Toxic Holocaust

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Toxic Holocaust
Toxic Holocaust.jpg
Toxic Holocaust performing in Saint Petersburg, 2014.
Background information
Origin Portland, Oregon, United States
Genres
Years active 1999–present
Labels Relapse
Associated acts Municipal Waste, Zeke, Rammer, Barbatos, Tiger Junkies
Website www.toxicholocaust.com
Members Joel Grind
Nick Bellmore
Charlie Bellmore
Past members Al Positions
Phil Zeller

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

History[edit]

Toxic Holocaust in Wacken Open Air 2018.

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).

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Joel Grind - lead vocals, bass (1999–2008, 2015–present), guitars (1999–2015), drums (1999–2008)
  • Nick Bellmore - drums (2009–present)
Touring musicians
  • Charlie Bellmore - guitars, backing vocals (2015–present)
Past members
  • Al Positions - drums (2008–2009)
  • Phil Zeller - bass (2008–2015)
Timeline
A male drummer in a black shirt behind a four-piece black drum set during a performance
Nick Bellmore in 2014
A male guitar player with shoulder-length hair, singing while playing a flying v guitar during a performance
Joel Grind in 2014
A male with shoulder-length hair, a black sleeveless t-shirt and black jeans playing a bass guitar during a performance
Joel Grind at Party.San Open Air 2015
A male in a black sleeveless t-shirt and blue jeans looking at the neck of black flying v guitar while playing it during a performance
Charlie Bellmore at Party.San Open Air 2015

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
EPs
Demos
Live and video albums
Compilations
Splits
Contributions
  • Thrashing Like a Maniac (2007, CD)
  • In the Sign of Sodom - Sodomaniac Tribute (2008, 12")
  • Power Trip - Nightmare Logic (2017, CD) [Mastering]
Videography
  • "Wild Dogs"
  • "Nuke the Cross"
  • "Lord of the Wasteland"
  • "Judgement Awaits"
  • "666"
  • "Agony of the Damned"
  • "Acid Fuzz"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schreurs, Jason (October 30, 2013). "Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind Talks 'Chemistry of Consciousness,' Shaking "Thrash Revival" Tag". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Toxic_Holocaust/3578

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