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Anthrax announces their first European tour since the summer of 2019!
Kicking off on September 27, 2022 in Birmingham, England, the band will play 27 dates in 15 countries, wrapping up in Zurich, Switzerland on November 5.  Crossover thrashers band Municipal Waste will support on all dates. This is a live combo that is the epitome of the thrash essence!

Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 20 at 10AM BST, 11AM CET; go to for all purchasing information.


“It sure has been a long time since we rock’n’rolled in the UK and Europe,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, “but we’re coming back soon to bring the noise to all of you guys.  Being that we can’t get over there until 2022, we’re going to make sure that every show will be an eventful one.  We won’t just be playing four decades of songs to celebrate our ongoing 40th anniversary – hey, we’ll be giving YOU some history! – but we just might have some brand new ones for you as well.  Can’t wait to see all your happy, smiling faces!!!”

On this tour, fans can expect Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/rhythm guitar, Frank Bello/bass, Charlie Benante/drums, and Jon Donais/guitar – to draw from all four decades – fan favorite and deep cuts –  for their nightly setlist.


“There’s just something special about Europe,” said Belladonna. “Our fans there have always had a full-fledged excitement about our shows, and I enjoy performing more than anyone can imagine, so we’re really looking forward to this tour.”

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Invisible Oranges ran a killer piece a few days ago that we want to steer some of our readers towards. It’s an in depth mutation meditation on Municipal Waste’s modern classic Hazardous Mutation. Hard to believe it’s been a decade since this album was unleashed on us bastards but if you can read you can read about it HERE.

“For most, the term “crossover thrash” brings to mind a fairly limited sound and set of images: bandanas, flipped brims, skateboards, just wanting a Pepsi, and so forth. And yet, like all subgenres must, thrash has matured and evolved since ripping into the metal genre at large in the early 80s. And unlike the evolutions of other subgenres, the evolution of thrash metal out of the 1980s and into the contemporary consciousness can be traced to a single album, the ne plus ultra of “retro-thrash:” Municipal Waste’s 2005 landmark Hazardous Mutation, which was released a decade ago today.”

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I’m singing from the perspective of a traditionally marginalized group of people, so I’m not fucking reaching across anything. I’m saying my piece. – Shawna Potter

Yes, we have a somewhat under used punk rock category on , a category I usually use to classify faster hardcore bands who aren’t metal core bands. But yeah, our sister site is the fabled, remember? Punk, hardcore and metal have a long history as bedfellows at the best of times (Excel’s Split Image or Slayer’s Undisputed Attitude come to mind) to the worst of times when skinheads and long hairs in denim jackets would beat the crap out of one another. What does this have to do with War On Women? The Bridge Nine band are more than powerful enough to be on this site and if anything MORE intense than many of the bands we feature who gurgle metal lyrics about killing people. Heck, they even can tour with Municipal Waste and hold their own!

In a rock climate where Phil Labonte of All That Remains casually tosses out the word “Faggot” (making me really bummed cuz I used to love his vocals on Shadows Fall’s early Somber Eyes To The Sky) and where politicians and certain media outlets try to spin “dissent” and “protest” as Un-American while allegedly loving the Boston Tea Party, we need bands who will step up and pierce the heart of current affairs with vitriol, wit and sarcastic grace wed to angry guitars and blistering drums. War On Women are probably my favorite punk band of the moment. I would have been sold at the phrase ex-Liar’s Academy (that first EVR release still holds up) but I know my friend Matt Fox from Shai Hulud also likes War On Women so I checked out “Servilia”  and was blown away. This is a thrashy mix of punk rock fury!

Their self titled full length War On Women will be available on CD, LP and Digital formats on February 10th and is up for pre-order now on Featuring 11 tracks, this new album was recently recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage (Against Me!, Coliseum, Lemuria) and is a vital, if at times very unsettling, odyssey.

For my talk with outspoken and super rad, fearless front woman Shawna Potter click HERE.

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N.Y. hardcore ambassadors, Madball have announced co-headlining dates for August with Virginia’s Municipal Waste. The east coast/Canadian run will include an appearance at TheHeavy MTL festival (aka Heavy Montreal) which will have Metallica and Slayer as headliners.

These dates will come after the release of Madball’s latest album Hardcore Lives to be released June 27th via The Black N Blue Label (in U.S.) and Nuclear Blast (in Europe). The first official Madball full-length to drop in four years, Hardcore Lives has been eagerly anticipated by fans and peers alike. Some advance praise of the album includes UFC Heavyweight, Andrei Arlovski who called Hardcore Lives “pure aggressive street style!!” while Tim Armstrong of Rancid/The Transplants weighed in as well saying “I always look forward to hearing their new records and this one is absolutely brutal.”

Listen to “Doc Marten Stomp” and “DNA” from Hardcore Lives here:Here

The band will be filming a video for the new song “Born Strong” in NYC this week featuring Candace Puopolo of Walls Of Jericho.

click here for tour dates.

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Show Review: Municipal Waste, Napalm Death and Exhumed

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:19 AM (PST)

So when you read this interview understand that I am a little bias. When I saw the details for this tour all those months ago I shed tears, tears of blood. Napalm Death are legends and although I have seen them before it was never in a venue this small. I know there are the people out there who talk about it not being the “original” lineup but for as long as I have been a fan this has been the lineup, except for Barney’s brief stint in Extreme Noise Terror, and as far as I am concerned if you are under 45 years old, shut the fuck up.  To boot Municipal Waste are thrash warriors of unparalleled talent and  Exhumed name might not have been as large as Napalm Death or Municipal Waste’s on the flyer but I still love the shit out of that band.

