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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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Seregon To Support Municipal Waste In London

The following message has been posted by Seregon's Myspace:

"We're extremely excited to announce that we have been added to the lineup in London on Feb 6th at the Carling Academy in Islington playin alongside our friends MUTANT, supporting Toxic Holocaust and MUNICIPAL WASTE!

This show is gonna be awesome so anyone london based who wants to see 4 thrash bands at £10.00, MUST come along!

Fuck. Yes."

Seregon are continuing to gig in support of their debut EP "Kingdom Of The Blind" which, although being sold independently by the bands own website and at shows, has been receiving massive critical acclaim. The band are also in contention for a place at this years Bloodstock Open Air festival. They have previously supported such acts as Onslaught and Amen.

Municipal Waste are also touring in support of their latest offering, "The Art Of Partying", which also has been receiving alot of positive reviews from fans and critics alike.

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Finnish Metal Expo- Lineup Announced

The fourth edition of Finnish Metal Expo will take place in Helsinki, February 15th-16th, with a meeting of international metal professionals (journalists, labels, promotions, etc.) being held a day earlier. On the 15th, the organizers will recognize fan-voted awards to Finnish artists/bands. The band schedule is as follows:

Friday, February 15th: TURISAS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, MUSTASCH, SOTAJUMALA, DISCARD, Finnish Metal Awards
Saturday, February 16th: SOILWORK, STAM1NA, KORPIKLAANI, NORTHER, THE SCOURGER, THE SORROW, KIUAS, AMBERIAN DAWN, tba

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Municipal Waste To Tour Europe In February

Earache Records report that after a storming succession of dates across the globe this year, Virginian thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced a string of European tour dates for February next year.

Following the release of The Art Of Partying in June, Municipal Waste have taken their own brand of party-thrash to a whole new level, giving high-energy live performances and generating raucous reactions from crowds across the world. From stage-diving killer sharks, boogie-boarding thrash bodies and the infamously intoxicating Inebriator, fans can expect nothing but mayhem from the upcoming dates.

The band's scheduled dates are as follows:

February
1 - Plymouth, UK - White Rabbit
2 - Brighton, UK - Barfly
3 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
4 - Bristol, UK - Croft
5 - Leeds, UK - Joseph?s Well
6 - London, UK - Islington
8 - Stoke, UK - Underground
9 - Belgium - Eiperfest
10 - Groningen, Denmark - Vera
11 - Tilburg, Denmark - 13
12 - Debaser, Sweden - Malmo
13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Close Up Boat
15 - Helsinki, Finland - Metal Expo
16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen

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Close-Up Baten Cruise Confirm Municipal Waste

Richmond, Virginia thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE are the final confirmed act for the Close-Up Båten metal cruise, which is scheduled to depart Stockholm, Sweden on February 14, 2008 and return the following day. The festival lineup is as follows:

SOILWORK
BACKYARD BABIES
DANKO JONES
AVATAR
GENERAL SURGERY
MUNICIPAL WASTE

For more information on Close-Up Båten, click here.

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Suicidal Tendencies Announce Support Acts For Tour

Long-running Venice Beach, California thrash/punk band SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have revealed all the support acts for their upcoming West Coast tour which is scheduled to kick off November 17 in Tucson. The details are as follows:

Nov. 17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
Nov. 18 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
Nov. 19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
Nov. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
Nov. 23 - Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy
Nov. 24 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
Nov. 25 - Sacarmento, CA - Boardwalk
Nov. 27 - Portland OR Roseland Theatre
Nov. 28 - Seattle WA - El Corazon
Nov. 30 - Petaluma CA - Phoenix Theater
Dec. 01 - Glamis, CA – [to be announced]
Dec. 02 - San Francisco CA - Slim's
Dec. 05 - Las Vegas NV - House Of Blues
Dec. 07 - San Diego, CA - [to be announced]

Support acts:

Nov. 17-21 MUNICIPAL WASTE
Nov. 23-24 MUNICIPAL WASTE and BLACK PRESIDENT
Nov. 25 MUNICIPAL WASTE and THE HOODS
Nov. 27-28 MUNICIPAL WASTE and locals
Nov. 30-Dec. 5 MUNICIPAL WASTE and CREEP DIVISION

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Suicidal Tendencies Update Tour Schedule

