MUNICIPAL WASTE Recording New Album, Massive Aggressive

MUNICIPAL WASTE have reached the halfway point in recording their new album, titled Massive Aggressive, tentatively scheduled for an August 2009 release on Earache Records. The band are recording the album at Red Planet Studios in Richmond, VA with acclaimed producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), who also produced the band’s previous album, 2007’s The Art of Partying.

MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist Ryan Waste reports from the studio with his thoughts on the album and the recording process so far:

“We’re in the middle of blazing out the new tracks from Massive Aggressive. I’m really proud of the speed picking on the new record. I finish up my rhythms tomorrow and I’m pumped to celebrate after some gruelling nights in the studio. Zeuss is spot on for this record and we are thankful to have him in our neck of the woods this around.”

“For Massive Aggressive we are striving to capture elements from both traditional heavy metal and hardcore punk. When combined, the two genres can become a lethal formula. We’re not afraid to bridge the gap on this one.”

Already having finished his drums, Dave Witte reflects on the recording experience and what’s in store for fans:

“This record is definitely shaping up to be the best we’ve done easily, I’ve already banged out all my tracks in 1 & 1/2 days and am totally pleased with the outcome…I think our fans are going to be psyched with this record and I can’t wait to play these songs live!”

Finally, vocalist, Tony Foresta comments on his studio time and why his performance on Massive Aggressive will be his best yet:

“I have about 3 songs left of vocals. I’m really happy with how things are turning out. Zeuss has been pushing me really hard this time around and I think it will show when the record is completed.”

View photos of Ryan Waste and Dave Witte in the studio recording their parts for Massive Aggressive:

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MUNICIPAL WASTE are also gearing up for the No Fear Energy Music Tour with LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM and GOD FORBID.

MUNICIPAL WASTE and GOD FORBID will be alternating the show’s opening slot each night. Dates where MUNICIPAL WASTE go on 2nd after GOD FORBID are noted with an asterisk (*).

April 2, 2009 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ*
April 3, 2009 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
April 4, 2009 – Events Center – San Jose, CA*
April 5, 2009 – Crest Theater – Fresno, CA
April 7, 2009 – Paramount – Seattle, WA*
April 8, 2009 – UBC Thunderbird Arena – Vancouver, BC
April 10, 2009 – Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB*
April 11, 2009 – The Coral – Calgary, AB
April 12, 2009 – Praireeland – Saskatoon, SK*
April 13, 2009 – Convention Centre – Winnipeg, MB
April 14, 2009 – City Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON*
April 16, 2009 – Ricoh Coliseum – Toronto, ON
April 17, 2009 – Cepsum – Montreal, QC*
April 18, 2009 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
April 19, 2009 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA*
April 21, 2009 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
April 22, 2009 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA*
April 23, 2009 – Blackham Coliseum – Lafayette, LA
April 24, 2009 – Verizon Theatre – Houston, TX*
April 25, 2009 – Concrete St. Ampthitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
April 26, 2009 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX*
April 28, 2009 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
April 29, 2009 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, KS*
April 30, 2009 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
May 1, 2009 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL*
May 2, 2009 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
May 3, 2009 – Egyptian – Indianapolis, IN*
May 5, 2009 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 6, 2009 – Fillmore Theater – Detroit, MI*
May 8, 2009 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
May 9, 2009 – Convention Center – Asbury Park, NJ
May 11, 2009 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD*
May 12, 2009 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*
May 13, 2009 – Washington St. Armory – Albany, NY
May 14, 2009 – The National – Richmond, VA*
May 15, 2009 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

LAMB OF GOD, AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, and MUNICIPAL WASTE Team Up for Wrath Tour

Fresh off of their west coast run with METALLICA and upcoming visits to Finland, UK, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and Indonesia, LAMB OF GOD are primed to tour Noarth America in support of their fifth studio album, Wrath, which will be released by Epic Records on February 24th.

The tour, sponsored by No Fear Energy, will feature support from AS I LAY DYING, CHILDREN OF BODOM, GOD FORBID, and MUNICIPAL WASTE. AS I LAY DYING and CHILDREN OF BODOM are the main support acts on the tour, with the opening slot rotating between GOD FORBID and MUNICIPAL WASTE.

