June 4, 2022

Richmond’s hard-charging, thrash metal maniacs Municipal Waste have debuted the title track from their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, Electrified Brain, that’s due out July 1st via Nuclear Blast. Their third single, Electrified Brain arrives in the grotesque form of a face-melting horror short directed by esteemed FX artist Norman Cabrera (From Dusk Till DawnThe Walking DeadKill Bill).

Commenting on the new single and video, guitarist Ryan Waste says: “Electrified Brain is a tale of revenge and redemption, continuing the concept of our song Mental Shock rounding out the Deathripper Trilogy.  It’s about being wrongfully accused and stripped of your rights, only to overcome and break free through the electric power of heavy music. We called upon our friend Norman Cabrera once again to handle the title track music video after the incredible job he did on Slime and Punishment. Visually he went above and beyond and it became a much more cinematic experience thanks to Rob Lucas at Wolfpack Studios.” 

Norman Cabrera adds about making the video: “I pulled out all the stops for this video. It’s in the spirit of classic Heavy Metal videos like Ozzy‘s Bark at the Moon and Dio‘s The Last in Line. Sci Fi-Horror imagery lends itself very well to the vibe of the band. We’re channelling a bit of Cronenberg and Carpenter. The best sci fi movies of the past often take current events and put them in a fantastic setting. The video takes place in a not so distant dystopian future where your individuality can be taken away by a faceless organization. It’s a wild concept but not too far off from our world today.”

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

Municipal Waste will hit Europe with Anthrax in support of Electrified Brain this autumn.

Anthrax

With Municpal Waste

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.


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