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From: Richmond, VA, United States
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Former SOCIETY 1 front man Matt Zane, in conjunction with porn juggernaut Pleasure Productions, is launching a unique porn series entitled Radium, which will feature the latest metal videos, band interviews, and "loads of hot and heavy porn."
Radium will feature Pleasure Productions starlet and Kentucky native, Tera Wray, as host of the Radium series. Tera Wray will be interviewing metal’s hottest up-and-coming acts, play a diverse mix of new metal videos, and address all things metal – culturally, musically and sexually. Creating the perfect marriage of extremity, the premier episode of Radium will feature an all Earache Records roster – including videos from MUNICIPAL WASTE, THE BERZERKER, MORTIIS, and WITH PASSION. The issue will also include a live interview with Tera and WITH PASSION at the California Metal Fest, as well as Tera getting a drum lesson from SOCIETY 1 drummer Berzerk Kirk.
Matt Zane will be producing the series, firmly standing by the budding alt-porn industry, recognizing the relevance of this union stating “people always will want to see porn, and metal has been around since the 70’s.” Keep a lookout for the premier episode of Radium and check out some of Matt Zane’s other alt-porn endeavors such as Tattooed and Tight at pleasureproductions.com.
LORDI and MENDEED are the latest acts confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2007 (www.wacken.com) is scheduled for August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.
Acts on the bill now include: 1349, AMORPHIS, BELPHEGOR, BENEDICTUM, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BLACK MAJESTY, BLIND GUARDIAN, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, CHTHONIC, COMMUNIC, DESTRUCTION, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, DIMMU BORGIR, DISILLUSION, ENSLAVED, FALCONER, GRAVE DIGGER, HAGGARD, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, J.B.O., KAMPFAR, LACUNA COIL, LETZTE INSTANZ, LORDI, MENDEED, MOONSORROW, MOONSPELL, MUNICIPAL WASTE, NAPALM DEATH, NEAERA, NORTHER, RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER, SACRED REICH, SAMAEL, SAXON, SCHANDMAUL, SODOM, SONIC SYNDICATE, STORMWARRIOR (featuring GAMMA RAY's Kai Hansen), STRATOVARIUS, SWALLOW THE SUN, THE VISION BLEAK, THERION, TYR, UNHEILIG, VADER and VOLBEAT.
More details as they become available.
INTO ETERNITY will kick off 2007 as direct support to the legendary Destruction, which kicks off at the Seattle Metalfest at The Showbox on Jan. 20th. This trek also marks the addition of new members Steve Bolognese (ex-Beyond The Embrace) on drums and Justin Bender on guitars. This is the group's second run for this album's touring cycle, and fans can expect a blistering 40+ minute set. Municipal Waste and Hirax will also be joining the package for certain dates.
Tim Roth (guitars, vocals) states: "We are pleased to announce our latest tour in support of thrash legends Destruction! I grew up on thrash metal, so it will be amazing to tour with the Destruction guys. It will be our first tour of 2007, and I can't think of a better way to get started. This going to be a high-energy package, and we can't wait to see everyone on the road. Keep it metal!"
The group's stunning new video for the track "Severe Emotional Distress" was shot by up-and-coming director Kevin Wildt (Set Your Goals, The Warriors). You can check it out on YouTube.com
Here are the Into Eternity tour dates: More...
Municipal Waste have just finished their mammouth country wide USA tour with GWAR. For a band who are so energetic and crazy, using bodyboards, blowups and wizards the tour hasn't been without it's misshaps. Tony Foresta singer of Municipal Waste said this about an incident with a bodyboard in NYC:
"i hyperextended my knee at our show the other night and ive been in a wheelchair/crutches ever since. i cant walk or really move my left leg at all. it sucks playing shows now because i just stand there holding the mic stand for dear life like im the singer of aerosmith or something...bummer..."
Candlelight Records USA has posted DESTRUCTION's remake of their classic ‘Mad Butcher’ to the label's official MySpace site. Bring your browser to http://www.myspace.com/candlelightrecordsusa for a listen.
‘Mad Butcher’ comes from the band's forthcoming “Thrash Anthems” album, set to hit US stores on January 23. Alongside 12 other remakes, “Thrash Anthems” contains two brand new songs, ‘Deposition/Your Heads Will Roll’ and ‘Profanity’.
Virginia's "party thrash Kings" Municipal Waste have been confirmed to play Wacken festival 2007 from the 2nd - 4th August. Tickets are available from www.wacken.com.
Municipal Waste are currently on tour with GWAR in the USA and will be going into the studio in 2007 to record their 2nd album for Earache records.
