TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Unleash 'From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction' Collection
February 7, 2013
Portland punk/metal derelicts TOXIC HOLOCAUST will unleash "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" this spring. The mammoth 22-track anthology collects over a decade's worth of TOXIC HOLOCAUST rarities into one raging compilation. Amassing the band's many contributions to various comps and vinyl-only splits with the likes of MUNICIPAL WASTE, MIDNIGHT and others, together with demo versions of treasured TOXIC classics, "From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" is a historic romp through the history of one of today's best old-school metal bands.
"From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" will see release through Relapse Records on April 2 in North America, March 29 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Benelux and April 1 in the U.K.
"From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction" track listing:
01. Intro 02. Metal Attack 03. Deathmaster 04. Created To Kill 05. Ready To Fight 06. Arise From The Cemetery 07. Thrashing Death 08. Send Them To Hell 09. Never Stop The Massacre 10. Army Of One 11. Death Camp 12. Reaper's Grave 13. Death Brings Death 14. In The Name Of Science 15. Nuke The Cross 16. Suicide Eye 17. 666 18. Bitch 19. Agony Of The Damned 20. A.T.O.M.I.C. 21. We Bring ‘Em Hell 22. Altar-ed States
Following a solid year of relentless stage pollution, TOXIC HOLOCAUST will enter the studio later this winter to record the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their 2011 "Conjure And Command" full-length.
"After taking a much-needed break from touring and finally being able to enjoy life outside the confines of a van," details band mastermind Joel Grind, "things have come back in full swing and I've been working nonstop writing the new TOXIC record for Relapse Records. Things are coming along great it's a bit too early to tell for sure but it seems like this record will encompass all of TOXIC's past recordings while building on that as well and moving forward. I can't wait to get into the studio to record this!"
Praised for its "nuclear reactive riffage and Repo Man punk attitude," by Revolver and commended for its "tar-thick riffage, staggering breakdowns, and a corroded dose of self-loathing," by The Onion's A.V. Club, "Conjure And Command" continues to reap hails from fans and critics globally. As an added bonus, the band closed the year with the honor of having the song "Bitch" rear its sonic apocalyptic menace in an episode of high-rated FX drama series "Sons Of Anarchy" (season 5; episode 11).
TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal and the flash of L.A. hard rock 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.