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Toxic Holocaust

Formed: 1999
From: Portland, OR, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Toxic Holocaust News

Below is our complete Toxic Holocaust news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Toxic Holocaust Comments On Cancelled Shows

Toxic Holocaust has issued the following announcement about cancelling upcoming shows due to problems with the tour booking agent:

"Last nights show in Chile was bitter sweet, it was one of the best shows we have ever played but this morning we woke up to an email from our South American booking agent that he would not be coming with us for the rest of the tour.

"That seems like no big deal right? We have done plenty of tours all over the world with out anyone with us....well here's the problem: He never gave us ANY info on what flights we would be taking, how we would be getting to the airport, shows etc. and zero info about the show dates.

"The deal was from the very beginning that he would be with us translating, and helping us along. With hardly any info and only learning about this a couple hours before we were supposed to fly to Argentina made it impossible for us to continue on. More...

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Doomed & Stoned Offering 70 Track Compilation

The blog Doomed & Stoned has put together an extensive compilation of underground heavy bands in Portland, Oregon, which features Ape Machine's "Angry Man," Blackwitch Pudding's "Swamp Gas Of The Nevermizer," and a whole lot more. The site's founder, Billy Goat, comments:

"Portland, Oregon is known for many things--it's the 'Rose City,' clustered around the mighty Willamette River and nearby Mt. Hood, the home of Nike and the Trail Blazers, even a major network television show called Portlandia.

"But to the hard working locals, Portland is home two the two big things that really matter: brews and bad-ass rock 'n' roll. Doomed & Stoned in Portland is a snapshot of the heavy music scene right now in Portland--from the ever-popular Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Toxic Holocaust, to rising stars such as Sons of Huns, Ape Machine, and Drunk Dad.

"Most of all, here is a collection of bands with a strong DIY ethic--everything from experimental metal to a distinct brand of Northwest punk to the ultra-heavy metal doom giants like Graves at Sea, Usnea, and Stoneburner. Not to mention the bands that just like to "Keep Portland Weird" (Blackwitch Pudding, Pinkzilla, Big Black Cloud). Over 65 bands waiting for you to lend them your ears--and a free download, to boot. You may just discover your next favorite bands."

You can stream all the tracks below or pick up your own copy of the compilation at this location. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Toxic Holocaust Cancels Tour Dates

Toxic Holocaust has issued the following announcement about canceling upcoming tour dates with Skeletonwitch:

"Unfortunately, due to a serious and prolonged ear infection suffered by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the Toxic Holocaust/Skeletonwitch Australian & New Zealand tour will not be happening in April 2014.

"Joel is unwell and recommended by his doctor not to fly till his condition is taken care of. We are truly sorry, but this is something that's out of hands.

"Toxic Holocaust will be rescheduling their tour for November with another U.S. band, whilst Skeletonwitch will now be doing their own headline tour sometime later when time permits in their busy schedule.

"Details about ticket refunds and tour dates coming soon."

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Downfall Of Gaia Announces New Tour Dates

Downfall of Gaia has just announced two support tours for June with Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk. The tours will include dates throughout mainland Europe, including Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, and more.

Comments Downfall of Gaia: "We are happy to announce our first European tour for 2014! This time we are glad to hit the road with the mighty Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk, playing Germany and Belgium on our way to Hellfest in Clisson, France! After a little stop at Hellfest it's Black Tusk and us on our own for a few more dates to go. Pretty much looking forward to return to all of those countries this upcoming summer that gave us such a good time on our last European tour!" More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces Vinyl Re-Issues

In celebration of the band's ongoing global conquest with Exhumed and Skeletonwitch, Relapse Records will be reissuing three long out-of-print LPs from Portland, OR's thrash metal merchants Toxic Holocaust.

The albums "Evil Never Dies," "Hell on Earth," and "An Overdose of Death" will all be available on deluxe vinyl on April 15th, 2014 and can be pre-ordered from Relapse Mailorder here. A trailer with detailed shots of the vinyl colors can be viewed below.

