/ Ramming Speed / In Defence / Still Alive
Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 7:00 PM CST
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 11:00 PM CST
Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal and the flash of L.A. hard rock into his ideal band. Like his influences - Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude and begin writing and recording material almost instantly. In anticipation of the new release, TOXIC HOLOCAUST has already begun touring in support of An Overdose Of Death….The band is currently out on the North American AT THE GATES reunion tour along with DARKEST HOUR and MUNICIPAL WASTE. TOXIC HOLOCAUST will then follow-up the AT THE GATES tour with an appearance at the Hole In The Sky Festival in Norway and a Fall tour with OVERKILL.
Boston's Ramming Speed has it all figured out. Right in the face of what many have labeled as a thrash revival, these five dudes from Boston compacted a few decades of metal, grindcore, and punk influences into a half hour of highly energetic and entertaining classic thrash worship. So what's the trick to rising above other bands when a style of music is enjoying a swell of popularity within the metal community? It's simple: just prove that you love it more than anyone else. And thanks to this product of the thriving Boston DIY scene, listeners will be hard-pressed to find another band more enthusiastic about every corner of the thrash, grindcore, and punk genres
Think of Warzone, Cro-Mags, 7 Seconds, and Gorilla Biscuits and you get In Defence! Total fast and fun youthcrew like it used to be, but with enough radical riffs to keep you thinking of Warzone bunched with sing-a-long vocals and throw your finger in the air hardcore = In Defence.
Punk/hardcore on the beach.