TOXIC HOLOCAUST Unite With Exhumed For 2014 European Takeover + US Tour Underway; Limited Flexi Available With The January 2014 Issue Of Decibel

Portland punk metal day-ruiners, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, will team up with death metal gore tacticians/labelmates, Exhumed, for a venomous trek through Europe next year! The extreme tag team will traverse the continent for an entire month leaving a trail of molten metal bangovers and beer cans in their wake.

Said TOXIC mastermind Joel Grind of the upcoming invasion, “I’m very excited to slaughter Europe with fellow maniacs Exhumed! No country will be left unviolated…”

Adds Exhumed’s Matt Harvey: “We’re super psyched for this run with our fellow mutants in TOXIC HOLOCAUST – should be a rager! We look forward to splattering your senses, drinking your beer and damaging a large number of our brain cells next Spring!”

TOXIC HOLOCAUST are currently spreading their contagion across the US on the first tour in support of their recently released Chemistry Of Consciousness full-length. The two-plus week expedition commenced this past weekend in Trenton, New Jersey and will level much of the Northeast, coming to a close December 1st in Island Park, New York. The band is joined by Ramming Speed and In Defence.

In related news, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, who recently appeared on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine, will feature in the next issue’s limited edition flexi series with the track “Life Is A Lie.” The tune is currently streaming at MetalSucks at THIS LOCATION. Order the January 2014 edition of Decibel magazine HERE to claim your flexi now!

w/ Ramming Speed, In Defence [remaining dates]
11/18/2013 Nectars – Burlington, VT
11/19/2013 Sounds Asylum – Middletown, NY
11/20/2013 Mojo Main – Newark, DE
11/21/2013 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
11/22/2013 Kingdom – Richmond, VA *supporting Municipal Waste
11/23/2013 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
11/24/2013 Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH
11/25/2013 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
11/26/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
11/27/2013 The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
11/28/2013 Fitzie’s Pub – Binghampton, NY * Just Added
11/29/2013 St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/30/2013 Cherry St. Station – Wallingford, CT
12/01/2013 No Fun Club – Island Park, NY
w/ Exhumed
2/22/2014 East Club – Bischofswerda DE
2/23/2014 Underground – Köln, DE
2/24/2014 Merleyn – Nijmegen, NL
2/25/2014 Underworld – London, UK
2/26/2014 Queens Hall – Warwickshire, UK
2/27/2014 Ivory Blacks – Glasgow, UK
2/28/2014 Hobos – Bridgend, UK
3/01/2014 Ieper Winter Fest – Ieper, BEL
3/02/2014 Glazart – Paris, FR
3/03/2014 Le Saint des Seins – Toulouse, FR
3/04/2014 Sala Sonora – Bilbao, ES
3/05/2014 Hard Club – Oporto, PT
3/06/2014 Sala Lemon – Madrid, ES
3/07/2014 Sala Estraperlo – Barcelona, ES
3/08/2014 Secret Place – Montpellier, FR
3/09/2014 Schlachthaus – Dornbirn, AT
3/10/2014 Freakout – Bologna, IT
3/11/2014 Kiff – Aarau, CH
3/12/2014 Feierwerk – München, DE
3/13/2014 Arena – Wien, AT
3/14/2014 Conne Island – Leipzig, DE
3/15/2014 Firlej – Wroclaw, PL
3/16/2014 Magnet – Berlin, DE
3/17/2014 Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
3/19/2014 Nosturi – Helsinki, FI
3/21/2014 Püssy a Go Go / The Liffey – Stockholm, SWE
3/22/2014 Revolver – Oslo, NOR
3/23/2014 Truckstop – Gothenburg, SWE
3/24/2014 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
3/25/2014 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE

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 tribute to the likes of Anti-Cimex, Warfare, Infernal Majesty, GBH, Discharge, Autopsy and Chaos UK without replicating them and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and media globally.

Check out the psychedelic video for “Acid Fuzz” HERE as well as a full stream of Chemistry of Consciousness at the official Relapse Records BandCamp page HERE. Chemistry Of Consciousness is available worldwide on CD, LP and digitally. Order your copy HERE. For iTunes orders, 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.

“ of thrash’s most exciting modern bands…” – Loudwire

“…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

“Grind pierces the veil with increased vigor on songs about government overreach (‘International Conspiracy’), covert mind control experiments (‘MK Ultra’) and the hive mind mentality (the title track)…. He’s also smart enough to recognize the symmetry between a song’s title and lyrics (ie Venom’s ‘To Hell and Back,’ Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets,’ 95 percent of Motörhead’s catalog) is enough to transform it into an anthem. ‘Out Of The Fire’ and ‘Deny The Truth’ are metal-with-a-capital-M and easily the best songs to come out of the TOXIC HOLOCAUST camp since Grind transitioned from a solo project to a full band approach in 2009……” – Decibel

“…if there ever was a band to be the soundtrack for the end of mankind and society it would be TOXIC HOLOCAUST.” – Skullbanger

“…another stellar record in TOXIC HOLOCAUST‘s discography.” – Metal Observer

“…hands down one of the coolest crossover albums put to tape. Rage!” — Apeshit