Elm Street closed down 31st of December 2011.

Elm Street Rock Cafe was a pub in Oslo, Norway, which also served food and hosted concerts. Elm Street opened in 1990 and was named after the Backstreet Girls album “Party on Elm Street.” Throughout the 90s, Elm Street became the main meeting place for rockers and metal fans in Oslo and everyone who visited the city. It became particularly important for the black metal wave that emerged at that time and was a gathering place for members from bands like Darkthrone, Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, Arcturus, Ulver, and many more. Despite having a small stage, many bands played there in the early 90s that later became big. Among the artists who played at Elm Street are Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Turbonegro, Tankard, Aura Noir, 1349, Darkthrone, Cadaver, and Paradise Lost. Even Steve Harris and Dave Murray of Iron Maiden visited Elm Street in 1998 for a signing session, promoting their new album “Virtual XI”.

Elm Street closed down on December 31, 2011, as the block was to be renovated and the building demolished. Today, the inventory from Elm Street is exhibited at the Popsenteret in Oslo.

Dronningens gate 32, Oslo, Norway

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