Municipal Waste Video Banned from YouTube/Band Plays Europa on Sept. 25 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Municipal Waste Video Banned from YouTube/Band Plays Europa on Sept. 25

Municipal Waste, who seem to be on a never-ending tour, are back in town for a show at Europa in Brooklyn on September 25th. The band is playing with Toxic Holocaust and Skeletonwitch and tickets are only $10.

Municipal Waste's sound is a welcome return to the thrash/beer metal sounds of the 80's. Check out this YouTube clip (below) and you will quickly get the idea.

The band's second release on Earache Records, The Art of Partying, was released at the end of July. If you go to the Earache store, you can purchase The Art of Partying on either CD or limited edition multi-color vinyl. There is also an unreleased track, "Boner City" that is posted to the band's MySpace page.

It looks like both the crowds and the pits are growing at the band's shows. Journalist Dave Ling caught the band at a recent show in London and here is what he had to say:

"Municipal Waste were the night's undoubted stars. The four-piece had brought along boogie-boards and their fabled beer-bong, plus an even more potent-looking weapon called The Inebriator, which was used upon several willing audience members. In honour of the song 'Terror Shark', some silly sod had even come dressed in a decidedly non-frightening Jaws-style costume, causing much hilarity by continually throwing himself off the stage and into the moshing throng. In 45 minutes they played more than 20 songs, including 'Headbanger Face Rip', 'Drunk As Shit', 'Sadistic Magician', 'Thrashing's My Business... And Business Is Good' and the unreleased 'Boner City'. Given that their tunes are largely inspired by alcohol and headbanging, it was entirely appropriate that 'Bangover' closed the set proper, a well deserved encore including the Stormtroopers Of Death standard 'United Forces'. For the time being, Municipal Waste are a stupendously entertaining live act..."
The band seems to be no stranger to controversy and, most recently, their Troma Entertainment filmed video for "Headbanger Face Rip" was banned from YouTube for inappropriate content. Earche has both the "gore" and the "tv-friendly" version of the video posted to a special webpage.