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TOXIC HOLOCAUST: Revolver Magazine Streams From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction In Its Entirety

Mammoth Anthology Out TODAY!

In honor of its release today, Revolver Magazine is hosting a stream of TOXIC HOLOCAUST’s From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction in its entirety! The monolithic 22-track anthology compiles over a decade’s worth of TOXIC HOLOCAUST rarities into one maniacal compilation of hostile bliss. Amassing the band’s many contributions to various comps and vinyl-only splits with the likes of Municipal Waste, Midnight and others, alongside demo versions of timeless TOXIC classics,From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is a historic romp through the history of one of today’s most revered punk metal deviants.

Said Stereokiller of the offering, “If I was a diehard thrash fan, I’d have this album framed on my wall, another copy spinning on the record player, and a third copy in my arms, while I’m clutching it close and waiting for the inevitable apocalypse that TOXIC HOLOCAUST is preaching so fiercely.” Adds Metal Temple, “This historic look at the many facets of the band is the perfect introduction for those not initiated with TOXIC HOLOCAUST yet. There is example after example … that shows why TOXIC HOLOCAUST is the clear leader of the modern day thrash movement. They capture the essence, attitude and vibe of the legendary bands that created one of the most important genres of metal.”

Check out From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction at THIS LOCATION.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST is currently in the studio working on the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their 2011 Conjure And Command full-length. 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 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.

From The Ashes Of Nuclear Destruction is available now. Order your copy HERE. And don’t forget to check out the band’s new lyric video for “Agony of the Damned” HERE!



VREID: Welcome Farewell Streaming In Full Courtesy Of Metal Army America

In celebration of its upcoming North American release this Tuesday, Metal Army America is currently streaming VREID’s Welcome Farewell in its entirety for a limited time! Fittingly crowned “energetic, infectious, virulently catchy, and furiously, belligerently aggressive,” by No Clean Singing, Welcome Farewell was recorded at bassist Hváll’s own Studio 1184 and is set for North American release via Indie Recordings, March 5, 2013.

Turn up and tune out at THIS LOCATION.

And be sure to vote for VREID’s Welcome Farewell  in Magnet Magazine’s “What Record Are You Most Looking Forward To Next Week?” poll HERE.

Formed in 2004 following the demise of ‘’Sognametal” legends Windir and described by Metal Hammer UK as a “unique time-travel in metal,” VREID seamlessly merge the prime tenets of ‘70s rock, ‘80s classic metal and Norwegian black metal into a difficult-to-pinpoint, expertly arranged sound implosion. Notorious for their well-researched, historically-inspired lyrics, the band’s third and fourth offerings, I Krig and Milorg, were both concept albums based around the liberation work in Norway during World War II. Liberation was also the keyword on VREIDs last offering, V, but placed in a broader historical/philosophic perspective. The lyrics onWelcome Farewell describe a lifecycle through a series of short stories, seen from an existential point of view and, inspired by Hváll’s own local community with its nature, architecture and historical artists such as Arne Garborg and Otto Valstad, are more personal than ever before.

“A black metal time bomb packed with fearsome riffage, punishing grooves and masterful fretwork, Welcome Farewell effortlessly claims a spot among the best to date in 2013.” –Joedaly.net

“…a solid disc that offers a little of everything. If you like a good balance, where the black metal has a unique atmosphere and identity without diving all the way into the symphonic realm, definitely give this one a listen.” – Metal Underground

Welcome Farewell is one more step along a road that will help cast VREID’s legacy in the darkest stone.” – Ave Noctum

VREID have done it again, coming up with a great record that keeps you tied into the storyline and once again refining their style of black metal. Welcome Farewell is a very well done record that sounds sharp, is always exciting, and shows these guys at the top of their game.” – Meat Mead Metal

VREID are ostensibly a traditional BM band – the screeched vocals, sawtooth ascending/descending riffs and icy demeanor are all there – but latter day work by the group frequently plods along at an early 90’s death metal pace, and their most accessible songs (ie. “The Reap”) have a tendency to veer unexpectedly toward vintage thrash. In other words, they don’t play by the rules but on the other hand the material doesn’t necessarily rise to any premeditated snubbing of those rules, either. In less talented hands, the VREID formula would be a calculated mess.” – Metal Injection