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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 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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Cannabis Corpse Announces European Tour Dates

Cannabis Corpse will leave Europe in a trail of smoke this summer. Led by Municipal Waste's Phil "Landphil" Hall, the THC-fueled death metal machine starts its trek in August and ends in September, traveling throughout Eastern Europe, the United Kingdom and Russia.

Here is a tentative list of 2011 Cannabis Corpse Europe tour dates:

13-Aug TBC
14-Aug TBC
18-Aug TBC
20-Aug TBC
22-Aug TBC
23-Aug TBC
25-Aug TBC
31-Aug TBC
01-Sep TBC
04-Sep TBC
06-Sep TBC
09-Sep TILBURG 13

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Immolation To Play Scion Rock Fest

Immolation has been announced as the latest confirmed act for the upcoming Scion Rock Festival, which is set to take place on March 5th in Pomona, California. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other announced bands are as follows:


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Scion Rock Fest 2011 Line-Up Announced

The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:


Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.

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Ramming Speed Posts European Tour Footage

Ramming Speed has posted two European tour trailers online from its current tour with Municipal Waste. You can view the clips below:

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Municipal Waste Announces In-Store Appearance

Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste, which is currently on the road in Europe for a headlining tour, is set to make a special appearance tomorrow (Tuesday, 14th December) at Earache Record's pop-up retail shop in Nottingham, England.

Municipal Waste will be appearing in-store at the shop in the West End Arcade, Nottingham at 6:00pm for a signing session, before the band's headline show at the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham. Municipal Waste also has the following upcoming tour dates:

12/13 - Bristol, UK - Fleece & Firkin
12/14 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
12/15 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
12/17 - London, UK - Academy 2
12/18 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi (no support)

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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."

The dates are as follows: More...

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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:

Municipal Waste
Gama Bomb
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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