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Exhumed Cancels Tonight's Tour Date

Exhumed is currently out on the road with Toxic Holocaust and Ramming Speed, but the tour won't be making tonight's previously scheduled date in Oklahoma. Exhumed comments:

"Attention, OKC heads, unfortunately tonight's show has been postponed due to inclement weather and neither us nor the boys in Toxic Holocaust nor Ramming Speed will be there.

"This really sucks and was not our call, but it was the call. We look forward to seeing all you mutants as soon as possible. Now, onto Denver to console our friends in Cephalic Carnage and Speedwolf after last Sunday!" More...

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Toxic Holocaust Gearing Up For Shows With Exhumed

Oregon punk metal ruffians Toxic Holocaust will unite with California gore tacticians/labelmates Exhumed for a North American bout of live abrasions this Winter.

The chaos will prevail on January 22nd in Seattle and wind its way through seventeen cities before coming to a mutinous close February 9th in Sacramento. Special guests include Ramming Speed and Mammoth Grinder. The journey precedes the previously announced Toxic Holocaust and Exhumed European invasion set to commence February 22nd.

Comments Toxic Holocaust's gravel-throated ambassador Joel Grind: "I'm proud to announce our West Coast tour with gore metal maniaxxx, Exhumed. I guarantee no necks will be left un-wrecked after this onslaught of beer, waste and gore!"

Adds Exhumed head mischief maker Matt Harvey, "In our continuing efforts to drive our beloved van into the ground and rack up another several thousand gallons in complimentary beer, we're heading out with our friends in Toxic Holocaust to make some serious noise in 2014. It's shaping up to be a total rager, so come out and rage with us, you won't regret it!" More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces Australian Shows

Ohio blackened metal masters Skeletonwitch are excited to reveal that in addition to their recently announced tour dates throughout Europe alongside Overkill, they will be also heading Down Under for the first time.

The band will come to Australia in April alongside thrashers Toxic Holocaust. Dates are listed below.

Skeletonwitch is currently on the road with The Black Dahlia Murder in support of new release, “Serpents Unleashed." Catch the band live:

11/20 Oklahoma City, OK – Conservatory &
11/21 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom &
11/22 St. Louis, MO – Firebird &
11/23 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose &
11/24 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre &
11/25 Joliet, IL – Mojoes of Joliet &
11/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection &
11/27 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop &
1/9/14 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
1/11/14 Indianapolis,IN – Beale Street Live Indy
1/17/14 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues *
1/18/14 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red *
1/20/14 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live *
1/21/14 Dallas, TX – House of Blues *
1/22/14 Houston, TX – House of Blues *
1/23/14 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
1/24/14 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage *
1/25/14 Tampa, FL – The Ritz *
1/26/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution *
1/27/14 Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar
1/28/14 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
1/29/14 Charlotte, NC – The FILLMORE *
1/30/14 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA *
1/31/14 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*
2/01/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues *
2/03/14 Philadelphia, PA – TLA *
2/04/14 New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
2/07/14 Chicago, IL – House of Blues *
2/08/14 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights *
2/09/14 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater *
2/11/14 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall *
2/12/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theatre *
2/14/14 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom*
2/15/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
2/16/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues #
& with The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah, Wolvhammer
* with Amon Amarth & Enslaved
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Toxic Holocaust Announces European Tour Dates

Portland thrashers Toxic Holocaust have announced a European trek for February/March of 2014 in support of the latest LP "Chemistry of Consciousness," which is available now via Relapse Records. In support will be San Jose grindcore act and labelmates Exhumed. The tour begins in Germany on February 22nd (dates and venues can be found below).

Said Toxic mastermind Joel Grind of the upcoming invasion, "I'm very excited to slaughter Europe with fellow maniacs Exhumed! No country will be left unviolated..."

Adds Exhumed's Matt Harvey: "We're super psyched for this run with our fellow mutants in Toxic Holocaust - should be a rager! We look forward to splattering your senses, drinking your beer and damaging a large number of our brain cells next Spring!"

