Burgeoning Brooklyn buzz band ELKS will release its debut album Destined for the Sun on September 13th via Tee Pee Records. Featuring an abstract conceptual theme chronicling “the history of a tribe of nomadic Space Vikings,” ELKS’ Destined for the Sun tells the tale of “peaceful inhabitants of a planet colonized by an expanding empire,” incorporating a myriad of strange sci-fi ephemera including a “super computer” at the end of the universe dubbed “The Wizard.” Recorded by Made Out of Babies guitarist Brendan Tobin at Brooklyn’s Translator Audio, the album captures every nuance of ELKS’ dynamic live spectacle and amps it up tenfold, resulting in the perfect sonic experience for fans of mind-bending modern metal. Last week, Revolver rolled out the new ELKS song “White Fang Learns to Hate”. Check out the towering track here.
“The EP is about the peaceful inhabitants of a planet colonized by an expanding empire who are imprisoned in a golden space hulk, then sent hurtling towards the nearest sun. Without food or water they are forced to eat the flesh of their kin while the heat from the approaching sun slowly cooks them alive,” spills ELKS bassist/vocalist Don Stewart. “Eventually they’re knocked off course and the ship crash lands on an inhabitable planet, where the unlucky survivors begin to rebuild their society. This song in particular is about the moment when they launch their redemption ship, the White Fang, to extract revenge.”
ELKS is a forward-thinking, heavy-hitting and disciplined group of musicians whose adrenaline-driven songs combine relentless heaviness, behemoth riffing and technical proficiency with an epic scope that is fiery, intelligent and unpredictable. After honing its formidable live reputation with countless live shows, ELKS’ appearance on the vinyl compilation “This Is Brooklyn Not LA” saw the heat on the band grow hotter and earned the quartet gigs alongside acts such as A Storm of Light, Today is the Day and Coliseum and saw the Village Voice call the band’s sound “at once majestic and rollicking.” Now with the September 13 release of Destined for the Sun, ELKS are set to prove that their formidable reputation precedes them for a reason.
Continue reading for the track listing for ELKS’ Destined for the Sun.
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