Band Photo: Municipal Waste (?)
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Frontman Tony Foresta of Richmond, VA's Municipal Waste has issued the following update about the band's activity:
"Greetings from Richmond! A lot of people have been asking what's been going on with the Waste lately and here is a quick update. Our summer at home is starting to come to an end and for a great summer ender our Best Friends Day gig was outstanding and probably was my favorite shows of the year. It was so much fun playing such a rowdy and energetic show in our hometown with so many amazing people and bands. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported it.
"We are really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things after having the majority of the summer off (which we haven't had in years). You can see our video for 'Acid Sentence' on youtube, myspace and the familiar places. It was produced by the great people at Fangoria. We have some really cool gigs coming up in the near future starting with us Headlining the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest in Oakland California on OCT 9th with our good friends Ghoul, Direct Control and Vitamin X and tons more. We haven't been out west in a long time and we are not sure when we will make it back so DONT MISS IT! Then back on the East Coast on Halloween weekend we are heading down to The Fest in Gainesville Florida. Halloween gigs are really special for us because we always dress up for the occasion and our costumes are usually pretty offensive/ridiculous and this year should be no exception. You have been warned. More...
Virginian crossover thrash metal outfit Municipal Waste has announced that they will be heading back to Europe this December, to make up for their previously cancelled European plans. Joining them on the trek will be Saviours and Ramming Speed.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
It was recently announced that Municipal Waste would be unable to go ahead with the band's previously planned European tour due to a personal emergency. The band has released the following statement regarding the cancellation:
"We regret having to cancel our recent European dates, but an unforeseen family emergency prevented us from being able to make these shows. We apologize to all the fans and promoters. We'll be back on European soil by the end of the year and look forward to seeing all of you soon!"
The affected dates include all shows planned from July 24th in Brussels, Belgium, through to and including the band's planned appearance at Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, UK on August 1st.
Earache Records has announced that Virginian crossover act Municipal Waste has been forced to cancel the previously announced upcoming European tour due to an unforeseen family emergency. The band is expected to make a statement over the coming days. More information on the tour, and whether any dates will be rescheduled, will be announced as it is made available.
Tony Foresta, the lead singer of Virginian crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste, has posted a message online talking about the band's forthcoming appearances in Europe. The message reads as follows:
"As of right now The Waste is cutting back on touring as much as we normally do for this summer, but when we were offered to play both Fluff Fest and Sonisphere we couldn't pass on this opportunity. Even though both festivals are completely different from each other, we feel The Waste fits perfectly with both and we can't wait to trash these places! There's a lot of great cities we're hitting up on this short run as well. Can't wait!
"I'm really pumped about Sonisphere because it's going to be my first time seeing IRON MAIDEN! I've been waiting for this moment since I was a kid. From what I'm told, we get to play the party tent right after they play. It's going to be so much fun!"
Municipal Waste have just announced their participation in this year's "Best Friends Day 9" festival. The festival is a 3 day event which runs on August 19th-21st in Richmond, VA. Headlining the event are Canadian heavy punk rockers Propagandhi. The event also marks the reunion of Black Army Jacket, featuring Dave White of Municipal Waste.
TOXIC HOLOCAUST has announced the following US tour dates:
April 6 - Everett , WA - Tony V’s (w/ GOLERS)
April 7 - Bremerton , WA - AFU (w/ GOLERS)
April 8 - Spokane , WA - The Cretin Hop (w/ GOLERS)
April 10 - Oakland , CA - The Metro (w/ BONDED BY BLOOD, FUELED BY FIRE, NIHILIST)
April 12 - San Diego , CA - Radio Room (FREE Show w/ GOLERS)
April 13 - Boyle Heights , CA - The Blvd. (w/ GOLERS)
April 14 - Sacramento , CA - On The Y (w/ GOLERS)
April 21 - West Chester , PA - The Note (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 22 - Brooklyn , NY - Knitting Factory (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, ATTAKE)
April 23 - Asbury Park , NJ - Asbury Lanes (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
April 25 - Washington , DC - Rock N Roll Hotel (w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, BLACK ANVIL)
w/ MUNICIPAL WASTE, WARBRINGER:
May 12 - Osaka , Japan - Club Quattro
May 13 - Nagoya , Japan - Club Quattro
May 14 - Tokyo , Japan - Club Quattro
May 27 - Austin , TX - Red 7 (as part of Chaos In Tejas)
Ryan Waste, guitarist of crossover thrash metal band Municipal Waste, has announced that he has formed a new band entitled Volture, which will be more in the vein of bands such as Judas Priest, Mercyful Fate and Heavy Load. A statement from Ryan Waste reads as follows:
"Ever since I was a young headbanger, I dreamed of doing a real heavy metal band. Growing up on Judas Priest and eventually delving into more obscure NWOBHM bands, I yearned to have one of my own. It wasn’t until 8 years ago when I met our vocalist, Brent Hubbard, that I thought this would actually be possible. His natural singing ability floored me upon the first note and I knew we needed to start a band. It’s been a long time coming, but I am proud to say we have arrived in full force to shock the world with Volture! In this heavy metal ensemble, I returned to my musical roots as a bass player along side the phenomenal shredder Nick Poulos on guitar. Joined by veteran Barry Cover behind the kit, we are now stronger than ever."
