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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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Gwar Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air 2009

Shock rock legends Gwar have been confirmed for this years edition of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival. The event will be held at Catton Hall in Derbyshire, England from August 14th-16th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Million Dollar Reload
Municipal Waste
The Haunted

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Municipal Waste Prepares To Record New Album

Earache Records has issued the following statement about Municipal Waste recording a new album in March:

"EARACHE recording artists, MUNICIPAL WASTE are set to start work on recording their new, yet to be titled album this March at Red Planet Studios in their hometown of Richmond, VA. The album will be produced by Zeuss, who had produced the band's last album, THE ART OF PARTYING.

"The writing process for the new record is almost complete and the band is excited about bringing new ideas to the table. Frontman Tony Foresta comments: "So far the song writing is coming off a lot more aggressive than our previous efforts." Drummer Dave Witte agrees: "This set of new songs are challenging and super fun to play, we turned up the aggressive and speed knobs while keeping the good time intact." More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air

British metal festival Bloodstock Open Air has announced that Municipal Waste, Enslaved and Million Dollar Reload have been added to the bill. The festival takes place from August 14th-16th at the Catton Hall in Derbyshire.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Million Dollar Reload
Municipal Waste
The Haunted

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Municipal Waste Comments On No Fear Energy Tour

Earache Records has issued the following update about Municipal Waste taking part in the 2009 No Fear Energy Music Tour:

"MUNICIPAL WASTE, the critically acclaimed crossover thrash act from Richmond, VA will be playing alongside such metal luminaries as LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM and GOD FORBID on the No Fear Energy Music Tour. The tour will start on April 2nd in Phoenix, AZ and end on May 15th in Myrtle Beach, SC.

"This hotly anticipated tour, sponsored by No Fear energy drink will see MUNICIPAL WASTE take their explosive blend of thrash all over the country and put them in front of some of their biggest North American audiences to date. The band, who has been cooped up in their rehearsal space for months, diligently writing and rehearsing material for their yet to be titled summer release on EARACHE RECORDS. The WASTE is eager to get back out on the road to deliver their hard-hitting flavor to every town along this tour.

"I'm excited about this tour;" says MUNICIPAL WASTE drummer, Dave Witte. "It contains a little of everything, home town buddies LAMB OF GOD, old friends GOD FORBID, friends to be made AS I LAY DYING & CHILDREN OF BODOM and of course, plenty of metal." Witte's enthusiasm about the tour is hard to contain, especially when it comes to talking about the many faces of head bangers young and old that the band will come across during the length of this tour. For them, he leaves a special message: "This is a perfect tour for every kind of metal head from the beginner to the seasoned veteran. Join us & come face the Waste!" More...

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Lineup Announced For NE Metal And Hardcore Fest

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter its second decade this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., the event will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with a an extra special pre-party on Thursday, April 16.

Headlining Friday will be All That Remains, one of the many bands that got its start at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Saturday will be headlined by metal giants Lamb of God as part of their No Fear Energy Music Tour along with As I Lay Dying, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage.

Other bands schedule to perform on Friday are: August Burns Red, Suffocation, The Acacia Strain, The Haunted, Napalm Death, WhiteChapel, Kataklysm, Cattle Decapitation, Veil of Maya, Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth, Psycroptic, Intronaut, Withered, Left to Vanish, Lazarus A.D., Kylesa, XAFBX, Trap Them, Aggressive Dogs, Toxic Holocaust, XWarX, Psyopus, Woe of Tyrants, Rose Funeral and more to be announced. Doors open at 12 noon. More...

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Lamb of God Announces Headlining N. American Tour

Fresh off of their west coast run with Metallica and upcoming visits to Finland, UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia, Lamb of God have teamed up with No Fear Energy for the North American tour in support of their fifth studio album “Wrath,” which will be released by Epic Records February 24th. The tour commences in Phoenix, Arizona on April 2nd and covers 35 markets in the US and Canada, ending in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina May 15th.

“No Fear Energy is excited to be working with Lamb of God, Live Nation and the solid line-up of support bands for this upcoming tour,” said No Fear’s Vice President Of Marketing, Britt Galland. “The music on this Tour fits perfectly into the no-holds-barred lifestyle of those who buy No Fear Energy drinks and gravitate toward the action- sports properties associated with the No Fear brand image. We’re anticipating another popular metal tour, along with some unique product promotions and contests.”

Tickets and more information are available at livenation.com, ticketmaster.com and Nofear.com. Check local listings for additional information.

