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TOXIK: Two New Songs Available For Streaming

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK have uploaded two full new songs to their YouTube channel. "Too Late" and "Crooked Crosses" feature Mike Sanders on vocals, Josh Christian on guitar, Jason Bittner on drums, and William Bodily on bass. These tracks were mixed and mastered by Tom Morris of Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida. TOXIK ...

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TOXIK Mixing 'In Humanity' Album, Preparing To Hit The Road

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK are mixing their long-awaited comeback album "In Humanity". According to a press release, this CD "will encompass everything TOXIK is known for, as well as some surprises." The band is currently rehearsing for its first U.S. shows in over 20 years, as well as for the Keep it True ...

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BLOOD FARMERS To Release 'Headless Eyes' Album In March

Cult New York doom band BLOOD FARMERS will release its new album, "Headless Eyes", on March 1 via the group's own Resurrection Productions label. Originally formed in 1989, BLOOD FARMERS combine the atmosphere of '70s horror with heavy doses of psychedelia and doom in the tradition of BLACK SABBATH and SAINT VITUS. The band's 1995 ...

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TOXIK Taps Former DEATH/OBITUARY Guitarist RALPH SANTOLLA

Resurrected cult classic progressive thrashers TOXIK have recruited Ralph Santolla (ex-DEATH, OBITUARY, DEICIDE) as their new second guitarist. Josh Christian, TOXIK's founding member and lead guitarist, comments on Ralph's addition to the group: "Ralph was the first choice. I had talked to other friends about tour spots and playing as guests, but the new material ...

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TOXIK Releases First Song Snippet Off Upcoming Album

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK have released a snippet of their first recorded song in twenty-four years. The fifty-second clip, which is available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below, is a rough pre-mix demo — without vocals — of "Crooked Crosses" off the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 1989's "Think This". TOXIK's founding member and lead ...

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SHADOWS FALL Drummer Interviewed By METAL RULES! TV (Video)

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with Jason Bittner of SHADOWS FALL. He spoke about touring, helping out ANTHRAX and joining up with the cult band TOXIK after reading about their drummer search on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. You can now watch the chat below. SHADOWS FALL tapped Willis Mathiasen of 2CENTS to sit behind the drums ...

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TOXIK Singer Interviewed By METAL RULES! TV (Video)

Metal Rules! TV recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mike Sanders of reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK. You can now watch the chat below. TOXIK has announced the addition of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner to the group's ranks. Guitarist and founding member Josh Christian commented on Bittner's addition: "I couldn't have hoped for a ...

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TOXIK Taps SHADOWS FALL Drummer

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK have announced the addition of SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner to the group's ranks. Guitarist and founding member Josh Christian comments on Bittner's addition: "I couldn't have hoped for a better situation. Jason is probably the best case scenario in every respect. Not only is he a sick drummer, but ...

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TOXIK Begins Vocal Pre-Production On New Album

Reactivated cult classic prog-thrashers TOXIK are currently seeking a full-time drummer for recording and live performances. Guitarist Josh Christian comments on the hunt: "We've written a dozen plus songs for the record and we need to get the rhythm section fleshed out. Tad [Leger] is definitely going forward with LUCERTOLA so we need a recording ...

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TOXIK To Make Another Reunion Attempt

Legendary cult prog-thrashers TOXIK have announced their reactivation. After an aborted attempt at a reunion in 2007, founding member Josh Christian has revealed TOXIK is once again active and ready for live action as well as preparing to work on a new full-length album. Christian comments: "I've been writing this crazy heavy stuff for the ...

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AFTER ALL: 'To Breach And Grieve' Video Released

"To Breach And Grieve", the new video from Belgian thrashers AFTER ALL, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's eighth studio album, "Dawn Of The Enforcer", which was released last March through Roadrunner Records. The CD was mixed and mastered by Swedish producer Dan Swanö, who also worked on AFTER ALL's previous ...

