Available to the public to view. Not only was Brad one of the founding fathers and DJ of Sonic Asylum Radio, he was a good friend and like a brother to all of us here at Sonic Asylum Radio. Sadly, he passed away recently. His love of music and support will live on through all of his friends, family and the musicians he came in contact with. If you have any photos of you and/or band with Brad Toth (Mad Brad), send them to so that we can share with the world!
"There isn't a day that goes by that
we do not think about you.
We will miss you Brother. Wish you were
still here. R.I.P. friend. See you when we get there.
Founded in 1981 in Chicago, IL. Thrust started the metal scene by opening for such acts as Motorhead, Michael Schenker, and Twisted Sister and Slayer. After gathering a quick and large following, THRUST began headlining and was signed to ERECT RECORDS releasing the classic “LIVE EP- ”ROCK FOR POLAND” in front of 10,000 metal maniacs. Thrust was then signed to METAL BLADE RECORDS and recorded “DESTRUCTOR” on the classic ”METAL MASSACRE 4″ album and soon was opening for JUDAS PRIEST on the Screaming for Vengeance tour. THRUST then released their debut album with Metal Blade Records called “FIST HELD HIGH” which became a cult classic.
In celebration of THRUST’s 35th anniversary, Metal Blade Records released the ultimate edition of the band’s classical 1984 album “Fist Held High”… Including the entire album, with live and demo tracks from the beginning until the late 80’s, plus the UNRELEASED studio album, “REINCARNATION” produced and Engineered by Pat Regan and Bob Kulick! THRUST played the 2016 Keep It True Festival in Germany to a sold out crowd with an overwhelming welcome, followed by another sold out night at Frost and Fire Festival in Ventura CA, then went on to the Up The Hammers Festival in Athens Greece, where they were welcomed by metal fans from all over the world! THRUST has finished a new album entitled “Harvest of Souls” and cant wait to bring it to you in early 2018!!! THRUST is primed and ready to bring their “In your face”, arena ready show, to a new generation of rockers around the world!