Ben Batres- Vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Aaron Adie- Lead Guitar
Tomislav Derkovic- Drums
Nick Lukovic- Bass
Elm Street are influenced by bands such as Judas priest, Iron Maiden, Manowar, Halloween and RacerX. They also love 80’s music and look up to bands such as Van Halen.
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INTERSTING FACTS ABOUT ELM STREET
Elm Street have been together since they were 14 years old, when they first got together they didn’t have a lead singer and they couldn’t find someone with the type of voice they wanted to fit their style of music. Ben stepped up to the plate and decided to be the lead singer. In the interview Ben said “I couldn’t sing at that age except I was willing to learn, so we could have the type of music we wanted”. Elm Streets’ music style has changed throughout the years as they have been experimenting with different styles of music.
Elm Street has since been signed with Massacre Records in Germany. They have toured with Iced Earth, and they won’t stop until they reach their goal to tour on international line ups on a global scale.
HOW DID YOUR FANS RESPOND TO YOUR EP HEART RACER?
We released EP Heart Racer as our fans wanted to hear new material from our band. For this EP we went in a different direction to our other stuff, we changed our style of music and our fans have reacted really well to it. We released this single break into the international market, we hope to break into the international market within the next year.
WHAT IS YOUR CRAZIEST FAN STORY?
I think my craziest fan story is my stalker from Romania; I first meet her at one of our shows as she was one of our photographers for press. She asked me for my email so she could send the photos to me and I said sure. It went from sending the photos to wanting to be pen-pals with me. She would send me messages all the time and would ask when she was going to see me next. I ended up blocking her on all my social media accounts so she couldn’t contact me anymore. I didn’t hear anything for a few years and one day she added our drummer Tomoslav on Facebook at first she just talked to him as a normal fan and then she started asking about me (Ben). Tomoslav came up to me and asked me if I knew this fan, I looked at her profile and noticed it was the same stalker that was previously harassing me. My drummer also blocked her and now I’m not sure what it will be like if I tour Romania again.
IF YOU COULD PICK ANY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO PERFORM AT IN THE WORLD WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE?
Wacken Open Air (Germany)
WHAT BRAND OF INSTURMENTS DOES ELM STREET USE?
BASS: Gibson Thunderbird
GUITAR: Jackson and Ibanez Guitar
DRUMS: Pearl drums
DO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SUPPORT YOU WHILE YOU ARE PERFORMING?
Our families, partners and friends all support what we are trying to achieve. We have all missed weddings, Christmas and birthdays while we have been touring except they all understand our goals and fully support us. They come to as many gigs as possible and we thank you for all your support throughout the years.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER ANNOUCMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE US TO MAKE TO YOUR FANS SUCH AS UPCOMING TOUR DATES OR ALBUM LAUNCHES?
In December we will be doing a bunch of interstate gigs.
DECEMBER 3RD: The Crowbar Fortitude Valley, Australia
DECEMBER 9th: Enigma Bar Adelaide Sa, Australia
We released “Knock Them Out with a Metal Fist” in June
We are heading to Europe at the end of this year and hope to perform while we are over there.