January 27, 2023 sees New York-based thrash metal titans TOXIK to reissue some highlights of their career-spanning back catalogue. Formed in 1985, TOXIK belong to the founding spearheads of progressive thrash metal.
For the first time ever, the band’s much acclaimed records In Humanity (2014), Breaking Clas$ (2017) and Kinetic Closure (2019), will be available on vinyl through Massacre Records! Furthermore, their box set, III Works, comprising three discs: The In Humanity recording sessions with original singer Mike Sanders, an expanded version of their Breaking Clas$ EP as well as Kinetic Closure, will be coming out as a 3-CD Digipak and digital formats.
The pre-sale of all upcoming TOXIK reissues are now available at the following links:
This week’s Spotify playlist is a return to the ’80s – just like we hope the temperatures in New York City will be next week…it’s been hot as Hell here. Anyway, kick off your weekend with a dozen classic tracks from Carnivore, Crimson Glory, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Obituary, Pestilence, Sepultura, Tokyo Blade, Toxik, Whiplash, Witch Cross, and Znöwhite! Enjoy!
Legendary cult prog-thrashers TOXIK have announced their re-activation.
According to a press release: “After a defunct attempt at a reunion in 2007, founding member Josh Christian has officially announced Toxik is once again active and ready for live action as well as a full length release.”
Christian commented: “I’ve been writing this crazy heavy stuff for the last year. In 2007 when we got together, the absence of new material made the reunion feel more like jam sessions. This time around it’s based like it was originally on a collection of songs with a Vibe. The plan is: record and perform.”
Currently, Mike Sanders and Brian Bonini have also committed. However the band is now looking for a drummer, as original drummer, Tad Leger will not be taking part in the reunion.
Christian commented on Leger’s absence: “Tad is on the verge of something killer with his doom project/band LUCERTOLA. It’s his baby as he writes the material and plays guitar essentially leading the band. We had planned on finishing the Lucertola disc together and then beginning work on a Toxik disc, at least that was discussed; the reality is he can’t walk away from his art, and I totally respect that decision, we all do. I’m still hoping Tad shows up on at least one track but either way best of luck to my brother Tad Leger and Lucertola”.
Toxik formed in 1985 in Peekskill, NY and released two full lengths under RoadRacer Records, World Circus and Think This. In 2007 the Dynamo Open Air performance was released on DVD for the first time ever along with re-issues of World Circus and Think This. Recently, in 2010 the band self-released another Live DVD, Think Again, which contained never before seen live footage, interviews, and more.