Richmond USA’s hard-charging, metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE have released a new video for ‘Crank The Heat’ featuring appearances by IRON LUNG, SICK OF IT ALL, WARTHOG and more! Directed and produced by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of My Good Eye Visuals (Clutch, Cannibal Corpse, Gwar), the clip follows the band and friend’s wild shenanigans in the back of a NYC taxi.
Vocalist Tony Foresta comments on the intoxicating new video: “While everyone is getting cuffed up and starting to hunker down for the Holiday/Winter season, we thought now would be a good time to take you back to the glorious NYC Summer Heatwave of 2022. Shot all over Queens and beyond… join The Waste as we deliver our take on one of our favorite TV shows of all time: Taxi Cab Confessions. We hope you find this video for Crank the Heat to be a true scorcher as we look forward to warmer times ahead.”
MUNICIPAL WASTE will be playing Download Festival UK 2023, set to take place from 8th to 11th June next summer. Tickets available HERE.
The new video ‘Crank The Heat’ arrives just ahead of their co-headline USA tour with the almighty HIGH ON FIRE and support acts GEL and EARLY MOODS. Tickets can be purchased now HERE.
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 favourite 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 a course as vicious and vital as ever on 2022’s Electrified Brain, 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.