Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The new Toxic Holocaust record is complete!

The 5th full length and follow up to 2010's Conjure and Command was just completed a few days ago. It was mixed by Kurt Ballou and was sent off to be mastered by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE (

Expect 11 tracks of total Metal Punk mayhem in the vein of Discharge, Metallica, Sodom, Exploited, GBH etc.

Can't wait for you all to hear it!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Joel Grind "Follow and Believe" 7" - Coming April 15th

Joel Grind "Follow & Believe" single sided 7"
Two fucked up, robotic and apocalyptic tracks originally released in 2001.
Totally DIY hand assembled as well as painted by Joel Grind. (Each copy is unique)
Limited to 135 copies never to be pressed again.
Acid Rat Record 002 

April 15th release date

"After the "Radiation Sickness" demo in 1999 the original Toxic Holocaust lineup sort of fizzled out but I was still left with the urge to continue creating music. I decided to forge on alone....without really knowing what to do or how to do it, I learned as I went. I wanted to be free to create without the confines of people's egos, lame influences, and/or general laziness. This period, while at times pretty spotty listening back years later, was a lot of fun. I used to record daily, making up new songs on the spot and recording them. This record you are holding was originally released under the name Toxic Holocaust in the autumn of 2001. It was a split with my close friends Dave's band Oprichniki. My two tracks from this release were a big departure from the Toxic Holocaust sound, focusing less on the Thrash Metal that I'm known for and going in a more robotic and apocalyptic direction. Lyrically though, the themes remain consistent: anti-religion (Follow and Believe) as well as doomsday (World at End). This re-release comes about because a lot of people have asked me about these songs over the years, as well as seeing the original record going for absurd amount of money. It's being released under my own name this time because I didn't want any Toxic fan to feel cheated if they bought this record and expect it to be different musically.
Enjoy the tunes and never be afraid to do what you want, your own way.
Joel Grind / Jan. 2013"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

YELLOWGOAT LP almost sold out

Thank you to everyone who pre ordered the YELLOWGOAT LP. It's going fast...Less than 100 total copies left. It may sell out before it even arrives. If you want a copy I suggest ordering soon from

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Digital version on the YELLOWGOAT Sessions available NOW!

Joel Grind: The YELLOWGOAT Sessions full length album is now available on iTunes, Bandcamp & Nimbits with Spotify, Amazon, MOG etc soon to follow.

10 tracks of raw and fuzzed out Rock & Roll / Metal / Punk in the vein of the first Bathory album, Motorhead as well as pretty reminiscent of the demo days of Toxic Holocaust (specifically the Critical Mass demo). If you are looking for over produced shit that passes as Metal today this is NOT for you!! 

I've decided to do what I did with the first single "Cross Damanation" and put this album up as a "name your own price" release with a suggested donation of $5. You are welcome to pay whatever you feel like paying or pay nothing at all.

Making a recording is far from free, your donation of any size goes toward supporting an independent artist and allows projects like this to continue. In my opinion, music being released direct from the artist to the fan with no middle men is the future...with your support of this project as well as similiar ones from other artists I think we can make a serious change in the way the music "biz" is run.

Thank you!

Preorders for the LP, as well as a limited edition bundle with LP, T-shirt, and bonus track available from here:

Monday, January 7, 2013

Rare Toxic Holocaust records on

Just found some rare Toxic Holocaust records as well as other Metal and Punk rarities.... available now directly from me: