VHS Archives #54: Slik Toxik win Best Canadian Metal Video, tribute to Helix’s Paul Hackman (1992 MMVAs)

“You know what time it is?  It’s thrash time!” – Nick Walsh

This video is for Superdekes!  He is going to be on CBC Radio this morning (March 15 2019) to talk about Slik Toxik’s rise to stardom. 

1992 was all about a resurgence of Canadian Rock.  Slik Toxik, Sven Gali, and Big House were all making waves.  Lee Aaron and Killer Dwarfs had new music.  But it was Slik Toxik who won Best Metal Video for “Helluvatime” (directed by Don Allan).

The award was presented by Brian Vollmer (Helix), Phil X (Triumph, now Bon Jovi) and Mike Levine (Triumph).  Slik Toxik then performed…but my tape ran out!  This is what I captured.  Neal Busby is one helluva of a drummer!

11 comments

  1. I have never heard of this outfit. I am guessing a Canadian band that never crossed-over to the States, but if they did I completely missed them. And I have my phone ready to listen to Dekes broadcast. I hope I am on the right station.

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    1. They were like a mini-Skid Row. In fact the singer had a feud with Bach. There were a lot of comparisons between them. He and Bach eventually talked and made peace. Their second album is killer. Check out I Wanna Gun.

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