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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Portland Punk Metal Day-Ruiners Join Black Tusk For A European Takeover

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland Punk Metal day-ruiners, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will join forces with Savannah, Georgia sludge warriors/labelmates, Black Tusk, for a European campaign of live destruction this Summer. The mayhem begins in Denmark where the trio will systematically devastate Copenhagen before joining team Black Tusk, along with Hamburg doom-sludge quartet Downfall Of Gaia, to ravage eight cities through Germany, Belgium and France including an appearance at this year’s Hellfest.

Crowned, “…one of thrash’s most exciting modern bands,” by Loudwire, “…the aural equivalent of a cobra with a chest tattoo of a double helix and syringes for fangs getting ready to strike amidst two flesh-like walls of anxious, bloodshot eyes…,” by MetalSucks, ” “a bottled up riot distilled into musical form,” by Metal Injection, ” and, “….hands down one of the coolest crossover albums put to tape,” by Apeshit, Chemistry Of Consciousness continues to dehydrate the masses with a platter that pays tribute to the likes of Anti-Cimex, Warfare, Infernal Majesty, GBH, Discharge, Autopsy and Chaos UK without replicating them. The band appeared on the cover of Decibel’s December 2013 issue and earned the #12 position on the magazine’s Top 40 Albums of 2013. Additionally, TOXIC HOLOCAUST ranked in at #5 on Noisecreep’s 10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

6/13/2104 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
w/ Black Tusk, Downfall Of Gaia
6/14/2104 Underground – Köln, DE
6/15/2104 Chez Heinz – Hannover, DE
6/16/2104 Bastard Club – Osnabrück ,DE
6/17/2104 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
6/18/2104 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
6/19/2104 De Centrale – Gent, BE
6/20/2104 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
6/21/2104 SkullFest – Wervik, BE

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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 offers up blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world wrapped in a DIY attitude.

Check out the psychedelic video for “Acid Fuzz” HERE as well as a full stream of Chemistry of Consciousness at the official Relapse Records BandCamp page HERE. Chemistry Of Consciousness is available worldwide on CD, LP and digitally. Order your copy HERE. For iTunes orders, point your browser HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info:

http://www.facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust

http://www.toxicholocaust.bandcamp.com

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – New Video Now Playing At Vevo; “Chemistry Of Consciousness” To Smother North America Tomorrow!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Today Portland Metal/Punk unit, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, in conjunction with mega music portal, Vevo, unveils their latest audiovisual undertaking for the track, “Acid Fuzz.” The Technicolor animation film was created by director Adam Avilla and comes on the eve of the official North American release of Chemistry Of Consciousness!

Kick your Monday in the buttcheeks with the ultra-evil, deviously absorbing, tripnotic cartoon adventures of “Acid Fuzz” at THIS LOCATION. 

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. Easily TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s most musically and conceptually mature undertaking to date, the record has earned critical fuck-yeahs globally for its blazing riffs, gravelly, venom-coated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world all wrapped in a DIY attitude. Think Discharge on speed; Slayer with a punk rock chip on its shoulder, The Exploited on a Metallica overdose… Chemistry Of Consciousness is currently streaming in its entirety, courtesy of Relapse Records, HERE.

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST will take their sonic wreckage roadside next month on the first tour in support of Chemistry Of Consciousness. The shenanigans will commence November 16th in Trenton, New Jersey and find the band spreading their contagion through much of the Northeast, coming to a close December 1st in Island Park, New York. TOXIC HOLOCAUST will be joined by Ramming Speed and In Defence. Additionally, the band will perform a special Halloween procedural in Portland on October 31st with Stovokor, followed by a show in Seattle with Poison Idea and the Dwarves on November 1st. See a confirmed listing of dates below. More live assaults to be announced in the coming weeks.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST

