Last Saturday it was time for a real rock packages at Strand in Stockholm. Bands such as the heavy "The Secret", The Shredding "Toxic Holocaust", the doomish "Doom Riders" and the almighty "Kvelertak".
It was intended that "Trap Them" would be traveled in this tour, due to severe physical health issues "Trap Them" are forced to cancel their European tour with "Kvelertak". "Trap Them" was replaced by "The Secret".
I arrived this time as a private individual to the venue, stepped into the end of The Secret's set. Sounded hard, dark but I heard insufficient to form an impression of them Italians.
Once it was time for Toxic Holocaust, it became pace in the house, seemed to be more than I that was curious to hear them live, and damn what it went away, simple with powerful riffs in a fast and very comfortable Speed. A very well made gig, nice gang to see live.
Toxic Holocaust are a thrash metal band from Portland, Oregon. Influenced by punk rock and heavy metal bands of the 1980s such as Slayer, Exodus, Black Flag, Discharge among others. Joel Grind founded Toxic Holocaust in 1999. He originally wrote and recorded all of the band's music himself, and after a couple 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.
Conjure and Command is the fourth and latest album, released on July 19, 2011. This will be the first release featuring a full band in the studio instead of Joel Grind performing all instruments and vocals himself.
Here are some photos from the gig:
Todays tune "Agony of The Damned" is taken from thier latest album "Conjure and Command"
Agony of the Damned - Live @ Phila, PA 8/17/11
Kvelertak, Toxic Holocaust, The Secret, Doomriders (^)
Kvelertak, Toxic Holocaust, The Secret, Wolves Like Us (*)
Nov 17 Sweden, Gothenburg @ Brew House (^)
Nov 18 Germany, Hamburg @ Logo (^) - SOLD OUT
Nov 19 Germany, Köln @ Underground (*) - SOLD OUT
Nov 20 Holland, Nijmegen @ Doornroosje (*)
Nov 21 UK, Oxford @ O2 Academy 2 (*)
Nov 22 UK, Birmingham @ O2 Academy 3 (*)
Nov 23 North Ireland, Belfast @ The Speakeasy at Queens (*)
Nov 24 UK, Glasgow @ O2 ABC (*)
Nov 25 UK, Manchester @ Roadhouse (*)
Nov 26 UK, London @ Underworld (*) - SOLD OUT
Nov 27 Belgium, Hasselt @ Muziekodroom (*)
Nov 28 France, Nantes @ Le Ferraileur (*)
Nov 29 France, Paris @ Nouveau Casino (*)
Nov 30 Germany, Karlsruhe @ Substage (*)
Dec 01 Switzerland, Zürich @ Abart (*)
Dec 02 Italy, Roncade @ New Age Club (*)
Dec 03 Austria, Wien @ Szene (*)
Dec 04 Germany, Leipzig @ Conne Island (*)
Dec 05 Czech Rep, Prague @ Matrix (*)
Dec 06 Germany, Berlin @ Festsaal Xberg (*)
Dec 07 Germany, Aschaffenburg @ Colos Saal (*)
Dec 08 Germany, München @ Backstage (*)
Dec 09 Germany, Nürnberg @ Hirsch (*)
Dec 10 Germany, Münster @ Sputnikhalle (*)
Dec 11 Denmark, Aarhus @ Voxhall (*)
Dec 12 Denmark, Copenhagen @ Vega (*)
Dec 13 Sweden, Malmo @ Kulturbolaget (*)
More info @
Official Toxic Holocaust Web
Official Toxic Holocaust MySpace
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