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TOXIC HOLOCAUST: Primal Future: 2019 Full-Length Out Now!

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Primal Future: 2019, the long-awaited new full-length from crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST, is out today worldwide via Entertainment One (“eOne”).

TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2.0 detonates like doomsday all over Primal Future: 2019. An ambitious new mission statement from founder/principal songwriter Joel Grind, the man whose guiding forces remain Discharge, Megadeth, Venom, English Dogs, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I., and G.B.H., all juiced by the unrelenting, feverish, urgent power of a modern metal trailblazer. A dystopian technological takeover drives the album thematically, but the passionately delivered music is vintage TOXIC HOLOCAUST, taking things all the way back to the band’s early origins. “The new album is a culmination of my past twenty years of doing this band,” notes Grind, “Most notably, I decided to go back to my roots and record this entire album by myself and play all of the instruments like I did in the early days. It was a lot of fun and nostalgic and at the same time exciting to be able to apply everything I’ve learned over the years.”

TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s Primal Future: 2019 is available on CD, digital, and vinyl formats. For orders go to THIS LOCATION where the video for “Chemical Warlords” can be viewed.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST is in the midst of a massive North American tour supporting Gwar next week. The Use Your Collusion Tour comenced on September 16th in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will run through November 5th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additional support is being provided by Sacred Reich and Against The Grain. See all remaining dates below.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST w/ Gwar, Sacred Reich, Against The Grain [remaining dates]:

10/04/2019 Franklin Music Hall – Philadelphia, PA
10/05/2019 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
10/06/2019 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
10/08/2019 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
10/09/2019 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
10/10/2019 Slowdown – Omaha, NE
10/11/2019 Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
10/12/2019 Crossroads – Kansas City, MO
10/13/2019 Summit – Denver, CO
10/15/2019 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
10/16/2019 Virginia Street Brewhouse – Reno, NV
10/17/2019 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
10/18/2019 Roseland Theater – Portland, OR
10/19/2019 Knitting Factory Concert House – Boise, ID
10/20/2019 Knitting Factory Concert House – Spokane, WA
10/21/2019 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA
10/23/2019 Tioga-Sequoia Brewery – Fresno, CA
10/24/2019 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
10/25/2019 Garden Amp – Garden Grove, CA
10/26/2019 Fremont Country Club – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2019 The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
10/28/2019 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/30/2019 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
10/31/2019 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
11/01/2019 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
11/02/2019 Warehouse Live Ballroom – Houston, TX
11/03/2019 Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
11/04/2019 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
11/05/2019 The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN

The band Terrorizer called, “a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs,” began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some twenty years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash and filthy street punk that’s outlasted the heydays of the genres that spawned them; founder Joel Grind, the headband-wearing headbanger whose dedication to the one-man-band ethos gives the late Quorthon a run for his money, melting down the greatest punk metal crossover riff collection imaginable into nuclear ooze. With each successive release, Grind repurposes the most visceral strengths of speed, thrash, and punk through his own unique vision, making for new metal anthems that consistently reignite a circle-pitting feeding frenzy in the scene.

“It delivers everything we’ve come to know and love from the band: classic thrash and speed metal with a high dose of old-school energy. ” — MetalSucks on “Chemical Warlords”

“‘Chemical Warlords’ fits right in with the band’s legacy of riff-laden punkish metal with its declaratory refrain: ‘You build it up, we’ll tear it down.'” — Consequence Of Sound on “Chemical Warlords”

“Album six is on deck for TOXIC HOLOCAUST and they kick it off with the caustic ‘Chemical Warlords.’ Feral riffs and a gritty production back the snarling punk-thrash onslaught. Those gang chants in the mid-section elevate this track to a TOXIC HOLOCAUST best.” — Loudwire; Best Metal Songs Of 2019 ..So Far

“…an album that has one foot in the future and one foot in the past.” — Decibel

“The album is tight, clenched like an iron fist, and each track pulsates with all the vigor and vehemence of Discharge, Venom, early (i.e., good) Megadeth, D.R.I., G.B.H., and Nuclear Assault. As bat-shit crazy and as primal as ever, TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s latest is a blast from bludgeoning beginning to explosive end.” — The Midlands Rock

“Infused with the undying spirit of thrash and savage speed metal, Primal Future 2019 is yet another valiant ode to its founder’s nostalgic 1980s influences.” — Invisible Oranges

“Whether Grind’s methodology is viewed through the lens of musical totalitarianism, artistic necessity, workaholic-ism run amok or what have you, the success TOXIC HOLOCAUST has experienced can’t be denied.” — Outburn

“…an album that can hold its own against the band’s best material.” —

“…pure, unadulterated fun.” — Distorted Sound

“Primal Future: 2019 is verging on ‘thrash album of the year’ territory and, after 8 full play throughs, is undoubtedly the best TOXIC HOLOCAUST album.” — Metal Observer

“Primal Future: 2019 stands shoulder to shoulder with TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s best work, a futuristic joyride of fist-pumping metal. The songs stick like glue, Joel sounds like he’s having the best time in his own head again, and it’s as solid a collection of thrash as you’re going to find in 2019. If you’re looking for a good time with a fast, ripping soundtrack, look no further.” — PureGrainAudio

“The classic influences of Motörhead, Judas Priest, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden come through with reverential fanfare, but with an original miscibility that keeps the album fresh.” — Cryptic Rock

“Joel Grind is in top form… The vocals are more ‘punk’ and there’s some melody here. This is not just old throwback thrash, though. A lot of elements of Judas Priest, Motörhead, and Venom are thrown in to make this sound distinctly like TH. Peck this up and rock the beak out!” — Decibel’s For Those About To Squawk Column

“Blasting down the gates is the gravel throated Grind on ‘Chemical Warlords,’ eliciting sounds of Venom’s first few albums and more recent contemporaries like Midnight. The riffs are fat, fast and vile; just what long time fans expect from the band…. Primal Future: 2019 may be the best TOXIC HOLOCAUST album yet.” — HeavymusicHQ

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