Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new full-length, Primal Future: 2019, on October 4 via new label home, Entertainment One (eOne).
The band Terrorizer called “a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs” began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash and filthy street punk.
With each successive release, founder Joel Grind, the headband-wearing headbanger, repurposes the most visceral strengths of speed, thrash, and punk through his own unique prism.
TOXIC HOLOCAUST 2.0 detonates like doomsday all over Primal Future: 2019, an ambitious new mission statement from the man whose guiding forces remain Discharge, Megadeth, Venom, English Dogs, Nuclear Assault, D.R.I., and G.B.H.
A dystopian technological takeover drives the album thematically, but the music is vintage TOXIC HOLOCAUST, taking things all the way back to the band’s early origins.
“When I started the band in 1999, I never imagined I’d still be doing it in 2019,” Grind explains.
“It’s been a long time coming but the new album is finally ready and it’s sort of a culmination of my past twenty years of doing this band.
“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.”
Primal Future: 2019 was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Grind with artwork by Steve Crisp.
In advance of its release, a lyric video for opening bruiser, ‘Chemical Warlords’, has been unveiled.
“Chemical Warlords opens the album and sets the tone for the rest of the record. My vision for this album was sort of a cyberpunk dystopian future.”
Primal Future: 2019 Track Listing:
1. Chemical Warlords
2. Black Out The Code
3. New World Beyond
4. Deafened By The Roar
5. Time’s Edge
6. Primal Future
7. Iron Cage
8. Controlled By Fear
10. Cybernetic War
Primal Future: 2019 pre orders are available here.