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Municipal Waste Issues Studio Update

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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."

"For 'MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE' we are striving to capture elements from both traditional heavy metal and hardcore punk. When combined, the two genres can become a lethal formula. We're not afraid to bridge the gap on this one."

Already having finished his drums, Dave Witte reflects on the recording experience and what's in store for fans:

"This record is definitely shaping up to be the best we've done easily, I've already banged out all my tracks in 1 & 1/2 days and am totally pleased with the outcome...I think our fans are going to be psyched with this record and I can't wait to play these songs live!"

Finally, vocalist, Tony Foresta comments on his studio time and why his performance on "MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE" will be his best yet:

"I have about 3 songs left of vocals. I'm really happy with how things are turning out. Zeuss has been pushing me really hard this time around and I think it will show when the record is completed."

View photos of Ryan Waste and Dave Witte in the studio recording their parts for "MASSIVE AGGRESSIVE" here and here

MUNICIPAL WASTE are getting ready for the "No Fear Energy Music Tour" with LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM and GOD FORBID.

MUNICIPAL WASTE and GOD FORBID will be alternating the show's opening slot each night. Dates where MUNICIPAL WASTE perform 2nd, after GOD FORBID, are noted with an asterisk (*). The dates are as follows:

04/2 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ*
04/3 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
04/4 – Events Center – San Jose, CA*
04/5 – Crest Theater – Fresno, CA
04/7 – Paramount – Seattle, WA*
04/8 – UBC Thunderbird Arena – Vancouver, BC
04/10 – Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB*
04/11 – The Coral – Calgary, AB
04/12 – Praireeland – Saskatoon, SK*
04/13 – Convention Centre – Winnipeg, MB
04/14 – City Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON*
04/16 – Ricoh Coliseum – Toronto, ON
04/17 – Cepsum – Montreal, QC*
04/18 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
04/19 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
04/21 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
04/22 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
04/23 – Blackham Coliseum – Lafayette, LA
04/24 – Verizon Theatre – Houston, TX*
04/25 – Concrete St. Ampthitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
04/26 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX*
04/28 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
04/29 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, KS*
04/30 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
05/01 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL*
05/02 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
05/03 – Egyptian – Indianapolis, IN*
05/05 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
05/06 – Fillmore Theater – Detroit, MI*
05/08 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
05/09 – Convention Center – Asbury Park, NJ
05/11 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD*
05/12 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
05/13 – Washington St. Armory – Albany, NY
05/14 – The National - Richmond, VA*
05/15 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

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1. Dee writes:

I never heard of this band. Do you guys know if they're any good? All I know is that they are on the lineup with Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, God Forbid, & As I Lay Dying 2 play @ the Roseland.

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2. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Hell yeah! Municipal is awesome! They're a thrash-punk crossover band. They don't take themselves to seriously, so that's a plus.

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3. Dee writes:

Lol. Oh ok. That's wassup. Well i'm definetly looking foward to going to this concert.

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4. dontbombme writes:

I Saw these guys a couple of days ago with lamb of god. They are even better live than on cd. They got the entire crowd to mosh. It was great. Can't wait for the new cd.

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5. darkstar writes:

They did a lot of karate kicks on stage last night.

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