Tony Foresta of MUNICIPAL WASTE was brutally hacked to pieces in a (fake) killing by GWAR members whilst on tour in Milwaukee on Halloween. Filmed at the RAVE in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Halloween 2006, the video can be seen here (or below). Also witness Ryan "the Handyman" on guitar, LandPhil as King Diamond and Dave Witte as the Marshmallow man from Ghostbusters. More...
Landphil, bassist of Virginian thrashers Municipal Waste has claimed in this week's Kerrang magazine that he recorded his bass lines from inside a coffin (view a scan of the article).
You can catch Municipal Waste on tour in the USA on the following dates:
11/3 Ogden Theater Denver, CO
11/4 Avalon Theater Salt Lake City, UT
11/5 Big Easy Concert House Boise, ID
11/7 Big Easy Spokane, WA
11/8 The Fenix (formerly the Premier) Seattle, WA
11/9 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver
11/10 Rseland Theater Portland, OR
11/11 Midtown Bend, OR
11/12 Senator Theater Chico, CA
11/13 New Oasis Sparks, NV
11/14 The Warfield San Francisco, CA
11/15 House of Blues San Diego, CA
11/18 Glasshouse Pomona, CA
11/19 Ventura Theatre Ventura, CA
11/20 House of Blues West Hollywood, CA
11/21 Key Club@ Morongo Cabazon, CA
11/22 Marquee Theater Tempe, AZ
11/24 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX
11/25 Gypsy Tea Room Dallas, TX
11/26 Meridian Houston, TX
11/27 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
11/28 Floyd's Music Store Tallahassee, FL
11/29 Culture Room Ft. Lauderdale, FL
11/30 Jannus Landing St. Petersburg, FL
12/1 House of Blues Buena Vista, FL
12/2 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
12/4 Exit/In Nashville, TN
12/5 Blue Cats Knoxville, TN
12/6 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
12/8 House of Blues N. Myrtle Beach
12/9 The Canal Club Richmond, VA
12/10 9:30 Club Washington D.C., DC
12/11 The Chance Poughkeepsie, NY
12/12 The Buffalo Icon Buffalo, NY
Then they will be touring on the "Thrash Till Death" tour with Destruction, and Sadus: More...
Destruction have announced tour date for their upcoming headlining tour that will feature Sadus and Municipal Waste as supporting bands. The tour dates are as follows:
January 20 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
January 21 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
January 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
January 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
January 26 - Denver, CO @ Hubba's House of Rock
January 27 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
January 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
January 29 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
January 30 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
January 31 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
February 1 - Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House
February 2 - Quebec City, QUE @ L' Imperial
February 3 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques
February 4 - Boston, MA @ Middle East
February 5 - New York, NY @ Rebel
February 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
February 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
February 9 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
February 10 - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
February 11 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
February 13 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
February 14 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
February 15 - El Paso, TX @ Chic's
February 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
February 17 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
More tour dates to be announced.
The mighty Scumdogs of the Universe, otherwise known as Gwar, invaded the Starland Ballroom of Sayreville, NJ this past Sunday, October the 15th. This Gwar conquest was the first of Gwar's that my friend and I had witnessed. Before Gwar began their set though, The Red Chord and Municipal Waste had the honors of the opening ceremony.
Municipal Waste started off. I had heard of them through a friend that directed me to their myspace page. From that, I knew that Municipal Waste was a decent band, but after watching them spread their toxic thrash, I must say that I was thoroughly impressed. Municipal Waste’s first two songs were only ok, but after that their intense energy and quality music got me into them. Municipal Waste impressed me at the end of their set by taking out a boogie board and the singer climbed on top of it as the crowd kept it up and he stood up on it and finished out the set on the boogie board, literally crowd surfing. I thought that would be a hard act to follow, but I knew Gwar was going to be able to; they’re intergalactic warriors after all. But before that, The Red Chord came on. More...
You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’ forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.
The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the 4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea77 and Society 1.
For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.
New Jersey quintet Burnt By The Sun recently logged time in Belford, New Jersey's Wet Side Studio with engineer Mike Hill to record their first new material in over three years.
The recording marks Burnt By The Sun's (Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte, guitarists John Adubato and Nick Hale, bassist Ted Patterson, vocalist Mike Olender) first foray into a recording studio since 2003's "The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good," as well as Hale's debut on second guitar with the band.
The band recorded several tracks, including a brand new song titled "Goliath" and a new version of "When Corporations Rule Your Mom" (originally released on Ferret Music as part of a split release with Luddite Clone). "Goliath" will see a fall release via Relapse Records as part of a split 7" with New York's Car Bomb.
The writing of the new Burnt By The Sun album will continue through the winter for a projected late-2007 release.
"LandPhil" of MUNICIPAL WASTE has started a side project with his brother named "Cannabis Corpse," explained as "Sadistic Reefer Worship!"
