Another lost hard rock album brought to you by H&H Records North Carolina’s SALEM first began to come together at the end of the 1970s when guitarist Trey Childress began seeking other local musicians to form a hard rock band. He would be introduced to bassist Tony Lawson and through mutual friends they had a meeting with drummer Mitch Hull and thus SALEM was now a trio. The three continued playing with various singers up until the late 80's when Trey decided to move to LA. T
Doing what I do is often bittersweet. There is also an amount of heartbreak that sometimes comes along with it.
I just got word today that Attila bassist Vincent Paul Manfredi just recently passed away. I did not know Vincent very well, we had only started talking earlier this when we began work on the Attila reissue project. Since first speaking with him we would have several long conversations. He would tell me Attila stories, stories about doing gigs with Bon Jovi, Ratt,