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Municipal Waste

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Formed: 2001
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Municipal Waste News

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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Municipal Waste Announces New Tour Dates

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...

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Municipal Waste Releases "Repossession" Video

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...

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Municipal Waste Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

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.

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Municipal Waste Streaming "Repossession"

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.

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Municipal Waste Posts New Music Video

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:

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Sanford Parker's Studio Tour Video Premiere

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)

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Ryan Waste Looks Back On Iconic Guitar

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.

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Municipal Waste Discusses New Video

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.

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Municipal Waste Premieres "Religion Proof"

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:

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Chaos in Tejas Festival 2012 Schedule

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.

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Municipal Waste Reveals Track List And Album Art

U.S. thrashers Municipal Waste unveiled the album artwork and track listing for the forthcoming LP "The Fatal Feast." The album is due for release on April 10, 2012 (North America) and April 13, 2012 (EU) through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "The Fatal Feast" is as follows:

1. Waste in Space
2. Repossession
3. New Dead Masters
4. Unholy Abductor
5. Idiot Check
6. Covered in Sick/The Barfer
7. You're Cut Off
8. Authority Complex
9. Standards and Practices
10. Crushing Chest Wound
11. The Monster With 21 Faces
12. Jesus Freaks
13. The Fatal Feast
14. 12 Step Program
15. Death Tax
16. Residential Disaster More...

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Iron Reagan Streaming New Demo

Tony Foresta (Municipal Waste, No Friends), LandPhil Hall (Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse), Ryan Parish (Darkest Hour, Suppression, City of Caterpillar) and Paul Burnette (Darkest Hour, Crack Head) have formed a new band titled Iron Reagan.

Iron Reagan has just released a free 4 song demo available through bandcamp. Check out the songs from the release below. The demo was recorded in Richmond, Virginia by Landphil and Mastered by Mammoth Sound.

The band will also be playing its first show this Sunday in Richmond, VA at Strange Matter with Weekend Nacho's, Full of Hell and others. Visit this location. for more details on the show. More...

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Municipal Waste Reveals New Album Title

American crossover thrash outfit Municipal Waste has announced that they have completed work on their fifth studio album, which will be released next year through Nuclear Blast Records under the title "The Fatal Feast." A message from frontman Tony Foresta reads as follows:

"We're calling the record The Fatal Feast, and are expecting it to come out early next year along with a healthy dose of touring. The record is also going to feature some guest spots from John Connelly (guitarist, vocalist for Nuclear Assault), Steve Moore (who plays bass and synthesizers for Zombi), and vocalist Tim Barry (ex-Avail). The Waste is really looking forward to providing you with the soundtrack to the end of the world in 2012. See you there!"

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Lake Bukkake Added To Metal Suckfest

The Metal Suckfest -- the 2-day, 20-band, MetalSucks-curated metal festival being held at NYC's Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th -- has made a last minute addition to its Day 1 roster: NYC pornogrind act Lake Bukkake will open the fest, prior to headliners Municipal Waste, God Forbid, Today is the Day, Howl, Black Tusk, and many more. Metalsucks commented:

"After months and months and months of negotiations — and by 'negotiations,' we mean 'us pestering and begging them constantly' — the group has FINALLY agreed to emerge from their shell to play the opening set on Day 1 of The Metal Suckfest, one week from today, Friday, November 4. The band will play both I Left My Heart…and 1996's Shut Up it’s Good for Your Complexion in their entirety. (The combined running time of both albums is less than fifteen minutes.)

"They also PROMISED us to debut at LEAST two songs from Chinese Bukkakacy, which they have, indeed, been working on for awhile (although apparently it may not be called that anymore — 'The idea seemed pretty funny in 2006, not so much anymore,' the band told us by e-mail)."

The full Metal Sucks fest lineup is as follows: More...

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More Bands Added To The Metal Suckfest Lineup

The inaugural Metal Suckfest, a 2-day metal festival set to take place on November 4th and 5th at New York City's Gramercy Theater, has announced four additional bands have been added to the lineup. All Pigs Must Die and This is Hell will appear on Friday, November 4th alongside Municipal Waste, while Three and Last Chance to Reason will open for Cynic on Saturday, November 5th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, November 3rd (PRE-GAME)

Keep of Kalessin
Abigail Williams

Friday, November 4th More...

