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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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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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Extreme Metal Racing PS2 Game Trailer Online

You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’ forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.

The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the 4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea77 and Society 1.

For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.

You can watch the trailer on YouTube. You can see the game cover here. More...

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Burnt By The Sun Records New Material

New Jersey quintet Burnt By The Sun recently logged time in Belford, New Jersey's Wet Side Studio with engineer Mike Hill to record their first new material in over three years.

The recording marks Burnt By The Sun's (Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte, guitarists John Adubato and Nick Hale, bassist Ted Patterson, vocalist Mike Olender) first foray into a recording studio since 2003's "The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good," as well as Hale's debut on second guitar with the band.
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The band recorded several tracks, including a brand new song titled "Goliath" and a new version of "When Corporations Rule Your Mom" (originally released on Ferret Music as part of a split release with Luddite Clone). "Goliath" will see a fall release via Relapse Records as part of a split 7" with New York's Car Bomb.

The writing of the new Burnt By The Sun album will continue through the winter for a projected late-2007 release.

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Municipal Waste's Landphil in Cannabis Corpse

"LandPhil" of MUNICIPAL WASTE has started a side project with his brother named "Cannabis Corpse," explained as "Sadistic Reefer Worship!"

"Cannabis corpse is cannibal corpse riffs + good weed. If i tell you about it when im drunk just trust in me, it will be sweet." Says Phil who is working on tracks when he's not touring with the waste like "fresh entrails ripped from a philly blunt"

You can check out some material at their MySpace page.

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More Gwar Tour Dates

The following dates have been announced for Gwar's upcoming tour:

October 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Fun House
October 21 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 24 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 26 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
October 27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
October 28 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 29 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre
October 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
November 5 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy
November 7 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
November 8 - Seattle, WA @ Fenix
November 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
November 10 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
November 11 - Bend, OR @ Midtown
November 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
November 15 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
November 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
November 22 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 24 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
November 25 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
November 26 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
November 27 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
December 1 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

Gwar's tour also features Municipal Waste and The Red Chord

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Gwar, The Red Chord, Municipal Waste Tour Dates

The first batch of dates for Gwar's upcoming tour with The Red Chord and Municipal Waste has been revealed. Here are the tour dates:

10/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/16 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/17 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
10/20 Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
10/22 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
10/23 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/1 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/3 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Th./Church

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Municipal Waste Prevented From Boarding UK Flight

US crossover thrashers Municipal Waste were yesterday prevented from flying from their hometown in Richmond, Virginia to play a series of festival shows in the UK. The band appeared at the check-in desk for their US AIRWAYS flight US3224, but were stopped from boarding, with the reason given being due to ‘heightened security measures.’

Undeterred, and eager not to disappoint their UK fans at their upcoming Reading and Leeds festival shows, Municipal Waste rescheduled their flight for today and are expected to arrive in the UK on Thursday 24th August and head directly to their first show in Exeter.

The band will greet their British audience with extra-intensity at what are sure to be raw and energy-fuelled performances at this weekend’s Carling Festival, and will air songs from their 2005 Earache release ‘Hazardous Mutation’. They are also due to meet fans at an in-store signing session at 5pm at Exeter’s Solo Records on August 24th.

Municipal Waste will perform at:

24.08.2006 UK EXETER Cavern Club
25.08.2006 UK READING Carling Festival Lock Up Stage, 1.30pm
26.08.2006 UK LEEDS Carling Festival Lock Up Stage, 1.30pm
27.08.2006 UK MANCHESTER Music Box
28.08.2006 UK NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms
29.08.2006 UK RUSHDEN The Attic

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Gwar and The Red Chord Announce Tour Dates

GWAR, THE RED CHORD, and MUNICIPAL WASTE will be teaming up for a fall tour. The first dates to be released are as follows:

October 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 20 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winters
October 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

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Municipal Waste Grace Cover Of Guitar World

Earache's own MUNICIPAL WASTE is featured in the "INTRODUCING" section of the October edition of GUITAR WORLD. The magazine notes MUNICIPAL WASTE as up and coming and recognizes Scott Ian's recognition of MUNICIPAL WASTE. MUNICIPAL WASTE are gearing up for an Australian tour spanning over six dates, which will then be followed up by UK appearances at the Reading Festival on 8/25 and Leeds Festival on 8/26.