Richmond, VA metal band MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced a small number of tour dates to be played in the Northeast this April. MUNICIPAL WASTE will be joined by TOXIC HOLOCAUST on all dates. The dates are as follows:
04/21 - The Note West Chester, Pennsylvania
04/22 - Knitting Factory Brooklyn, New York
04/25 - Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
MUNICIPAL WASTE will also commence their first-ever tour of Latin America this Friday in Guadalajara, Mexico. "Latin America has always been on our list of places to spread the Waste;" says guitarist, Ryan Waste. "I know how passionate the crowds are about heavy music down there and we're going to deliver. I'm prepared for some wild shows to ensue." More...
Richmond, VA metal band MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced more South American tour dates. "South America has always been on our list of places to spread the Waste;" says guitarist, Ryan Waste. "I know how passionate the crowds are about heavy music down there and we're going to deliver. I'm prepared for some wild shows to ensue." Confirmed South American tour dates are as follows:
5 mar 2010 @ Sindicato de Industria Y Comercio, Guadalajara, Mexico
6 mar 2010 @ Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico
7 mar 2010 @ Teatro Metro, Bogota, Colombia
10 mar 2010 @ Barranco Bar, Lima, Peru
11 mar 2010 @ Teatro Novedades, Santiago, Chile
12 mar 2010 @ Hammer Rock Bar, Campinas, Brazil
13 mar 2010 @ Clash Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
14 mar 2010 @ Teatro Odisseia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
15 mar 2010 @ Drakkar Music Hall, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Having just completed a run in the UK/Europe, Richmond, VA's Municpal Waste are headed straight back onto the road this March for a number of dates in South America. "South America has always been on our list of places to spread the Waste," says guitarist Ryan Waste. "I know how passionate the crowds are about heavy music down there and we're going to deliver. I'm prepared for some wild shows to ensue."
The full list of South American dates is as follows:
3/5 2010 @ Sindicato de Industria Y Comercio, Guadalajara, Mexico
3/6 2010 @ Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico
3/7 2010 @ Teatro Metro, Bogota, Colombia
3/10 2010 @ Barranco Bar, Lima, Peru
3/11 2010 @ Teatro Novedades, Santiago, Chile
3/12 2010 @ Hammer Rock Bar, Campinas, Brazil
3/13 2010 @ Clash Club, Sao Paulo, Brazil
3/14 2010 @ Teatro Odisseia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Crossover thrash metal outfit Municipal Waste are currently on a headlining tour in Europe where they are supporting the release of their latest studio album, "Massive Aggressive." A message from drummer Dave Witte reads as follows:
"The tour has been the best one so far I think. Every country and show has been packed and full of energy. Our first time in Stockholm was incredible. We have one Norwegian show left in Bergen tonight before we return to the UK, which is basically our second home - can't wait!! Get ready, we're coming full force!"
Live TOXIC HOLOCAUST footage taped during the band’s recent co-headlining European tour has been posted online on Nitrox.tv. This pro-shot footage was filmed on December 15th during the tour’s stop in München, Germany at Feierwerk. TOXIC HOLOCAUST was teamed up with SKELETONWITCH and GOATWHORE for this most recent run.
TOXIC HOLOCAUST japanese tour dates with MUNICIPAL WASTE, WARBRINGER as part of "Extreme The Dojo 24" are as follows:
May 12 - Osaka, Japan - Club Quattro
May 13 - Nagoya, Japan - Club Quattro
May 14 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro
Virginian MUNICIPAL WASTE have finished the North American leg
of their "Waste the World" headlining tour in December, and are now
preparing for the start of their European leg.
MUNICIPAL WASTE will head out to Europe next week in support of their
critically acclaimed new album, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE, which debuted at number
10 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Joining MUNICIPAL WASTE will be
VICTIMS and REPROACH.
MUNICIPAL WASTE frontman TONY FORESTA comments:
"I'm really pumped that we're coming back over to do a proper Massive
Aggressive tour in Europe. I'm also very excited to be bringing a band like
Victims with us. We've been trying to tour with them for a while and it's
great that it worked out for this run. From the shows we have played
together with them in the past, I feel that the Waste and Victims are a
pretty lethal combination. Expect a lot of new songs in the set as well as
a heap of old surprises. Looking forward to this one. See you soon!" More...
Virginia metal band MUNICIPAL WASTE has just announced tour dates for March of 2010 in Central and South America and for May of 2010 in Japan. The dates are as follows:
03/05 - Guadlajara, Mexico @ Calle 2
03/06 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador
03/07 - Bogota, Colombia @ Teatro Metro
03/10 - Lima Peru @ Barranco Bar
03/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Novedades
03/12 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Teatro Roxy
03/13 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Marques
03/14 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Teatro Odisseia
05/12 - Tokyo, Japan @ Club Quattro
05/13 - Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro
05/14 - Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro More...
Canadian heavy metal act Cauldron have spent the last month touring North America with label mates Municipal Waste on the "Waste The World" tour. This coming Sunday, December 6th, the tour will reach Cauldron's hometown of Toronto, where the band are set to capture their Opera House show on film for an upcoming DVD.
The tour still has the following dates remaining:
12/6 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/7 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
12/8 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (Upstairs)
12/9 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
12/10 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/11 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
Municipal Waste are currently out on the road on the “Waste the World" tour and they performed on Thursday, November 19th at the Key Club in Los Angeles, CA. The Key Club is the home of the band Steel Panther, and they have a rig that allows the bass player to fly over the crowd. Bassist Land Phil had known about this and he wanted to take to the skies. Here is what Phil had to say about the experience:
"We had seen a band called Steel Panther at the Key Club do this stunt before and since they play there every Monday I figured that they had the rig set up all the time. When we arrived at the venue I was right! After asking the stage manager if it was ok we began rehearsing the spot, I think I went up in the air about 3 times before the doors opened. When the show started I was looking at the set list counting down the songs getting more and more nervous about it, When I was hanging over the audience ( probably about 20 ft. in the air ) I remember thinking These WASTE fans are really getting their money’s worth eh? Ha ha! When I landed Dave clicked in sadistic magician and the rest was history!”
Taco Bell continues to "Feed the Beat" for up-and-coming rock acts and announced today the 100 bands that made the 2009 Feed the Beat lineup. Celebrating its fourth year, Feed the Beat provides free food and marketing support to America’s up-and-coming rock acts. This year, touring bands from across the nation, including The All-American Rejects, The Acacia Strain, Municipal Waste, Atreyu, Owl City, Dr. Dog, and more, will receive $500 in Taco Bell Bucks. More than just free food, bands also receive marketing support for their music.
Music fans will be able to discover each Feed the Beat band on Taco Bell’s Virtual Music Festival Web site, which showcases their music and exclusive content created for the site. Once there, fans can listen to bands they know or discover new tunes as they stream music via the Feed the Beat Music Player.
“Feed the Beat began as a simple way to show how much we love and support independent music, but it’s grown to become a benchmark for how Taco Bell supports bands and artists,” said David Ovens, Chief Marketing Officer, Taco Bell Corp. “Our Feed the Beat bands have been showcased via our partnerships with MTV and ESPN, as we work hard to highlight their talent and music. Whether helping to extend the spotlight on their nominations for Video Music Awards, getting them to play at the VMAs, or creating live concerts and soundtrack opportunities during the X Games, the work never stops in support of our bands. We want to help our 2009 lineup to realize at least the same type of success and hopefully more.”
Taco Bell is proud to congratulate all of the 2009 Feed the Beat bands: More...
Victims and Municipal Waste will be touring in Europe together this winter. Victims released the "Lies, Lies, Lies" 7" EP and their album "Killer" on Deathwish Inc. earlier this year. Here are the latest Victims tour dates:
11/26: Stockholm, Sweden @ Kafe 44 w/ Spectra Hawk
11/27: Goteborg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska w/ Spectra Hawk
11/28: Malmo, Sweden @ Utkanten w/ Spectra Hawk
01/19: Berlin, Germany @ Magnet Club w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/20: Stuttgart, Germany @ Juha West w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/21: Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/22: Bologna, Italy @ Sottotetto Club w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/23: Treviso, Italy @ New Age Club w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/25: Hamburg, Germany @ TBA w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
01/27: Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser w/ Municipal Waste
01/28: Oslo, Norway @ Betong w/ Municipal Waste
01/29: Bergen, Norway @ Garage w/ Municipal Waste
01/30: Birmingham, UK @ Academy w/ Municipal Waste
02/01: Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts w/ Municipal Waste
02/02: Leeds, UK @ Cockpit w/ Municipal Waste
02/04: London, UK @ Scala w/ Municipal Waste
02/05: Bolwerk, Netherlands @ Sneek w/ Municipal Waste, Reproach
02/06: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Milkweg w/ Municipal Waste
American crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste has announced a series of headlining shows in Europe that will kick off in January. This tour is in support of the bands latest studio album, "Massive Aggressive" which is in stores now through Earache Records. Support on the tour will come from Reproach.
The European tour dates are as follows: More...