Get ready for another taste of the WASTE! Richmond Virginia’s hard-charging, thrash metal maniacs Municipal Waste have revealed their blistering second single, ‘High Speed Steel‘, from their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, ‘Electrified Brain‘, that’s due out July 1st via Nuclear Blast.
Commenting on the single, guitarist Ryan Waste says:
“High Speed Steel is our ode to an era when heavy metal was transitioning into a faster form. We pushed the limits of our sound to channel that classic dynamic and keep the intensity high. It’s about overcoming the pressure and slicing down the odds when everything is stacked against you.
Stream ‘High Speed Steel‘: https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/high-speed-steel
Pre-order ‘Electrified Brain‘: https://www.municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain
Pre-Save ‘Electrified Brain‘: https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain
You can also stream the upcoming record’s initial single ‘Grave Dive‘ here: https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/grave-dive
Municipal Waste will hit Europe with Anthrax in support of ‘Electrified Brain‘ this autumn. Purchase tickets here: https://www.municipalwaste.net/tour
Electrified Brain Tracklisting:
- Electrified Brain
- Last Crawl
- Grave Dive
- The Bite
- High Speed Steel
- Thermonuclear Protection
- Blood Vessel – Boat Jail
- Crank The Heat
- Restless and Wicked
- Ten Cent Beer Night
- Barreled Rage
- Putting On Errors
- Paranormal Janitor
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 Trip, Code 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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