Municipal Waste: Slime And Punishment

Slime And Punishment

Municipal Waste

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  • Release Date 23 June 2017
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Nuclear Blast

Equipped with a crushing sound, speed metal masters and Richmond Virginia locals Municipal Waste barrel back onto the scene with their latest piece of toxic detritus ‘Slime And Punishment’. Their long-awaited return has breathed a new life into this modern speed metal crossover project that was initially birthed in 2000. ‘Slime And Punishment’ is their sixth release and second for Nuclear Blast Records.

The recording process was different this time - with bassist Phil Hall studying the fine art of musical engineering, the band were able to record the album themselves before sending it off to Bill Metoyer (known for his work with the thrasher classics like Slayer, W.A.S.P., Lizzy Borden and Dark Angel) in Hollywood, CA to be professionally mixed.

Opening track ‘Breathe Grease’ lends a classic speedy element to ‘Slime And Punishment’: “We wanted to hit you with something super-fast right out of the gate;” reflects guitarist Ryan Waste, “it’s hard sometimes to pick the first song - but I think it should be fast.” This song is about living a life that's completely submerged in indecency and corruption- but in a great way.

Title track ‘Slime And Punishment’ has been gradually fed to live audiences more and more with huge fan approval. ‘Think Fast’ also comes with something new. Waste chuckles: “it’s funny that the song is called ‘Think Fast’ considering it’s the slowest we’ve ever written.”

With more insane and violently colourful artwork by illustrator Andrei Bouzikov (also responsible for the art of previous Municipal Waste albums ‘Massive Aggressive’ and ‘The Art Of Partying’), adorning the cover of ‘Slime And Punishment’, the album holds strong to Municipal Waste’s visual style as well.

Municipal Waste have just finished another successful and entirely enjoyable package tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Agnostic Front, both of whom have toured with Municipal Waste since the beginning of their career in the early 2000s. “Vinnie from Agnostic Front is actually on the record. He’s the one who does that cop skit ‘Parole Violators’ going back and forth with me pretending to be a delinquent, and him a cop. Phil and I came up with the skit - We recorded that one on the tour bus on that latest tour,” laughs Waste.

1 Breathe Grease  
2 Enjoy The Night  
3 Dingy Situations  
4 Shrednecks  
5 Poison The Preacher  
6 Bourbon Discipline  
7 Parole Violators  
8 Slime And Punishment  
9 Amateur Sketch  
10 Excessive Celebration  
11 Low Tolerance  
12 Under The Waste Command  
13 Death Proof  
14 Think Fast