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Toxic Holocaust

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

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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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Toxic Holocaust Writing New Material

In addition the band's upcoming compilation release "From The Ashes of Nuclear Destruction," Toxic Holocaust has now checked in with the following brief update about writing a new album:

"Currently working hard writing the new Toxic record. I hope to get into the studio soon to record it. It's shaping up to be a fucking rager.

"What I've written so far has a pretty strong punk vibe going on. Continuing with the tradition of making every record different... but always sounding like Toxic Holocaust. More updates soon..."

Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available. The "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" compilation will see release through Relapse Records on April 2nd in North America, March 29th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, and Benelux and April 1st in the UK.

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

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Toxic Holocaust Reveals Compilation Details

Portland punk/metal derelicts Toxic Holoaust are pleased to unleash "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" this Spring. The mammoth 22-track anthology collects over a decade’s worth of Toxic Holocaust rarities into one raging compilation.

Amassing the band’s many contributions to various comps and vinyl-only splits with the likes of Municipal Waste, Midnight. and others, together with demo versions of Toxic classics, "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" is a romp through the history of the band.

"From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" will see release Through Relapse Records on April 2nd in North America, March 29th in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, and Benelux and April 1st in the UK. Check out the teaser trailer right here. The track listing is as follows: More...

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Toxic Holocaust Posts "Metal Attack" Preview Clip

Portland thrashers Toxic Holocaust posted a preview clip of the new track "Metal Attack." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming new compilation release "From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction." The album is scheduled for a bomb drop on March 29th (GER/BENELUX), April 1st (EU) and April 2nd (US) via Relapse Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Joel Grind Streaming New Track

Gristle up your holiday caroling with “Cross Damnation," the first single from Joel Grind's "The Yellowgoat Sessions" offering. Recorded as a Toxic Holocaust return-to-form of sorts (think the "Critical Mass" demo), "The Yellowgoat Sessions" are raw, unrefined, reverbed out, distorted to hell and violently delicious.

Comments Joel Grind of the release: “I decided to not call this a Toxic Holocaust record for a few reasons. The main one being that Toxic has sort of morphed from being a solo project to now being a full band. That's not saying you won’t see other ‘solo’ Toxic material, but for right now it's definitely a solid band. Also, this record is definitely less thrash and more dirty rock ‘n’ roll. Finally, I didn't want to just slap the Toxic name on it to sell it. I recorded this because I was anxious to record something like this again without over thinking things.”

The track “Cross Damnation" is currently available as a free download with the optional suggested donation of $1.00 via Bandcamp here. The full album will be released digitally January 15th, 2013 with vinyl to follow in late February via Acid Rat Records. You can preview the album at YouTube here. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Track To Appear On Sons Of Anarchy

The song “Bitch” from punk metal derelicts Toxic Holocaust will be clawing its way through your speakers during next week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy (season 5 - episode 11). Comments Toxic Holocaust band leader Joel Grind:

“We are all excited to announce the inclusion of our song ‘Bitch’ in the upcoming episode of Sons of Anarchy. All of us are huge fans of the show and this season especially seems to be upping the ante with each episode.”

Tune in to FX on Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00pm EST/PST to check it out. Sons of Anarchy is based on the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club from a fictional town in California's Central Valley. The show centers on then-vice president Jackson “Jax” Teller (Charlie Hunnam), who begins questioning the club and himself. Sons of Anarchy premiered in the Fall of 2008 and has since become FX’s highest rated series ever.

“Bitch” comes off Toxic Holocaust’s "Conjure And Command" full-length, released via Relapse Records last year.

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Chaos in Tejas 2012 Day Two

Saturday, June 2, 2012 offered a much different pace than the previous night. Where Friday night’s lineup played deliberate rhythms and struck chords that hung in the air like an ominous fog, Saturday’s day show at Beerland focused on speed. D-beats, blast beats, double picked chords partly characterized the crossover minded bands such as Midnight and Toxic Holocaust who packed a house of enthusiastic punks and metal heads.