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AFTER ALL Announces Collaboration With DAN SWANÖ And ED REPKA

Belgian thrashers AFTER ALL have tapped Swedish producer Dan Swanö to mix and master their new album, set for release on March 23 through Roadrunner Records. Swanö also worked on AFTER ALL's last album. "Cult Of Sin" (2009), and the band's two EP releases, "Betrayed By The Gods" (2010) and "Becoming The Martyr" (2011). "As ...

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After Shock - SPACE EATER

Anyone else think "SPACE HEATER" when they read SPACE EATER? Neither here nor there I know. What you stand to find out is something that thus far many have completely overlooked since SPACE EATER doesn't have a hype machine behind it, the kind of machine that churns out so much, often hollow, praise for "retro" ...

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TOXIK: 'Think Again' DVD To Arrive Next Month

"Think Again", the brand new DVD release from legendary cult metal thrashers TOXIK, will be self-released by the band on August 20. According to TOXIK drummer Tad Leger, "Think Again" "contains both vintage and brand new never-before-seen footage. The main feature is a 1989 headlining set from the Paramount Theater in TOXIK's hometown of Peekskill, ...

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TOXIK: 'Think Again' DVD Artwork Revealed

The cover artwork for "Think Again", the forthcoming DVD from reunited progressive thrashers TOXIK, can be viewed below. According to drummer Tad Leger, "The DVD will contain a full headlining show, on a HUGE stage, from a 1989 performance at the historic Paramount theater in TOXIK's hometown, Peekskill, New York. There will be a photo/poster ...

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TOXIK Issues DVD Update

Reunited progressive thrashers TOXIK have issued the following update: "TOXIK members Josh Christian, Mike Sanders, Lou Caldarola and Tad Leger have been back at work in upstate New York on the NEW TOXIK material and assembling the footage to be included in the upcoming DVD. "After writing and recording new ideas over the past few ...

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Reunited TOXIK Resumes Work On New Material; Video Available

Reunited progressive thrashers TOXIK have resumed work on their new material and further planning for the band's upcoming DVD. Footage of the group talking about being back to work and laying down some early ideas can be viewed below. TOXIK last fall posted a five-and-a-half-minute "teaser trailer" (see below) for "This is Toxik", the official ...

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HADES, TOXIK Members Featured On 'Metal Lessons Radio'

"Metal Lessons Radio", a theme-based hard rock and metal show, takes a glance at the history of the New York/New Jersey rock and metal scenes with special guests, HADES members Dan Lorenzo (guitar) and Alan Tecchio (vocals), along with TOXIK guitarist Josh Christian. "Metal Lessons Radio" airtimes are as follows: * On CMSradio.net: Sunday, February ...

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TOXIK: 'This Is Toxik' Documentary Trailer Available

Reunited progressive thrashers TOXIK have posted a five-and-a-half-minute "teaser trailer" (see below) for "This is Toxik", the official documentary shot and produced by Marabella Productions in New York City. According to the band, "Plans are underway now for an all-new DVD release directly from [TOXIK] in 2009 which will include live footage from New York ...

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Reunited TOXIK Working On New Material

Reunited progressive thrashers TOXIK have issued the following update: "TOXIK would like to announce a few points of interest to all the fans that have single-handedly kept the name and sounds of TOXIK alive and thrashing for more than 20 years after the original releases!! "As you all probably know already, the band has been ...

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WITCHTRAP, WARFIST, ACRAL NECROSIS To Team Up For Split CD

Colombia's WITCHTRAP, Poland's WARFIST and England's ACRAL NECROSIS will team up for a three-way split entitled "United in Annihilation". Due on April 7, 2008, the CD will feature 12 new recordings: WITCHTRAP: 01. Imperio Del Terror (MASACRE [Colombia] cover) 02. Metal Army March (remixed and remastered - 2008) 03. B.L.M.D. (remixed and remastered - 2008) ...

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TOXIK: 'Dynamo Open Air 1988' DVD Due Next Month

Displeased Records will release a new DVD from recently reunited progressive thrashers TOXIK in December. Entitled "Dynamo Open Air 1988", the set will include the group's performance at the Dynamo Open Air festival in Eindhoven, Holland on May 23, 1988 as well as the band's concert at the Dynamo club in Eindhoven that took place ...

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