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Municipal Waste

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Formed: 2001
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Municipal Waste news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Municipal Waste Add Tour Dates

Crossover thrashers Municipal Waste have added the following dates to their tour beginning in December :

21 Sep 2007 20:00 Backstage Kingston, Pennsylvania
22 Sep 2007 19:00 The Championship Trenton, New Jersey
23 Sep 2007 19:00 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Sep 2007 20:00 Europa Brooklyn, New York
26 Sep 2007 19:00 The Living Room Providence, Rhode Island
27 Sep 2007 19:00 The Paladium Upstairs Worcester, Massachusetts
28 Sep 2007 20:00 The Loft Poughkeepsie, New York
29 Sep 2007 19:00 Showplace Theater Buffalo, New York
30 Sep 2007 20:00 Now Thats Class Cleveland, Ohio
2 Oct 2007 20:00 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 Oct 2007 20:00 Arlington Heights K of C Hall Arilington, Illinois
5 Oct 2007 20:00 Harpos Detroit, Michigan
6 Oct 2007 19:00 Metal Bar Toronto
6 Oct 2007 20:00 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
7 Oct 2007 19:00 The Waterfront Springfield, Massachusetts
9 Oct 2007 19:00 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
10 Oct 2007 20:00 Guzmans Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Municipal Waste Interviews Sacred Reich Frontman

It's old thrash versus new thrash this weekend when bassist Landphil of thrashtastic party band MUNICIPAL WASTE meets bassist and vocalist Phil Rind of classic thrashers SACRED REICH for a tête-à-tête while taking over "Breakfast at Talita's" this Sunday, August 19 on www.totalrock.com. From 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon U.K. time Landphil will be behind the controls at Totalrock taking requests live on the air and talking to Phil Rind. "It was a total honor to meet Phil from SACRED REICH," said Landphil. "We are part of a very elite 'Thrash Metal Bassists Named Phil' club, haha! He was a nice guy and I hope we get to hang out again soon!"

E-mail questions to Landphil live at studio@totalrock.com this Sunday.

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Municipal Waste To Appear On Dickinson Radio Show

Richmond, Virginia thrash monsters MUNICIPAL WASTE will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, August 24 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

MUNICIPAL WASTE's new album, "The Art of Partying", was released in the U.S. on July 31.

The band recently joined together with Troma Entertainment to complete a music video for "Headbanger Face Rip", one of the many blistering tracks featured on "The Art of Partying".

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Municipal Waste Bassist Talks About W.O.A.

U.S. crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE have expressed their excitement about playing this weekend's Wacken Open Air festival. The group is touring in support of its recent release "The Art of Partying", which is due in the U.S. on July 31.

Commented bassist LandPhil: "I don't think there could be anything more exciting than getting the honour of playing Wacken fest next weekend, it has been a dream of mine ever since I started playing metal! I am stoked to be sharing the stage with CANNIBAL CORPSE and IMMORTAL, among many other great bands. I know that I am going to be running around like crazy trying to see every band playing that day!"

The touring frenzy is due to hit the U.K. next week before the band embarks on show-stopping performances at this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals, delivering their mix of beer-bong, boogie-board, thrash-induced anthems.

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Municipal Waste Post Unreleased Track On Myspace

Tongue in cheek thrashers Municipal Waste have posted the unreleased track "Boner City" at their official myspace

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New Municipal Waste Video To Be Directed By Troma

Legendary independent film company Troma Entertainment will shoot MUNICIPAL WASTE's music video next week in New York for the thrash party anthem "Headbanger Face Rip" from the band's latest album, "The Art of Partying".

Founded by Lloyd Kaufman in 1974, Troma is known the world over for its genre-defining B-movie style shock flicks that specialize in graphic violence, political satire and a bizarre sense of humour. Having produced classics such as "The Toxic Avenger", "Class Of Nuke 'Em High" and "Sgt Kabukiman, NYPD", this will be the perfect marriage of splatter-style visuals with MUNICIPAL WASTE's colorful high-energy thrash assault.

Commented Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma and creator of "The Toxic Avenger", "The Troma team and I are huge fans of Earache Records and MUNICIPAL WASTE, and we're excited to make 'Headbanger Face Rip' into a truly tromatic and toxi-riffic music video experience!"

MUNICIPAL WASTE's lyrical miracle himself, Tony Foresta, is equally excited about the upcoming shoot: "Troma's awesome! They are a huge influence on our music, we are working out concepts for an amazing video. Hopefully it will have boobies in it and blood and shit."

Lloyd Kaufman himself sums it up best: "It seems fitting that MUNICIPAL WASTE would ask the Troma team to make a video for 'Headbanger Face Rip' as we've been ripping faces off on film for over 30 years!"

"The Art Of Partying" is out now on CD (with free patch) and 10 different colored vinyl LPs on Earache Records in Europe (it is due in the U.S. on July 31).