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Current Municipal Waste US Tour Dates

MUNICIPAL WASTE are only a few dates into their US tour in support of their latest effort "Hazardous Mutation." You can check them out on tour at the following stops still:

7/13 - 8:00PM @ Wallingford American Legion - Wallingford, CT
7/14 - 8:00PM @ North Six - Brooklyn, NY
7/15 - 8:00PM @ First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
7/16 - 3:00PM @ Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
7/17 - 1:00PM @ Sounds of the Underground Tour *- Columbia , MD
7/22 - 7:00PM @ Town Hall (Vera) - Seattle, WA
7/23 - 8:00PM @ Sabala's - Portland , OR
7/24 - 7:00PM @ FOODHOLE - Portland, OR
7/25 - 7:00PM @ Burnt Ramen! - Richmond, CA
7/26 - 6:00PM @ Info Shop - Fresno, CA
7/27 - 7:00PM @ Zen Sushi - West Hollywood, CA
7/28 - 8:00PM @ TBA - Anaheim, CA
7/29 - 8:00PM @ Static Lounge 18 - San Deigo, CA
7/30 - 6:00PM @ Que Sera - Long Beach, CA

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Municipal Waste, Deadfall Announce West Coast Tour

MUNICIPAL WASTE have lined up the following West Coast dates with DEADFALL for July:

July 22 - Seattle, WA @ Town Hall (Vera)
July 23 - Portland, OR @ Sabala's
July 24 - Portland, OR @ Foodhole
July 25 - Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen!
July 26 - Fresno, CA @ Info Shop
July 27 - West Hollywood, CA @ Zen Sushi
July 28 - Anaheim, CA @ TBA
July 29 - San Deigo, CA @ Static Lounge 18
July 30 - Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera

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Municipal Waste To Tour Australia

Richmond based thrashers Municipal Waste have confirmed the following tour dates in Australia.

Fri Aug 4 BRISBANE Basement
Sat Aug 5 SYDNEY Annandale
Sun Aug 6 NEWCASTLE Cambridge
Wed Aug 9 PERTH Rosemount
Fri Aug 11 ADELAIDE Enigma
Sat Aug 12 MELBOURNE Arthouse

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Metal, Hardcore Bands Confirmed for Reading Fest

A host of hardcore and metal acts have been confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer in the UK. The event will take place on August 25th, 26th, and 27th. Performing along with such large acts as Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Artic Monkeys will be:

Slayer
Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Mastodon
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
Alexisonfire
The Bled

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Municipal Waste East Coast Tour Dates

Municipal Waste have lined up a handful of July tour dates. Here are the latest tour dates:

7/8 Pittsburgh, PA @ Oakland Cafe
7/9 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/10 Syracuse, NY @ Wescott Community Center
7/11 Boston, MA @ Elks Lodge
7/12 Providence, RI @ TBA
7/13 Wallingford, CT @ Wallingford American Legion
7/14 Brooklyn, NY @ North Six
7/15 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/17 Columbia, MD @ Sounds of the Underground

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Machine Head To Play Select Dates On SOTU Tour

Machine Head, Converge, Vision of Disorder, Horse the Band and other special guests have been added to select dates on the Sounds of the Underground tour, featuring As I Lay Dying, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Terror, The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, the Chariot, Through the Eyes of the Dead and Evergreen Terrace.

The tour, which represents some of the best independent-minded music available today, begins appropriately over the Independence Day holiday week, on July 8 in Cleveland and runs through August 12 winding up in Universal City, California.

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Municipal Waste Post Uncensored Video Online

Earache has posted the uncensored version of the video for MUNICIPAL WASTE's track 'Unleash The Bastards' at this location.

Municipal Waste's Hazardous Mutation is out now through Earache Records and available in stores everywhere including the Earache webstore

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Birds of Prey Sign To Relapse Records

BIRDS OF PREY has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release its debut album, Weight of the Wound.

BIRDS OF PREY is a studio project featuring the creative collective of Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY) and Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT / ex-THROTTLEROD) on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals. The quintet holed up at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA with Cory Smoot (aka Flatus Maximus of GWAR) this past December to record Weight of the Wound.

Leslie comments; "”Excited" isn't a very kvlt, true, or metal thing to say, but I'm excited to be a part of the Birds Of Prey and I am waaaaaayyy into "Weight Of The Wound" being a Relapse release. We set out with the intentions of writing and recording an "old school" type record and this is what came out. Hope y'all dig it, and to quote MORRIAH, let the sword descend.”

Weight of the Wound is expected to see a late July 2006 release date.

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Kylesa Writing New Material, To Tour Again

Savannah sludge rockers KYLESA will be back on the road on the East Coast this spring to continue supporting 2005's critically-acclaimed "To Walk A Middle Course." Landing on a handful of year-end lists, the band will take that buzz on the road alongside a variety of other acts including Municipal Waste, Baroness, Victims, and labelmates Yakuza. More dates will be announced as they are confirmed.

Last month, Kylesa settled on a replacement for the band's vacant drummer position: 2 of them. "Since the dawn of Kylesa, it was our intention to have two drummers but at the time it didn't pan out," the band says. "Finally, after 5 years it has become a reality and two new members have been added to play drums: Jeff Porter from Detroit and Carl McGinley of Savannah (who also drums for the Unpersons). We feel that this is our strongest line up as of yet and new and old songs are coming along great." Kylesa is currently writing material for the follow-up to the band's Prosthetic debut, "To Walk A Middle Course."

