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Scuzzy Yeti's amazing self titled EP has been added to the distro store!


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Limited offer!


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It's a Hot February sale bundle - get yours quick!  Limited to 5 bundles.

Thank you for supporting SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS!   We've got some great stuff brewing...keep coming back!


Shadow Witch's 'Disciples of the Crow" has already started to create a buzz.  Click here to see what The Obelisk had to say about it and hear a full album stream.  Available for preorder in the store!

Click the picture below to hear a Loudwire exclusive premier of Atala's 'Death's Dark Tomb', from their upcoming Salt Of The Earth Records release "Labyrinth of Asmedai".  Available for preorder in the store!

Click the picture to hear the track!

Click the picture to hear the track!


Atala's massive "Labyrinth of Ashmedai" isup for preorder in the store!  

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With the impending vinyl release of their second full length record, “Temple”, through STB Records, and a release on cassette through Medusa Crush Recordings, OLDE sought a home for the CD release of this beastly album. SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS was a perfect fit.

This special edition CD digipack version of OLDE’s much anticipated “Temple” record will be the first edition of the release to feature all the songs written and recorded for the “Temple” recording sessions – a definitive version of the album presented as it was originally conceived and featuring expanded artwork. These additional tracks really contribute to the overall sonic gravity of the album, making this an essential release for fans of the band. Let the waves of heavy crush you…come worship at OLDE’s “Temple”.

Preorder now! Coming December 1st, 2017 to SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS.


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Shadow Witch's Disciples Of The Crow will be up for pre-order shortly.  In the meantime, here's a sneak peak at the cover:


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And while we've been working on all of that, we've been working on this:

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Salt Of The Earth Records has joined forces with one of southern CT’s staple heavy underground booking agencies, S.C.E.N.E. Productions (Southeastern Connecticut Entertainment Networking Events), to host a brand new festival for the New England coastal area during the weekend of April 20th and 21st, 2018.

The New England Stoner & Doom Festival is scheduled to take place at Altones, in Jewett City, Connecticut. (Jewett City is in Southern Connecticut, near Norwich and the realms of the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casino.)

This event will bring together some of our (and your) favorite stoner and doom bands from near and far, for a two-days and two-stages celebration of heavy riffs on the most stoner-fied weekend of the year.

The festival organizers are currently securing acts for both days, and are still welcoming submissions from heavy music bands seeking a spot. Please send your band’s bio/music samples or EPK (electronic press kit) to the following:

Booking submissions:


** 4/20 & 4/21 2018 **

Save the date - details to come.  Get stoked!


Earthride Witch Gun / Bridge Burner 7" is available for preorder in the store!  Click the picture below to go to the store and get details.

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We are very amped to welcome an amazing band of riff slinging madmen, SHADOW WITCH, to the SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS roster! 

Click on the link and check out the killer new single from SHADOW WITCH "Disciples Of The Crow" 

Click here to check out Shadow Witch's "Disciples of the Crow" at the Obelisk now!



Click the link or the banner below to transport yourself to The Obelisk where you can check out the premiere of Scissorfight's new video, "We Ain't Leaving"!

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While we're on the subject of great new things, we've just added this tasty 7" to the distro store:




When it comes to writing and performing music, Rev. Jim Forrester has given his all for over 20 years. Many have found their inspiration from his "refuse to give up" nature. 

Now is the time to come together and help give Rev. an opportunity to continue to do what he does music for all of you.

In addition to the mountain of hospital costs already accrued, due to this medical crisis Rev. Jim will need to make regular trips to specialists 2 hours away. This will be a daunting task considering the hardship from lost wages during hospitalization and in the future.  Due to the blood clotting disorder he will regularly have to see another specialist and his general physician for monitoring. A third specialist will be required to monitor the shunt placed during hospitalization.  Each physician requires co-pays, out of state travel, and missed work for Jim and his wife.

All donations will go directly to Rev.Jim and his wife to help alleviate their collective lost wages, medical costs not covered by insurance, and travel expenses to out of state specialists.

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS supports our artists, and greatly appreciate your support and generosity in this difficult time.

We love you Rev.  REFUSE TO GIVE UP.

Click the banner above to donate.  Thank you for your support!

Click the banner above to donate. Thank you for your support!


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Click on the ad above to go to the store and pre-order your copy now!