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Municipal Waste Record BBC Session

Richmond's thrash monsters MUNICIPAL WASTE recently recorded an explosive session for the BBC Radio 1's "Punk Show with Mike Davies", which aired on this past Tuesday night's show. The band recorded an exclusive new track, entitled "Boner City", which was written and recorded at Maida Vale studios and which describes the group's feelings after being on tour for five weeks. They also laid down the songs "Headbanger Face-Rip" and "Sadistic Magician" from the group's new album, "The Art of Partying" (out now in Europe), and a cover of S.O.D.'s "United Forces".

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Municipal Waste Announce European Tour

Municipal Waste have lined up the following European run:
August 01st Hengelo , NET - Metropol
August 02nd TBA, DEN - Hardcore Festival
August 03rd Lindesberg, SWE - Augustibuller Festival
August 04th Wacken, GER - Wacken Festival
August 05th Southampton, UK - Joiners (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 06th Newcastle, UK - Cluny
August 07th Liverpool, UK - Barfly (Feat. S.S.S., Evile)
August 08th Glasgow, UK - King Tuts (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 09th Sheffield, UK - Dnr (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 10th London, UK - Underworld (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 11th Kontich, BEL - Lintfabriek
August 13th Amsterdam, NET - Bitterzoet
August 14th Tilburg, NET - Extase
The band will release their new album "The Art Of Partying" in North America on July 31st through Earache. Support on the trek is still TBA.

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Agnostic Front Announce East Coast Fury Tour Dates

Starting July 18th, New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will be embarking on a headlining run rightfully dubbed the “East Coast Fury Tour.” Floored and eager as ever to get out and do some damage, lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about hitting the road again:

“I am very excited about this next leg of the AGNOSTIC FRONT tour! We start off with MUNICIPAL WASTE, SACTO HOODS, and PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE backing us up. I expect nothing but some of the sickest mosh pits ever witnessed! Joining us in about a week into the tour will be our brothers SUBZERO as allies in our Canadian invasion! All in all these 3 weeks are guaranteed to be some great times and memories. Pure hardcore fury at it's best!”

AGNOSTIC FRONT will enter the studio in June 20 to start recording their new CD, entitled "Warriors". Producing the effort will be MADBALL/HAZEN STREET frontman Freddy Cricien, who also happens to be AF vocalist Roger Miret's younger brother. The engineering duties will be handled by Zeuss from Planet Z in Hadley, Massachusetts. Roger Miret commented:

“As most of you already know, Freddy is my little brother and the frontman for the NYHC fury MADBALL! The collaboration between us is sure to make an impact world wide!”

"Warriors" will contain 15 New York hardcore "anthems" and will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

Here are the latest AGNOSTIC FRONT tour dates with Municipal Waste, Hoods, Pledge of Resistance: More...

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Municipal Waste Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from MUNICIPAL WASTE entitled “Headbanger Face Rip,” off their upcoming new album The Art of Partying, over at their official MySpace page.

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Earache Records To Kick Off Premier Of Radium

Former SOCIETY 1 front man Matt Zane, in conjunction with porn juggernaut Pleasure Productions, is launching a unique porn series entitled Radium, which will feature the latest metal videos, band interviews, and "loads of hot and heavy porn."

Radium will feature Pleasure Productions starlet and Kentucky native, Tera Wray, as host of the Radium series. Tera Wray will be interviewing metal’s hottest up-and-coming acts, play a diverse mix of new metal videos, and address all things metal – culturally, musically and sexually. Creating the perfect marriage of extremity, the premier episode of Radium will feature an all Earache Records roster – including videos from MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE BERZERKER, MORTIIS, and WITH PASSION. The issue will also include a live interview with Tera and WITH PASSION at the California Metal Fest, as well as Tera getting a drum lesson from SOCIETY 1 drummer Berzerk Kirk.

Matt Zane will be producing the series, firmly standing by the budding alt-porn industry, recognizing the relevance of this union stating “people always will want to see porn, and metal has been around since the 70’s.” Keep a lookout for the premier episode of Radium and check out some of Matt Zane’s other alt-porn endeavors such as Tattooed and Tight at pleasureproductions.com.

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Wacken Open Air 2007 Confirm Lordi and Mendeed

LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.


More details as they become available.

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Into Eternity To Support Destruction On Tour

INTO ETERNITY will kick off 2007 as direct support to the legendary Destruction, which kicks off at the Seattle Metalfest at The Showbox on Jan. 20th. This trek also marks the addition of new members Steve Bolognese (ex-Beyond The Embrace) on drums and Justin Bender on guitars. This is the group's second run for this album's touring cycle, and fans can expect a blistering 40+ minute set. Municipal Waste and Hirax will also be joining the package for certain dates.

Tim Roth (guitars, vocals) states: "We are pleased to announce our latest tour in support of thrash legends Destruction! I grew up on thrash metal, so it will be amazing to tour with the Destruction guys. It will be our first tour of 2007, and I can't think of a better way to get started. This going to be a high-energy package, and we can't wait to see everyone on the road. Keep it metal!"

