June 8, 2023
Photo: Adam Malik.

Richmond Virginia speed freaks MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced a UK headline tour for October this year, with support coming from GEL and UNDEATH. The band are currently prepping for a packed month of European festival performances and club shows, kicking off this week with performances at Download Festival and Into The Grave.

MUNICIPAL WASTE’s Tony Foresta commented, “Its been way too long since The Waste has done a proper UK headliner. To say we are excited is an understatement. We couldn’t even wait till after Download to tell everyone. We are equally as chuffed to bring a diverse and crushing duo of openers Gel and Undeath. If anyone knows how we can get a Buckfast sponsorship for this please reach out. CHEERS!

Tickets will go on general sale Wednesday 14th June @ 10am BST via the below links.


10 Jun   UK – Donington, Download Festival
11 Jun   NL – Leeuwarden, Into The Grave Festival
13 Jun   CZ – Prague, Malá Sportovní Hala w/ Gojira + Urne
14 Jun    PL – Krakow, Klub Kamienna 12 
16 Jun    BE – Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
17 Jun   FR – Clisson, Hellfest
18 Jun    DE – Cologne, Gebaude 9
21 Jun   NO – Oslo, Tons Of Rock Festival

MUNICIPAL WASTE‘s latest studio album Electrified Brain was released in 2022 to widespread acclaim. On it the band maintain a course as vicious and vital as ever, showcasing their skills on tracks like Grave Dive, High Speed Steel and Crank The Heat. Recorded during the pandemic in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk [Power TripCode Orange], the sessions would be the first time the band reunited in person after a year. Together, they achieved “a thicker and heavier sound.”

Check Velvet Thunder’s view on Electrified Brain.

Photo: Corey Davenport

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. 


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