For the full review click here.

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Everyone’s favorite leaders of the extreme Napalm Death have announced a co-headlining North American tour with everyone’s favorite crossover thrash party animals Municipal Waste.  Both are touring in support of their recently released albums Utilitarian and The Fatal Feast, respectively.  This promises to be a tour to remember, so get tickets ASAP!

You can click here to check out dates, venues, and their badass tour poster.

Coming along for the ride will be death metal legends Exhumed, who will be at most of the dates, along with Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment, and Speedwolf on select dates.  Oh yeah, did we mention that Dwarves (the band, not little people) will be playing a show with them in California???  I’ve never had a desire to live on the West Coast, but that all just changed.

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Music Video: Municipal Waste – “You’re Cut Off”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 6:05 AM (PST)

Virginia’s crossover thrash party animals Municipal Waste have released an animated video for their song “You’re Cut Off,” proving once again that no one has more fun than them.  The track is taken from their recent Nuclear Blast release, The Fatal Feast.

You can click right here to see the video.

The Waste boys have also recently come out with a split record featuring Toxic Holocaust called Toxic Waste.  It is also available for free download from Tankcrimes and you can find out more about it right here.

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Free Download: Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust split “Toxic Waste”

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM (PST)

In a display of utter awesomeness, Tankcrimes has put up the new Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust collaboration up for free download on their website. The album was released this past June 12 in a few different formats, including glow in the dark!

You can find the songs and download them right here.

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Earlier this month we told you about an upcoming split release from thrash masters Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust fittingly called Toxic Waste.  Well speed freaks, the folks over at Decibel have been kind enough to stream a song from each band on their website.  The split is due out June 12, 2012 on Tankcrimes and is available in all sorts of fancy options.  You can get a picture disc, glow in the dark disk, beer coozie, and so much more!

You can find the songs by clicking right here and if you want to see all your options you can check out Tankcrimes’ web store.

Both bands are either currently on a US tour or about to start one.  For Municipal dates click here and Toxic dates click here.  Toxic Holocaust’s last release was 2011′s Conjure and Command while Municipal just released their latest album The Fatal Feast.

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Municipal Waste announce European tour dates

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 12:16 PM (PST)

Municipal Waste has announced the first round of dates for the inWASTEion of Europe Tour. The tour begins on July 12th at the Rockharz Festival. More dates are expected to be announced shortly.

To see a full list of venues, cities, and dates click here.

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Thrash fans get ready!  In a move that seems pretty logical, Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust have decided to team up for a split called…wait for it…Toxic Waste.  You think they stayed up all night trying to figure that one out?  Reportedly it’s going to feature two new songs from each band and is being released June 12, 2012 on Tankcrimes.

No tracklist is up yet, but you can check out the artwork by Andrei Bouzikov by clicking right here.  He’s done work with Municipal Waste in the past, along with Cannibal Corpse, Skeletonwitch, and a bunch of others.

Toxic Holocaust’s last release was 2011’s Conjure and Command while Municipal just released their latest album The Fatal Feast.

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Music Video: Municipal Waste – “Repossession”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 6:26 AM (PST)

Everybody’s favorite booze lovin’ thrash maniacs Municipal Waste have done it again.  They have released another video for a single taken off their latest release The Fatal Feast.  The song is called “Repossession” and proves once again that these guys make some of the most fun and creative videos in metal today.

To check the video out for yourself click here.

The Fatal Feast is available right now on Nuclear Blast.

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Video: Municipal Waste – “The Fatal Feast” behind the scenes footage

Posted by SeanB on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:57 AM (PST)

Virginia thrash crossover masters Municipal Waste have just released behind the scenes footage taken while recording the music video for “The Fatal Feast”.  The song is taken from their newest album of the same name that is out now on Nuclear Blast.  These guys definitely enjoy having fun and joking around of all kinds, especially the drinking variety, and this footage captures that really well.  Click here to see the video.

The “actual” video for “The Fatal Feast” can be found right over here if you still haven’t checked that out yet.  You can also read our recent review of The Fatal Feast album if you choose, that can be found here.

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Album Review: Municipal Waste – “The Fatal Feast”

Posted by Allred on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10:29 PM (PST)

Denim? Check. Leather? Check. Spikes? Check. Studs? Check. Pabst Blue Ribbon? Checked and double checked. My metal brothers and sisters, now is the time to mount your steed, er…I mean skateboard, and gather for battle. Richmond, Virginia’s Municipal Waste has returned with The Fatal Feast, their fifth album of highly contagious crossover thrash. Okay, so there really isn’t any battle going on, unless you count the battle of where to place The Fatal Feast in the hierarchy that is the Municipal Waste discography.

To be honest, Municipal Waste makes me think of Iced Earth. Now before you go calling for my head on a spike, claiming that I wouldn’t know the difference between AC/DC and Cradle of Filth, let me explain. Municipal Waste doesn’t bring to mind I.E. in actual sound or style of songwriting, but in the way that not only can you immediately recognize one of their songs the moment you hear it, but that both bands have achieved a high status and have accumulated a loyal fan-base by presenting songs that are essentially a variation of the same riff. For most bands, this would be certain death, but like Iced Earth, the boys of Municipal Waste somehow make it work.

Get the full review here.

Cover Art Battle: Skin, Flesh, & Innuendos

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Well look at this! We’re on time for once. Shut yer filthy mouth and pay attention. We’ve got some good ones this week… again. Here’s our top nominees for April 10th.

Now go get your hedonistic cretin ass to voting!


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