The group's stunning new video for the track "Severe Emotional Distress" was shot by up-and-coming director Kevin Wildt (Set Your Goals, The Warriors). You can check it out on YouTube.com

Here are the Into Eternity tour dates: More...

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Municipal Waste Frontman Talks About Tour Mishap

Municipal Waste have just finished their mammouth country wide USA tour with GWAR. For a band who are so energetic and crazy, using bodyboards, blowups and wizards the tour hasn't been without it's misshaps. Tony Foresta singer of Municipal Waste said this about an incident with a bodyboard in NYC:

"i hyperextended my knee at our show the other night and ive been in a wheelchair/crutches ever since. i cant walk or really move my left leg at all. it sucks playing shows now because i just stand there holding the mic stand for dear life like im the singer of aerosmith or something...bummer..."

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Destruction Remake Song "Mad Butcher"

Candlelight Records USA has posted DESTRUCTION's remake of their classic ‘Mad Butcher’ to the label's official MySpace site. Bring your browser to http://www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa for a listen.

‘Mad Butcher’ comes from the band's forthcoming “Thrash Anthems” album, set to hit US stores on January 23. Alongside 12 other remakes, “Thrash Anthems” contains two brand new songs, ‘Deposition/Your Heads Will Roll’ and ‘Profanity’.


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Municipal Waste Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Virginia's "party thrash Kings" Municipal Waste have been confirmed to play Wacken festival 2007 from the 2nd - 4th August. Tickets are available from www.wacken.com.

Municipal Waste are currently on tour with GWAR in the USA and will be going into the studio in 2007 to record their 2nd album for Earache records.

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Watch Gwar Hack Up Municipal Waste

Tony Foresta of MUNICIPAL WASTE was brutally hacked to pieces in a (fake) killing by GWAR members whilst on tour in Milwaukee on Halloween. Filmed at the RAVE in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Halloween 2006, the video can be seen here (or below). Also witness Ryan "the Handyman" on guitar, LandPhil as King Diamond and Dave Witte as the Marshmallow man from Ghostbusters. More...

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Tons of Municipal Waste Tour Dates

Landphil, bassist of Virginian thrashers Municipal Waste has claimed in this week's Kerrang magazine that he recorded his bass lines from inside a coffin (view a scan of the article).

You can catch Municipal Waste on tour in the USA on the following dates:

11/3 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
11/4 Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, UT
11/5 Big Easy Concert House Boise, ID
11/7 Big Easy Spokane, WA
11/8 The Fenix (formerly the Premier) Seattle, WA
11/9 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver
11/10 Rseland Theater Portland, OR
11/11 Midtown Bend, OR
11/12 Senator Theater Chico, CA
11/13 New Oasis Sparks, NV
11/14 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
11/15 House of Blues San Diego, CA
11/18 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
11/19 Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
11/20 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
11/21 Key Club@ Morongo Cabazon, CA
11/22 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
11/24 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
11/25 Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX
11/26 Meridian Houston, TX
11/27 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
11/28 Floyd's Music Store Tallahassee, FL
11/29 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/30 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
12/1 House of Blues Buena Vista, FL
12/2 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
12/4 Exit/In Nashville, TN
12/5 Blue Cats Knoxville, TN
12/6 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
12/8 House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach
12/9 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
12/10 9:30 Club Washington D.C., DC
12/11 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
12/12 The Buffalo Icon Buffalo, NY

Then they will be touring on the "Thrash Till Death" tour with Destruction, and Sadus: More...

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Destruction Announce Tour Dates

Destruction have announced tour date for their upcoming headlining tour that will feature Sadus and Municipal Waste as supporting bands. The tour dates are as follows:

January 20 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
January 21 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
January 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
January 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
January 26 - Denver, CO @ Hubba's House of Rock
January 27 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
January 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
January 29 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
January 30 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
January 31 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
February 1 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
February 2 - Quebec City, QUE @ L' Imperial
February 3 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques
February 4 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
February 5 - New York, NY @ Rebel
February 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
February 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
February 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
February 10 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
February 11 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
February 13 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
February 14 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
February 15 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
February 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
February 17 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

More tour dates to be announced.

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Scumdogs of the Universe, Gwar, Invade NJ

The mighty Scumdogs of the Universe, otherwise known as Gwar, invaded the Starland Ballroom of Sayreville, NJ this past Sunday, October the 15th. This Gwar conquest was the first of Gwar's that my friend and I had witnessed. Before Gwar began their set though, The Red Chord and Municipal Waste had the honors of the opening ceremony.

Municipal Waste started off. I had heard of them through a friend that directed me to their myspace page. From that, I knew that Municipal Waste was a decent band, but after watching them spread their toxic thrash, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. Municipal Waste’s first two songs were only ok, but after that their intense energy and quality music got me into them. Municipal Waste impressed me at the end of their set by taking out a boogie board and the singer climbed on top of it as the crowd kept it up and he stood up on it and finished out the set on the boogie board, literally crowd surfing. I thought that would be a hard act to follow, but I knew Gwar was going to be able to; they’re intergalactic warriors after all. But before that, The Red Chord came on. More...

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