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.
A total of 30 metal, rock and punk writers at Sweden's Close–Up magazine have voted in the magazine's annual critics' album-of-the-year poll. The final results were as follows:
01. SYSTEM OF A DOWN – "Mezmerize"
02. OPETH – "Ghost Reveries"
03. NINE INCH NAILS – "With Teeth"
04. THE MARS VOLTA – "Frances the Mute"
05. MUNICIPAL WASTE – "Hazardous Mutation"
06. TURBONEGRO – "Party Animals"
07. NILE – "Annihilation of the Wicked"
08. HELLACOPTERS – "Rock & Roll Is Dead"
09. NEVERMORE – "This Godless Endeavor"
10. BLINDSIDE – "The Great Depression"
11. CANDLEMASS – "Candlemass"
12. DARK FUNERAL – "Attera Totus Sanctus"
13. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – "Lullabies to Paralyze"
14. ANNIHILATION TIME – "II"
15. BIG BUSINESS – "Head for the Shallow"
16. STATIC–X – "Start a War"
17. CROWBAR – "Lifesblood for the Downtrodden"
18. HYPOCRISY – "Virus"
19. PORCUPINE TREE – "Deadwing"
20. DOZER – "Through the Eyes of Heathens"
For more information on Close-Up, visit www.closeupmagazine.net.
Burnt by the Sun's original line-up, including recently departed vocalist Mike Olender and drummer Dave Witte, will be reuniting (along with new guitarist Nick Hale) to write a final album for Relapse Records in 2006. After over a year of patting back and forth on the prospects for a reunion, the band has decided to work around conflicting schedules, careers and family obligations to write another record.
"After hearing the new material and thinking about what could be done, the feelings of leaving something unfinished made themselves very present and also re-confirmed the lost connection between us, said Witte. “I am happy that we have grown in the time that has past and will be able to finish what we started."
With Witte now based in Richmond and constantly on tour with Municipal Waste and Melt Banana, and Olender having limiting career obligations and commitments to Nora and For the Love Of, the band is going to do what it takes to satisfy its needs for a final record.
Fans can expect a conceptual continuation of the last record but much heavier music, in the spirit of the older material. "Frankly, the new material knocked me out," added Olender. "It is layered, dark and very heavy. It is music that speaks of the times we’re in."
Recording is expected in 2006. So far, one new track, "Tacolypse Now", has been written. The record will also feature a re-recorded track from the split ep with Luddite Clone.
Matt Bayles will once again be producing the band.
Rhythmnden Fest 10 Years Of Mosh will take place on November 19th at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. The show will feature an appearance by Shai Hulud, including vocalist Geert, who will be flying in from Europe. Doors open at 2 PM and tickets are $25. The following bands have been confirmed (with more TBA):
The Red Chord
Robots And Empire
Two bands have dropped off next year's Maryland Death Fest, scheduled to take place May 27th and 28th 2006 at The Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Those bands are FISTFUCK and FRIGHTMARE. The following explanation has been posted on the Maryland Death Fest website:
"A band member in FISTFUCK had a personal matter come up and won't be able to travel to the US next May. It is not the bands fault, nor is it ours. The band has stated they will play shows in the US as soon as it is possible again.
Also, although FRIGHTMARE was the first band we confirmed for MDF IV, they have canceled. Now they don't want to make their appearance exclusive to MDF and that's the only explanation we can provide you. As frustrating as this for us, that's all we're going to say. "
The following five bands have been added, in addition to replacing FRIGHTMARE and FISTFUCK:
BURNT BY THE SUN (New Jersey)
They join the following list of previously confirmed bands: More...
6 more bands have added to the Maryland Deathfest line which is scheduled to take place May 27-28th of next year at The Sonar Baltimore. The bands are as follows:
Municipal Waste (Virginia)
The previously announced line-up is as follows:
Butcher ABC (Japan)
Sanity's Dawn (Germany)
Total Fucking Destruction (Pennsylvania)
Beneath the Massacre (Canada)
Electro Quaterstaff (Canada)
The first dates have been announced for the forthcoming tour featuring CONVERGE, THE RED CHORD and DARKEST HOUR. RINGWORM will be opening some dates while MUNICIPAL WASTE will be opening others. Dates are as follows: More...
Richmond¹s MUNICIPAL WASTE have released their new video 'Unleash The Bastards' and have posted it online as well. MUNICIPAL WASTE¹s first album for Earache 'Hazardous Mutation' is due for release August 29th in Europe and September 20th in the US.
