This is the third full-length studio album by Richmond, Virginia, US Crossover Thrash band, Municipal Waste. The album entitled "The Art of Partying" that originally planned to be released on June 11th, 2007 has been already postponed to be released on July 31st, 2007 through Earache Records. It will be contained 15 songs and 2 songs will be added as bonus tracks for the limited edition version of the album. This album probably gonna be as one of the ripping releases as the band often offered judging from the previous releases (including two studio albums; Waste 'Em All on Six Weeks Records in 2003 and Hazardous Mutation on Earache Records in 2005) so far.
But, what's really caught my attention about Municipal Waste these days was the fact that Dave Witte has been playing with them replacing the previous drummer, Brandon Ferrell since Hazardous Mutation album (which including their anthemic song, "Unleashed The Bastards"!) until now. Speaking about Dave Witte, he's definitely a multitalented drummer. He had been playing with big names such as Discordance Axis, Black Army Jacket, East West Blast Test, Melt-Banana, Phantomsmasher, Birds of Prey, Human Remains and Burnt By The Sun (including few others). Apart from playing with Municipal Waste, he's now also playing with Experimental/Math Rock band, Hex Machine.
Okay, for mad thrashers out there... this one is especially for you! Grab two or three of this album, then be ready for getting wasted (and unleashing the bastards) all over again!!!
Municipal Waste: [From left] Dave Witte (drums), Philip "Land Phil" Hall (bass/vocals), Tony "Guardrail" Foresta (vocals) and Ryan Waste (guitar/vocals).
Dave Witte is about 'Live to Drum, Drum to Live' while drumming.
+ By the way, the fact about Municipal Waste keeping the spirit of 80's Thrash alive is mostly undeniable. They're keeping it alive and looking good by doing it since their first self-titled EP, "Municipal Waste" (see pic above) in 2001 through Amendment Records until this present time.
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