This article is about the musical group. For the compositing software by Autodesk, see Toxik .
Toxik is an American thrash metal band from Peekskill, New York. The band was formed in 1985 by Joshua Christian and Lee Erwin, engineering a style of heavy metal comprised of thrash metal and elements of progressive metal, which would later be named, "Progressive thrash metal".  Toxik "Progressive thrash metal" terminology on CD Universe Toxik formation biography on BestPrices  Biography, additional formation details on Last.FM
Initial formation (1985-1992)
Toxik was primarily named "Tokyo" in 1985 by the founding members of the band, Joshua Christian and Lee Erwin, before being forced to change its name due to the threat of legal action from a band who had already registered the name, "Tokyo". The band's original four-piece lineup which, because it occurred before the name change, was known as the, "Tokyo" line up, consisted of Michael Sanders (vocals), Josh