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MUNICIPAL WASTE – New Album “Electrified Brain” Out On July 1st / New Single “Grave Dive” Out Today!

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Not an April Fools’ joke! Richmond’s hard-partying, thrash metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE will release their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, “Electrified Brain,” on July 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has revealed the shocking cover artwork by James Bousema, tracklisting and the deadly single “Grave Dive.” 

STREAM “GRAVE DIVE” SINGLE:
https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/grave-dive

PRE-ORDER “ELECTRIFIED BRAIN”: 
https://www.municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain

Electrified Brain” marks MUNICIPAL WASTE’s first album in 5 years, following the release of their critically exalted 2017 record “Slime and Punishment.” And don’t think they’ve slowed down in the years since. “We’re not writing any love ballads to sell records,” affirms vocalist Tony Foresta. “We’re just doing what we’ve always done since the band started—and that’s try to write loud, fast, and ripping hardcorepunkmetal. We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority.” 

Recorded in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange), “Electrified Brain” is a high-voltage non-stop masterclass of neck-snapping thrash that’d be the ideal soundtrack for high-speed car chases and backyard steel cage matches as witnessed on the new track “Grave Dive.”

It’s in the vein of songs like ‘Headbanger Face Rip’ and ‘Wave of Death’,” Tony notes. “It’s an inspirational song for our fans to cause bodily harm to themselves, but in a loud and healthy way, of course.

PRE-SAVE “ELECTRIFIED BRAIN”: 
https://www.municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain

Electrified Brain” Tracklisting:

01. Electrified Brain
02. Demoralizer
03. Last Crawl
04. Grave Dive
05. The Bite
06. High Speed Steel
07. Thermonuclear Protection
08. Blood Vessel – Boat Jail
09. Crank The Heat
10. Restless and Wicked
11. Ten Cent Beer Night
12. Barreled Rage
13. Putting On Errors
14. Paranormal Janitor

Since 2001, Municipal Waste have uncompromisingly stuck to their guns as hard-partying and even harder-hitting torchbearers of 21st century thrash metal. The Richmond, VA quintet—Tony Foresta [vocals], Ryan Waste [guitar], Philip “Landphil” Hall [bass], Dave Witte [drums], and Nick Poulos [guitar]—have transformed from a cult favorite into metal mainstays for a generation. Along the way, Decibel touted “The Art of Partying” in its coveted “Hall of Fame” and asserted it “revved up interest in thrash and inspired a fresh wave of youthful new bands.Metal Hammer christened “The Art of Partying” one of “The 50 Greatest Thrash Metal Albums Ever, while Loudwire pegged “The Art of Partying” as “The Best Thrash Album of 2007” and “Hazardous Mutation” as “The Best Thrash Album of 2005.” The guys have sold out countless shows on multiple continents and piled up tens of millions of streams in the process. 2017’s “Slime  and Punishment” bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, and “The Last Rager” EP only accelerated their momentum in 2019.

Municipal Waste maintain course as vicious and vital as ever on 2022’s Electrified Brain [Nuclear Blast] as heard on tracks like “Grave Dive,” “High Speed Steel” and “Crank The Heat.” Recorded during the pandemic in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk [Power Trip, Code Orange], the sessions would be the first time the band reunited in person after a year. Together, they achieved “a thicker and heavier sound.

In the end, “Electrified Brain” will give you everything you’d want from a Municipal Waste record or heavy metal record, period. “We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority,” says Tony.

MUNICIPAL WASTE will hit the road in support of “Electrified Brain” beginning in April in the U.S. followed by a run of Europe with ANTHRAX in the fall. 

Purchase tickets here: https://www.municipalwaste.net/tour

USA 2022

Apr 1 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
Apr 2 – Del Valle, TX – The Austin Motocross Park
May 13 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewery
May 14 – Turlock, CA – Dazed on the Green
May 15 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
May 16 – Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom/Domino
May 17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
May 18 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
Sep 8 – Cave-In-Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault
Sep 8-11 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Europe 2022 (w/ ANTHRAX)

Sep 27 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Sep 29 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
Sep 30 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Oct 1 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
Oct 3 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Oct 4 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Oct 6 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Oct 8 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
Oct 10 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Oct 11 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013
Oct 13 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
Oct 14 – Oberhausen, DE – Turbinenhalle
Oct 15 – Leipzig, DE – Werk 2
Oct 17 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Main Hall
Oct 18 – Göteborg, SE – Restaurang Trägårn
Oct 19 – Stockholm, SE – Annexet
Oct 21 – Oulu, FI – Tapahtumakeskus Tullisali
Oct 22 – Turku, FI – Logomo Kitchen
Oct 23 – Tallinn, EE – Tallinna Kultuurikatel
Oct 25 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Stodola
Oct 26 – Frankfurt, DE – Batschapp
Oct 27 – Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn
Oct 29 – Brno, CZ – Sono Centrum
Oct 31 – Budapest, HU – Babra Negra
Nov 1 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory
Nov 2 – Vienna, AT – Arena
Nov 4 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
Nov 5 – Zurich, CH – Komplex 457

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Photo Credit: Kip Dawkins.

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