California-based thrash/punk act SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have confirmed the opening acts for their upcoming tour. New dates have also been added. The band's itinerary is as follows:

November
17 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
18 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
19 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
21 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
23 - Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy
24 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
25 - Sacarmento, CA - Boardwalk
27 - Portland OR Roseland Theatre
28 - Seattle WA - El Corazon
30 - Petaluma CA - Phoenix Theater

December
1 - Glamis, CA - tba
2 - San Francisco CA - Slim's
5 - Las Vegas NV - House Of Blues
7 - San Diego, CA - tba

January
5/6 - Chile (tba)

All November/December live are with MUNICIPAL WASTE. November 23rd-24th adds BLACK PRESIDENT. 25th adds THE HOODS. November 30th - December 5th adds CREEP DIVISION.

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Baroness Release US Tour Dates Online

BARONESS has kicked-off an Eastern U.S. tour in support of their first full-length and Relapse debut, Red Album. This Decibel Magazine sponsored tour began in the band's hometown of Savannah, GA on September 19 and is currently working its way through the Central Eastern states and along the East Coast.

BARONESS has posted a second preview track, "Wanderlust", from Red Album. "Wanderlust" can be heard now via the band's MySpace page.

Tour dates are as follows:

09/28/07 Syracuse, NY United States Westcott Community Center w/ Tombs and more
09/29/07 Buffalo, NY United States Showplace Theatre w/ Municipal Waste, Skeleton Witch, Toxic Holocaust
09/30/07 Boston, MA United States The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) w/ Torche, Doomriders
10/01/07 Brooklyn, NY United States Don Pedro's
10/02/07 Doylestown, PA United States Siren Records
10/03/07 DC United States Bobby Fisher Memorial Building
10/04/07 Baltimore, MD United States Otto Bar
10/05/07 Harrisonburg, VA United States Eagles
10/06/07 Virginia Beach, VA United States Gil's Bar and Grill
10/07/07 Richmond, VA United States Ramakins
10/08/07 Raleigh, NC United States Volume 11 Tavern w/ Tooth
10/09/07 Charleston, SC United States Cumberlands

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Skeletonwitch Tour w/ Municipal Waste Finalized

Fresh off a string of dates with underground black metallers Nachtmystium, Athens, OH thrashers SKELETONWITCH have now finalized touring plans alongside Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust and local support. Trekking across the East Coast and through the Midwest, the tour will run through late September and early October before SKELETONWITCH returns home and heading back out on the road.

Currently supporting the forthcoming Prosthetic Records debut, "Beyond The Permafrost," two tracks from the record are available on the band's MySpace page. Featuring artwork from John Baizley (Pig Destroyer, Darkest Hour, Baroness) and recorded with Cory Smoot (GWAR, Municipal Waste), "Beyond The Permafrost" features a handful of new songs alongside a few Skeletonwitch favorites from the band's two self-released records. Slated for an Oct. 2 release, exclusive pre-order packages are being taken right now.

Here are the finalized SKELETONWITCH tour dates with Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust: More...

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Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust Tour Dates

Dates have been finalized for Municipal Waste's upcoming run with Toxic Holocaust and Skeletonwitch. Here are the latest tour dates:

9/21 Kingston, PA @ Backstage
9/22 Trenton, NJ @ The Championship
9/23 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
9/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
9/26 Providence, RI @ The Living Room
9/27 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Upstairs
9/28 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
9/29 Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theater
9/30 Cleveland, OH @ Now Thats Class
10/2 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
10/3 Arlington, IL @ Arlington Heights K of C Hall
10/5 Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/6 Toronto, ONT @ Metal Bar
10/6 Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
10/7 Springfield, MA @ The Waterfront
10/9 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
10/10 Harrisonburg, VA @ Guzmans

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More Bands Confirmed For Saints And Sinners

ALL SHALL PERISH, FROM FIRST TO LAST, SHAI HULUD, MUNICIPAL WASTE and HORSE THE BAND are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Saints & Sinners Festival, set to take place November 3-4 at Asbury Park, New Jersey's Convention Hall. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:

Saturday, November 3, 2007:

AGAINST ME!
SAVES THE DAY
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ALESANA
AUGUST BURNS RED
BANG CAMARO
BELA KISS
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
ELYSIA
FOUR LETTER LIE
HIP HOP KARAOKE
HORSE THE BAND
KADDISFLY
LOVE HATE HERO
MUNICIPAL WASTE
NEWLYWED DISASTER
STRIKE ANYWHERE
THE CASUALTIES
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
THE NUMBER 12 LOOKS LIKE YOU
WHITECHAPEL
& MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Sunday, November 4, 2007:

