Toxic Holocaust

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Toxic Holocaust
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Toxic Holocaust performing in Saint Petersburg, 2014.
Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres Thrash metal,[1] black metal, speed metal, crossover thrash
Years active 1999–present
Labels Relapse
Associated acts Municipal Waste, Zeke, Rammer, Barbatos, Tiger Junkies
Members Joel Grind
Phil Zeller
Nick Bellmore
Past members Al Positions

Toxic Holocaust is an American extreme metal band from Portland, Oregon.


Joel Grind founded Toxic Holocaust in 1999. He originally wrote and recorded all of the band's music himself, and after a couple of demo releases (Radiation Sickness, 1999; Critical Mass, 2002), he made his official full-length album debut as Toxic Holocaust with Evil Never Dies (2003). Two years later, after some touring with a hired backing band, Grind released the second Toxic Holocaust album, Hell on Earth (2005), which once again he wrote and recorded by himself. The album notably features cover art by Ed Repka, known for having created iconic covers for albums by Megadeth, Death and others. Extensive touring followed, along with a recording contract with Relapse Records. In addition to releasing the third Toxic Holocaust album, An Overdose of Death... (2008), Relapse reissued Evil Never Dies and Hell on Earth. Toxic Holocaust also recorded and released a number of other recordings: Gravelord (2009, EP), Conjure and Command (2011), and Chemistry of Consciousness (2013).


Phil Zeller
Phil Zeller
Nick Bellmore
Nick Bellmore
Joel Grind
Joel Grind
Band members in 2014
Charlie Bellmore at Party.San Open Air 2015
Joel Grind at Party.San Open Air 2015
Current members
  • Joel Grind - Vocals, guitar (1999–present) bass, drums (1999-2008)
  • Phil Zeller - Bass (2008–present)
  • Nick Bellmore - Drums (2009–present)
Touring members
  • Charlie Bellmore - Guitar (2015–present)
Past members
  • Al Positions - Drums (2008-2009)



Studio albums
Live and video albums
  • "Wild Dogs"
  • "Nuke the Cross"
  • "Lord of the Wasteland"
  • "Judgement Awaits"
  • "666"
  • "Agony of the Damned"
  • "Acid Fuzz"


  1. ^ Schreurs, Jason (October 30, 2013). "Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind Talks 'Chemistry of Consciousness,' Shaking "Thrash Revival" Tag". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 6, 2013.

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