MUNICIPAL WASTE TO RELEASE ELECTRIFIED BRAIN ALBUM IN JULY; FIRST SINGLE "GRAVE DIVE" STREAMING

Richmond's hard-partying, thrash metal maniacs, Municipal Waste, will release their seventh studio album, Electrified Brain, on July 1 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has revealed the cover artwork by James Bousema, tracklisting and the single "Grave Dive".

Electrified Brain marks Municipal Waste's first album in five years, following the release of their 2017 record Slime and Punishment. And don't think they've slowed down in the years since.

“We’re not writing any love ballads to sell records,” affirms vocalist Tony Foresta. “We’re just doing what we’ve always done since the band started—and that’s try to write loud, fast, and ripping hardcorepunkmetal. We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority.”

Recorded in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange), Electrified Brain is a high-voltage non-stop masterclass of neck-snapping thrash that'd be the ideal soundtrack for high-speed car chases and backyard steel cage matches as witnessed on the new track "Grave Dive".

“It’s in the vein of songs like ‘Headbanger Face Rip’ and ‘Wave of Death’,” Tony notes. “It’s an inspirational song for our fans to cause bodily harm to themselves, but in a loud and healthy way, of course.”

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 favorite into metal mainstays for a generation. The guys have sold out countless shows on multiple continents and piled up tens of millions of streams in the process.

Municipal Waste maintain course as vicious and vital as ever on Electrified Brain. 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.

Pre-order here, pre-save here.

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Tracklisting:
"Electrified Brain"
"Demoralizer"
"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"

 

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