Following ten years of waiting since their first show at the Obscene Extreme Festival MUNICIPAL WASTE will finally experience the unique atmosphere of the Trutnov venue Battlefield. How is it possible? Well, this squad just happened to play the only OEF volume in 2009 when the fest had to be moved to Svojsice venue. So, it will actually be a premiere for them!!!

Over the course of the long ten years the thrash/hardcore surprise and newcomer of the big stages has become an iconic band the organizers invite to their festivals only just as headliners. The move from Earache label to Nuclear Blast was almost a given. It means it was a pretty good catch for the Obscene Extreme Festival 2019!!!


Municipal Waste is a crossover thrash band from Richmond, Virginia, formed in 2001. To date, the band has released six studio albums, three EPs and four splits. They have gone through several line-up changes, leaving vocalist Tony Foresta and guitarist Ryan Waste as the only constant members. In addition to Foresta and Waste, their current lineup includes Nick "Nikropolis" Poulos on guitar, Philip "Landphil" Hall on bass and Dave Witte on drums.

Municipal Waste was formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2000. Municipal Waste played their first show at a Richmond New Year's Eve Keg party in 2000/2001. The band was blamed for inciting a small riot. The band took musical influences from crossover thrash bands such as D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies, Animosity-era Corrosion of Conformity, Nuclear Assault and Attitude Adjustment. Municipal Waste toured throughout 2001 and 2002 in the USA and Mexico. The band released two split albums—one 7" with Bad Acid Trip, the other being a 12" with Crucial Unit. They also had tracks on a number of compilations. In 2002 Brendan Trache left, being replaced by Brandon Ferrell, shortly before the Tango and Thrash on Amendment Records and Waste 'Em All was released on Six Weeks Records. Following the release of Waste 'Em All, both Andy Harris and Brandon Ferrell left the band, being replaced by drummer Dave Witte and bassist "LandPhil".

In 2005, Municipal Waste signed to Earache Records and recorded the Hazardous Mutation album. During 2005 and 2006, Municipal Waste shot a video for "Unleash the Bastards", with a censored and non-censored version.

In June 2007, Municipal Waste toured with Destruction in the United States, before heading into the studio with Hatebreed and Shadows Fall producer Zeuss, to record their next album The Art of Partying. The band followed this up with a headline tour of Europe, a tour with The Haunted and spots at Wacken Open Air in Germany and Reading and Leeds Festivals. They also went on the road with Suicidal Tendencies. A video was then recorded for the track "Headbanger Face Rip," which was filmed by Troma Entertainment.

In 2007, the band received great acclaim from the music press, with a top five album of the year placing in Sweden's Close Up magazine and top twenty positions in Big Cheese and Kerrang! They also were on the front cover of Metal Maniacs magazine but also made several appearances in NME.

They performed at the UK's Download Festival on June 15, 2008. They also joined At the Gates on their "Suicidal Final Tour" along with Darkest Hour, Toxic Holocaust and Repulsion.

In 2010, the band was confirmed as being part of the soundtrack for Namco Bandai Games' 2010 remake of Splatterhouse.

As early as August 2014, Municipal Waste began working on their sixth studio album, Slime and Punishment, which was released on June 23, 2017

Ryan Waste - Guitar   ·   Dave Witte - Drums   ·   Landphil - Bass   ·   Tony Foresta - Vocals   ·   Nick Poulos - Guitar


Release date Release name Media
2017 Slime and Punishment (2017, Nuclear Blast Records)
2012 The Fatal Feast (2012, Nuclear Blast Records)
2012 "Scion Presents: Municipal Waste (2012, Scion Audio Visual) EP
2012 Garbage Pack (2012, Night of the Vinyl Dead Records) EP
2012 Toxic Waste (w/ Toxic Holocaust) (2012, Tankcrimes Records)
2009 Massive Aggressive (2009, Earache Records)
2007 The Art of Partying (2007, Earache Records)
2005 Hazardous Mutation (2005, Earache Records)
2005 Louder Than Hell (2005, Six Weeks Records)
2003 Waste 'Em All (2003, Six Weeks Records)
2003 Tango and Thrash (w/Bad Acid Trip) (2003, Mordar Records)
2002 Municipal Waste / Crucial Unit (2002, Six Weeks Records)
2001 Municipal Waste (2001, Amendment Records / Busted Heads Records) EP


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