Toxic Holocaust is currently on a U.S. Tour with Ramming Speed and In Defence, the remaining dates of which can be found at this location.

Confirmed European dates are: More...

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Toxic Holocaust Releases "Acid Fuzz" Video

The new Toxic Holocaust video for "Acid Fuzz" will break your neck and fry your brain: watch it now in the Vevo player below.

The band's new album "Chemistry of Consciousness" drops tomorrow (October 29th) in the U.S. and is already available now in Europe. You can stream the entire album by heading over to this location. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Streaming Full New Album

With its release now just one week away, Portland metal/punk assassins Toxic Holocaust spew forth the furious "Chemistry Of Consciousness" full-length in its entirety. Check out the full album through the playlist available below, or over at the band's Relapse Records page here.

The album was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Toxic Holocaust will be road-bound next month on the first tour in support of "Chemistry Of Consciousness." Set to embark November 16th in Trenton, New Jersey, the 15-date expedition will find the band spreading contagion through much of the Northeast, coming to a close December 1st in Island Park, New York. The band will be joined by Ramming Speed and In Defence. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces U.S. Shows

Portland metal/punk hooligans Toxic Holocaust today confirm details for a U.S. headlining tour. Set to commence November 16th in Trenton, New Jersey, the 15-date expedition will find Toxic Holocaust spreading contagion through much of the Northeast, coming to a close December 1st in Island Park, New York.

The band will be joined by Ramming Speed and In Defence. Additionally, Toxic Holocaust will perform a special Halloween procedural in Portland on October 31st with Stovokor. See a confirmed listing of dates below. European takeovers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Toxic Holocaust will be touring in support of impending new beast of a long player, "Chemistry Of Consciousness," which wasrRecorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

"Chemistry Of Consciousness" will drop in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/Germany/Finland and October 28th in UK/World) on CD, LP and digitally. See the band live: More...

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Toxic Holocaust Offering Free Track Download

Today Relapse Records, in conjunction with Amazon.com, delivers a special label sampler featuring opening ear bleeder, "Awaken The Serpent," from Portland metal/punk perpetrators Toxic Holocaust.

The tune serves as the intro track of "Chemistry Of Consciousness," the band's forthcoming new full-length. The album will drop in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28th in UK/World) on CD, LP and digitally.

Snatch a free download of "Awaken The Serpent" and several other Relapse tracks at this location.

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Toxic Holocaust Posts New Track Online

"Chemistry Of Consciousness" is the imminent new full-length album from Portland metal punks Toxic Holocaust. Today Loudwire is streaming a new track from the album titled "Rat Eater." Check it out in the player below.

"Chemistry Of Consciousness" will drop in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28th in UK/World) on CD, LP and digitally. The track listing is as follows:

1. Awaken the Serpent
2. Silence
3. Rat Eater
4. Salvation is Waiting
5. Out of the Fire
6. Acid Fuzz
7. Deny the Truth
8. Mkultra
9. I Serve...
10. International Conspiracy
11. Chemistry of Consciousness More...

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Toxic Holocaust Streaming New Song

Portland's Toxic Holocaust today offer up another sampling from impending "Chemistry Of Consciousness" full-length with "Out Of The Fire," now streaming below courtesy of MetalSucks.

The album was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Elaborates Toxic Holocaust mastermind Joel Grind, "With each record, I like to continue down the same path I've started at but do so without rehashing the same ideas over and over. With Chemistry Of Consciousness, I brought in a heavy dose of punk back into our sound. This record brings influence from bands ranging from Anti-Cimex, Warfare, Infernal Majesty, GBH, Discharge, Autopsy and Chaos UK, just to name a small few. Those bands are just a starting point to give you an idea of what's to come.