Packing Beerland’s sloped construction did not take long. I arrived at the venue around opening time at 3:30 to find their small smoking area nearly full. I was not at the venue for long before their staff started turning away people. When someone left, someone entered. Once again, due to the staggering amount of attendees, the stuffiness of the club and humidity, I took numerous breaks from watching each band. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces More Tour Dates

Following successful Winter tours alongside English Dogs and The Casualties, punk metal road warriors Toxic Holocaust are pleased to announce another stretch of North American shows this May which will include 11 dates with blackened thrash derelicts Midnight. The madness will commence on May 18th in Vancouver, British Columbia and roll for nearly three weeks before coming to a close in Phoenix, Arizona.

Comments band leader Joel Grind: “We've had a few months off. I spent that time writing and recording a lot of new songs, but it's getting near that time to hit the road again and this time it's with our good friends and fellow Satanic demigods, Midnight. This is a tour that was conceived way back in 2007 but just finally came into fruition. Get ready for the onslaught coming your way!”

In addition, the band recently announced a two week tour of Europe which includes select shows with Converge and numerous festival appearances. The journey begins on August 4th in Motala, Sweden at the Motala Hardcore Fest and wraps up on August 17th at Dinkelsbuhl, Germany’s Summer Breeze Festival. A complete listing of dates is included below. More...

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Toxic Holocaust Announces European Tour Dates

Toxic Holocaust has announced the details for the band's upcoming summer European tour. The tour poster can be viewed at this location, and the dates are as follows:

04.08.12 Sweden Motala @ Motala Hardcore Fest
05.08.12 Germany Oberhausen @ Helvete
06.08.12 France Paris @ Nouveau Casino w/ Converge, Birds In Row
07.08.12 Switzerland Geneve @ L'usine (Kab) w/ Converge, Birds In Row
08.08.12 Germany München @ Feierwerk w/ Converge, Birds In Row
09.08.12 Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
10.08.12 Finland Oulu @ Jalometalli
11.08.12 Germany Schlotheim @ Party San
12.08.12 Belgium Ieper @ Ieper Fest
13.08.12 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
14.08.12 Holland Leeuwarden @ Gloppe
15.08.12 Germany Osnabrück @ Bastard Club
16.08.12 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia
17.08.12 Germany Dinkelsbühl @ Summer Breeze

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Rise And Fall Announces Summer Shows

Rise and Fall, which recently released a music video for the track "Hidden Hands," has now announced a series of upcoming summer shows alongside Converge, Toxic Holocaust, and Birds In Row. Details are as follows:

08/04: Hannover, Germany @ Chez Heinz w/ Converge, Oathbreaker, Birds In Row
08/05: Port, UK @ Hevy Festival
08/06: Paris, France @ Le Glazart w/Converge, Toxic Holocaust, Birds In Row
08/07: Geneve, Switzerland @ L'usine w/Converge, Toxic Holocaust, Birds In Row
08/08: Munchen, Germany @ Feierwerk w/ Converge,Toxic Holocaust, Birds In Row
08/09: Wien, Austria @ Szene w/ Converge, Darkest Hour, Birds In Row
08/10: Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
08/11: Karlsuhe, Germany @ Stadtmitte w/ ConvergeBirds, In Row
08/12: Ieper, Belgium @ Ieper Fest

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Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 Schedule

Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.

Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...

Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.

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Toxic Holocaust Reveals Second Leg Of U.S. Tour

Thrash metallers Toxic Holocaust have revealed the dates for the second leg of its 2012 United States headline tour. Support on the trek will once again come from punk veterans The Casualties. The new dates are listed below.