"Cannabis corpse is cannibal corpse riffs + good weed. If i tell you about it when im drunk just trust in me, it will be sweet." Says Phil who is working on tracks when he's not touring with the waste like "fresh entrails ripped from a philly blunt"
The following dates have been announced for Gwar's upcoming tour:
October 19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Fun House
October 21 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
October 24 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 26 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's
October 27 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
October 28 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
October 29 - Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue Theatre
October 30 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
October 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
November 5 - Boise, ID @ Big Easy
November 7 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
November 8 - Seattle, WA @ Fenix
November 9 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
November 10 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
November 11 - Bend, OR @ Midtown
November 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
November 15 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
November 20 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
November 22 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 24 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
November 25 - Dallas, TX @ Gypsy Tea Room
November 26 - Houston, TX @ Meridian
November 27 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
December 1 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Gwar's tour also features Municipal Waste and The Red Chord
The first batch of dates for Gwar's upcoming tour with The Red Chord and Municipal Waste has been revealed. Here are the tour dates:
10/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/15 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/16 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/17 Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
10/20 Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
10/22 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
10/23 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/1 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
11/3 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Th./Church
US crossover thrashers Municipal Waste were yesterday prevented from flying from their hometown in Richmond, Virginia to play a series of festival shows in the UK. The band appeared at the check-in desk for their US AIRWAYS flight US3224, but were stopped from boarding, with the reason given being due to ‘heightened security measures.’
Undeterred, and eager not to disappoint their UK fans at their upcoming Reading and Leeds festival shows, Municipal Waste rescheduled their flight for today and are expected to arrive in the UK on Thursday 24th August and head directly to their first show in Exeter.
The band will greet their British audience with extra-intensity at what are sure to be raw and energy-fuelled performances at this weekend’s Carling Festival, and will air songs from their 2005 Earache release ‘Hazardous Mutation’. They are also due to meet fans at an in-store signing session at 5pm at Exeter’s Solo Records on August 24th.
Municipal Waste will perform at:
24.08.2006 UK EXETER Cavern Club
25.08.2006 UK READING Carling Festival Lock Up Stage, 1.30pm
26.08.2006 UK LEEDS Carling Festival Lock Up Stage, 1.30pm
27.08.2006 UK MANCHESTER Music Box
28.08.2006 UK NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms
29.08.2006 UK RUSHDEN The Attic
GWAR, THE RED CHORD, and MUNICIPAL WASTE will be teaming up for a fall tour. The first dates to be released are as follows:
October 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
October 20 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winters
October 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Earache's own MUNICIPAL WASTE is featured in the "INTRODUCING" section of the October edition of GUITAR WORLD. The magazine notes MUNICIPAL WASTE as up and coming and recognizes Scott Ian's recognition of MUNICIPAL WASTE. MUNICIPAL WASTE are gearing up for an Australian tour spanning over six dates, which will then be followed up by UK appearances at the Reading Festival on 8/25 and Leeds Festival on 8/26.
MUNICIPAL WASTE are only a few dates into their US tour in support of their latest effort "Hazardous Mutation." You can check them out on tour at the following stops still:
7/13 - 8:00PM @ Wallingford American Legion - Wallingford, CT
7/14 - 8:00PM @ North Six - Brooklyn, NY
7/15 - 8:00PM @ First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA
7/16 - 3:00PM @ Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ
7/17 - 1:00PM @ Sounds of the Underground Tour *- Columbia , MD
7/22 - 7:00PM @ Town Hall (Vera) - Seattle, WA
7/23 - 8:00PM @ Sabala's - Portland , OR
7/24 - 7:00PM @ FOODHOLE - Portland, OR
7/25 - 7:00PM @ Burnt Ramen! - Richmond, CA
7/26 - 6:00PM @ Info Shop - Fresno, CA
7/27 - 7:00PM @ Zen Sushi - West Hollywood, CA
7/28 - 8:00PM @ TBA - Anaheim, CA
7/29 - 8:00PM @ Static Lounge 18 - San Deigo, CA
7/30 - 6:00PM @ Que Sera - Long Beach, CA
MUNICIPAL WASTE have lined up the following West Coast dates with DEADFALL for July:
July 22 - Seattle, WA @ Town Hall (Vera)
July 23 - Portland, OR @ Sabala's
July 24 - Portland, OR @ Foodhole
July 25 - Richmond, CA @ Burnt Ramen!
July 26 - Fresno, CA @ Info Shop
July 27 - West Hollywood, CA @ Zen Sushi
July 28 - Anaheim, CA @ TBA
July 29 - San Deigo, CA @ Static Lounge 18
July 30 - Long Beach, CA @ Que Sera