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Municipal Waste New Zealand Shows Announced

Municipal Waste New Zealand Shows Announced

Tuesday 12th March, 2013 9:39AM

Thrash metallers Municipal Waste have been announced to play Auckland and Wellington in June. Emerging in the early 2000s with an obsession with hazardous waste, they have since released five albums the latest of which The Fatal Feast came out last year. See below for a couple of clips and here are the tour details...

Municipal Waste New Zealand Tour
with local support from Shitripper and Bulletbelt

Thursday 13th June, Bodega, Wellington
Friday 14th June, Kings Arms, Auckland

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR, Real Groovy Records in Auckland and Slow Boat or Rough Peel Records in Wellington.

Here's the clip for the title track off their latest album The Fatal Feast...

And here's 'Headbanger Face Rip' from their 2007 release The Art of Partying...


Press Release:

Richmond, Virginia Thrash legends MUNICIPAL WASTE are heading to New Zealand for the very first time to drink, party and to thrash people's faces off!

"MUNICIPAL WASTE do it so well that any track could squeeze comfortably between D.R.I and Gang Green on a mix tape"

Wellington, NZ
Thursday June 13th, Bodega (R18)
w/ special guests SHITRIPPER (Auckland) and BULLETBELT (Wellington)

Auckland, NZ
Friday June 14th,Kings Arms (R18)
w/ special guests SHITRIPPER (Auckland) and BULLETBELT (Wellington)

TICKETS ON SALE from undertheradar

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 DYI 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 former Melt Banana 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), earning such accolades throughout their career as ““MUNICIPAL WASTE do it so well that any track could squeeze comfortably between D.R.I. and Gang Green on a mix tape” from Spin Magazine, “No band sound more authentic,” from Alternative Press, “A gold standard” from Decibel magazine, and “Undeniably the best at what they do,” from Outburn magazine. Visually, the band also delivered, as evidenced by the success of the devil-may-care and often outrageous attitude of their videos which have all become fan-chanted anthems at their live shows. The fact is, no one could argue against MUNICIPAL WASTE’s reputation as the ultimate feel-good party band.

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 new label Nuclear Blast in 2011, they had proven themselves as die-hard road warriors who could tour & 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 11 years later and their rabid fan base – which includes fans of metal, punk, and hardcore - continues to expand.

With artwork by Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design, 2012’s The Fatal Feast is the first MUNICIPAL WASTE album to feature contributions from invited guests. Steve Moore of Zombi penned the intro to the title track and the spacey “Waste In Space,” John Connelly of Nuclear Assault’s vocals grace the album’s title track, and former singer Tim Barry of Richmond punk legends Avail jumps in on “Standards And Practices.”

Aptly hailed as “an interstellar thrashterpiece” by Decibel magazine, MUNICIPAL WASTE’s The Fatal Feast debuted at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Not bad for a band from Virginia, eh? Space may be a noiseless vacuum for amateurs who don’t travel with their own P.A. system, but seasoned veterans of extreme situations MUNICIPAL WASTE always know better than to leave home without it!


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Thu 13th Jun
Bodega, Wellington
Fri 14th Jun
Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland

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