Intoxicate – “Cross Contamination” – Thrash Metal from Sweden

Intoxicate – “Cross Contamination”
Downfall Records
15 November 2019

“Cross Contamination” features 8 tracks of old school thrash metal with a lot of 240 bpm parts.

Intoxicate hails from Gothenburg, Sweden and was formed in 1988 as one of the first thrash bands in that area. Three demotapes were released and got some recognition in the worldwide underground-scene until they split in 1991.
Intoxicate were asked to reunite for a gig at Gothenburg Sound Festival in 2015, a tribute-festival for the bands that created “The Gothenburg Sound”. Although they weren’t a part of that creation, Intoxicate played live with those bands in the old days when they first started, and therefore were asked to play with them again.

With four out of five original members, they hit the stage again and haven´t stopped playing since then. The band had a mini-tour in the Netherlands, played some gigs in Gothenburg with Hatesphere, Pagandom, Nightrage and more. In the meantime they started to write, rehearse and record “Cross Contamination” which was mixed by Anders Backelin (ex-Lord Belial) and mastered by the greatest guitar player on planet earth, Andy LaRoque.

Mattis Grytting – Vocals
Tommy Carlsson – Guitar
Mattias Bolander – Guitar
Martin Landin – Bass
Tomas Eriksson – Drums

Country: Sweden
Genre: Thrash Metal