Richmond thrash-core kings Municipal Waste have finished work on their debut album for Earache. Entitled 'Hazardous Mutation', The Waste's new album was recorded in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia, by Corey Smoot (aka Flattus of Gwar). 'We are very excited about this record and we feel its by far our best material to date,' states frontman Tony Foresta.
'Hazardous Mutation' features the debut of new drummer Dave Witte (Burnt By The Sun, Discordance Axis), and is highly recommended for fans of 'crossover', particularly old DRI. (Also recommended for fans of beer bongs, Ocean Pacific couture, and wizards.) 'Hazardous Mutation' features cover art by the one and only master of all thrash artwork, Ed Repka, best known for his work for Megadeth.
'Hazardous Mutation' hits US stores Sept 20 (Aug 29 in the UK/Europe). In the meantime, you can check out an advance mp3 here and look out for The Waste on tour -- they're currently wrapping up an East Coast US tour with Coliseum but they'll be hitting the road again and again in 05 to spread the 'Mutation' across the globe.
Coliseum and Municipal Waste will be teaming up for a brief tour in late-June and early-July. Here are the dates:
6/24 Baltimore MD @ Ottobar
6/25 Allentown PA @ Pirate's Cove
6/26 Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Roboto Project
6/27 Rochester NY @ Hazelwood Lodge
6/28 Wallingford CT @ Wallingford American Legion
6/29 Burlington VT @ Club 242 Main
6/30 Providence RI @ American Legion Hall
7/1 Boston MA @ Middle East w/ Hirax
7/2 New York NY @ ABC No Rio [afternoon show]
7/2 Brooklyn NY @ Crewtonz House Of God [night show] (tentative)
7/3 Richmond VA @ Nanci Raygun
Municipal Waste will be touring the East Coast briefly, beginning later this week. Here are the tour dates:
2/24 Richmond VA @ Skateland Of Richmond w/ Asshole Parade, more
2/25 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ RAMBO, Asshole Parade, more
2/26 Wilkinsburg PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ RAMBO, Asshole Parade, more
2/27 Louisville KY @ Keswick Democratic Club w/ Coliseum, Asshole Parade, more
2/28 Nashville TN @ The End w/ Asshole Parade, more
3/1 Athens GA @ Tight Pockets w/ Asshole Parade, more
3/2 Gainesville FL @ The Atlantic w/ Asshole Parade, more
3/3 Tampa FL @ The Skatepark of Tampa w/ Torche, more
3/4 Miami FL @ The Lemming Theatre w/ Torche, Hibernus Mortis
3/5 Daytona Beach FL @ Nicely's Tavern w/ Torche, Brain Damage
3/6 Savannah GA @ Shut Up and Skate w/ Kylesa, Baroness
Former Burnt By The Sun, Human Remains, etc. drummer Dave Witte will be quite busy in 2005, as he continues to be involved in a handful of projects. For starters, Witte will be on the road with Municipal Waste in late-February and early-March. Witte will also be playing on Melt Banana's next tour of the U.S., which will run from April to June. Moreover, Agoraphobic Nosebleed tentatively have plans to make an appearance or two this year, and Witte will be on the drums for those. On the release front, he recently joined a new band called Hex Machine. The group played their first show on January 10th and will record a demo in the near future. Meanwhile, Black Army Jacket's discography will be released in the very near future by Black Box Recordings. Finally, the next East West Blast Test album, tentatively entitled "Unpopular Music For Popular People," should be available this spring through Ipecac Recordings.
Municipal Waste and Asshole Parade will be touring the East Coast briefly next month. More dates will be announced, but here are the latest tour dates:
2/24 Richmond VA @ Skateland Of Richmond w/ Suppression, Pink Razors
2/25 Philadelphia PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Caustic Christ, Endless Nightmare
2/26 Wilkinsburg PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ RAMBO, Caustic Christ, Warzone Womyn
2/27 Louisville KY @ Keswick Democratic Club w/ Coliseum, RAMBO
2/28 Nashville TN @ The End w/ Snakeskin Machinegun, Neon Deads
Drummer Dave Witte, who recently left Burnt By The Sun, has now joined Municipal Waste, the Richmond thrash/metal band that signed with Earache Records earlier this year. Here's what Witte had to say about the move:
"I am an ultra whirlwind holocaust attack, stoked to join The Waste. It's a thrill to be a part of a band that is fun. Expect some serious thrashin' action."