Richmond-based thrash metal band Municipal Waste have released a new horror-themed video for their song, “Slime and Punishment,” off their sixth studio album Slime and Punishment, released June 23, 2017, via Nuclear Blast.
The Cronenberg-esque clip follows a punk kid looking for horror films in a video store. The ever- helpful devil makes a solid recommendation which the rocker gratefully accepts. Once he begins watching the film, he is pulled through the television into a Municipal Waste show and later ravaged by Beelzebub himself.
According to Theprp, the group’s guitarist Ryan Waste said of the video, “Teaming up with Norman Cabrera for this video was a match made in horror. His 35 years experience with practical FX in film shined through, as you’ll see in this latest Waste clip. Not only a fan of monsters, he’s a metal lifer like us, so we saw eye to eye on the aesthetic of everything involved.
“Initially, Norman approached me to make a mask for Municipal Waste, which has been his specialty for many years. I said, ‘Why don’t you do us one better and make a damn video?!’ He leaped on the opportunity and even stepped up as the director, as well as the effects designer, making multiple masks and creating the horrific world of ‘Slime and Punishment’.
“We all grew up on VHS and that played a major inspiring role in the video as well. It was like making a movie, all the work that went into this and there are countless people to thank. I have to give shoutouts to Slasher Dave for composing the intro score and Joel Grind for taking us out with the synth outro, bookending this nightmare perfectly.”
Blabbermouth reports Slime and Punishment was engineered by bassist Phil “Landphil” Hall at Blaze Of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA. Bill Metoyer who has previously worked with Slayer, W.A.S.P., Lizzy Borden and Dark Angel mixed and mastered the record in Hollywood, CA.
Watch the campy new video for “Slime and Punishment” below.
Photo Credit: Sharon Alagna