Israeli death metallers SALEM will officially release their new album, "Strings Attached", in Israel on June 29. As a gesture to local fans, the CD will be sold for one night only at the annual Metalist Festival, which will take place on June 22 in Palmachim.
Two editions will be released: the regular edition, plus the special edition, featuring an exclusive slip cover and a bonus disc with three remixes, four live songs (off "Live Demise"), three instrumental versions of songs from "Strings Attached", "Roach Waltz" (drums solo) and an alternate version of "A Moment of Silence", featuring Amir Naubach.
As previously reported, the cover artwork for "Strings Attached" has been uploaded at this location. The cover was designed by the band's guitar player, Nir Gutraiman.
"Strings Attached" contains songs from the band's past repertoire and one brand new song, all re-arranged and performed with one of the most respected all-girl string quartets in Israel. Also featured on the CD will be a remake of the SALEM classic "Old Wounds", featuring guest appearances by the lead vocalists of ETERNAL GRAY, ARALLU, BARTHOLOMEUS NIGHT, MOONSKIN, LEHAVOTH, MATRICIDE, SPAWN OF EVIL, SOLITARY and HANGMAN.
"Strings Attached" track listing:
01. A Moment of Silence
02. Anno Domini (new song)
03. Coming End of Reason
04. Dying Embers
05. Winter's Tear
06. Ha'ayara Bo'eret
07. Eyes to Match a Soul
08. Slave (string version)
09. Old Wounds
11. The Fading
13. Old Wounds (guest vocalists version)
14. The 2nd Coming (an alternate take on "Coming End of Reason")
"Strings Attached" is scheduled for release in North America on July 13 via The End Records.