Twenty years of streetcore: TOXPACK blast ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT into the world!
TOXPACK are an institution. For 20 years, the Berliners have been blasting the purest streetcore out into the republic, playing countless shows from the most borderline hellhole to the country’s mightiest festival stages, from the toughest asphalt to high up in the charts. Two decades of pure dedication – doing their own thing, going their own path and grabbing more and more followers along the way. And now this: ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT (out January 28, 2022 via Napalm Records) is coming, and it’s an intense thunderstorm of an album. It rumbles, it bangs – and then inevitably and mercilessly comes the impact. And never is the silence more intense than right after the inferno.
Today, TOXPACK deliver a first taste of the new album with “Bastarde für alle Zeit“, an intense storm straight from the mosh pit. With sincere vocals and lyrics, melodic riffs and raging drums, TOXPACK celebrate their 20th anniversary and look back on milestones achieved while setting a clear sign against intolerance, prejudice and stereotypes.
ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT is a flare of expulsion – anger, hate and despair, raw and unfiltered. It’s the tone TOXPACK has been setting for 20 years. They can’t do and they don’t want anything else: from the streets for the street.
Strong opener “ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT” bangs irresistibly, a worthy greeting directly from the devil’s kitchen. It goes on from doubting the existence of divine powers (“Ozean voll Scheiße“), to blissfully wallowing in memories of the old days (“Noch einmal so wie früher“). “Bastarde für alle Zeit”, “Totgeglaubt, doch neugeboren” and “Kopf durch die Wand” are classic TOXPACK material: made without mercy for the mosh pits of this world. At the very end, after the thunderstorm, there is “Himmelwärts“, a very special piece of the band’s history. It is a last greeting to those who have gone too soon. Nobody is immortal, nobody is invulnerable. Those who are vulnerable are strong!
ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT is also a gift to all old and new fans. TOXPACK is 20 years of streetcore, force, intensity and unconditional honesty, felt by many. The connection between band and fans is unique – and ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT is the energy boost for everything that is yet to come.
Guitarist andnd lyricist Tommi Tox about the new album:
“All the energy, perseverance, what we have experienced and the constant will to always give everything, simply everything that has accumulated over the past 20 years, inevitably comes together on this album and that has to be sent to this world. We probably couldn’t have given ourselves a better birthday present.”
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ZWANZIG. TAUSEND VOLT tracklist:
1. Gekommen um zu bleiben
2. ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT
3. Wecke den Kampfgeist
4. Ozean voll Scheiße
5. Bastarde für alle Zeit
6. Totgeglaubt, doch neugeboren
7. Kopf durch die Wand
8. Zusammen einsam
9. Letzte Warnung
10. Noch einmal so wie früher
12. Wehe, wenn wir losgelassen
13. Nur für Dich
14. Wir kommen wieder irgendwann
Varying in select territories, ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT will be released digitally and via CD, as a bundle with T-shirt as well as a 2-CD bundle with flag and exclusive demos, in black as well as limited yellow-black vinyl (100 pieces worldwide) and as an impressive earbook with 60 pages + hand-numbered autograph card. ZWANZIG.TAUSEND VOLT belongs in every collection of punk rock, hard rock and metal fans, and friends of German-language rock!