17 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In case the flesh-eating astronauts on Municipal Waste's album cover didn't spell out its story clearly enough, here's the deal: The Fatal Feast is a midnight movie waiting to happen, charting the course of everyone's favorite thrash-metal revivalist band as it floats through space with limited supplies and a salivating crew of bug-eyed zombies. Or something. The plot doesn't really matter at the end of the day; the riffs do. And there are plenty vying for your attention here, as Ryan Waste delivers swift solos alongside a rapid-fire rhythm section while frontman Tony Foresta frantically tells stories. The Fatal Feast is the first Municipal Waste full-length to feature special guests, from the familiar (cleanup-gang choruses from the lead singers of Avail and Nuclear Assault) to the left field (Zombi's Steve Moore providing lava-like synth suites on "Waste in Space" and the title track). The latter is kept to a minimum, however, ensuring that most of this record is used to score circle pits and crushed beer cans. Any fan worth his or her weight in denim vests and back patches wouldn't have it any other way.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In case the flesh-eating astronauts on Municipal Waste's album cover didn't spell out its story clearly enough, here's the deal: The Fatal Feast is a midnight movie waiting to happen, charting the course of everyone's favorite thrash-metal revivalist band as it floats through space with limited supplies and a salivating crew of bug-eyed zombies. Or something. The plot doesn't really matter at the end of the day; the riffs do. And there are plenty vying for your attention here, as Ryan Waste delivers swift solos alongside a rapid-fire rhythm section while frontman Tony Foresta frantically tells stories. The Fatal Feast is the first Municipal Waste full-length to feature special guests, from the familiar (cleanup-gang choruses from the lead singers of Avail and Nuclear Assault) to the left field (Zombi's Steve Moore providing lava-like synth suites on "Waste in Space" and the title track). The latter is kept to a minimum, however, ensuring that most of this record is used to score circle pits and crushed beer cans. Any fan worth his or her weight in denim vests and back patches wouldn't have it any other way.

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About Municipal Waste

From choosing a name that makes them sound like some sort of urban public works department, to their music itself, Richmond, VA's Municipal Waste openly bow down to the memory of '80s thrash metal and crossover -- twenty years after, and a few hundred miles away from the original movement's heyday in New York City. Led by picturesquely named vocalist Tony "Guardrail" Foresta, Municipal Waste played their first show on New Year's Eve 2001, then spent the next few years working on demos, recording the odd EP and split release, and juggling musicians until solidifying its membership around Guardrail, guitarist Ryan Waste and bassist Land Phil. Veteran drummer Dave Witte (ex-Human Remains, Burnt by the Sun, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, etc.) joined their ranks shortly after the band signed with Earache Records and recorded 2004's Waste Em All with producer Corey Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus of GWAR). The album was instantly embraced by discerning metal fans for its retro-tastic revival, received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and landed Municipal Waste supporting slots on tours with Converge and the Red Chord. Late 2005 saw the unveiling of the band's equally impressive sophomore effort, Hazardous Mutation, which helped them break big across Europe, and resulted in even more touring opportunities. Two years later, the group once again returned to the studio with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, etc.), and emerged with their third irreverent opus, The Art of Partying. Massive Aggressive dropped in 2009, followed in 2012 by The Fatal Feast, their first outing for Nuclear Blast. The band tapped bassist Land Phil to handle the engineering of their sixth studio long-player, 2017's Slime and Punishment, again released via Nuclear Blast. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

  • ORIGIN
    Richmond, VA
  • GENRE
    Rock

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