Salt the Wound is an American deathcore band from Cleveland, Ohio. The group was founded September 11, 2001 by original drummer Jim Agrippe and guitarist/vocalist Mike Kawkabany. The band continued as a duo until the addition of Kevin Schaefer as vocalist with Vince Stropki soon to follow on bass guitar. Jake Scott was added as a second guitar player in September of 2005. As the quartet grew in popularity they toured all through the tri-state area in support of their 2005 EP, entitled Bedsprings and BloodShed.