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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 European Shows

Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste is set to return to Europe next week for a headlining tour. The band, which has just finished a short run around the USA, will be kicking off the European tour on Friday, December 3rd in Belfast, UK. Support will come from Saviours and Ramming Speed. Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte comments:

"We are ready to return to the UK/EU with Saviours and Ramming Speed to celebrate our last tour of the year. It's gonna be awesome! Get there early, this is a great bill that you won't wanna miss!"

Front man Tony Foresta adds:

"I'm really looking forward to getting back over there. It feels like it's been forever since we've been. It seems like each time we come back the crowds get bigger and crazier. It's always good to come back year after year to see the same familiar faces as well as hordes of new ones getting rowdy to our music. I can't wait. This time we're taking Ramming Speed and Saviours. Both bands we've known for a while and dig them as friends as well as musicians, so I'm assuming that every night will be entertaining onstage as well as everywhere else this rowdy crew goes. It should be a fun one."

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Goatwhore Track Appearing In Splatterhouse Game

Goatwhore's "Apocalyptic Havoc" has been confirmed for the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Splatterhouse. Additional details on the game can be found here. The Splatterhouse in game soundtrack includes:

Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"

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Earache To Release "Metal Survival Kit"

Earache Records is set to release the "Metal Survival Kit" on November 22nd, 2010. The kit includes three audio discs and one DVD, offering more than 80 total tracks. Earache Records commented on the release:

"The three audio discs, 'Festival Faves,' 'Future Classics' and 'Under the Radar,' offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal's new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition. Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.

"The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more. METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers. Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box."

You can view an image of the box here or watch a video of its contents below. More...

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Municipal Waste Posts New Music Video Online

Richmond, Virginia crossover thrash act Municipal Waste and Revolver have teamed up to release its new music video. The entertaining video was shot for the track "Wolves Of Chernobyl" which appears on the band's latest album "Massive Aggressive."

You can view the video at this location.

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More Bands Confirmed For U.K.'s Hammerfest

The organisers of the British festival, Hammerfest has announced some more names for next year's edition of the event. British thrash metal legends Onslaught will be taking to the stage to promote their new album, "Sounds Of Violence," and they will be joined by fellow British thrashers, Evile. Also confirmed for the festival are Northern Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb and American group, My Ruin. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales on March 18th and 19th.

The current lineup is as follows:

Accept
Biohazard
Municipal Waste
Onslaught
Gama Bomb
Evile
Mutant
Revoker
Attica Rage

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Municipal Waste Announces New Tour Dates

Richmond, Virginia crossover thrash act Municipal Waste has announced a series of concert dates taking place across the United States with various bands. The band will joining High On Fire, Suicidal Tendencies, Kylesa as well as local support acts on select dates.

Municipal Waste tour dates:
October 8 – Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
October 9 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA
October 31 – The Fest – The Venue – Gainesville, FL
November 2 – Hi-Tone Cafe – Memphis, TN (w/HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 3 – Downtown Music Hall – Little Rock, AR
November 4 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX (w/ SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 5 – The Riverfront Warehouse – Shreveport, LA (w/ HIGH ON FIRE, KYLESA)
November 6 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Waterloo Park – Austin, TX
November 9 – The End – Nashville, TN
November 10 – V Club – Huntington, WV

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Municipal Waste Issues Band Update

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...

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Municipal Waste Announces European Tour

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...

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Municipal Waste Comments On Canceled Tour

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.

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Municipal Waste Cancels European Tour

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.

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Municipal Waste Singer Comments On European Tour

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!"

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Municipal Waste Announces Festival Date

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.

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Toxic Holocaust Announces More US Tour Dates

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)

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Municipal Waste Guitarist Founds New Band

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."

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Municipal Waste Announces US Mini-tour

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...

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Municipal Waste Announces More Tour Dates

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

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Municpal Waste Announces South American Tour

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

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Municipal Waste Drummer Checks In

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!"

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Toxic Holocaust Posts Live Concert Footage Online

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

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Municipal Waste Gear Up For European Tour

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...

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