Westchester, New York's Toxik were one of the most unique bands on the 1980s metal scene. Their combination of guitarist Josh Christian's blazingly fast thrash riffs and Mike Sanders' upper register vocals, which would seem more typical of a power metal band than a thrash outfit, really made them stand out from the pack. Their first album, World Circus, was released 26 years ago this month, in April 1988, and anyone with an interest in classic thrash should definitely give it a listen. They followed that up with 1988's Think This, and eventually broke up in 1992. Our Classic Video of the Week is a clip of Toxik performing the title track from World Circus, live at the Dynamo Open Air festival in Holland in 1988.


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