It’s a running dead meme in IPHYB’s Music Discussion group on Facebook (feel free to join) that metal is for bald, thanks to a typo from the late-great Big Carl Davis. As much as the group disagrees with what I’m about to say, there are plenty of quality traditional metal acts that don’t suck, and Australia is actually a place with plenty of good traditional metal bands. One of the bigger names leading the pack is Melbourne’s Elm Street, who are signed to German label Massacre Records and have done numerous successful European tours, both as a headliner and supporting the likes of Iced Earth and Warbringer.
This Friday sees the release of their brand new album Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist!, the follow-up to their Heart Racer EP from last year, and their debut album Barbed Wire Metal in 2011. To get everyone prepared, Elm Street have released one of the more interesting lyric videos that exist for a new song titled ‘Kiss The Canvas’. Throughout the video, we see brilliant video edits of the bands live promos and album artwork, lyrics being shown as patches on the band members’ jackets, and even an Elm Street fighting arcade game. This video was brilliantly done, and big-ups to Mihaszna Film for their work on it. Check out the video below.
Knock ‘Em Out… With A Metal Fist! will be available digitally and physically this Friday through Massacre Records in Europe, and Firestarter Distribution in Australia. Australian fans can pre-order the album physically through JB Hi-Fi Online.