TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences - Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude.
New Toxic album is about 90% finished, still need to finish up some arrangements and some lyrics but it's getting close. Once everything is dialed in I hope to start recording in February.
It's shaping up to be a little more fist pumping and rock n roll than previous stuff but still kinda has that D-beat shit going on from the last record. No wimp out, still gonna be raw and gross.
Also, this will sort of be a return to the origins of the band in a way as it will be a solo effort like back in the old days. I get a lot of questions and requests about doing a solo record again (ala Evil Never Dies and Hell on Earth...hence the Yellowgoat record) so I thought it would be a cool change and something different than what most bands do. This doesn't effect the lineup, they will still be playing live with the band.
Upcoming tour with Nails and Gatecreeper happening in March.
If I self released each of the Toxic full length albums on cassette would there be any interest in that?
Just found some rare and out of print LP's and CD's from Tiger Junkies, Yellowgoat and a few Toxic things here and there. Perfect for Shitmas. Available now:
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Last show of the tour tonight. Playing in Philly at Underground Arts with Activate and Noisem.
Toxic headlines tonight at the Rockstar Pro Wrestling Arena in Dayton Ohio. Doors are at 7pm.
Early show tonight in New York City at Webster Hall. With Discharge, Eyehategod and Disassociate. Toxic plays at 6pm!