Thrash juggernauts Municipal Waste have announced their upcoming East Coast tour beginning June 9th in Baltimore and concluding June 17th in Rhode Island. Joining the tour on select dates are Gang Green, Dropdead, and Savage Master.
Municipal Waste formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2001 and have previously released six studio albums including Waste ‘Em All (2003), Hazardous Mutation (2005), The Art of Partying (2007), Massive Aggressive (2009), The Fatal Feast (2012) and most recently, Slime and Punishment (2017).
Frontman Tony Foresta and bassist Phil Hall are also known for their crossover group Iron Reagan which formed in 2012 and includes Paul Burnette (Darkest Hour), Mark Bronzino (A.N.S.), and Ryan Parrish (Darkest Hour).
In an interview with Invisible Oranges, Foresta spoke about their 2017 record, Slime and Punishment: “It’s fun, man. We’re all kind of doing our other projects so we know how it’s done and we’ve been working with each other for so long so we just kind of got in there and busted it out, but it took a long time to write the damn thing. We wrote a lot of stuff that we didn’t like and stuff that just didn’t fit so we actually wrote a whole record and then scrapped it and then wrote a whole other album, so Slime and Punishment is the second attempt at writing an album. And this one, we’re actually really pleased with it.”
During the interview, Foresta also discussed the role of Municipal Waste in the modern thrash genre: “I think there’s a lot more of it now than when we started. I think when we were a band it was kind of like almost a novelty to be a thrash band. People almost thought we were a joke band because it was so ridiculous and there weren’t any new bands playing that sort of music. I think it’s a lot more respected now. People just said, ‘Oh, well, this new thrash wave’s gonna die,’ or whatever. They just didn’t really take a lot of those bands seriously. But I think we kind of survived that whole thing just with being around for so long.”
Check out East Coast tour dates here:
6/09/2018 Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company – Croydon, Pennsylvania
6/12/2018 Ottobar – Baltimore, ND
6/13/2018 Rocks Off Convert Cruise – New York, NY **
6/14/2018 One Center Square – Easton, PA
6/15/2018 The Stone Church – Brattleboro, VT *
6/16/2018 Rock Fest – Montebello, QC CANADA
6/17/2018 Alchemy – Providence, RI *
* w/ DROPDEAD
** MUNICIPAL WASTE & GANGGREEN
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna