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From: Richmond, VA, United States
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Beefy funny man, Billy Milano once said “Skinheads and bangers and punks stand as one Crossover to a final scene.” This insight he offered on S.O.D.’s 1985 release “Speak English or Die” would serve as a rallying cry for hardcore punks and metal heads to come together. Not only did this song help create a mindset for bringing together two scenes; it also constructed a formula for the two styles to merge. Known simply as metalcore or crossover, the term came to describe how hardcore bands added metal’s solos and heft to their arrangements, while thrash absorbed the speed, attitude and brevity of hardcore to their compositions.
Milano also claimed “It’s not the way you wear your hair, it’s what’s inside of you.” Even though these words ring true twenty-seven years after publication, and so often we see the two lines blurring together, hair styles have pretty much remained the same (minus poodle hair and mullets). Short hair, often bald or spiky, is still relegated to punks, while long hair is a feature of head bangers. Regardless of attitude and opposition to the mainstream, many punks and metal heads prefer to segregate.
After hearing an inspiring hardcore/crossover album from "The Casualties" and attending festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest and Chaos in Tejas that mesh metal and hardcore in the last year, I felt the need to research and write an article on the history of this topic. Through the usual resource of the Internet, Ian Christe’s book “Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal” and a first person source, I hope to shed light on this phenomenon. In the following article, we will look at the interchangeable qualities of punk and metal, as well as delving into each style’s social constraints. We will look at the bands that started this movement and analyze how the art form has evolved. Ready yourself for a crash course on punk-thrash crossover movement. More...
AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 5, 2012) – FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.
Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times below. More...
Philadelphia-based progressive thrashers Vektor, who are currently in the middle of a U.S. headlining tour, have confirmed a string of North American shows with Napalm Death and Municipal Waste.
The band will be appearing as a special guest for eight shows at the beginning of the tour - which also features Exhumed - kicking off on October 26th in Springfield, Virginia. Vektor frontman David Disanto comments:
"We're all extremely stoked to be sharing the stage with such awesome and legendary bands! This will be our first time on the road as a support act and it's an honor because we're big fans of all the bands."
See Vektor on tour at the following shows: More...
Exhumed, having just finished brutalizing stages on the final nights of the Summer Slaughter tour, has announce a next North American excursion supporting co-headliners Napalm Death and Municipal Waste.
Notes frontman Matt Harvey: “We had planned to finish up our tour cycle for All Guts, No Glory with the Summer Slaughter tour we're currently wrapping up, but as we kept talking about bands we'd like to go out and support on tour, the top two names on the list were quite literally Napalm Death and Municipal Waste. Needless to say, when we were had the opportunity to take part in this tour, our plans to stay home and work on a new record just seemed boring in comparison. There was no way we were passing this up!
"In the immortal words of Mick 'Human Tornado' Harris, we are bloody chuffed to take part in such an autopsy holocaust doss! I couldn't think of a better bill for us, and the prospect of playing with even more of our favorite bands like Attitude Adjustment, Repulsion, and Dayglo Abortions only sweetens the pot! So please bring your liberty spikes, English Dogs-style crimped hair, crusty dreads, hessian thrash bangs, patch jackets, bootleg LARM shirts and as much beer as you can possibly sneak into the venue, because this one is going to be fucking insane! See you there!”
The upcoming Exhumed tour dates are as follows: More...
Napalm Death will be co-headlining a North American tour with Municipal Waste starting this October. The band will be touring in support of new album, "Utilitarian," which was released this past February. This 5-week trek also features Exhumed as support, plus Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, and Speedwolf on select dates. All upcoming tour dates are below.
Oct 26--Springfield, VA--Empire
Oct 27--New York, NY--Gramercy Theater
Oct 28--New London, CT--El N Gee
Oct 29--Boston, MA--Middle East
Oct 31--Montreal, QC--Les Foufounes Electriques
Nov 1--Toronto, ON--The Opera House
Nov 2--Austin, TX--Fun Fun Fun Fest**
Nov 3--Chicago, IL--Reggie's***
Nov 4--St Paul, MN--Station-4*
with DAYGLO ABORTIONS
Nov 5--Winnipeg, MB--Osborne Village Inn
Nov 6--Regina, SK--Riddell Centre
Nov 7--Edmonton, AB--The Pawn Shop
Nov 9--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw Theater
with ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
Nov 10--Seattle, WA--Neumo's, with MARTHA SPLATTERHEAD'S REVENGE
Nov 11--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theater
Nov 13--San Francisco, CA--DNA Lounge
Nov 14--Santa Ana, CA-Observatory, with REPULSION
Nov 15--Hollywood, CA--House Of Blues, with DWARVES
Nov 16--Tempe, AZ--Rocky Point
Nov 17--El Paso, TX--House Of Rock*
Nov 18--Ft Worth, TX--Rail Club***
Nov 20--Nashville, TN--Exit In
Nov 23--Richmond, VA--Kingdom
Nov 24--Charlotte, NC--The Casbah
Nov 25--Knoxville, TN--The Valarium
Nov 26--Birmingham, AL--Zydeco
Nov 27--New Orleans, LA--Siberia
Nov 30--Atlanta, GA--Terminal West
Dec 1--Tampa, FL--Orpheum Theater
Dec 2--Miami, FL--Grand Central, Barge To Hell Pre-Party**
Dec 3-7--Barge To Hell**
* = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED only
** = NAPALM DEATH, MUNICIPAL WASTE only
*** = NAPALM DEATH, EXHUMED only
Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its finalized lineup for 2012. In addition to headliners Run-DMC, Refused, Santigold and David Cross, who appear on genre-related, color-coded stages, the festival features a Black Stage devoted to heavier acts. Some of these acts include Tomahawk, Turbonegro, Earth, Napalm Death, Against Me, Between The Buried & Me, Municipal Waste and many more (see the complete lineup below). More...