"First and foremost, it sounds like Toxic Holocaust, and that is always what's most important to me. Lyrically, I went off with topics I've never explored before. Lots of social and political commentary without trying to be preachy or blatant about it. There's no lyrics like 'the government sucks' or whatever but I was just really pissed off about what I see around me and that's what really fueled a lot of it. There is also a heavy dose of conspiracy and true life war crime topics. Lots of really sinister and evil stuff. Even the songs that seem like they're about one thing on the surface, after delving into them, are actually about something more. I'm anxious to get this record out there and to start touring again!" More...

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Toxic Holocaust Reveals Album's Track Listing

Today Portland punk metal assailants Toxic Holocaust disclose the official track listing of the forthcoming "Chemistry of Consciousness" full-length.

Delivering 11 tracks of riotous animosity, "Chemistry Of Consciousness" was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

The album will detonate in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28th in UK/World).

1. Awaken the Serpent
2. Silence
3. Rat Eater
4. Salvation is Waiting
5. Out of the Fire
6. Acid Fuzz
7. Deny the Truth
8. Mkultra
9. I Serve...
10. International Conspiracy
11. Chemistry of Consciousness More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces New Album Release

Portland punk metal hellions Toxic Holocaust are pleased to unleash their most volatile offering to date.

Titled "Chemistry of Consciousness," the devious new full-length spews forth eleven tracks of revved up, road-raging bestial devastation. "Chemistry Of Consciousness" was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his own GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

The release will detonate in North America on October 29th (October 25th in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28 in UK/World). The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Chemistry of Consciousness is the sound of Discharge on speed, Slayer with a punk rock chip on its shoulder, The Exploited on a Metallica overdose. It is the perfect marriage of punk angst and metal guitar hooks. If there's one thing the punks and the heshers will agree on in 2013, it's that Toxic Holocaust's Chemistry of Consciousness is a rager of a record destined to top any worthwhile best of 2013 list. Recommended for devout followers of Municipal Waste, DRI, Sodom, Midnight, GBH etc." More...

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Toxic Holocaust Finishes Work On New Album

Portland’s punk metal combatants Toxic Holocaust recently completed the recording for a forthcoming new full-length.

Titled "Chemistry Of Consciousness," the 12-track beast of an offering was recorded by the band, mixed with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his own GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Elaborates Toxic Holocaust founder Joel Grind: "I'm excited to announce that the new Toxic Holocaust record has been completed. We recorded it ourselves like we did last time but this time around we had our friend Kurt Ballou mix. It's sounding so crushing! Lots and lots of distortion! Musically I went into a more punky territory than the last record while still maintaining the Toxic Holocaust sound. I look forward to everyone hearing it!”

"Chemistry Of Consciousness" is set to deploy this Fall via Relapse Records. Further details – including cover art and track listing - are to be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Toxic Holocaust Streaming Full Compilation Release

In honor of its release today, Revolver Magazine is hosting a stream of Toxic Holocaust’s "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" in its entirety. Check out the stream here or through the player below.

The monolithic 22-track anthology compiles over a decade’s worth of Toxic Holocaust rarities into one maniacal compilation of hostile bliss. Amassing the band’s many contributions to various comps and vinyl-only splits with the likes of Municipal Waste, Midnight and others, alongside demo versions of timeless Toxic classics, "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" is a historic romp through the history of one of today’s most revered punk metal deviants.

Toxic Holocaust is also currently in the studio working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to the 2011 "Conjure And Command" full-length. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Releases Lyric Video

Portland’s punk/metal delinquents Toxic Holocaust recently unleashed a new lyric video for “Agony of the Damned.” Check it out below.

Initially featured on the band’s 2011 "Conjure and Command" full-length, “Agony Of The Damned” makes an updated appearance on the "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" compilation, set for release via Relapse Records next month.

Elaborates band mastermind Joel Grind: “This version of ‘Agony of the Damned’ was recorded in September of 2010 with a drum machine a few months before we stepped into the studio to record the one that appears on Conjure and Command. When making an album, I usually demo out the entire thing before I step into a studio. This keeps costs low and gives me time to sit with it to iron out the details. Since Conjure and Command was the first Toxic record to feature a full band, this demo served the purpose of familiarizing everyone with the new material and is previously unreleased.” More...

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