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Monday, December 4, 2023

Municipal Waste to release new album “Electrified Brain,”

Richmond’s hard-partying, thrash metal maniacs Municipal Waste will release their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, “Electrified Brain”, on July 1st via Nuclear Blast. The band has revealed the shocking cover artwork by James Bousema, tracklisting and the deadly single “Grave Dive.”

“Electrified Brain” marks Municipal Waste’s first album in 5 years, following the release of their critically exalted 2017 record “Slime and Punishment.” And don’t think they’ve slowed down in the years since.

Vocalist Tony Foresta affirms:

“We’re not writing any love ballads to sell records. 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”.

Tony notes:

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