02/27 Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse
02/28 El Paso, TX – Badlands Billiards
02/29 Albuquerque, NM – The Launchpad
03/01 Dallas, TX – Trees
03/02 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
03/03 Austin, TX – Red 7
03/04 Houston, TX – Walter’s
03/05 New Orleans, LA – Siberia
03/07 Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
03/08 Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
03/09 Jacksonville, FL – The Phoenix
03/10 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
03/11 Charlotte, NC – The Casbah
03/12 Virginia Beach, VA – Jewish Mother
03/13 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
03/14 Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theatre
03/15 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary
03/16 Whitehall, PA – Planet Trogg
03/17 Syracuse, NY – Montage Music Hall
03/18 New London, CT – The El And Gee

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Amon Amarth To Headline Summer Breeze

The Summer Breeze festival organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Amon Amarth as a headliner for the festival's 2012 edition:

"Behind the 24th door of our Advent Calendar there's none other than our favourite vikings AMON AMARTH, who are now confirmed as the second headliner for the 15th SUMMER BREEZE Open Air beside Subway To Sally.

"It's almost incredible the way our Swedish friends have enjoyed a continued rise to the top of the scene. Top-ten chart entries, headliner slots on all major festivals, sold-out tours, enthusiastic fans everywhere – by now Mr Johan Hegg and Co. have become real stars, but they still have their feet firmly planted on the ground, because they haven't forgotten where they started. And that's why they like to return to those places, one of them definitely being SUMMER BREEZE!

"What, it's Christmas already?!? How time flies. Our SUMMER BREEZE Advent Calendar had only just begun, and now it's all over again. We hope we were able to fulfill your wishes and expectations, and perhaps even surprise you with one or two of the confirmed bands.

"Here's a final overview of our Advent Calendar, which has been making you company for the last 24 days: More...

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Chaos in Tejas Fest 2012 Lineup Revealed

Brooklyn Vegan, has announced the lineup to Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 held in Austin, Texas on May 31st. The eighth installment once again shows metal meddling with punk. This year The sludgy pace of power violence finds the perfect partner in doom metal. Winter and Loss will cover the capital in morose molasses, while Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust and a reunited Nasum will shift the festival into higher gears.

The initial lineup is as follows:

Antisect (England)
the Mob (England)
Nasum (Sweden)
Best Coast
Tear it Up
Varukers (England)
Winter
Iceage (Denmark)
Forward (Japan)
the Abused
Warrior Kids (France)
Ringworm
Ghoul
Black Witchery
Omegas
Heratys (Sweden)
Hoax
Zyanose (Japan)
Nyogthaeblisz
Double Negative
Toxic Holocaust
Give
the Ropes
Disma
Mauser
Scapegoat
Loss
Whitehorse (Australia)
Gas Chamber
Magic Circle
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads

The list of bands above is only an initial lineup. One hundred-plus more bands will be announced in the future.

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Toxic Holocaust Announces North American Tour

Portland Oregon punk/thrash band Toxic Holocaust will be starting a North American Tour in 2012 with punk legends the English Dogs, The Casualties and Havok. Below is a listing of all the dates so far:

2/10 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
2/11 Boston, MA @ Middle East
2/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
2/13 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques
2/14 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
2/15 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
2/16 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
2/17 St Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/19 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/22 Portland, OR @ Branx
2/23 Oakland, CA @ The Pound
2/24 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
2/25 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Concert Theater

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Toxic Holocaust Announces Split With Midnight

Portland, Oregon’s metal-punk warriors Toxic Holocaust have teamed up with Cleveland, Ohio’s Midnight for a split 7” to benefit the victims of the Japanese tsunami disaster.

The 7” is limited to a one-time pressing of 1,000 copies on Japanese-flag colored heavy-weight vinyl, and features tracks from both bands (“A.T.O.M.I.C.” by Toxic Holocaust, “Destroy Tsunami’s Power” by Midnight) exclusive to this release. The split also features artwork by Daniel “Sawblade” Shaw. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the tsunami disaster. The 7” can be ordered at this location.

Additionally, Toxic Holocaust heads to Europe for a five-week winter tour alongside Kvelertak, Trap Them, and Wolves Like Us. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...

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