On January 7,2014, the good folks at Tankcrimes will release a GHOUL and CANNABIS CORPSE split fittingly dubbed Splatterhash.
Featuring four tracks of rabid, brutalic insanity, the Splatterhash split will be unleashed via 12″, CD and digital download. For their portion of the split, GHOUL returned to Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California where they recorded both Transmission Zero and Splatterthrash. CANNABIS CORPSE recorded at bassist/vocalist Land Phil‘s own Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, Virginia. The split was mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound in Santa Cruz, California and features cover art by Andrei Bouzikov. The release marks the first CANNABIS CORPSE material to feature Land Phil on vocals and Brent Purgason (GWAR) on lead guitar.
Both bands’ entire catalogs can be streamed (and purchased) via the Tankcrimes BandCamp page.
Tankcrimes is very pleased to announce the release of a split 12″ between the Bay Area’s favorite gore-sworn death metal deviants EXHUMED and Virginia hardcore thrashbangers, IRON REAGAN, who feature within their crossover ranks Tony Foresta (MUNICIPAL WASTE) and LandPhil Hall (MUNICIPAL WASTE/CANNABIS CORPSE).
The split will offer up a total of eight tracks, two of which find EXHUMED delivering soul-smearing covers of MINOR THREAT‘s “Seeing Red” and NEGATIVE APPROACH‘s “Ready To Fight.”
The EXHUMED/IRON REAGAN split 12″ will be unleashed January 7, 2014. Further info, including preorders and track teasers, to follow.
EXHUMED/IRON REAGAN Split 12″ track listing:
Side A – EXHUMED
2. “Dead to the World”
3. “Seeing Red”
4. “Ready to Fight”
Side B – IRON REAGAN
5. “Life Beater”
6. “Gave Up on Giving a Fuck”
7. “Mini Lights”
8. “Holy Water Makes Me Wet“
Crossover beasts, IRON REAGAN, have just posted their new music video for “Cycle of Violence.” The song comes off their debut full-length, Worse Than Dead, on A389 and Magic Bullet Records released earlier this year.
The band has also announced a massive fall tour with GWAR, WHITECHAPEL and BAND OF ORCS that starts October 2nd and sees them playing throughout North America until November 17th. Dates can be found here. Not a band to stay quiet, IRON REAGAN will hit the road again in December for a week of tour dates with POWER TRIP and MAMMOTH GRINDER.
Richmond, VA’s hardcore/thrash hybrid IRON REAGAN have announced a slew of new tour dates starting June 27th on both the East and West Coast. Tourmates include DROP DEAD, WHIPLASH, WITCHHAVEN, GWAR, HATEBREED and MEAN JEANS among others.
Their debut full-length Worse Than Dead was released earlier this year on A389 and Magic Bullet Records. Check out our review of one of the best albums of the year.
IRON REAGAN is also debuting a brand-new line-up for this tour with original members Tony Foresta and Phil “Landphil” Hall of MUNICIPAL WASTE and drummer Ryan Parrish (ex-DARKEST HOUR) joined by Mark Bronzino (ANS, BIG EYES, KICKING SPIT) on second guitar and Rob Skotis (HELLBEAR) on bass.
6/27 – Richmond, VA @ Punk Hause
6/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
6/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Blow the Scene! Fest
7/02 – Tempe, AZ @ Cantina
7/03 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
7/04 – San Diego, CA @ The Yard
7/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
7/06 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
7/07 – Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile HIgh Club
9/11 – Lexington, KY @ Busters
9/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
9/13 – Baltimore, MD
9/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
9/15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Crossover bands have always been in short supply so we are all blessed to have IRON REAGAN‘s debut full-length, Worse Than Dead. Composed of one half MUNICIPAL WASTE and one half ex-DARKEST HOUR members, the band tear through 19 raging tracks.
You may ask, “Well, isn’t MUNICIPAL WASTE a cross over band? What’s the difference? Why should we care?” Yes, you have THE WASTE‘s Tony Foresta on vocals and LandPhil Hall on bass. However, IRON REAGAN do not incorporate melodies, overt SLAYER influences, or party themes. Additionally, the sound, lyrics, band name, and artwork are focused more on early 80′s prototypical hardcore themes and style. And no, this isn’t some heartless, fake attempt at being retro.
Worse Than Dead includes two tracks from the band’s four-song demo alongside 17 new tracks. The bottom line is that every song rules. Tons of energy, hooks, beefy riffs, and perfect production. Don’t be a fool and gloss over IRON REAGAN as being a “mere side project.” This is the real shit. (Magic Bullet Records/A389 Records)
MUNICIPAL WASTE have a brand new video for “Repossession” in which the band take on the role of repo men. The song comes off the band’s latest record, The Fatal Feast. Check out our review if you haven’t already.
What can I say? THE WASTE have done it again with The Fatal Feast – Waste in Space and then some. Now five full length releases into their career and it’s safe to say that the band continue to hone their talents. Picking up where their the aptly titled Massive Aggressive left off, The Fatal Feast is ferocious and crunchy exercise in crossover mastery.
As with any MUNICIPAL WASTE release, the songs shift in varying degrees between different influences within the crossover spectrum such as brutal thrash, chugging hardcore, and melodic punk. However, one major note is how THE WASTE have upped the ante in the prime riffing department as these riffs are just so damn satisfying and rank up there with the band’s best. The other major characterstic that stands out is how the band’s has continued to improve in the songwriting department. Of course the aggression, speed, and heaviness are there but the subtle nuances in the song structures to mix things up and add flavor and charisma are the real keys.
While every member of THE WASTE lays downs excellent performances, unheralded drumgod Dave Witte‘s performance is the star. Where other drummers would simply stick the standard beats and fills, Dave adds his style and spice that helps the band surpass the majority. His hyper fast fills and cymbal work are to be appreciated.
And despite the fact the band are often associated with the retro-thrash trend, there is nothing rehashed, dishonest, or tired sounding about The Fatal Feast. This is the sound of a band enjoying the prime of their creativity. (Nuclear Blast Records)
In support of their upcoming album The Fatal Feast, crossover kings MUNICIPAL WASTE have teamed up with L.A.’s Grill ‘Em All Truck for an exclusive burger eating contest and autograph session.
Fans are invited to this one-of-a-kind “Meet & Eat” taking place in the Los Angeles area on Friday, February 17th. For details, view the online flier here.
The Fatal Feast is due out in North America on April 10th.
MUNICIPAL WASTE will be direct support to GWAR on the “Return Of The World Maggot” tour with guests GHOUL and LEGACY OF DISORDER. Tour dates can be found here.
Richmond, Virginia’s crossover kings, MUNICIPAL WASTE, are proud to announce their new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
On their way to devastate the Mainstage 02 at Hellfest Open Air in France this Saturday, June 18th, WASTE members check in about their big announcement:
“It took a real long time to decide what we were going to do for our next record,” states frontman Tony Foresta. “We wanted to work with a label that were not only fans of the band and our music, but were willing to get behind any ridiculous idea that we could think of. Once we realized this, Nuclear Blast was the obvious choice. The Blast has been friends with the band long before doing a record was even a possibility. I feel like we’re starting off with a clean slate and decade of experience to start back up on the right track. Expect some great things in the near future from the WASTE. This is only the beginning!”
“Nuclear Blast has shown their love for the WASTE for years,” drummer Dave Witte continues. “And when it came time for a new deal, it was a no brainer in my eyes. NB all the way. We are thrilled to be included among a roster of great bands and hard working people that love them. I can’t wait to get into that studio!”
The WASTE will be entering the studio this summer to record their fifth full-length album. A 2012 release is expected.