Municipal Waste has premiered a new animated music video online for "You're Cut Off," which was created by Pierre Mousquet and Jerume Cauwe. Check out the video clip below.
“We've always wanted to see an animated Waste video and this blew away our expectations,” shares Municipal Waste’s very enthused front man Tony Foresta. “I'm stoked that the Wizard came out of his brief retirement to make an appearance as well. I've watched this thing over 40 times and I still keep finding hidden gems. If you hated our band before, you are really going to hate us after you witness this beautiful piece of work.”
The Barge to Hell will sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and will not return you to the real world for five days until Friday, December 7th, 2012. The organizers of the floating festival have now issued the following announcement about confirming Corrosion of Conformity for the cruise:
"Every good old barge is corroded. But they are better, they are the Barge to Hell, The World's Most Extreme Metal Cruise and they have Corrosion of Conformity! Barge to Hell, the cruise where everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the Artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison.
"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from around the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days."
The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...
Barge To Hell is a five-day cruise from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. It departs from Miami, Florida on Monday, December 3rd and stops at Nassau, Bahamas before returning to Miami on Friday, December 7th. Booking for the cruise has opened to the general public, so book yours today.
The full Barge To Hell lineup so far is as follows, with many more bands to be announced: More...
Virginia's speed metal punks Municipal Waste are bringing their space terror back to North America beginning May 27th on a 2-leg headlining run presented by Scion A/V. The first leg features Black Tusk as support and the second leg features 3 Inches Of Blood as direct support with openers Black Tusk.
The band is out spreading the word about new album "The Fatal Feast" available now on Nuclear Blast. Tour dates are:
5/25: Las Vegas, NV @ Country Saloon - (Punk Rock Bowling Fest)
1st Leg - MUNICIPAL WASTE with Black Tusk
5/27: Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro-Lounge
5/28: Atlanta, GA @ 529
5/29: Orlando, FL @ The Social
5/30: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
6/1: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk / Chaos In Tejas Music Fest ***MW ONLY***
6/2: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
6/3: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
6/5: Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
2nd Leg - MUNICIPAL WASTE with 3 Inches Of Blood & Black Tusk
6/11: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
6/12: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
6/13: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
6/15: Seattle, WA @ Neumo's Crystal Ball Reading Room
6/16: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
6/18: Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
6/19: Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
6/21: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club
6/22: Columbus, OH @ Screaming Willies
6/23: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
6/24: Albany, NY @ Bogie's
6/25: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/26: New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following announcement about upcoming shows from Municipal Waste:
"US-based punk-thrashers Municipal Waste have just announced the first dates for this year’s inWASTEion of Europe. Check below to find out where and when the fatal feasts will take place, equip yourselves with booze and prepare to get wasted! More dates to be announced soon – stay tuned!"
06.07. S Gävle - Getaway Festival
09.07. UK Manchester - Moho
10.07. UK London - Dingwalls
12.07. D Ballenstedt - Rockharz Festival
13.07. B Dour - Dour Fest
15.07. I Pinarella - Rockplanet
17.07. D Munich - Feierwerk
18.07. A Innsbruck - Weekender
19.07. D Stuttgart - JuHa West
20.07. NL Lichtenvoorde - Zwarte Cross
21.07. DK Copenhagen - Showdown Fest
27.07. F Sélestat - Lez Arts Sceniques
28.07. NL Steenwijk - Stonehenge Festival
03.08. E Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
04.08. UK Lympne - Hevy Fest
06.08. I Cannole - Salento Summer Festival
08.08. SLO Tolmin - Metal Camp
09.08. D Chemnitz - Rock Im Betonwerk
10.08. CZ Josefov - Brutal Assault
11.08. FIN Oulu - Jalometalli Fest
13.08. D Hamburg - Hafenklang
14.08. D Berlin - Magnet
15.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze Festival
16.08. CH Zürich - Dynamo
18.08. F Thiex - Motocular Fest More...
Richmond, Virginia thrash masters Municipal Waste have work to do. In this exclusive video for "Repossession" released through Scion A/V, director David Brodsky catches the band members as they live up to their declaration "We got the goods...and soon we'll have all yours!"
