Band Photo: Municipal Waste (?)
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
"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"
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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:
Bullet For My Valentine
Sick Of It All
Boy Sets Fire
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
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.
The new additions are: More...
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
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.