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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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Ghoul Announces European Tour Dates

GHOUL has announced the complete tour dates for their European Roadkill tour. Complete Ghoul tour dates are as follows:

09/05 - Morbide Festspiele XI at Eastclub - Bischofswerda, Germany w/ Malevolent Creation, Vomitory, Satans Revenge on Mankind
09/07 - MKC-Next Bar - Ziar Nad Hronum w/ Jakubysko and Boiling Point
09/08 - Chelsea - Vienna, Austria w/ Municipal Waste
09/09 - Channel Zero - Ljubljana, Slovenia w/Extreme Smoke 57 and Septic Scum
09/11 - Septembertember 2 Dismember Fest - Bologna, Italy w/Birdflesh and Septic Scum
09/12- Uns Scheint die Sonne aus Dem Arsch Festival - Riegenhof, Germany
09/13- Le Klub - Paris, France w/ Altar of Plagues, Eibon, Lava, & Arafat
09/15- Semifinal- Helsinki, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA and FORCA MACABRA
09/16- Vastavirta - Tampere, Finland w/ AVOIMEN HAUDAN LOYHKA
09/17- Little Devil - Tilburg, Netherlands w/ Sinister, Regurgitation, Viral Load, Embalmer
09/18- Velokot - Oostende, Belgium
09/19- NRW Deathfest at AJZ Bahndamm - Wermelskirchen, Germany
10/30 - Oakland Metro - Oakland, California, USA w/ Cannabis Corpse, Brainoil, Population Reduction, Ramming Speed

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Municipal Waste Shoots New Music Video

American crossover thrash metal group Municipal Waste has filmed a new music video for the song, "Wrong Answer" which comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Massive Aggressive." The video was directed by David Brodsky and filmed in New York and contains nods to gore and seventies game shows amongst other things. "Massive Aggressive" will be released on August 25th through Earache Records.

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Municipal Waste Posts New Song Online

American Crossover outfit Municipal Waste has posted a new song online entitled, "Divine Blasphemer." You can check it out by heading to the bands official Myspace page. The song comes from the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Massive Aggressive" which will be released on August 25th through Earache Records. The album will be available to buy in the standard jewel case form, limited edition coloured vinyls and a special edition box set that includes the album. a wristband, a woven wristband, 3 pin badges and a sturdy clam box.

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Municipal Waste To Premier New Music This Weekend

Earache Records has issued the following announcement about Municipal Waste debuting a new song this weekend on the Full Metal Jackie show:

"Richmond, VA crossover leaders, Municipal Wastewill debut a new track on this weekend's episode of the nationally syndicated Full Metal Jackie Radio show. Played during the band's recent national tour with Lamb of God, 'Divine Blasphemer' is the kind of fist-pumping, anthemic shout-along that has earned MUNICIPAL WASTE the adoration of critics and fans alike. This is your first chance to listen to the studio version of this blistering track from the band's August 25th release, MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE so make sure you stop what you're doing, get to your computers and radios and get ready to experience some major whiplash.

"Listen to the debut of 'Divine Blasphemer' all this weekend on Full Metal Jackie Radio. For full details on how and when you can listen to the show, go here.

"MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE is MUNICIPAL WASTE's darkest, most focused album of their career and it is available in North America on August 25th. "

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Video Interview With Municipal Waste Posted Online

BrooklynRocks has posted a new video interview with bassist Philip "Land Phil" Hall and Drummer Dave Witte of Municipal Waste. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Municipal Waste Posts New Song Online

Crossover thrash metal band Municipal Waste has posted a new song online entitled, "Wrong Answer." You can check it out by heading to their official Myspace. The song will appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "Massive Aggresive" which will be released on Auust 25th.

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Municipal Waste Releasing Three Unheard Songs

Earache band Municipal Waste are set to premiere three brand new songs from their upcoming album "Massive Aggressive" in the early hours of June 9th on Mike Davies' "The Lock Up" on BBC Radio 1. The songs that are to be included on the show are "Wrong Answer" "Wolves Of Chernobyl" and "Acid Sentence". There will also be an interview with vocalist Tony Foresta.

The show is scheduled for 2AM, June 9. For those in the USA too lazy to Google time change, that means we get to hear them at 8PM, June 8.

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Municipal Waste Reveals New Album Artwork

Crossover thrash favourites Municipal Waste has revealed the album cover for their forthcoming new studio record, "Massive Aggressive." You can check it out below. The album is scheduled to be released on August 25th.

Vocalist Tony Foresta states:"We wanted to work with Andrei Bouzikov again because he is like a brother to us. He is one of the few people that can tolerate me and Ryan’s insane pickiness and attention to detail. Not only that but he is multi talented and can do many different styles of art and understands exactly where we are coming from." More...

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Municipal Waste Comments on Scion Rock Show

Tony, vocalist for Municipal Waste, checked in to talk about their last tour with Lamb of God and the upcoming Scion Rock Fest with Trap Them.

"Greetings! Tony here checking in from Richmond to let you know what's new with the MUNICIPAL WASTE camp. We just got back in town 2 weeks ago from our 6 week long tour with Lamb of God. The tour was so much fun and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people for coming out and supporting us as well as the bands on the tour for making it such a good time. We
made some great friends and did a lot of "time traveling" with them across the country.

