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Salome, who just might be our favorite modern doom metal band on the planet, are about to hit the road with Hull and Batillus as part of the Beard Destroyer Tour 2009 (Best tour moniker ever? We think so!). The band also recently completed a split with Thou (cover art above), which is being mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, OLD, Sunn O))), Isis, etc.) and should be out on Vendetta Records in the next couple of months.

But why wait a couple of months when you can hear some new shit right this very second? The band has been cool enough to graciously allow us to debut a brand new track, “With Hell for a Mouth,” as a free download. Like all Salome, the song is slow like honey and crushing like an anvil, with Kat’s inimitable vocals from the bowels of hell bolstering the performance of guitarist Rob Moore and drummer Aaron Deal. It also marks the next evolutionary step for Salome, as it features slightly brighter production than their EP and even has – gasp! – some sections that are kinda bouncy. It is, in a word, awesome.

Download the song, absolutely free, below. Then, after the jump, get dates for the Beard Destroyer Tour 2009. You need to see Salome live; they are truly otherworldly.

Salome, “With Hell for a Mouth”


9/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

9/11 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head

9/12 College Park, MD – Marblehaus

9/13 Richmond/Charlottesville, VA – TBA

9/14 Virginia beach, VA – TBA

9/15 Raleigh, NC – Volume 11 Tavern

9/16 Savannah, GA – The Guitar Bar

9/17 Atlanta, GA – 529

9/18 Nashville, TN – Little Hamilton Collective

9/19 Asheville, NC – Planet Caravan Festival

9/20 Louisville/Lexington, KY or Cincinnati, OH – TBA

9/21 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

9/22 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room

9/23 Chicago, IL – White Star Bar

9/24 Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn

9/25 Columbus, OH – Cafe Bourbon Street

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