WASTE - THRASH OF THE DRUNKEN
If I had to pick
one band to survive the zombie
apocalypse, I’d have to choose Municipal
Waste. With their crust punk survival
skills, metal brutality and love for the
gore, they would not only survive, they
would turn it into a party.
Municipal Waste’s new album, "The Fatal
Feast," is among the highest anticipated
concept albums of zombies in space. This
is MW’s fifth album, and its first under
Nuclear Blast. Setting a higher standard
for thrash, "The Fatal Feast" is MW's
longest album, with nearly 38 minuets of
chaos and fun.
no time in hitting you with the space
theme on the first track, "Waste in
Space," which features Zombi’s Steve
From the first
track to the last, there is no slowing
down, so grab a beer, MW is here to
stay. Thrashing through the U.S., MW
alongside metal giants Napalm Death,
paved a path of glory, guts, zombies and
the final frontier on tour.
They battled the
East Coast's Hurricane Sandy and made
the journey across the country,
eventually stopping in Tempe, Arizona
where I got to meet up with vocalist
DB: Thank you
for taking the time to talk with me.
It’s really cool getting to meet you.
TF: Yeah, no
DB: How has the
tour been so far?
TF: Great, yeah
it’s really cool. We’re officially half
way through the seven-week tour. It’s
been going by really fast.
DB: How was the
weather for the first half?
Played through the hurricane.
DB: What is the
replacement for Pablo’s name?
TF: This is just
random ass bus. We’re never going to
DB: How was the
sold out show in New York?
TF: That was
awesome. I’m trying to think back,
because there have been so many amazing
shows. It was kind of the kickstart of
the tour. Sold out the Gramercy, that
was pretty fantastic. Vektor was on
that show. I don’t know if you’ve heard
DB: They are
from here (Arizona) they are nerd metal.
they’re nerdy dudes in the best way
DB: How has the
response been to the new album?
TF: Good. We
will play some songs tonight. We’re not
even playing video songs, we’re just
playing random shit that people know all
the words. We had our friend Scotty with
us, he knows our band right and left, he
use to sell shirts for us, and he’s
like, "Dude I noticed some cool things--
there’s people that come to hear songs
off the new album." He would see kids
singing every word to just the new
songs, which is cool. That’s a good
thing for a band. If people are still
interested in the shit you’re putting
Can you tell us a little about the
TF: Yeah, we’ve
done cassettes before, it’s not like a
new thing, the first album we did we put
out on cassette.
DB: Was there
any material left over from this
DB: Do you plan
on releasing it?
TF: Nah, its
DB: Did you
enjoy taking the time off (1-1/2 year)
to write the album?
TF: Hell yeah.
All of us did our own bands and hung out
in Richmond. It was fun
DB: Do you have
a zombie escape plan?
TF: My zombie
escape… plan I’d probably have a gun.
DB: If you could
save one member of your band from the
zombie apocalypse who would it be?
fucked up… Ryan (who was on the bus)
DB: Is there
anything you’d like to add?
TF: Thank you
for supporting us.
Hours before the
doors opened, fans were already in line
to see the Waste tear it up. It was a
house full of Gorgoroth and At The
Gates shirts met by D.R.I. and The
Casualties attire. Among the crowd was
Job For A Cowboy vocalist Johnny Davy.
put on one hell of a show. They are by
far thrash’s most fun and
recommend "The Fatal Feast" to all punk
and metal brethrens, and how can you say
no to a thrash cassette anyhow?
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