October will see the official release of the self-titled debut album from LA-based rock trio Salem’s Bend.
Cutting their teeth in various outfits around LA through the years, after idly deciding to crawl into a garage together one day, three unassuming dudes emerged into sunlight as a mighty hard rock triumvirate skilled in the execution of maximum Sabbath, Priest and Zeppelin worship… For on this day, Salem’s Bend was born.
Running an aural gamut of ’70s sounding classic rock alongside the influence of melodic heavy-hitters from the contemporary realms of desert, doom metal, psych and stoner rock, the band coalesced in the summer of 2014 with the intention of turning heavy riffs into the catchiest of tunes. With seven songs eventually making the cut on what would become their self-titled debut, the trio earnestly self-released the album via Bandcamp in December of last year and in doing so caught the ear of Ripple Music. Garnering some early praise one reviewer commented on just how well the band managed to, “forge their own searing, raucous guitars; intense, deep bass; and athletic, punctuated stickwork around some of the most intelligently interesting melodies to float through the stonersphere in quite some time.”
This October, thanks to the good folk and fellow Californians at Ripple, that same album – Salem’s Bend by Salem’s Bend – will receive an official worldwide release on 7th October and in the meantime, you can stream and share opening track ‘Balshazzar’ via Ripple Music’s Soundcloud right here: