Toxic Holocaust

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Toxic Holocaust
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Toxic Holocaust performing in Saint Petersburg, 2014.
Background information
OriginPortland, Oregon, United States
Genres
Years active1999–present
LabelsRelapse, eOne
Associated actsMunicipal Waste, Zeke, Rammer, Barbatos, Tiger Junkies
Websitewww.toxicholocaust.com
MembersJoel Grind
Tyler Becker
Robert Gray
Past membersAl Positions
Phil Zeller
Nick Bellmore

Toxic Holocaust is an American thrash 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 (1999–present), bass (1999–2008, 2015–present), guitars (1999–2015), drums (1999–2008)
  • Tyler Becker - drums (2018–present)
  • Robert Gray - guitars, backing vocals (2019–present)
Touring musicians
  • Charlie Bellmore - guitars, backing vocals (2015–2018)
Past members
  • Al Positions - drums (2008–2009)
  • Phil Zeller - bass, backing vocals (2008–2015)
  • Nick Bellmore - drums (2009–2018)
  • Eric Eisenhauer - guitars, backing vocals (2018–2019)
Timeline
Joel Grind at Party.San Open Air 2015

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
EPs
  • Death Master (2003, EP Gloom Records)
  • Power from Hell (2004, EP)
  • Reaper's Grave (2006, EP Gloom Records)
  • Gravelord (2009, EP)
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.
  2. ^ "TOXIC HOLOCAUST Announces Primal Future: 2019 With New Song "Chemical Warlords"". Metal Injection. August 13, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Toxic_Holocaust/3578

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