Origin: Israel  
Genres: Death Metal
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Last update/review: April 28, 2010

Salem

Salem is one of the oldest bands from a young yet up-and-coming Israeli metal scene, formed back in 1985 and recording sporadically (four albums between 1992 and 2002, the most recent being Collective Demise). Musically they combine several traditional metal influences (mostly a mid-paced thrashy semi-death mixture) with the occasional ethnic influence and lyrics which concentrate on social, political and religious issues, perhaps not suprising from a band from Israel. Collective Demise is an accomplished affair, quite well executed, and well worth a listen.

Current Members

Ze'ev Tananboim

vocals

Lior Mizrachi

guitars

Nir Gutraiman

guitars

Nir Nakav

drums (ex-Nail Within)

Former Members/Guests

Giora Hirsch

guitars

Michael Goldstein

bass RIP: July 28, 2019, age 52

Amir Neubach

drums



Discography



Creating Our Sins  
1992 Morbid
  1. Masquerade In Claustrophobia
  2. Creating Our Sins
  3. Old Wounds Bonus trax:
  4. Millions Slaughtered
  5. Children Don't Fight
  6. Execution
  7. Necromancy
  8. Fields Of Death
  9. Voices Of Hell
  10. Fucking Maniac
  11. Old Wounds
  12. Emotional Demants
  13. Slow Death
  14. Children Don't Fight
  15. Fields Of Death
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Giora Hirsch
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Amir Neubach



Kaddish  
1994 Morbid
  1. The Fading
  2. Above The Ground
  3. Eyes To Match A Soul
  4. Kaddish
  5. Fear Of The Future
  6. Dying Embers
  7. Desert Prayer
  8. The Edge Of The Void
  9. Ha'ayara Bo'eret
  10. The One That No One Knows
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Giora Hirsch
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Amir Neubach



A Moment Of Silence  
1998 BNE
  1. A Moment Of Silence
  2. Winter´s Tear
  3. Hour Glass
  4. Flames
  5. Set The Controls...
  6. Another Dimension
  7. The Worst To Come
  8. An Unwanted Guest
  9. Symbiosis
  10. Eyes To Match A Soul
  11. Who Will Comfort Me Now
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Amir Neubach



Collective Demise  
2002 System Shock
  1. Broken yet united
  2. Coming end of reason
  3. Slave
  4. Act of terror
  5. Act of war
  6. Collective demise
  7. Dead Eyes
  8. Feed on your grief
  9. Decadence in solitude
  10. Recall
  11. Al taster
  12. Inhuman greed
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Nir Gutraiman
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Nir Nakav



Live Demise  VIDEO
2004



Strings Attached  
2005
  1. A Moment of Silence
  2. Anno Domini
  3. Coming end of reason
  4. Dying Embers
  5. Winter’s Tear
  6. Ha’ayara Bo’eret
  7. Eyes to match a soul
  8. Slave
  9. Old Wounds
  10. Hour Glass
  11. The Fading
  12. Recall
  13. Old Wounds (guest vocalists version)
  14. The 2nd Coming
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Nir Gutraiman
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Nir Nakav



Necessary Evil  
2007 Season Of Mist
  1. Blood
  2. Amona
  3. Idol Worship
  4. Mindless
  5. Hypatia
  6. Strife
  7. Resentment
  8. Making a Difference
  9. More Blood
  10. Once upon a Lifetime- Part I
  11. Part II
  12. Part III
  13. Part VI
  14. Part V
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Nir Gutraiman
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Nir Nakav



Salem Underground  VIDEO
2008



Playing God And Other Short Stories  
2010
  1. Drums Of The Dead Part 1
  2. Drums Of The Dead Part 2
  3. The Privileged Dead
  4. Exodus
  5. Downfall Of Paris Part 1
  6. Downfall Of Paris Part 2
  7. The Mark Of The Beast Part 1
  8. Beast Lullaby
  9. The Mark Of The Beast Part 2
  10. The Mark Of The Beast Part 3
  11. I Hate Pigs!
  12. Playing God
  • Ze'ev Tananboim
  • Lior Mizrachi
  • Nir Gutraiman
  • Michael Goldstein
  • Nir Nakav




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