"Pure Florida-grown Thrash Metal with heavy Death Metal grooves and overtones"
We'd like to introduce you to a band you may have never heard of even though they date back to the early 90's - Florida's Intoxicated. Throughout the early, to mid-'90s the band released 3 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 via Seeing Red Records, 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 is 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!
Erik Payne - Guitar | Vocal
Gregg Roberts - Bass