– Matt Pike, High on Fire / SLEEP“One of the great things about Intoxicated is that they are heavier than a sack of crystal balls, and they really party hard as heck!”
– ANDREW W.K.
“It’s good to hear new music from old friends and seeing them keep the flame burning during this pandemic. It’s like as if traces of Chuck Schuldiner’s DNA is still in the Florida drinking water, Intoxicated are still keeping Florida Death Metal true and alive.”
– Donald Tardy, Obituary
“It’s about time someone put the pedal to the metal!”
– Rick Kosick, JACKASS
“Pure Florida-grown Thrash Metal with heavy Death Metal grooves and overtones.”
– Trevor Peres, Obituary
“It’s Intoxicated as I always knew them: no nonsense, in your face, and totally aggro!”
– Bobby Koelble, Death / Death to All
“Honest brutal Thrash from one of the most infamous players in the Florida Metal Scene! This music makes me want to jump on my skateboard or stage dive into the pit!!!
– Nathen Maxwell, Flogging Molly
“Now, Intoxicated have unleashed a new EP, Walled, and goddamn does it deliver on the band’s decades-long promise of ferocity. The six songs thereon give listeners all the churning riffs, howling solos, frantic rhythms and phlegmy snarls that they crave from latter-day thrash. In that respect, there’s also a healthy dose of classic death metal here, reminding the listener of when bands like Sodom, Possessed, and Demolition Hammer bridged the gap between speed metal and something more toothsome. Basically, this is the kind of EP you just want to put on and rage to, a reminder of how much fun extreme metal can be when the riff is given room to thrive and dominate.”
– The PIT
“The years of collective experience with these dudes shines through brilliantly in an otherwise dirty, grimy exterior, and I’m once again gifted with an interesting bit of metal trivia to go along with what is truly a cool, authentic display of death metal done well. If you like your Florida metal, you gotta check this one out.”
– Teeth of the Divine
” Those who like the raw, sweaty and violent Thrash/Death metal, “Walled” will give you goosebumps.”
– The Gallery
“90’s Florida Thrashers are back, and they aren’t fucking around.”
– Invicta Magazine
“A ruthless trio of Thrash Metal veterans from Florida rises up from the pits of hell with a brand new EP, full of vicious extremity that will bring a smile to anyone with an affinity to heavy and aggressive music.”
– Antichrist Magazine
“…angry, angry, malicious, creative… ..and at the end of August there is a risk of forest fire in Florida!”
– Hellfire Magazin
“How cool to see that there are still people over 40 making good Death / Thrash Metal and trying to keep extreme music alive all over the world.”
– Necromance Magazine
” They play hard and fast, actually mostly on this EP, but the mentioned breaks are the decisive factor of not becoming too predictable. There’s always a twist.”
– Markus Heavy Music Blog
Throughout the early to mid 90’s the band released 4 demos, one of which, the Drain EP, was recorded and produced by their friend Chuck Schuldiner and also featured Trevor Peres.
When Obituary went on hiatus for all those years, Donald Tardy actually joined Intoxicated and played with the band for nearly 4 years. During that time, ANDREW WK, being a huge Obituary fan, approached Donald to be in his band. As it turned out, since Donald was jamming with the Intoxicated boys at the time, ANDREW WK hired all of the Intoxicated members to be his backing band, which is also why Intoxicated has taken a giant backseat for all these years. What’s even more interesting is that Erik Payne, the vocalist & guitarist of the band, is brother to Tim Payne of Team Pain! Tim and Team Payne were the architects behind the infamous Animal Chin Skate ramp and are the most famous skate park-building team in the world, having worked on nearly everything you could imagine – Jackass, X-Games, the list is endless.
In anticipation of the Walled EP’s release, the group has received a wave of press coverage and are poised to blast onto the international scene. Videos of tracks from the EP are being featured on MTV Latin America and tour dates are being booked across the South American market, including the Malagana Festival in Colombia. Prior to the pandemic, Intoxicated played shows supporting SOULFLY, DRI and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.
While the band’s roots are firmly planted in the Death / Thrash roots of their Florida brethren, the band have expanded their sonic palette to incorporate more crossover and hardcore influence as well. Intoxicated are the real deal, and after all these years Seeing Red Record feels really fortunate to have connected with the guys and are extremely proud to officially announce them to the world! With music that is as equally amazing as the story, grab a board, a bike, or get behind your favorite set of wheels and crank this EP to 11!!
released August 28, 2020
Erik Payne – Guitar | Vocals
Gregg Roberts – Bass
Mike Radford – Drums
All music and lyrics written by Intoxicated
Engineered and Produced by Intoxicated
Mixed by Brett Walker
Mastered by Ryan Boesch at Candor Recording, Tampa, Florida
Songs published by Songs of Heavy Girth (BMI)
Guest solo on ‘Yuck’ by Ken Andrews
Additional performance and solo on ‘Hell’s Reward’ and ‘Smash the Line’ by Brett Walker.
Cover Artwork courtesy of Celeste Brown and David McDermott
Photography, Album Design, and Layout by Benjamin Warren at Creation House.