As almost every rock band Toxic Virgin started making music in a garage, rather concentrating on beer than on composing music. In 1993, however, things got more serious with their first live gig in a small pub in Krefeld, and as the audience had to buy tickets for this gig, they now started concentrating on music rather than beer.
In 1995, singer Markus Litsch joined the band. Following some more live gigs in the Krefeld area, the first EP (‘Love Rocket’) was released in 1996. As this EP was presented in local radio programmes and reviewed in rock magazines in Germany, the number of fans grew.
In 1999, the first CD ‘Toxic Virgin’ with 13 songs was released, again receiving excellent reviews. Accordingly, the band became better known and several concerts all over Germany followed as well as shady offers by dubious pseudo-managers and distributors.
Considering these experiences the band preferred going their own way and released the next CD ‘Circle of Power’ on their own account in 2001. Thanks to the Internet, this album reached and won fans all over the world. A memorable concert for the band in this year was their gig at the Polo Rock Festival with Doro and Bonfire – until then, they had never performed in front of 5000 fans. (What a contrast to the living-room concert the band once gave at a private party, where the drummer had to play in the adjacent dining-room because the living-room turned out to be too small for the five of them!)
This year the band is looking forward to some open-air gigs, especially to their first gig abroad in the Netherlands. Moreover, they plan to release their next CD towards the end of this year.
Love Rocket EP 1996