10/31/0213 White Owl Social Club – Portland, OR w/ Stovokor

11/01/2013 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Poison Idea, the Dwarves

w/ Ramming Speed, In Defence 

11/16/2013 Championship – Trenton, NJ

11/17/2013 Dusk – Providence, RI

11/18/2013 Nectars – Burlington, VT

11/19/2013 Sounds Asylum – Middletown, NY

11/20/2013 Mojo Main – Newark, DE

11/21/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD

11/22/2013 Kingdom – Richmond, VA *supporting Municipal Waste

11/23/2013 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH

11/24/2013 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH

11/25/2013 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI

11/26/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL

11/27/2013 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA

11/29/2013 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

11/30/2013 Cherry St. Station – Wallingford, CT

12/01/2013 No Fun Clubn – Island Park, NY

Chemistry Of Consciousness will detonate in North America tomorrow, October 29th on CD, LP and digitally. Preorder packages are still available now HERE. For iTunes preorders, point your browser HERE.

And don’t forget to nab your copy of the December 2013 issue of Decibel featuring a mammoth TOXIC HOLOCAUST cover story! Order your copy today at THIS LOCATION!

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“…if there ever was a band to be the soundtrack for the end of mankind and society it would be TOXIC HOLOCAUST.” – Skullbanger

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Free Download Of “Awaken The Serpent” Now Available At Amazon.com

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on October 2, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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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. A cantankerous sonic assault of punk-laden angst, brazen metal hostility, thought-provoking concepts, and enough vocal venom to seize a nation, Chemistry Of Consciousnessis unquestionably one of the most anticipated records of the year.

Snatch a FREE download of “Awaken The Serpent,” courtesy of Amazon.com, at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, you can still raise your metal claws to the sounds of “Rat Eater,” currently streaming at Loudwire at THIS LOCATION as well as “Out Of The Fire,” still playing at MetalSucks, HERE.

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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, Chemistry Of Consciousnesspays homage to the likes of Anti-Cimex, Warfare, Infernal Majesty, GBH, Discharge, Autopsy and Chaos UK without replicating them. Crowned “one of thrash’s most exciting modern bands,” by Loudwire, 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. Preorder packages are available now. Point your browser HERE.

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 offers up blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world wrapped in a DIY attitude.

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Critical Praise:

“…the aural equivalent of a cobra with a chest tattoo of a double helix and syringes for fangs getting ready to strike amidst two flesh-like walls of anxious, bloodshot eyes…” – MetalSucks

“…a thoroughly dynamic piece, delivering an evil intensity truly captivating in approach. Of course, the guitar rushes in for a blistering solo, bridging the song towards a conclusion with plenty of muscle.” – Loudwire on the track “Rat Eater”

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

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http://www.toxicholocaust.com

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Chemistry Of Consciousness” Track Listing + Album Trailer Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, punk metal with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Today Portland punk metal assailants, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, disclose the official track listing of their 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.

A perfect marriage of punk angst and metal guitar hooks, 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. TOXIC HOLOCAUST quite literally implode under the weight of their own debaucherous heaviness. Earnest, fast and maniacally catchy, Joel Grind and company have crafted what is inarguably their most crushing album of their career. Recommended for devout followers of Municipal Waste, DRI, Sodom, Midnight, GBH and the like.

Check out the Chemistry of Consciousness album trailer below: 

Chemistry of Consciousness - Track Listing:

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

Chemistry Of Consciousness will detonate in North America on October 29 (October 25 in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28 in UK/World) on CD, LP, digitally and deluxe “Toxic” glow in the dark vinyl. Preorder packages are available now. Point your browser below:

http://www.relapse.com/label/view_all_by_artist/?artist=10194

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

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http://bit.ly/ToxicHolocaustStore

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Unleash Chemistry Of Consciousness This October Via Relapse Records; Cover Art Revealed

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, punk metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 15, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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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.

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.

Chemistry Of Consciousness will detonate in North America on October 29 (October 25 in Benelux/DE/Finland and October 28 in UK/World).

