July 28, 2022
Photo: Corey Davenport

Following up on the release of their critically acclaimed, thrash-masterpiece, Electrified Brain, Richmond’s hard-charging, metal maniacs MUNICIPAL WASTE have released an epic new animated video for their single Grave Dive created by Pierre Mousquet, in which the band summons an army of dead fans for a hell-raising concert with cameos by the Toxic AvengerLemmyThe RamonesSkeletor and countless others.

Commenting on the video, vocalist Tony Foresta says: “We are very excited to premiere another video off the new record. We thought it would be a good idea to bring back Pierre and IMOV studios for another animated film since we loved the last one so much. This video has more Easter eggs than the holiday where Jesus died.”

Animator and director Mousquet adds: “Almost ten years after You’re Cut Off, I had the chance, once again, to dive into Municipal Waste‘s awesome universe to create the Grave Dive animated video. The song gave me endless inspiration resulting in too many ideas to fit in a 2:32 long video. So don’t blink!”

Electrified Brain

  1. Electrified Brain
  2. Demoralizer
  3. Last Crawl
  4. Grave Dive
  5. The Bite
  6. High Speed Steel
  7. Thermonuclear Protection
  8. Blood Vessel – Boat Jail
  9. Crank The Heat
  10. Restless and Wicked
  11. Ten Cent Beer Night
  12. Barreled Rage
  13. Putting On Errors
  14. Paranormal Janitor

Check out Velvet Thunder’s review of Electrified Brain.

MUNICIPAL WASTE will hit Europe and the UK with Anthrax in support of Electrified Brain this autumn. Tickets are available NOW.

Europe 2022

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 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.”

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.


MUNICPAL WASTE online:

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