Beyond Salem

Beyond Salem

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Light the candles, dim the lights, lock the doors and hold your loved one tight! Beyond Salem is a dark haunted rock project with crunching rock riffs, dark ambient keyboards & intense acoustic songs. Influences include Danzig, Black Sabbath, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails "Ghosts " & soundtracks), Alice in Chains, Queens of the Stone, Neil Young, The Cult and Twin Peaks sound tracks.


Beyond Salem is an artist that can rock with the best of them and also go for the kill in the bittersweet department. 

Based out of Toronto, Canada; the music of Beyond Salem has been described as a complex masterwork, a delight for atmospheric audiophiles, metal riff-age and perfect for intense horror movie soundtracks.

Beyond Salem music is a soundtrack to your nightmare and dreams.

In addition to his hard rock background, Beyond Salem's Michael Cannon has appeared in various Hollywood hits including Edward Norton's "The Incredible Hulk", M. Night Shyamalan's "Devil" and the "Total Recall" remake starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel.

Beyond Salem music is available for Film & Television placements.



Coming Home

Written By: Michael Cannon

Ever since he was a boy, He loved his favourite toys
The GI Joe and army tanks you know
And when he was a teen, the toughest kid you'ld ever seen
Every fight he put the bullies in their place

And now He's Coming Home,
But you know He's not alone,
4,000 soldiers have flown this way before
Back from the I-raq war

A patriot thru and thru, He loved the red, white and blue
His mother, wife and his baby girl too
But he signed his life away, for a government that lied
Out in the desert sun is where he died.

And now He's Coming Home,
But you know He's not alone,
4,000 soldiers have flown this way before.
Back from the I-raq war, Back from the I-raq war.


"Fallen Angels": 2010, now completed, this record melds hard grinding rock riffs and intense eerie acoustic numbers. Covers include "How the Gods Kill" Danzig and "18" Alice Cooper.

"Black Sabbatical" CD released in 2000 - combines hard rock ala Rob Zombie/Dio with lush dark ambient atmospheric synths ala Twin Peaks, Tangerene Dream and the X-Files. Covers include "Empty Spaces/Set Your Controls for the Heart of the Sun" Pink Floyd.

"Welcome To Machine" Released in 2002 ; a straight up hard rock tour de force that channels a mythical Beyond Salem live experience.
Covers "Welcome to Machine" Pink Floyd. Features members of Toronto goth metal band Sex Without Souls.

Additional unreleased demo's include "Visions of the Blind" and "Love Never Dies".