Monday, January 17, 2005

SALEM: video Ha'ayara Bo'eret available for download

Salem released another video "Ha'ayara Bo'eret" off their second release "Kaddish" (1994), now available as a free download through their website www.salemband.com  The cover song "Ha'ayara Bo'eret" (The Town is on Fire) was written in 1928 and has since been identified with the holocaust. The Israeli parliament originally banned the broadcast of the video, claiming a Metal cover of such sensitive material was inappropriate. After discussions at the parliament , the band proved that this song was more than just a gimmick (most band member's grandparents were Holocaust survivors), the ban was removed and the video was broadcasted on national television. This video is also available on Salem's latest DVD "Live Demise".