Being active for almost two decades, Municipal Waste is an American thrash crossover band based in Richmond, Virginia, which has been making waves ever since its inception. At their first concert on a New Year’s Eve occasion (2000/2001), the group came to be blamed for the outbreak of a small revolt.
After this live performance that attracted public attention, Municipal Waste brought to light the debut album, entitled “Waste ‘Em All” (2001), followed by three other materials: “Hazardous Mutation” (2005), “The Art Of Partying “(2007) and” Massive Aggressive “(2009), albums that contributed to the increasing popularity and attracting interest from profile publications. As Spin Magazine goes so far to say that “the Municipal Waste tracks sound so good that any one of them could slip very well into a mixtape, between a Gang Green and a DRI song”, like Outburn Stores say that “they cannot be denied that they are the best in what they do” or that Decibel Magazine considers that “this band brings a gold standard”.
Determined to keep alive the spirit of the cross-over scene of the 1980s and being the authors of videos that often sparked discussion or outrage, Municipal Waste continued to grow in popularity with each released material. “The Art Of Partying”, for example, drew enthusiastic reviews from specialist critics and placed them on the best places for important charts – Top five albums of the year (made by “Close Up Magazine”, Sweden), 20th in “Top Big Cheese Magazine” (UK) or “Kerrang! Shops ”- also appearing on the pages of the famous NME and on the cover of“ Metal Maniacs Magazine ”(USA).
If the topics approached by the band refer to alcoholism, mutants or thrash metal, and having influences from Suicidal Tendencies, DRI, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus or Sepultura, the powerful music composed by Municipal Waste has come to receive the label of “Party Thrash”, which guarantees a great fun at every concert.