Lamb of God has put together one of the strongest bills to come out of the metal community in recent times. As I Lay Dying and Children of Bodom are the main support acts on the tour, with the opening slot rotating between God Forbid and Municipal Waste. Lamb of God drummer, Chris Adler, commented “I cannot wait to begin the first North American run of the ‘Wrath’ world tour. The package we have lined up is guaranteed to leave sore necks and broken eardrums across the country. If you are into metal, there is something here for everyone, this is not a tour to miss. We are working up one hell of a show and can't wait to play the new material. See you there!”

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Municipal Waste To Play At European Festivals

Virginian thrashers Municipal Waste are set to return to Europe this summer to play a string of festivals. Guitarist Ryan Waste states: "The Waste will be coming over to Europe again this Summer for quite a few festivals. We're pumped to play to some larger crowds, but we are still going to play some smaller club gigs to keep the intensity flowing. Get ready for pure mayhem at any show you choose to attend!"

The band has so far been confirmed to play at the following festivals:

Metaltown Festival
Gothenburg, Sweden
June 26 - 27, 2009

Obscene Festival
Trutnov, Czech Republic
July 16 - 18, 2009

Lorca Rock Festival
Lorca, Spain
July 24 - 25, 2009

Municipal Waste are currently working on a new studio album, due for release later this year on Earache Records.

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Initial Bands Announced For Metaltown 2009 Fest

The initial bands for the the lineup of Metaltown 2009 have been revealed. The festival takes place on June 26-27 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The bands announced so far are as follows:

Dir En Grey
Children of Bodom
Municipal Waste

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Earache Records To Release Box Set

Earache Records has posted the following message online:

"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.

"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...

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Integrity Performing At funfunfunfest

Integrity will be performing at the funfunfunfest in Austin, TX on November 8th along side a ton of great bands including: ALL, Young Widows, Municipal Waste, The Adolescents and more. You can get more information on the funfunfunfest at its website.

Integrity's long awaited new album, "The Blackest Curse," is coming soon on Deathwish Inc.

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Municipal Waste Adds Dates To Current Tour

MUNICIPAL WASTE have added a number of dates to their short October/ November U.S. run. In addition to the big dates with labelmates ORDER OF ENNEAD and fellow Virginians, LAMB OF GOD, the band is looking to play at the shows listed below. More...

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Municipal Waste To Play Hometown Gig w/ LOG

For one night only, MUNICIPAL WASTE will thrash the audience to its knees alongside fellow Virginians, THIS TIME IT'S WAR and the mighty LAMB OF GOD in Richmond, VA on November 24, 2008 when hometown heroes unite on the same stage. The show will take place at The National with a start time of 6 PM.

You can catch MUNICIPAL WASTE on these tour dates:

October 8 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar (w/ THE CASUALTIES)
October 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ J C Dobbs (w/ THE CASUALTIES)
October 10 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Paradise (w/ THE CASUALTIES)
October 12 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest (w/ THE CASUALTIES)
November 1 - Gainsville, FL @ The Fest!
November 24 Richmond, VA @ The National (w/LAMB OF GOD)

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Municipal Waste Announces U.S. Mini-Tour

Richmond, VA thrashers, MUNICIPAL WASTE, will be joining up with New Jersey punk band, THE CASUALTIES, to play a small number of shows around the northern U.S. this October.

MUNICIPAL WASTE tour dates with THE CASUALTIES is as follows:

October 8 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
October 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ J C Dobbs
October 10 - Buffalo, NY @ Club Paradise
October 12 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Toxic Holocaust

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Lobotomized More...

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Municipal Waste To Reunite Original Lineup

Municipal Waste have posted the following update via Myspace:

"In the Waste 'Em All years, Municipal Waste developed a reputation that they are still living up to today. It was due to the early, insane live performances that set the bar for what people expect to see at a Waste show. Wind swept circle pits, 69 stage dives, wacky costumes, and pizza shark boogie bongs still show up whether the band plans it or not. Maybe it was just the off stage antics, excessive drinking, or the tendency to eat all the food out of an unsuspecting victim's fridge that sent the message that was (and still is) very clear: Municipal Waste is gonna fuck you up!

"Now you can't rewrite history, but you can relive it on Friday, August 15th 2008 at Alley Katz in Richmond, VA. The Waste will be reuniting the Waste 'Em All lineup for one show as part of the 7th annual Best Friends Day Weekend. The lineup, which includes Brandon Ferrell on drums, Andy Harris on bass, Tony Foresta on vocals, and Ryan Waste on guitar, will be playing the Waste 'Em All album in it's entirety along with some other classic cuts.