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More Bands Announced For Metal Suckfest

MetalSucks has announced the latest batch of bands to appear at The Metal Suckfest, a concert event this fall spanning two days and featuring 20 bands. As previously announced, Municipal Waste will headline the first night, Friday, November 4th, while Cynic will headline the second night, Saturday, November 5th, at NYC's Gramercy Theater.

The lineup so far is shaping up as such:

Municipal Waste
God Forbid
Today is the Day
Black Tusk
Ramming Speed
Prime Evil

The Red Chord
A Life Once Lost
Scale the Summit
Fight Amp

The remaining four bands to play the festival will be announced soon. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this Friday, September 9th, at 10am at LiveNation.com.

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MetalSucks Announces Inaugural "Metal Suckfest"

MetalSucks, in conjunction with Live Nation, has announced THE METAL SUCKFEST, a metal festival that will take place at New York City's Gramercy Theater and feature 20 bands over the course of two days, November 4th and 5th. MUNICIPAL WASTE will headline the first night, while CYNIC will close the festival the following evening. Additional event support is coming from Indie Merch Store.

The other eighteen bands that fill out the lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Municipal Waste Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

Richmond, Virginia crossover band MUNICIPAL WASTE has announced a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

On their way to devastate the Mainstage 02 at Hellfest Open Air in France this Saturday, June 18th, the band members check in about their big announcement:

“It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” states Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, but were willing to get behind any ridiculous idea that we could think of. Once we realized this, Nuclear Blast was the obvious choice. The Blast has been friends with the band long before doing a record was even a possibility. I feel like we’re starting off with a clean slate and decade of experience to start back up on the right track. Expect some great things in the near future from the WASTE. This is only the beginning!”

"Nuclear Blast has shown their love for the WASTE for years,” drummer Dave Witte continues. “And when it came time for a new deal, it was a no brainer in my eyes. NB all the way. We are thrilled to be included among a roster of great bands and hard working people that love them. I can't wait to get into that studio!"

Gerardo Martínez, long-time MUNICIPAL WASTE fan and Label Manager of Nuclear Blast USA, comments on the newest members of the Nuclear Blast Family:

“We’ve known the WASTE guys for some time and when the moment was right to bring them on board, we did not hesitate one second. They are the best and most relevant band at what they do, and a pleasure to be around… not to mention they are some of the funniest and down-to-earth people we’ve met. The excitement level for a new MUNICIPAL WASTE record is at its highest and we are ready to deliver this to the masses!”

Municipal Waste will be entering the studio this summer to record their fifth full-length album and Nuclear Blast debut in their hell-bent quests for infectious riffs and never-ending headbanging sessions. A 2012 release is expected.

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Municipal Waste Announces New Shows

Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste has confirmed a string of shows in May. The band will be playing a handful of shows in the U.S. before heading to Europe the following month for a performance at Hellfest in France. The dates are as follows:

May 06 - Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong
May 07 - Virginia Beach, VA - Hangar 9
May 08 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
May 09 - Wilmington, NC - The Soapbox (w/ NO TOMORROW, SALVACION, OVERLOOKED)
June 17 - Clisson, France - Hellfest

Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta is one of the musicians featured in "The Blood Vomits," a new comedy series set in a violent medieval world. The voices for the three lead roles are provided by Foresta along with GWAR's Oderus Urungus and Lamb of God's Randy Blythe. Additional details are available here.

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Municipal Waste Frontman In Animated Series

Municipal Waste front man Tony Foresta is one of the musicians featured in "The Blood Vomits," a new animated comedy series set in a violent medieval world.

"The Blood Vomits" tells the tale of Mad Dog, Nails, and their friend, Father Macgregor, as they rape and pillage their way into your hearts. The voices for the three lead roles are provided by Gwar's Oderus Urungus, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe, and Municipal Waste's Tony Foresta respectively.

Tony Foresta comments: "I'm really excited to be a member of The Blood Vomits. I'm really thrilled to be working with these idiots."

You can also watch a trailer for "The Blood Vomits" and get more information on the project at this location.

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