The musicians create a special sound, infused with the spirit of ancient legends, mystical stories and journeys to the depth of Subconsciousness, using a classical acoustic guitar, glissentar, percussion, hurdy gurdy and symphonic samples. The name of the project is a reference to the subject of magic and witchcraft. Salem guest is a messenger from deep past who posesses the sacred knowledge and thousands of enigmatic stories. This character is a mascot of the band. Salem Guest creates new interpretations of classical folk songs inspired by music from Middle Ages to Reneissance and folklore traditions and also use these techniques to create their original material which varies from profound ballades to light-hearted dances. Thematically the band’s creation can be characterized as a world of whimsical images, which may be either melancholic and spiritual or mystical and infernal.
Magical stories, connection of epochs and cultures – everything that mesmerizes and disturbs finds its’ reflection in the lyrics. The band usually uses classical, middle-ages and antique poetry as lyrics which are sung in English, German and Latin. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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