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Relapse Records has announced the details for its 2008 South by Southwest (SXSW) label showcase. This showcase, the label's tenth consecutive at SXSW, will be held at Emo's Annex (600 Red River Street) on Thursday, March 13th and will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge-holders.
This year's line-up includes High On Fire (Oakland, CA), Genghis Tron (Philadelphia, PA), Coliseum (Louisville, KY), Vverevvolf Grehv (Omaha, NE), special guests Municipal Waste (Richmond, VA), and Austin's own Mala Suerte. Running order and show times are forthcoming.
Earache records issues the following press release:
"They say that there's no rest for the wicked and MUNICIPAL WASTE is as wicked as they come. As soon as they return from their European tour, it's right back on the road for the master thrashers. The band will be taking their brand of crossover thrash all across the south, including showcases at South By Southwest and a special performance at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival in April."
7 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina
8 The Hideway Johnson City, Tennessee
10 Meridian Red Room Houston, Texas
11 Red 7 Austin, Texas
12 Red Blood Club Dallas, Texas
13 Emo's Annex - SXSW Austin, Texas
14 SXSW Austin, Texas
15 SXSW Austin, Texas
16 The Crossing San Antonio, Texas
18 Sluggo’s Pensecola, Florida
19 State Theater St Petersburg, Florida
20 Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
21 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
New England Meal & Hardcore Festival
(Stage time and date TBA).
Go to http://www.metalandhardcorefestival.com/ for more info."
This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, the largest and most successful metal festival in the United States.
This year’s show, presented by ESP, Randall, EMG, and exclusive magazine presenter Metal Maniacs Magazine, will take place the weekend of April 25-27 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., its home since its inception. Sumerian Records will sponsor the “Summer Slaughter Tour” second stage.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will present Gigantour featuring Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire on Friday night. Saturday will be headlined by Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, and Behemoth. Ministry, Meshuggah, and Nevermore will close out the festival on Sunday night.
Other bands scheduled to perform include: A Life Once Lost, The Acacia Strain, After the Burial, Animosity, As Blood Runs Black, Belay My Last, Born of Osiris, Braindrill, Classic Struggle, Cockpunch!, Cold World, Dead to Fall, Demiricous, Dillinger Escape Plan, Disfear, Eluveitie, Elysia, Embrace the End, Emmure, The End, Ensiferum, First Blood, From a Second Story Window, Full Blown Chaos, The Ghost Inside, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Hemlock, High on Fire, Impending Doom, Job for a Cowboy, Keep Of Kalessin, Kid Deposit Triumph, Ligeia, Mensrea, Monstrosity, Municipal Waste, On Broken Wings, Overkill, Recon, Red I Flight, Rhinoceros, Shai Halud, Shipwreck a.d., Since the Flood, Skeletonwitch, Sleeping Giant, Soilent Green, Sons of Azrael, Stick to Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Trap Them, Turisas, Tyr, Unexpect, Unholy, Vanna, Veil of Maya, Vital Remains, Waking the Cadaver, Winds of Plague, Withered, and Xtyrantx.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Metal Edge Magazine, Monster Energy, All In Merchandise, 518 Prints, The Syndicate, Mazur PR, Heavy Hitter, Scott Lee Clothing, and many more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m. EST. The cost is $47.50 for Friday, $45 for Saturday, $45 for Sunday, or $129 for a three-day pass. Tickets available at all Strawberries / FYE Stores, by calling (800) 477-6849 or online at tickets.com.
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!
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.
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
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:
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
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:
For more information on Close-Up Båten, click here.
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]
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
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:
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
1 - Glamis, CA - tba
2 - San Francisco CA - Slim's
5 - Las Vegas NV - House Of Blues
7 - San Diego, CA - tba
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.
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
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...
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
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:
SAVES THE DAY
AUGUST BURNS RED
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
FOUR LETTER LIE
HIP HOP KARAOKE
HORSE THE BAND
LOVE HATE HERO
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
THE NUMBER 12 LOOKS LIKE YOU
& MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED!
Sunday, November 4, 2007:
A SKYLIT DRIVE
ALL SHALL PERISH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
BLESS THE FALL
DANCE GAVIN DANCE
ENVY ON THE COAST
FROM FIRST TO LAST
WALLS OF JERICHO
For more information, visit www.saintsandsinnersfest.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org this Sunday.
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".
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.
Tongue in cheek thrashers Municipal Waste have posted the unreleased track "Boner City" at their official myspace
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).
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".