Here are the confirmed Kylesa tour dates so far:

4/13 Jacksonville, FL - TBA
4/14 Savannah, GA - The Jinx (with Municipal Waste and Baroness)
4/15 Daytona, FL - TBA
4/21 Tampa, FL – Skate Park of Tampa
4/22 Lake Worth, FL – Klein Dance Studio
4/27 Greensboro, NC – The Flying Anvil
4/28 Philadelphia, PA – TBA (with Victims)
4/29 Brooklyn, NY – Pete’s Sweet Warehouse (with Victims)
4/30 Boston, MA – TBA (with Victims)
5/01 Providence, RI – TBA
5/02 Lemoyne, PA – Champion Ship Records
5/03 Fredericksburg, VA – The Bourbon Room (with The Catalyst, Pygmy Lush, The Jefferson Plane Crash)
5/23 Charlotte, NC – The Milestone (with Baroness)
5/24 Harrisonburg, VA – TBA (with Baroness)
5/25 Youngstown, OH – Nyabinghi (Emissions From the Monolith Fest)
5/28 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St. (with Baroness)
5/30 Washington, DC - Warehouse Next Door (with Baroness, Flowers in the Attic)
5/31 Charleston, SC – Cumberland’s (with Yakuza, Dysrythmia)

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Facedowninshit Announce US Tour Dates

Facedowninshit will tour the U.S. extensively in coming months. Here's the latest tour schedule:

dates w/ Deadbird
3/13 Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy's
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse w/ Rumpelstiltskin Grinder
3/15 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music w/ Municipal Waste, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, more
3/16 Fort Worth, TX @ Wreck Room w/ Municipal Waste, Torche, more
3/18 Austin, TX @ Room 710 (Relapse Records SXSW Showcase)

dates w/ Municipal Waste, Deadbird
3/19 Houston, TX @ The White Swan
3/20 Baton Rouge, LA @ The Darkroom
3/21 Huntsville, AL @ Liberty Design
3/22 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Withered
3/23 Tampa, FL @ Skatepark Of Tampa Transitions Art Gallery
3/24 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
3/25 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub

dates w/ Deadbird
3/26 Savannah, GA @ Le Morte Rouge
3/27 Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Social
3/28 Charleston, SC @ Cumberlands
3/29 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
3/30 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
3/31 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Municipal Waste, Baroness, Magrudergrind
4/1 Washington, DC @ The Warehouse Next Door w/ Lord
4/2 Philadelphia, PA @ Firehouse Bikeshop w/ Black Cobra, The Body, Bonedust
4/7 Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University (MacRock 2006)

4/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Oakland Cafe
4/23 Miami, FL @ Churchhill's
5/2 Phoenix, AZ @ Phix Gallery
5/3 Tijuana, Mexico The Doberman Bar
5/5 Los Angeles, CA @ The Blvd.
5/6 Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen w/ Voetsek, Witch Hunt, more
5/9 Mckinleyville, CA @ Six Rivers Brewery
5/10 Eugene, OR @ The Samurai Duck w/ Human Certainty, Age
5/16 Salt Lake City, UT @ The House
5/17 Denver, CO @ 15th St. Tavern
5/20 Minneapolis, MN @ Cum City w/ Faggot, Monsters of Pot
5/21 Madison, WI @ Mierde Verde Warehouse
5/25 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Viking Dojo w/ Gates of Slumber
5/26 Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi w/ Orange Goblin, Scissorfight, more
5/27 Norfolk, VA @ Peppermint Club w/ Disfear, 9 Shocks Terror, more
5/29 Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel w/ Disfear, 9 Shocks Terror, more

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Relapse Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, the labels fifth consecutive at SXSW, will be held at Room 710 (710 Red River Street) on Saturday, March 18th. The show starts promptly at 8 pm and will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge-holders.

This year’s line-up includes CEPHALIC CARNAGE (Denver, CO), ZOMBI (Pittsburgh, PA), FACEDOWNINSHIT (Carrboro, NC), RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER (Philadelphia, PA), RWAKE (Little Rock, AR) as well as a special appearance by MUNICIPAL WASTE (Richmond, VA). This showcase will mark the first SXSW appearance for new label signings FACEDOWNINSHIT, RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER and RWAKE..

The 2006 Relapse Records showcase will be held in conjunction with long-time label supporters X Taster, Rock Sound and Decibel Magazine.

RELAPSE RECORDS 2006 SXSW SHOWCASE
Saturday, March 18th @ 8:00 pm
Room 710 (710 Red River Street, Austin, TX)

Featuring:

CEPHALIC CARNAGE
ZOMBI
FACEDOWNINSHIT
RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER
RWAKE
MUNICIPAL WASTE

The official gig poster can be viewed here.

Additional information on SXSW can be found at the official SXSW website.

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