Further TOXIC happenings, including preorder packages and live takeovers, to be announced in the coming weeks.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

Facebook: Toxic Holocaust

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Portland Punk Metal Perpetrators Announce August Live Assaults

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on July 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland Punk Metal perpetrators TOXIC HOLOCAUST will break their stage silence with a triad of Northwestern live assaults next month. Set to commence August 9, the band will terrorize Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.    

Proclaims TOXIC founder Joel Grind: “I’m really looking forward to these three shows in the Northwest! It’s been a while since we’ve stepped on stage at all and even longer since we’ve played the U.S. and Canada. We’re playing with some great bands and excited to play a few songs from the new record for everyone to check out.”

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

8/09/2013 Funky Winkerbeans – Vancouver, BC w/ Golers, Dungeons
8/10/2013 The Highline – Seattle, WA

8/11/2013 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Von, Ceremonial Castings, Panzergod, Usnea, Infernus

The live expedition comes in advance of the band’s forthcoming new full-length, Chemistry Of Consciousness. Delivering 12-tracks of punked out, bestial devastation, Chemistry Of Consciousness was recorded by the band, mixed with friend, Converge guitarist and renowned producer, Kurt Ballou at his own GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

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

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In the meantime, fans can still bludgeon their eardrums to the satiating sounds of From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction, the monolithic 22-track TOXIC anthology released earlier this year. Compiling over a decade’s worth of demos, and various comp and vinyl-only split appearances, From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic compilation of hostile bliss and a must own for any TOXIC HOLOCAUST completist. Order your copy HERE.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

Facebook: Toxic Holocaust

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

http://toxicholocaust.bandcamp.com

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Portland Punk Metal Combatants Complete New Album

Posted in Metal, metal albums, metal bands, metal music, Music, punk metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 3, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Portland’s favorite punk metal combatants, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, recently completed the recording of their long-anticipated forthcoming new full-length. Titled Chemistry Of Consciousness, the 12-track beast of an offering was recorded by the band themselves, mixed with friend, Converge guitarist and renowned producer, Kurt Ballou at his own GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Elaborates TOXIC founder Joel Grind, he of “spewed blasphemies and death-machine guitar tones” (Revolver): “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!”

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Joel Grind

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

In the meantime, fans can still bludgeon their ear drums to the satiating sounds of  From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction, the monolithic 22-track TOXIC anthology released earlier this year. Compiling over a decade’s worth of demos, and various comp and vinyl-only split appearances,From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic compilation of hostile bliss and a must own for any TOXIC HOLOCAUST completist. Order your copy HERE.

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From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction

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 offers up blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world wrapped in a DIY attitude.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on TOXIC HOLOCAUST:

Facebook: Toxic Holocaust

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Releases Lyric Video For “Agony Of The Damned”; New Anthology Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , on March 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction Collection To Drop Next Month

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Portland’s favorite Punk/Metal delinquents TOXIC HOLOCAUST recently unleashed a new lyric video for Agony of the Damned. 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.”

Lay your peepers on the video at THIS LOCATION.

From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a gargantuan 22-track anthology that compiles over a decade’s worth of TOXIC HOLOCAUST rarities into one raging compilation of antagonistic 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 treasured TOXIC classics, From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic romp through the history of one of today’s most revered, gritty, old-school metal bands.

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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. Additionally, you can check out the From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction teaser video and ordering info HERE.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST is currently in the studio working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their 2011 Conjure And Command full-length. Praised for its “nuclear reactive riffage and Repo Man punk attitude,” by Revolver and commended for its “tar-thick riffage, staggering breakdowns, and a corroded dose of self-loathing,” by The Onion’s A.V. Club,Conjure And Command continues to reap hails from fans and critics globally. As an added bonus, the band closed the year with the honor of having the song “Bitch” rear its sonic apocalyptic menace in an episode of high-rated FX drama series Sons Of Anarchy (season 5; episode 11).

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 offers up blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world wrapped in a DIY attitude.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on TOXIC HOLOCAUST, click on the links below!

http://www.toxicholocaust.com

facebook: Toxic Holocaust

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