GLASSJAW
A SKYLIT DRIVE
ALEXISONFIRE
ALL SHALL PERISH
ANIMOSITY
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
BLESS THE FALL
DANCE GAVIN DANCE
DECEMBER AETERNALIS
ENVY ON THE COAST
FROM FIRST TO LAST
MISERY SIGNALS
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
NORMA JEAN
SAOSIN
SHAI HULUD
SILVERSTEIN
SUICIDE SILENCE
WALLS OF JERICHO

For more information, visit www.saintsandsinnersfest.com.

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Municipal Waste Add Tour Dates

Crossover thrashers Municipal Waste have added the following dates to their tour beginning in December :

21 Sep 2007 20:00 Backstage Kingston, Pennsylvania
22 Sep 2007 19:00 The Championship Trenton, New Jersey
23 Sep 2007 19:00 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25 Sep 2007 20:00 Europa Brooklyn, New York
26 Sep 2007 19:00 The Living Room Providence, Rhode Island
27 Sep 2007 19:00 The Paladium Upstairs Worcester, Massachusetts
28 Sep 2007 20:00 The Loft Poughkeepsie, New York
29 Sep 2007 19:00 Showplace Theater Buffalo, New York
30 Sep 2007 20:00 Now Thats Class Cleveland, Ohio
2 Oct 2007 20:00 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 Oct 2007 20:00 Arlington Heights K of C Hall Arilington, Illinois
5 Oct 2007 20:00 Harpos Detroit, Michigan
6 Oct 2007 19:00 Metal Bar Toronto
6 Oct 2007 20:00 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
7 Oct 2007 19:00 The Waterfront Springfield, Massachusetts
9 Oct 2007 19:00 The Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
10 Oct 2007 20:00 Guzmans Harrisonburg, Virginia

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Municipal Waste Interviews Sacred Reich Frontman

It's old thrash versus new thrash this weekend when bassist Landphil of thrashtastic party band MUNICIPAL WASTE meets bassist and vocalist Phil Rind of classic thrashers SACRED REICH for a tête-à-tête while taking over "Breakfast at Talita's" this Sunday, August 19 on www.totalrock.com. From 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon U.K. time Landphil will be behind the controls at Totalrock taking requests live on the air and talking to Phil Rind. "It was a total honor to meet Phil from SACRED REICH," said Landphil. "We are part of a very elite 'Thrash Metal Bassists Named Phil' club, haha! He was a nice guy and I hope we get to hang out again soon!"

E-mail questions to Landphil live at studio@totalrock.com this Sunday.

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Municipal Waste To Appear On Dickinson Radio Show

Richmond, Virginia thrash monsters MUNICIPAL WASTE will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, August 24 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio show, aptly named "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the program live via the Internet between 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. U.K. time at BBC.co.uk.

MUNICIPAL WASTE's new album, "The Art of Partying", was released in the U.S. on July 31.

The band recently joined together with Troma Entertainment to complete a music video for "Headbanger Face Rip", one of the many blistering tracks featured on "The Art of Partying".

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Municipal Waste Bassist Talks About W.O.A.

U.S. crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE have expressed their excitement about playing this weekend's Wacken Open Air festival. The group is touring in support of its recent release "The Art of Partying", which is due in the U.S. on July 31.

Commented bassist LandPhil: "I don't think there could be anything more exciting than getting the honour of playing Wacken fest next weekend, it has been a dream of mine ever since I started playing metal! I am stoked to be sharing the stage with CANNIBAL CORPSE and IMMORTAL, among many other great bands. I know that I am going to be running around like crazy trying to see every band playing that day!"

The touring frenzy is due to hit the U.K. next week before the band embarks on show-stopping performances at this summer's Reading and Leeds festivals, delivering their mix of beer-bong, boogie-board, thrash-induced anthems.

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Municipal Waste Post Unreleased Track On Myspace

Tongue in cheek thrashers Municipal Waste have posted the unreleased track "Boner City" at their official myspace

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New Municipal Waste Video To Be Directed By Troma

Legendary independent film company Troma Entertainment will shoot MUNICIPAL WASTE's music video next week in New York for the thrash party anthem "Headbanger Face Rip" from the band's latest album, "The Art of Partying".