Click on the ad above to go to the store and pre-order your copy now!

Cortez - "Walk Through Fire" digital single available NOW!  From their SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS debut, "The Depths Below".  Out June 16th!

Click on the single cover below to go to Cortez Bandcamp page to preview the album!
Digital Single "Walk Through Fire" available now at Bandcamp!

Digital Single "Walk Through Fire" available now at Bandcamp!


New SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS logo t-shirt up for preorder in the shop!  Get your order in now!
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Maryland legends EARTHRIDE have signed with SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS! (as announced on The Obelisk)
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High-desert-dwelling psychedelic crushers ATALA have signed with Salt of the Earth Records to release their upcoming full-length, Labyrinth of Ashmedai. The band toured both coasts to support their 2016 sophomore album, Shaman's Path of the Serpent, and returned once more to the studio with Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Acid King, etc.) to track the new collection, which will release this Spring in time to coincide with their first trip to Europe.
"I am very excited that Atala has signed on with Salt of the Earth Records," says ATALA guitarist/vocalist Kyle Stratton, who also designed the album’s cover. "It's great to be part of the family. Now we are labelmates with Scissorfight, Buzzard Canyon, When the Deadbolt Breaks, Ol' Time Moonshine, and my favorites, Cortez. How cool is that?! This is really some great company to be keeping, and we count ourselves very lucky to be part of this."
Shaman's Path of the Serpent represented a huge leap forward in sound from ATALA, and fans should expect no less from Labyrinth of Ashmedai. The Twentynine Palms-based trio remains committed to bringing together elements of post-metal and sandy-landscaped psychedelia for a progressive sonic brew unlike any other. Their time on the road has only made them stronger, and Labyrinth of Ashmedai sees them rise to the occasion of a crucial moment in their growth. Expect new heights and depths to be explored and for ATALA's sound to be bigger and heavier than ever before.
Salt of the Earth label head Scott Harrington echoes Stratton's sentiment: "I love ATALA. I love them as artists, I love them as people. And all of us here at Salt of the Earth Records couldn't be prouder to have ATALA officially on our roster. Just wait till to you hear their new album. It's a game changer, and a neck wrecker. 2017 is going to be an amazing year!"
Look for Labyrinth of Ashmedai to be released by Salt of the Earth Records in Spring 2017!
ATALA, Labyrinth of Ashmedai tracklist:

1. Grains of Sand
2. Tabernacle of
3. Deaths Dark Tomb
4. I am Legion
5. Wilted Leaf
6. Infernal
Kyle Stratton (Guitar and Vocals)
Jeff Tedtaotao (Drums)
John Chavarria (Bass)
More details will be made public closer to the release, along with European tour dates, new videos and much more!
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Ol' Time Moonshine have been announced for the Descendants of Crom Festival, being held September 30th in Pittsburgh, PA at Cattivo Nightclub.  Here's the lineup so far:

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Ol' Time Moonshine's "The Apocalypse Trilogies is officially released.  The boys played to a packed hometown crowd in Toronto, Canada this past Saturday to celebrate.  Get your copies in the store - click the picture below to take you there right now!  Be sure to check out our other releases and the distro.  Thank you for your support!  

Image Credit: Travis Stewart

Image Credit: Travis Stewart

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Ol' Time Moonshine - The Apocalypse Trilogies is available for pre-order now!  Clink the album cover above to go directly to the store and get your copy now!


Lots and lots of big things going on!  Scissorfight and Buzzard Canyon have new videos and records in release, Cortez and Ol' Time Moonshine have new records going up on preorder soon, and all 4 met up in Bloomfield, VT to rock the plaster from the rafters of The Chürch.  
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For immediate release:  

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The end of the world soon approaches and it all begins with a bite from a space werewolf!  That's right... A space werewolf! And things are about to get real heavy. 

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is intensely proud to be welcoming Toronto’s riff firing heavy hitters OL’ TIME MOONSHINE to the family! 

Ol' TIME MOONSHINE's brand new album “The Apocalypse Trilogies” was recorded at the capable hands of Dave Draper, a film sound technician, microphone enthusiast and tone hound.  Capturing the essence of the band’s heavy live sound while still incorporating the dark, layered melodies that grace their debut, the album’s 12 tracks show the band progressing into new territory without abandoning the foundation of their sound. 

