Toxic Holocaust, Ramming Speed, In Defence, Extinction AD
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Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
OXIC 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. As the band's driving force, Grind wrote and recorded all of the material. Unforgettable anthems that could be the soundtrack to civil unrest in a post-apocalyptic world gone mad.
"Brainwreck", the debut CD from Boston's Ramming Speed, spends little time allowing the listener to come up for air. Smothered in aggression, this molten slab of metal draws from not only from American thrash bands of the past, but also tastefully pulls from the heaviness of crust punk and the blinding rage of grind. Pepper the mix with beer soaked rock n roll licks and you have the shape of underground metal to come.
Playing their first show in January of '07, Ramming Speed have since loaded into just over 250 basements, living rooms and piss stained bars around the US. While the band's first release, the "Full Speed Ahead" 7", touched on issues such as pizza parties and fake tan smell-good girls, the band returned home from heavy touring with a different mind set. Ramming Speed experienced in six weeks what many bands never come across in a life time. There was the inevitable van break down in the middle of the desert on one day, the band being filmed for LA reality tv show "Beach Patrol" the next, and two evenings later the whole gang was arrested at gun point out side San Francisco for suspected kidnapping (charges were later dropped). These experiences merely scratch the surface of a tour that also included riot cops and a Hells Angels 4th of July party. The quintet eventually arrived back in Boston road hardened and ready to write a pissed off, fast fucking record.
This time around the music and lyrics are far more aggressive and poignant. Topics covered include American xenophobia, terrorist paranoia, and the metal scene's aversion to politics. Musically, the metal begins to grind just as hard as it thrashes, taking nods from genre defining bands like Napalm Death and Terrorizer. Read close and you'll still find party thrash anthems about a zombie killing lawyer and Thor's hammer, but this is by no means a flash in the pan revival band. This is the mixture of two decades worth of metal, punk, and hardcore mangled into thirteen short, fast, and loud songs.
In Defence started as a gleam in several peoples eyes, these people had kids and those kids grew up and started a band. Some people quit the band, so more people had to have sex to make more kids to play in in defence. Now we play hardcore thrash influnenced punk(a.k.a. crossover) with a bit of sarcasm and alot of energy. We keep it real, some say too real but we say not enough.
In Defence plays a mix hardcore punk with elements of thrash metal (mostly because it's sooo popular right now). We sing about taco's and have been dubbed "TACO THRASH". Some people think we are being sarcastic... some people think we are for real... most people don't know... but there's a taco revolution coming. Join now or be destroyed!
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