[photo: Peter Coulson]
Following an ambitious multi-year tour that saw the band bring their heavy metal power to Europe, Canada and the USA, October 27, 2023 sees Australian heavy metal act ELM STREET finally return with their third studio album: "The Great Tribulation"! The album will be released as CD Digipak, Ltd. Vinyl LP and Digital formats through Massacre Records, the pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION!
After the four-piece shared a previously-released, first single, "Take The Night", today, ELM STREET presents a brand new music video for "The Price Of War"! The second single from "The Great Tribulation" is a thrash / groove metal hybrid, capturing the band looking at the state of conflict overseas and questioning who are the real winners and losers (if there are any in war). The song is propelled by Tomislav Perkovic's lightning-pace double bass for a machine-gun intro before the band locks into a groove, with a melodic and technical middle section showcasing the band's musical dexterity. The term "The Price Of War" is multi-dimensional, it not only addresses those who profit from the business of war," the band states, "but also highlights the human cost of fighting for someone else's gain.
The new ELM STREET video for "The Price Of War" is now streaming at:
A soundtrack for troubled times, or a charred mirror reflecting the state of the world today, "The Great Tribulation" provides commentary on the darker side of life, and pairs it with the band's most ambitious and hard-hitting music to date. While ELM STREET's first two albums, "Barbed Wire Metal" and "Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist", have both been revered as modern classics by fans of traditional-flavoured heavy metal, "The Great Tribulation" seeks to take the template set by the two albums preceding it, and amplifies it by several notches, resulting in the band's most powerful, complex, and heavy performances recorded to date. Everything about "The Great Tribulation" encapsulates a band at the peak of their powers, ELM STREET have left no stone un-turned in expressing their diverse musical palette, resulting in a wide-ranging collection of songs that stand tall individually, but extremely powerful as a collective unit.
Album number three from the thunder from down under may be well received by old fans and new alike and will set a very high benchmark for what to expect in the future. If you are a fan of classic powerhouses like Helloween, Judas Priest, Hammerfall, or Manowar, get ready for the ride of your life!
"The Great Tribulation" was recorded at Melbourne's legendary Sing Sing Studios, in fact, may be one of the last albums recorded in its current location. Luke Cincotta (Airbourne, The Amity Affliction, Butterfly Effect, Karnivool, Northlane) was the master behind the recording desk, and German legend Michael Mainx (Toxpack, Tankard, Destruction) mixed the album. The striking front cover was painted by Andreas Marschall (Kreator, In Flames, Sodom, Blind Guardian), and the album design and additional artwork provided by Dark Prince Graphix.
"The Great Tribulation" track listing:
1. Seven Sirens
2. Take The Night
3. The Price Of War
4. If Provoked, Will Strike
5. Behind The Eyes Of Evil
6. The Last Judgement
7. The Darker Side Of Blue
8. A State Of Fear
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ELM STREET is:
Ben Batres - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Adie - Lead Guitar
Nick Ivkovic - Bass Guitar
Tomislav Perkovic – Drums