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 overture 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 Consciousness is 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.
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 Consciousness pays 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.
“…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”