Richmond, Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE released their sixth studio album Slime And Punishment, a year ago via Nuclear Blast. In support of that release, the band are about to embark on a run of 20 club and festival dates, across nine countries in Europe (the whole itinerary can be found below). To mark the occasion, the guys have unleashed a brand new music video for the album's title track "Slime And Punishment", over on YouTube.
"Teaming up with Norman Cabrera for this video was a match made in horror. His 35 years experience with practical FX in film shined through as you‘ll see in this latest WASTE clip. Not only a fan of monsters, he's a metal lifer like us, so we saw eye to eye on the aesthetic of everything involved. Initially, Norman approached me to make a mask for MUNICIPAL WASTE, which has been his specialty for many years. I said why don't you do us one better and make a damn video?! He leaped on the opportunity and even stepped up as the director, as well as the effects designer, making multiple masks and creating the horrific world of 'Slime And Punishment'. We all grew up on VHS and that played a major inspiring role in the video as well. It was like making a movie, all the work that went into this and there are countless people to thank. I have to give shout-outs to Slasher Dave for composing the intro score and Joel Grind for taking us out with the synth outro, bookending this nightmare perfectly." - Ryan Waste
Be sure to check out video director Norman Cabrera's Instagram profile: www.instagram.com/norman_cabrera_monsters
Catch The Waste live: 27.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays 28.07. DEU Bausendorf - Riez Open Air 29.07. DEU Munich - Free & Easy (w/ HATEBREED, A TRAITOR LIKE JUDAS, TOXIC SHOCK) 31.07. NLD Rotterdam - Baroeg (w/ SIBERIAN MEAT GRINDER) 01.08. DEU Hanover - Béi Chéz Heinz (w/ EASTWOOD) 02.08. DEU Oberhausen - Kulttempel (w/ KARMAGEDDON, DESTROY THEM) 03.08. DEU Freiburg - Cafe Atlantik 04.08. FRA Albi - Xtreme Fest 05.08. FRA Saint - Maurice-de-Gourdans - Sylak Open Air 06.08. ITA Milan - Cusano Milanino 07.08. DEU Karlsruhe - Die Stadtmitte (w/ SKELETON PIT) 08.08. AUT Vienna - Arena (w/ TERROR) 09.08. CZE Jaroměř - Brutal Assault 10.08. DEU Wiesbaden - Schlachthof (w/ ANTIPEEWEE) 11.08. BEL Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival 12.08. PRT Vagos - Vagos Metal Fest 14.08. ITA Brescia - Festa di Radio Onda d'Urto 15.08. ITA Cordenons - Rock Town (freier Eintritt) 16.08. DEU Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze 17.08. NLD Eindhoven - Dynamo 18.08. FRA Paris - Le Gibus (w/ MONSTER SQUAD, DEMERIT, DEAD 77) 19.08. FRA St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival
06.10. MEX Monterrey - Tecate México Metal Fest
Purchase your copy of Slime And Punishment at nuclearblast.com/mw-slimeandpunishment
Slime And Punishment is the first WASTE album engineered by bassist Phil "Landphil" Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA. Mixing and mastering was completed by Bill Metoyer (u.a. SLAYER, W.A.S.P., LIZZY BORDEN, DARK ANGEL) in Hollywood, CA.
The cover artwork for the sixth album was created by the bands good friend, Andrei Bouzikov. This is the fourth cover he has created for them as he was responsible for the art for Massive Aggressive, The Art Of Partying, and the split with TOXIC HOLOCAUST - Toxic Waste.
Slime And Punishment - Track Listing: 01. Breathe Grease 02. Enjoy The Night 03. Dingy Situations 04. Shrednecks 05. Poison The Preacher 06. Bourbon Discipline 07. Parole Violators 08. Slime And Punishment 09. Amateur Sketch 10. Excessive Celebration 11. Low Tolerance 12. Under The Waste Command 13. Death Proof 14. Think Fast
Slime And Punishment marked the band's highest first week sales as well as debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top New Artist / Heatseekers chart, #5 on the Current Hard Music Albums chart, #9 on the Independent Albums chart, and came in at #44 on the Top Current Albums chart. The band also landed at #75 on Canada's Hard Music chart and #180 on the Top Current Albums chart.
Catch The Waste live: 6/09/2018 Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company - Croydon, Pennsylvania 7/26/2018 Riez Open Air - Bausendorf, Germany 7/27/2018 Metaldays - Tolmin, Slovenia 8/02/2018 Xtreme Fest - Albi, France 8/05/2018 Sylak Open Air - St Maurice De Gourdans, France 8/08/2018 Brutal Assault - Jaromer, Czech Republic 8/09/2018 Vagos Metal Fest - Vagos, Portugal 8/10/2018 Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortnijk, Belguim 8/17/2018 Motocultor Festival - Séné, France
Pick up Slime And Punishment in physical and digital formats at nuclearblast.com/mw-slimeandpunishment!