"This show is a must see for any true fan of live music! The other acts of the night include: PAINT IT BLACK, QUADILIACHA, CAUSTIC CHRIST, BRUTAL KNIGHTS, and RELIGIOUS AS FUCK. The show starts at 7pm @ Alley Katz (10 Walnut Alley) and costs $10. Come out and support The Waste and Best Friends Day 7!"

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At The Gates Posts US Tour Update

At The Gates has posted the first of their US tour diary entries from their US tour with Darkest Hour, Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust:

"We arrived this Tuesday in New York. I (Anders) got in to JFK and took the bus across town to meet the other guys @ Newark airport.

"Our sound engineer Bo missed his connecting flight out of Amsterdam, and on top of that his bag was a.w.o.l upon arrival in JFK. And if that wasn't enough, he got an ear infection resulting in high fever, massive pain & distorted mono hearing. He seemed slightly better today. Got his bag from the airport and everything, but he's still feeling pretty shit.

"The first two gigs at Irving plaza were amazing. It was great to see the other bands on the bill enjoying some great crowd response, It was my (Tomas) impression that all bands have had really good gigs so far. The first gig was without AC, so it was like 120 degrees on stage :/

"We are enjoying this tour a lot so far, and it's amazing to see the crowd response after 12 years of silence. Thanks to all the people coming out and making this a special event."

You can check out some photos from the tour on At The Gates' MySpace blog as well.

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Toxic Holocaust Posts Two New Songs Online

TOXIC HOLOCAUST has posted two new songs taken from their upcoming Relapse debut, "An Overdose Of Death..." These tracks, "Gravelord" and "War Is Hell," can be heard now via the band's MySpace page.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST has also posted additional in-studio footage shot while recording "An Overdose Of Death..." last month in Seattle. The second episode can now be viewed here or below.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST recorded "An Overdose Of Death..." with producer Jack Endino (HIGH ON FIRE, ZEKE, DWARVES) at Soundhouse Recording studios. "An Overdose Of Death..." is set for a September 2nd North American release date, September 8th internationally.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST will begin touring in support of "An Overdose Of Death..." this Summer as they join AT THE GATES on their reunion tour. This tour, which also includes DARKEST HOUR and MUNICIPAL WASTE, will kick-off on July 9th in New York City. TOXIC HOLOCAUST will also be playing a number of headlining shows on their way East to start to the tour. TOXIC HOLOCAUST will follow-up the AT THE GATES tour with an appearance at the Hole In The Sky Festival in Norway and a Fall tour with OVERKILL.

Here are the latest TOXIC HOLOCAUST tour dates: More...

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Municipal Waste Posts New Video Online

Municipal Waste have posted the new video for the song "Sadistic Magician" online. You can check it out below.

Says director Jeff Speed: "Humor, horror, metal and mayhem have always been a winning combination. It's '80s throwback to the fullest — back when videos were fun and the music was still dangerous. MUNICIPAL WASTE is the perfect band for it because this is exactly who they are — no bullshit." More...

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Municipal Waste To DJ At Download Festival

Earache Records has posted the following message:

"For you lucky metalheads who are going to this years Download Festival in the UK, you'll now be getting even more of a treat! As if seeing modern thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE playing wasn't enough for you, the band will now also be doing an exclusive DJ set the same night!

Municipal Waste will be appearing as special guest DJs with TotalRock's Talita TwoShoes on Sunday, June 15th from 10:30 PM through to 1:30 AM UK time in the Duracell Powerhouse. These guys sure know how to party and will be playing a wide selection of their favourite songs throughout the night, so get down to the Duracell tent on Sunday night, join in the fun and lay waste to Donington!

If you're unfortunate enough to miss this years Download Festival, you can still catch Municipal Waste's DJ set live from midnight until 1:30 AM online with TotalRock Radio at www.totalrock.com

Download Festival takes place from Friday, June 13th to Sunday, June 15th. For the full festival lineup or to purchase tickets, head to www.downloadfestival.co.uk ."

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Toxic Holocaust Concert Footage Available to Watch

Toxic Holcaust's April 28th show at BB King's in New York City was recorded by the website woozyfly.com and is available to watch on Woozyfly.com. The video is Toxic Holocaust's entire 20 minute set and comes from their most recent U.S. tour with Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, and Skeletonwitch.

Toxic Holocaust are currently recording their Relapse Records debut, "An Overdose Of Death". Daily studio updates are currently available via their MySpace page. "An Overdose Of Death" is expected to see a late Summer release date. More...

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