Ascending from the smoldering ash of a desecrated grave, Toxic Holocaust rose to remains in 1999 in the City of Portland, Oregon. Taking critically acclaimed and well documented notes from the masters of blackened thrash punk, Toxic Holocaust is the brain child of multi instrumentalist Joel Grind, who for the first few albums and EP releases hired a backing band and recorded all the instruments single handedly.
It wasn’t till signing with Relapse Records and the recording of their 2008 album An Overdose of Death that Joel finally settled on a consistent rhythm section for Toxic Holocaust. With the 2011 release of their new album Conjure And Command, Toxic Holocaust have produced one of their most successful and critically acclaimed albums to date, Conjure And Command is harder, faster, and far darker; and drives home their signature sound with crushing force.
Toxic Holocaust has finally come into their own as an unstoppable force, and has shaken the retro tag of the old school trash revival they once pioneered. On drums Joel is now backed by Nick Bellmore, and on bass by Phil Zeller, this January Toxic Holocaust will be hitting every major City in Australia, it’ll be their first tour down under in over five years!
Australian tour – January 2012
with special guests KROMOSOM
Friday 6th: Melbourne @ The Bendigo Hotel
w/ Kromosom, Extortion + Ignivomous
Saturday 7th: Brisbane @ The Zoo
w/ Kromosom, Teargas
Sunday 8th: Adelaide @ Fowlers
w/ Kromosom + special guests
Wednesday 11th: Geelong @ The Nash
Friday 13th: Canberra @ ANU Refectory
w/ Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Kromosom & Hellbringer
Saturday 14th: Sydney @ The Wall (Bald Face Stag)
w/ Kromosom, Hellbringer
Sunday 15th: Melbourne @ Hi Fi Bar
w/ Kromosom, Nocturnal Graves, Desecrator