We have a lot of exciting stuff planned this summer and the first thing we have up to bat is a Scion-sponsored show in L.A. on June 10th. We are really looking forward to playing a headlining show and to get our new songs out there to people. We are really fired up about this gig and plan to "go big" on this one so DON'T MISS IT! You will not be disappointed."

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Trap Them, Municipal Waste Playing Free Show

Trap Them announced that they will be playing a free show with Municipal Waste for the Scion Metal Show in Los Angeles. It's on June 10th at the Knitting Factory. All you have to do is RSVP, which you can do here. Space is limited, so if you're in the area, RSVP soon.

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Lamb Of God, AILD Posts Backstage Footage Online

Backstage footage from this years No Fear Energy Music Tour has been posted online which features Lamb Of God and As I Lay Dying. You can check it out below. Also on the tour are God Forbid and Municipal Waste. More...

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No Fear Energy Tour 2009 Rocks Lafayette

Lamb of God is on tour for their seventh studio release, “Wrath,” and they’ve brought along friends that aren’t unknown in the metal community. The tour is only about two months long so catch it if you can. I personally had to drive two hours westward to see the show in Lafayette, Louisiana. But the venue chosen in Lafayette was perfect; it is a medium-sized arena I used to see rodeos in as a child (Lafayette is my hometown.) In New Orleans, we have small bars or sports arenas. In Lafayette, walking into the show was like entering another world like I have never experienced. It was a pitch-blackness with a large stage at the very far end that seemed like the end of the world; the light at the end of a tunnel. Before the show even started, kids were lying next to piles of beer puke on the stone floor. You know it’s going to be a good show. More...

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Stream Birds of Prey's New Album In Its Entirety

BIRDS OF PREY's new full-length album, "The Hellpreacher," is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. "The Hellpreacher" saw its North American release on April 28th on CD and LP and will be released internationally on Monday, May 4th.

"The Hellpreacher," the follow-up album to last year's Sulfur & Semen, was recorded last fall at Sniper Studio in North Carolina. BIRDS OF PREY, who's members include those of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, BEATEN BACK TO PURE, BARONESS, and MUNICIPAL WASTE, recently posted the album's opening tracks "Momma" and "Juvie" as preview tracks on the band's MySpace page.

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No Friends Posts New Song Online

Orlando's No Friends has issued the following update on their MySpace page:

"So we just got our masters back today for the first No Friends record and we're happy to announce that it sounds totally badass. We're also stoked to say that our friends at No Idea Records are just as happy with it as we are and are going to be releasing it for us. We decided it was a good time to post a new song so you can come sing along when Tony gets back from tour and we can play some shows. It's called 'Never Ending Fight' and it shreds." More...

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Lamb Of God Announces Meet and Greet Appearances

Lamb Of God is teaming up with the folks at Jackson Guitars to schedule some meet-and-greet appearances while the band is in the midst of its No Fear Music tour. So far, two such events have been scheduled. Guitarist Mark Morton and bassist John Campbell will hang with fans April 19th at the 941 Theater in Philadelphia and April 30th at Capitol Guitars in Minneapolis.

Other bands that are playing on the No Fear Tour include Children of Bodom, God Forbid, Municipal Waste, and Suicidal Tendencies, and As I Lay Dying

Read the full article at No Fear Tour .

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Municipal Waste Issues Tour Report

Virginian thrashers, MUNICIPAL WASTE, have just finished recording their fourth record, “MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE,” with producer ZEUSS (MADBALL, HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, UNEARTH). MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE is due to be released on August 24th, 2009 through Earache records. MUNICIPAL WASTE recently hit the road for a six week US tour with LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM and GOD FORBID. TONY FORESTA (vocals) issues the following report from the road:

"The past week has been a real whirlwind for the Waste. Last Tuesday we finished mixing our new album up in Massachusetts then jumped on a plane to Arizona the following morning to start our 6 week tour with Lamb of God." More...

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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Municipal Waste Issues Studio Update

Virginia metallers, MUNICIPAL WASTE, have reached the halfway point in recording their new album, "MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE," tentatively scheduled for an August release on EARACHE RECORDS. The band is recording the album at Red Planet Studios in Richmond, VA with acclaimed producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), who also produced the band's previous album, "THE ART OF PARTYING."

MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist Ryan Waste reports from the studio with his thoughts on the album and the recording process so far:

"We're in the middle of blazing out the new tracks from 'MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.' I'm really proud of the speed picking on the new record. I finish up my rhythms tomorrow and I'm pumped to celebrate after some gruelling nights in the studio. Zeuss is spot on for this record and we are thankful to have him in our neck of the woods this around." More...

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Moonspell Added To Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Portugese gothic metal band Moonspell are the latest band to be confirmed for the Bloodstock Open Air festival this year. The event will be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England and takes place between August 14th and 16th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Candlemass
Carcass
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Gwar
Katatonia
Million Dollar Reload
Moonspell
Municipal Waste
Sabaton
Satyricon
Saxon
Turisas
The Haunted
Wintersun

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Carcass And Arch Enemy Added To Bloodstock 2009

Reunited British death metal legends Carcass and Swedish metallers Arch Enemy have both been named as the latest acts for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival. The festival takes place between August the fourteenth and sixteenth at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Apocalyptica
Arch Enemy
Candlemass
Carcass
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Gwar
Katatonia
Million Dollar Reload
Municipal Waste
Sabaton
Satyricon
Saxon
Turisas
The Haunted
Wintersun

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