LAMB OF GOD drummer, Chris Adler, commented “I cannot wait to begin the first North American run of the ‘Wrath‘ world tour. The package we have lined up is guaranteed to leave sore necks and broken eardrums across the country. If you are into metal, there is something here for everyone, this is not a tour to miss. We are working up one hell of a show and can’t wait to play the new material. See you there! ”

No Fear‘s Vice President Of Marketing, Britt Galland commented, “No Fear Energy is excited to be working with LAMB OF GOD, Live Nation and the solid line-up of support bands for this upcoming tour. The music on this tour fits perfectly into the no-holds-barred lifestyle of those who buy No Fear Energy drinks and gravitate toward the action- sports properties associated with the No Fear brand image. We’re anticipating another popular metal tour, along with some unique product promotions and contests.”

Tickets and more information are available at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com, and www.nofear.com. Check local listings for additional information.

The dates for the tour are:
April 2, 2009 – Dodge Theater – Phoenix, AZ
April 3, 2009 – Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
April 4, 2009 – Events Center – San Jose, CA
April 5, 2009 – Crest Theater – Fresno, CA
April 7, 2009 – Paramount – Seattle, WA
April 8, 2009 – UBC Thunderbird Arena – Vancouver, BC
April 10, 2009 – Shaw Conference Center – Edmonton, AB
April 11, 2009 – The Coral – Calgary, AB
April 12, 2009 – Praireeland – Saskatoon, SK
April 13, 2009 – Convention Centre – Winnipeg, MB
April 14, 2009 – City Auditorium – Thunder Bay, ON
April 16, 2009 – Ricoh Coliseum – Toronto, ON
April 17, 2009 – Cepsum – Montreal, QC
April 18, 2009 – Palladium – Worcester, MA
April 19, 2009 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
April 21, 2009 – LC Pavillion – Columbus, OH
April 22, 2009 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
April 23, 2009 – Blackham Coliseum – Lafayette, LA
April 24, 2009 – Verizon Theatre – Houston, TX
April 25, 2009 – Concrete St. Ampthitheatre – Corpus Christi, TX
April 26, 2009 – Palladium Ballroom – Dallas, TX
April 28, 2009 – Fillmore – Denver, CO
April 29, 2009 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, KS
April 30, 2009 – Myth – St. Paul, MN
May 1, 2009 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
May 2, 2009 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
May 3, 2009 – Egyptian – Indianapolis, IN
May 5, 2009 – Expo Five – Louisville, KY
May 6, 2009 – Fillmore Theater – Detroit, MI
May 8, 2009 – Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY
May 9, 2009 – Convention Center – Asbury Park, NJ
May 11, 2009 – Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD
May 12, 2009 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 13, 2009 – Washington St. Armory – Albany, NY
May 14, 2009 – TBD
May 15, 2009 – House of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC

KING DIAMOND Receives Grammy Nomination for “Best Metal Performance”

Metal Blade is both very proud and excited to announce that KING DIAMOND has received a Grammy Nomination for Best Metal Performance for the track “Never Ending Hill” off their latest album Give me Your Soul…Please.

King comments on his bands nomination:
“It’s a great honor to be picked as a nominee; it’s totally shocking and unexpected. We do feel as a band that this is the best album we have ever done. Hopefully there will be many more albums and tours to come. We feel that we have at least another good 10 years in us! This nomination is a testament to our legion of loyal fans and our thanks go out to them for the endless support and all of the kind words.”

Metal Blade owner and CEO Brian Slagel comments on having two bands nominated for this years Grammy’s:

“All of us at Metal Blade Records are extremely honored to have 2 of our artists, AS I LAY DYING and KING DIAMOND, nominated for Grammy awards. They both truly deserve this honor for the great artistry they have accomplished on these tremendous releases.”

KING DIAMOND’s Give me Your Soul…Please was released on June 26th 2007 and came in at #174 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart!

Complete List of Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance:
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

Nothing Left
AS I LAY DYING
Track from: An Ocean Between Us
Metal Blade Records

Never Ending Hill
KING DIAMOND
Track from: Give me Your Soul…Please
Metal Blade Records

Aesthetics of Hate
MACHINE HEAD
Track from: The Blackening
Roadrunner Records

Redemption
SHADOWS FALL
Track from: Threads Of Life
Atlantic

Final Six
SLAYER
Track from: Christ Illusion
American Recording/Columbia