Founded by Lloyd Kaufman in 1974, Troma is known the world over for its genre-defining B-movie style shock flicks that specialize in graphic violence, political satire and a bizarre sense of humour. Having produced classics such as "The Toxic Avenger", "Class Of Nuke 'Em High" and "Sgt Kabukiman, NYPD", this will be the perfect marriage of splatter-style visuals with MUNICIPAL WASTE's colorful high-energy thrash assault.

Commented Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma and creator of "The Toxic Avenger", "The Troma team and I are huge fans of Earache Records and MUNICIPAL WASTE, and we're excited to make 'Headbanger Face Rip' into a truly tromatic and toxi-riffic music video experience!"

MUNICIPAL WASTE's lyrical miracle himself, Tony Foresta, is equally excited about the upcoming shoot: "Troma's awesome! They are a huge influence on our music, we are working out concepts for an amazing video. Hopefully it will have boobies in it and blood and shit."

Lloyd Kaufman himself sums it up best: "It seems fitting that MUNICIPAL WASTE would ask the Troma team to make a video for 'Headbanger Face Rip' as we've been ripping faces off on film for over 30 years!"

"The Art Of Partying" is out now on CD (with free patch) and 10 different colored vinyl LPs on Earache Records in Europe (it is due in the U.S. on July 31).

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Municipal Waste Record BBC Session

Richmond's thrash monsters MUNICIPAL WASTE recently recorded an explosive session for the BBC Radio 1's "Punk Show with Mike Davies", which aired on this past Tuesday night's show. The band recorded an exclusive new track, entitled "Boner City", which was written and recorded at Maida Vale studios and which describes the group's feelings after being on tour for five weeks. They also laid down the songs "Headbanger Face-Rip" and "Sadistic Magician" from the group's new album, "The Art of Partying" (out now in Europe), and a cover of S.O.D.'s "United Forces".

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Municipal Waste Announce European Tour

Municipal Waste have lined up the following European run:
August 01st Hengelo , NET - Metropol
August 02nd TBA, DEN - Hardcore Festival
August 03rd Lindesberg, SWE - Augustibuller Festival
August 04th Wacken, GER - Wacken Festival
August 05th Southampton, UK - Joiners (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 06th Newcastle, UK - Cluny
August 07th Liverpool, UK - Barfly (Feat. S.S.S., Evile)
August 08th Glasgow, UK - King Tuts (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 09th Sheffield, UK - Dnr (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 10th London, UK - Underworld (Feat. S.S.S.)
August 11th Kontich, BEL - Lintfabriek
August 13th Amsterdam, NET - Bitterzoet
August 14th Tilburg, NET - Extase
The band will release their new album "The Art Of Partying" in North America on July 31st through Earache. Support on the trek is still TBA.

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Agnostic Front Announce East Coast Fury Tour Dates

Starting July 18th, New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT will be embarking on a headlining run rightfully dubbed the “East Coast Fury Tour.” Floored and eager as ever to get out and do some damage, lead singer Roger Miret had this to say about hitting the road again:

“I am very excited about this next leg of the AGNOSTIC FRONT tour! We start off with MUNICIPAL WASTE, SACTO HOODS, and PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE backing us up. I expect nothing but some of the sickest mosh pits ever witnessed! Joining us in about a week into the tour will be our brothers SUBZERO as allies in our Canadian invasion! All in all these 3 weeks are guaranteed to be some great times and memories. Pure hardcore fury at it's best!”

AGNOSTIC FRONT will enter the studio in June 20 to start recording their new CD, entitled "Warriors". Producing the effort will be MADBALL/HAZEN STREET frontman Freddy Cricien, who also happens to be AF vocalist Roger Miret's younger brother. The engineering duties will be handled by Zeuss from Planet Z in Hadley, Massachusetts. Roger Miret commented:

“As most of you already know, Freddy is my little brother and the frontman for the NYHC fury MADBALL! The collaboration between us is sure to make an impact world wide!”

"Warriors" will contain 15 New York hardcore "anthems" and will be released this fall via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Municipal Waste Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from MUNICIPAL WASTE entitled “Headbanger Face Rip,” off their upcoming new album The Art of Partying, over at their official MySpace page.

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