Neither couch potato, pizza delivery man, nor bicyclist is safe from Waste Repo in the video clip available below. You can also check out the band's previously posted video for "Fatal Feast" at this location. Municipal Waste dropped new album "The Fatal Feast" on April 10th, 2012. More...
You've seen the video for the title track from Municipal Waste's "The Fatal Feast," which was released in North America yesterday, (or if you haven't, check out it now here), and now you can watch the behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot. Check out the making-of clip in the player below.
Scion A/V Metal has partnered with Municipal Waste to release the “non radio-friendly” version of the song “Repossession” from the band’s new album "The Fatal Feast," plus two re-recorded tracks from deep in the band’s discography. The tracks are available today as digital downloads at this location.
Guitarist Ryan Waste provides details:
“The tracks ‘Garbage Stomp’ and ‘Poser Disposer’ are from 2002 and were previously recorded for our 2nd release ever: a split 12” with Crucial Unit which is now out of print. We finally re-recorded them with Dave Witte on drums. ‘Garbage Stomp’ is the intro – which we’re bringing back on [our upcoming] tour.”
You can also check out Municipal Waste's recently posted music video for "The Fatal Feast" at this location.
U.S. thrash band Municipal Waste posted a new music video for "The Fatal Feast" (seen below), the title track off the band's forthcoming LP due out release on April 10, 2012 (North America) and April 13, 2012 (EU) through Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out "The Fatal Feast" here:
Metalunderground.com is premiering a studio tour by Sanford Parker as part of the upcoming Scion A/V video series from their Music(less) Conference. In this video, producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Buried At Sea, Yakuza) gives a tour of Engine Studios in Chicago, from the main room to the control room.
Scion A/V is set to launch a variety of exclusive online video content that was taken from their most recent Scion Music(less) Music Conference, a two-day event that brings together a diverse selection of experts to discuss the relevant issues in the music industry. Consisting of panels, debates, one-on-one interviews and workshops, and attended by music’s most cutting edge artists and the industry’s biggest influencers, the conference’s goal is to provide developing talent with knowledge and resources for evolving careers.
The conference videos will be released on March 26 at scionav.com/mmc and youtube.com/scionav and feature appearances from Mark Mothersbaugh, Mark Ronson, Steve Aoki, Nadastrom, Todd Edwards, Dam-Funk, Kurt Ballou, 45 King, Sanford Parker and others who provide an intimate look at their music-making process as well as discussing their careers in absolute detail and candor.
Along with the studio tours, there are panels and workshop videos featuring industry newsmakers that will be available to view, highlighting music business topics such as “What I Learned” featuring Wino, “Artists on Hating,” featuring Dwid Hellion of Integrity, and questions such as “How to Pick a Label and Deal With Them?” featuring Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste. Other panels include music business topics such as “The Role of Zines” and questions such as “Why Start A Label Now?”
“Scion believes the current state of the music industry is an ever-changing climate,” says Jeri Yoshizu, Manager of Sales Promotions for Scion. “The primary focus of the Scion Music(less) Music Conference is to center on the factors of the current business landscape and elaborate on how to thrive sensibly and successfully and we’re happy to bring what was discussed there to the interested public at large.”
Studio Tour with Sanford Parker (Scion AV)
Ryan Waste of Municipal Waste looks back at the many years of thrashing and shredding with his legendary, one-of-a-kind MW guitar in the video clip available below. "Fernandes will be making me a new MW AX" he states, "but I still love the original. Many people do. I'll still be playing both."
Ryan’s new custom left-handed Fernandes V-Hawk guitar will make its live debut tonight. Municipal Waste's new album "The Fatal Feast" is due out April 10th (North America) and April 13th, 2012 (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records.
Scion A/V has posted the second in a series of video clips online of Municipal Waste discussing the new album "The Fatal Feast" and the "Repossession" video. Check out the clip below. Scion A/V commented:
"We sat down with Municipal Waste at Nuclear Blast HQ to discuss their upcoming music video for the song 'Repossession.' Finally, a junkyard music video from the Waste!"
The album is due for release on April 10th, 2012 (North America) and April 13th, 2012 (EU) through Nuclear Blast Records.
U.S. thrash band Municipal Waste is streaming the new track "Religion Proof" through Metal Sucks (see below). The track will be released only as a green flexidisc offered through Decibel Magazine #89. The song was recording during the sessions for the forthcoming LP "The Fatal Feast," but will not appear on same. "Fatal Feast" is due for release on April 10, 2012 (North America) and April 13, 2012 (EU) through Nuclear Blast Records.
Check out "Religion Proof" here:
Chaos in Tejas has released its schedule for the the punk flavored music festival that takes place May 31st through June 3rd, 2012 at various venues in Austin, Texas. Saint Vitus, Nasum, Winter, Absu and Toxic Holocaust are among the artists scheduled to appear at this year's installment.
Chaos in Tejas 2012 schedule is as follows: More...
Read the full article at Chaos in Tejas.