An album filled with unforgiving riffs that hold captive to whiskey scorched vocals...combine that with a thunderous rhythm section... Ol’ TIME MOONSHINE hits like a freight train and doesn’t let up!  

Conceived as THE trilogy of trilogies about the apocalypse, the album is presented in the style of classic, horror and sci-fi anthologies and features Ol’ Time Moonshine’s potent and distilled blend of doom, southern rock and heavy metal.  Lyrically, it spins tales of the end of humanity - annihilation comes via space werewolf, pagan goddess, and ancient magick.  While the songs share common themes, the album is diverse in scope and sound and fans of heavy music will find tons to sink their teeth into here. 

“The Apocalypse Trilogies” will be released through SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS in late 2016. 


Bill Kole (vocals, guitar) 

Brett Savory (drums)

Chris Coleiro (guitar) 

John Kendrick (bass) 


For immediate release!

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SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS is proud as all hell to announce the signing of Boston riff lords CORTEZ!  This veteran group of heavy rock fuzzdealers have really outdone themselves with their latest offering... "The Depths Below".  Truth be told, this album is going to knock you on your ass!  All killer, zero filler.  Track after track of sonic bliss.

Having built up a loyal fan base both stateside and abroad over their decade plus of existence, CORTEZ have really honed their craft and brought their rawk game to a whole new level.  Crushing tones, killer hooks and creative dynamics are skillfully woven throughout this blistering nine song release... "The Depths Below" is guaranteed to sink it's teeth into you on the first listen.

"The Depths Below" was recorded and mixed by studio guru Benny Grotto (Scissorfight, Aerosmith, Only Living Witness) at Q Division, Mad Oak Studios and Moontower Recording Studio.  You'll want to blast it from the largest of speakers as well as listen to it repeatedly on headphones.  There is so much packed into these mountain-sized grooves!

So, with that, we welcome CORTEZ to the SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS family - with open arms and riff pummeled eardrums!
Cortez press photo by bruce bettis

Some photos from the Buzzard Canyon video shoot!

SALT OF THE EARTH RECORDS proudly announces the signing of...BUZZARD CANYON!!!

The sixty cycle hum of a tube powered stack bellowing through the silence. The deafening roar of a 454 throwing power at some winding dirt road up riff mountain. This is full fledged Camaro rock.

BUZZARD CANYON have been amassing a loyal following, delivering massive riffs and gigging tirelessly - performing on notable stoner and doom fests throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and direct support slots for national acts.  With the impending release of "Hellfire & Whiskey" this September, 2016,  Buzzard Canyon will be expanding their reach and broadening their audience via an onslaught of road work; bringing the loud to the stage. Be prepared. They are coming for you.

Recorded in the back woods of Connecticut at Room SevenZeroEight, Buzzard Canyon's "Hellfire and Whiskey" holds heavy grooves, whiskey fueled lyrics, dual vocals and rippin' Thin Lizzy-esque twin guitar harmonies. It winds through twisting dirt roads, oceanic battles and dark internal struggle.  An instant classic that will connect old and new fans.

Coming September 2016 on Vinyl, CD and digital formats.

Check out the new single Soma' Bitch:

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From the majestic peak of Mt. Washington, it is with great pleasure we announce this stupendous news!!!  We have signed New Hampshire maniac riff hurlers SCISSORFIGHT!!!  That's right!  The almighty SCISSORFIGHT have re-emerged from a secret location in the northern notches of the White mountains, with Doug Aubin on vocals and Rick Orcutt on drums, alongside founding members Paul Jarvis and Jay Fortin.  New blood, new tales and an unquenchable thirst for riffs and volume, they are better then ever!  SCISSORFIGHT have covered many miles over the years, and it is obvious that they are running with a full tank of race fuel feeding their fully blown and antlered F250 monster truck...  These new songs are UNSTOPPABLE...  We have booked Mad Oak Studios to help capture the band in all its sonic mountain glory. Hopefully the walls can withstand the blunt force riffage.  Music this good has an urgency and a fire that has to be heard to be believed. So get fucking ready for the new SCISSORFIGHT release.... "CHAOS COUNTY"

Its goddamn true... the 'fight is on! 
Scissorfight are back!! Coming soon on Salt of the Earth Records

Scissorfight are back!! Coming soon on Salt of the Earth Records