Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The Band was formed in 2009 by our lead guitarist Jimi and our former Drummer Tim. After a short time and in the same year our Bassplayer Rahman and our Singer Angelo joined the Band. In this Constellation the first gig was played with Lenny from DUST BOLT, who helped us out on the 2nd Guitar. On this Gig we met our actual Rhythm guitarist Alex. In the Year 2013 left our Drummer Tim the Band and Flo joined soon after him.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
What differs us from the most modern Thrash bands is, that we play more mid tempo Thrash, than the most modern bands. We like to put our focus more on groove elements, than on High Speed. The Die-Hard Thrash Fans will surely hear, that we are influenced by the Bay Area, like Exodus, Forbidden or Heathen.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
As I said, as an Bay Area Thrash Fan you should really check us out and I think our Album brings some fresh Air in the dusty Cd-shelfs. I can also recommend the Record for everyone, who loves mid-tempo-headbanging-Action. Our Album contains a lot of this!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
In the beginning of 2014 we released our Debut-Album “Decades of Pain”. We didn’t had a Demo or an EP first, we directly wanted to start with a whole Album. We already had really really much reviews for it and most of them are very positive, which feels awesome!! And nearly everyone of them praises the good production of the Record, which shows us, that is was worth to put great focus on that.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Of course we play live. That’s the point of Making Music, isn’t it? Haha!! We love to play live and we play a lot of gigs in South Germany or Austria and Swiss, but we would appreciate it, if we could play some more gigs and especially we could do some more in foreign countries. That would be awesome!!
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
They should be interested in it, because they’ve got five young, wild and Thrash-thirsty Musicians in front of them, who are ready to compete with all the other Newcomer-bands. We never want to be a One-Hit-Wonder or just another Hobby-Band. We live the Music and we work hard for this, and I think it can be heard and seen on the Album and the Live-shows.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
First of all, writing new Songs for the next Album. Second thing is, to try to get more Festival-Gigs and to do a little Tour in Germany and maybe in other Countries. These are the most important Topics in the Band at the moment. In the nearest Future we will release a Music video for one of the Songs from our latest Album, which we already shot and is now in the making and will be finished in this summer. You can be excited, it’s gonna be great!!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to us on the following site or on youtube: https://www.facebook.com/ToxicWaltzofficial/app_178091127385
And you can purchase our music on:
Nuclear Blast: http://www.nuclearblast.de/de/produkte/tontraeger/cd/toxic-waltz-decades-of-pain.html
Thank you very much for the interview and thanks to all the people, who support us and love Music!!!