Toxic Ruin

Band members:

 Vocals:Chubzy McDuf
 Guitar:Jacob Baneck
Guitar:Mike Hasselman
 Drums:David Miller
Bass:Stephen Behrendt


Genre:Thrash progressive heavy metal

1.How the band started?

Toxic Ruin was spawned from 2 different cover bands. Members of both groups collectively wanted to do something fast, heavy, and original. After a couple of shifts in the line up, the current Toxic Ruin was the result.

2.Which band is your role model?

ALL OF THEM! lol, we all have different influences that get thrown into the melting pot. some of us are more straight thrash and death metal where others have more traditional heavy metal backgrounds. But, I guess if we have to name one… FUCKIN SLAYER!!!

3.What do you think about today’s metal scene?

Metal today has improved tremendously over the past 10 to 15 years I think. we see a lot more bands focusing on their skills and honing their musicianship rather than just following whatever trend is big at the moment. For a while all that was coming out was the same cookie cutter metal core band over and over again.

4.How would you describe in one sentence your work?

Original, progressive, thrash metal from the eastern shores of beer-fueled Wisconsin!

5.Why did you decide to play this musical direction?

Because metal is the single greatest style of music on the planet!

6.Where would you most like to play a concert?

We’ll play pretty much anywhere we can fit our gear, but Waken Open Air would be a dream come true!

7.Do you think that the metal festivals are enough visited?

Not in the U.S. We don’t have as many festivals in the states though either. They happen possibly 2 times a year, so they’re generally sold out, or close to it.

8.What are you listening to the most right now?

Revocation. Those guys haul serious ass.

9.What would you say to your fans?

Share our music! Help spread the word! If you like what you hear support us and buy our merch!

10.What are your plans for the future?

We’re going to continue playing live and writing new music. We’re working on album 2 currently and it sounds like its going to be a good one!




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