Monday, June 8, 2009

Salome: Album & Interview

So a couple of friends have gushed about this band Salome from VA for a couple of months. Being the slow to react, finger-far-away-the-pulse-of-the-community, lazy bum I am I somehow never got around to checking their stuff out. Fortunately last night I saw them by accident and was blow the fuck away. While I was expecting some sort of heavy death metal kind of vibe (don't ask why, I have no idea) what I got was some soulcrushing, headimploding doom. Just getting set up all you see is a small mountain of very, very high powered amplifiers and a drum kit. Though it sounds big it was pretty sparse. The minute they hit the stage though shit hit the fan. If you ever want to see a neat magic trick, check out Salome as they turn a 5' tall white girl in to a 40' tall black demon from the lowest pits of hell. Fucked if I can figure out where she keeps those pipes. Of course the back drop to this is Aaron on the drums beating that shit like it owes him money and Rob wringing notes out of his axe like David Carradine with a belt.... too soon...

Oh yeah, they're nice guys too. Watch the interview, dl the album, enjoy yerselves.

Shooting the Shit(ter) with Salome. 6/7/09 @ Public Assembly from Jack Crank on Vimeo.

Some concert footage.

Salome Live @ Public Assembly June 7th, 2009 from Jack Crank on Vimeo.

Salome - Salome

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