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Municipal Waste w/ NAILS Macabre Shitfucker
Starting: 07:00 PM
Born in the sewers of Richmond, Virginia during 2000, with the aim of spreading the shred, Municipal Waste played their first gig at a Richmond New Year's Eve Keg party in 2000/2001. Blamed for inciting a small riot, Brendan Trache, Andy Harris, Tony Foresta and Ryan Waste went down a storm. As a result, the four swiftly started touring in small clubs; their blazing fast, raw Thrash drew from the tradition of DRI, Suicidal Tendencies, 'Animosity'-era Corrosion Of Conformity, Nuclear Assault and Attitude Adjustment. Graduating to the road from the dirty bunker type garage behind Ryan's house (a place where he used to put on punk and metal shows), Municipal Waste toured incessantly throughout 2001/2 in the USA and Mexico. The band also released two split records - one 7" with Bad Acid Trip, the other being a 12" with Crucial Unit; they also had tracks on a number of compilations. A line-up change happened in '02 when Brendan Trache left, being replaced by Brandon Ferrell in time for the 'Tango And Thrash' split record, before Municipal Waste released 'Waste 'Em All' on 6 Weeks Records. Fast, furious and funny, each of Municipal Waste's super-short songs is a memorable anthem to post-apocalyptic mutants, beer, thrash music...or, indeed, all of the above. The band's dedication to their art is deadly serious, yet they are not afraid to bring the fun back into hardcore. Bashing out songs with such titles as 'Thrashing's My Business And Business Is Good', 'Thrash? Don't Mind If I Do' and 'Drunk As Shit' (as well as a split EP whose songs were all based on Kurt Russell films), Municipal Waste have earned themselves the tag of the ultimate 'party thrash' band. Meanwhile, back on the timeline, following 'Waste 'Em All, both Andy and Brandon left the Waste, being replaced by drummer Dave Witte (formerly with Melt Banana) and bassist LandPhil on bass. Touring constantly and gaining a riotous reputation, By this time, Municipal Waste had firmly established themselves as the leaders of a fast-growing scene of bands resurrecting the spirit of the mid-'80s cossover scene.