Thrash cats MUNICIPAL WASTE touring Europe this Summer!

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Virginia’s speed metal punks MUNICIPAL WASTE are proud to announce their return to Europe! The band released their last album The Fatal Feast in April 2012 through Nuclear Blast. They have been working on a new album since 2014. See the details of their upcoming tour below and stay tuned for more interstellar thrash news soon!

In other news, the band has announced the addition of brand new member, Nick Poulos on second guitar! Nick Poulos currently plays with Ryan Waste in VOLTURE and BAT, and formerly played with bassist Phil Hall in CANNABIS CORPSE.

Guitarist Ryan Waste comments:

Nick joining the Waste is a big deal for us, we couldn’t just add anyone to the fold. It had to be a close friend, and he’s one of our best buds in fact. It doesn’t hurt that he can play his ass off too! He gets our style and totally adds to it, making us an even heavier force to be reckoned with. We’re all having a blast working together, cooking up new tunes and pulling out some classic Waste cuts for this upcoming UK tour and Download Festival!

Nick Poulos adds:

“I couldn’t be more thrilled about teaming up with the Waste! We’re no strangers when it comes to making music together and when they asked me to join on second guitar, there was zero hesitation. The history of this band and watching the growth has not only made me proud but excited for the future.”

11.06. Donington – Download Festival (Great Britain)
12.06. Manchester – Sound Control (Great Britain)
13.06. Glasgow – Cathouse (Great Britain)
14.06. Newcastle – Think Tank (Great Britain)
15.06. Leeds – Brudenell (Great Britain)
16.06. London – Underworld (Great Britain)
17.06. Manchester – Sound Control (Great Britain)
18.06. Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)
19.06. Clisson – Hellfest (France)
21.06. Selestat – Fete de la Musique (France)
22.06. Aarschot – De Klinker (Belgium) + HAMMERCULT
23.06. Kassel – K19 (Germany) + HAMMERCULT
24.06. Ysselsteyn – Jera On Air (Netherlands) + HAMMERCULT
25.06. Berlin – Hellfire Fest @ Bi Nuu (Germany)
26.06. Munich – Backstage (Germany) + HAMMERCULT
28.06. Roma – Traffic Club (Italy) + HAMMERCULT
29.06. Milano – Circolo Magnolia (Italy) + HAMMERCULT
30.06. Zürich – Dynamo (Switzerland)
01.07. Wiesbaden – Schlachthof (Germany)
02.07. Münster – Vainstream (Germany)
03.07. Hamburg – Bambi Galore (Germany) + HAMMERCULT
05.07. Köln – MTC (Germany) + HAMMERCULT
06.07. Paris – Divan Du Monde (France)
07.07. Lyon – Warm Audio (France) NEW
08.07. Biarritz – Atabal (France)
09.07. Viveiro – Resurrection Fest (Spain)

Rising from the squalor of a cursed punk house for their live debut at a New Year’s Eve keg party welcoming in 2001, founding members Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta quickly embraced a DIY ethic to spread the word about their band and graduated to booking shows out-of-state and even in Mexico. After a self-titled EP and the ‘Waste ‘Em All’ debut album in 2003, bassist Phil ‘LandPhil’ Hall and drummer Dave Witte were ushered into the fold. This line-up went on to record three full-length albums for Earache Records (2005’s ‘Hazardous Mutation’, 2007’s ‘The Art Of Partying’, and 2009’s ‘Massive Aggressive’).

Dedicated to keeping the spirit of the 1980’s cross-over scene alive, it was with their uncontrollable mirth and succinct songs that lead Municipal Waste to reap the rewards of their hard work. By the time they signed with Nuclear Blast in 2011, they had proven themselves as die-hard road warriors who could tour and perform with bands outside their genre such as Suicidal Tendencies,The Casualties, 7 Seconds, Circle Jerks, Sick Of It All, GWAR, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, and At The Gates and win over their crowds.

Here they are 15 years later and their rabid fan base – which includes fans of metal, punk, and hardcore – continues to expand. The fact is, no one could argue against Municipal Waste‘s reputation as the ultimate feel-good party band.

Karol Kamiński

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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