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Municipal Waste is a thrash metal/crossover band from Richmond, Virginia formed in 2001. They are known for their loud, drunken, party atmosphere and rowdy show attendees, and also for their humorous thrash oriented parody song titles. Occasionally, they have been known to play unscheduled shows late at night. Municipal Waste are a crucial element of Richmond culture, and have four albums under their bullet belts, including 2012's The Fatal Feast. Read more on Last.fm

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Bloodstock Open Air 2013 – Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Reviews – all our coverage is here

August 11th, 2013

Bloodstock Open Air 2013 on Thrash Hits

You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Bloodstock Open Air 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!

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Sunday Slaylist: Bloodstock Open Air 2013

July 14th, 2013

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In just four weeks time, arguably the “most metal” (whatever that means) of the UK summer festival season takes place: Bloodstock Open Air. To get ourselves in the mood for a weekend of wearing denim vests and drinking mead out of horn, we’ve put together a gigantic Sunday Spotify Slaylist, featuring the best of this year’s line-up.

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Album: Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast

April 4th, 2012

Municipal Waste
The Fatal Feast
Nuclear Blast
13 April 2012

by Tom Dare

Municipal Waste are an odd band to try and review. There should probably be a media-wide agreement not to say a word about their records until we’ve lived with them for six months, as that’s the only point you can really make a conclusive judgement on them – not because they’re unusually complex, but because they can have a rather short shelf-life. But as that hasn’t happened and you lot won’t give a toss what we say in six months time, here goes.

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Tony Foresta takes a break from recording the new Municipal Waste album to report on Hurricane Irene

August 28th, 2011

Even here on the other side of the Atlantic ocean, you can’t have escaped news of Hurricane Irene, the enormous storm that’s “pummelling the US east coast” (c/o the BBC) right now. At the time of writing, it’s already claimed the lives of at least five people across North Carolina, Virginia and Florida, forced the evacuation of over 2 million people from their homes, and with it’s 80mph winds it’s caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage.

Thank God for men like Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta, who’s taken a break from recording his band’s fifth studio album to report the storm’s impact on his hom town of Richmond, Virginia.

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Sonisphere Festival 2010: 12 more bands; significantly fewer thrills

April 7th, 2010

Sonisphere Festival has just announced another 12 bands for Knebworth – and we’ve got to admit, we’re just a little underwhelmed. First off, Pendulum are the “Special Guests” (i.e., they’re headlining the smaller of the two stages) on Friday 30 July. Which is Iron Maiden day. Hmmmmm.

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The Month In Metal: July

July 1st, 2009

Are we really half way through 2009 already? Apparently so. Feeling confused about the six months just gone, and the six left to go? Thrash Hits is here to guide you – well, through the next four weeks, at least.

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Events
For those of you lucky enought to live alongside Thrash Hits in London town, tonight sees the launch of Someone’s Yelling Fire, a new punk/hardcore/metal/screamo/emo night at the recently-reopened Highbury Garage. Get there early enough and you’ll be able to catch live sets from The Xcerts, Save Your Breath and Flood of Red. Get their later, and you get to see Thrash Hits staffers collapse at the bar following an excess of beers. Double trouble! And just a fiver to boot.

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2008 into 2009: Municipal Waste

December 16th, 2008

They say it themselves: Municipal Waste will fuck you up. It’s true! Drummer, Dave Witte and frontman, Tony “Guardrail” Foresta talk getting fucked up by kidney stones and knives.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
D: Playing on the At The Gates reunion tour.
T: So many to list! South by South West, Hellfest in France, Fun Fun Fun Fest, touring with At The Gates, and still having a lot of down time to spend with family and friends.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
D: A kidney stone – the worst pain I’ve ever felt.
T: Losing someone really close to me.

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