Municipal Waste

Cannabis Corpse Premiere New Song, Pick 10 Favorite Albums to Smoke To

August 31, 2017 Vince Bellino

Embark on “The 420th Crusade” with Cannabis Corpse before reading bassist/vocalist LandPhil’s ten favorite albums to smoke pot to.

Full Album Stream: River Black – ‘River Black’

July 6, 2017 Vince Bellino

Stream the new record from River Black, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Revocation.

Watch: Municipal Waste At Decibel Metal And Beer Fest

June 2, 2017 Vince Bellino

Watch Municipal Waste perform “Slime and Punishment” live at Decibel Metal and Beer Fest.

Metal & Beer: Municipal Waste Teams Up With Cigar City Brewing

May 12, 2017 Adem Tepedelen

You can’t purchase the new Municipal Waste album, Slime and Punishment, until June 23, but you can now drink the band’s collaboration, Divine Blasphemer Smoked Porter, with metal-friendly Tampa brewery Cigar City.

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest ONE MONTH AWAY!

March 22, 2017 Albert Mudrian

“Metal & Beer Tickets” just about sold-out for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest and a round up of DMBF-related shows and events. 

Municipal Waste Grace the Cover of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Issue: Available Now!

March 10, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Beer Pressure? Municipal Waste apply it in the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest Issue. The issue is shipping to subscribers now, but civilizations can score the ultimate guide to the ultimate metal and beer weekend here. 

Get FREE Neurosis, Nails & Immolation vinyl NOW!

March 7, 2017 Albert Mudrian

Special Offer: Get 5 free rare and out-of-print bonus Decibel Flexi Series discs from Neurosis, Nails, Immolation, Municipal Waste and Agoraphobic Nosebleed with this Decibel subscription if you subscribe by Monday. 

Exclusive Video Premiere: BAT – “Beware of the Bat”

January 18, 2017 Dutch Pearce

Apparently it’s difficult to pull off a good metal video. Richmond’s BAT make it look not only easy, but fun as hell, too, with their new black&white, B movie-inspired thriller, “Beware of the Bat.”

Dave Witte helped write music for a 30-person drum circle

August 18, 2016 Vince Bellino

The Municipal Waste drummer is collaborating with Richard Christy (The Howard Stern Show, Death, Charred Walls of the Damned) and 30 others in Richmond on August 28 on the Shape of Sound. 

Brain Tentacles Premier New Song and Announce New Album

July 26, 2016 Vince Bellino

Listen to Brain Tentacles‘ chaotic pairing of jazz and metal on their new single, “The Sadist,” before their debut album drops at the end of September. 

Premiere: Step up to BAT with the Full-Album Stream of “Wings of Chains”

June 10, 2016 James Lewis

Friday is for flying rodents. Or NWOBHM supergroups featuring members of Municipal Waste, Volture, and D.R.I. — your choice. 


February 24, 2016 Sean Frasier

Where were you when you first unlocked an unlisted track after a long period of dubious silence as a record played possum? Or when you noticed an album creeping up to track 69, where Tool’s “Disgustipated” lurked at the edge of Undertow? If you were born after 1995, maybe never.

SPOILING OUR READERS: Iron Reagan’s “Spoiled Identity” EP

January 30, 2015 Jeff Treppel

Last June, we gave out a free Iron Reagan flexi disc to our subscribers, because we’re awesome like that. Still, that was free, and booze and drumsticks aren’t, so A389 have figured out a reason to charge you for it! It’s totally worth your hard-earned cash, though. Not only do you get two bonus tracks…

BREWTAL TRUTH: Live in Chicago! Tonight! Special Guests!

April 25, 2014 Adem Tepedelen

Prepare to be Brewtalized, Chicago! The first The Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers book signing event in your city happens today from 4 to 7 pm at Northdown Taproom & Cafe (3244 N Lincoln Ave). Apologies for the last-minute notice, but there were a few loose ends that needed to be tied up before…

Decibel Premiere: IRON REAGAN video

December 18, 2013 Justin Norton

Today we close down operations for the Wednesday afternoon Deciblog in 2013 with one more batch of awesome. Thank you to the people and bands who have contributed, been interviewed or offered up their work for public appraisal on hump day this year. Iron Reagan has received a lot of love in our world: Worse…


November 8, 2013 Adem Tepedelen

There are all kinds of new products popping out of the woodwork in the Decibel Universe right now. You may have heard of this limited-edition 100th Issue Show: The Movie DVD that’s just arrived at dB HQ. Then there’s the Top 100 Black Metal Albums of All Time special issue that’ll be the perfect holiday…

STREAMING: Scion A/V interviews Municipal Waste

August 16, 2013 Chris Dick

Municipal Waste are no strangers to Decibel-land. Having performed admirably at our 100th Issue show, appeared as chefs on the cover of issue #89 [available HERE] and earned an honorable place on Albert’s mancave mantle, the Virginia-based thrashers are, well, like family. When Scion A/V approached us to air an exclusive interview with the Wastoids—in…

Visual Violence: Brent Eyestone

April 9, 2013 Shawn Macomber

Decibel‘s coverage of the debut LP from Richmond, Virginia dark thrash stalwarts Iron Reagan has been fairly comprehensive — last month Chris premiered a stand-out track off Worse Than Dead in this space and there is a short profile of the band in the print issue on stands now — but one aspect of the…

Happy Birthday To Us: Photos From An Epic Evening of Metal

January 23, 2013 Justin Norton

In case you have been on a spiritual pilgrimage or without an Internet connection in recent months a quick reminder that we had a big party last weekend to celebrate our 100th issue. A bunch of bands that have graced the cover, best of lists or Hall Of Fame (some of them multiple honorees) played….

INTERVIEW: Evoken’s Vince Verkay on bringing the doom-death live

November 26, 2012 Jonathan Horsley

On January 19th, Decibel will celebrate a century of extremely extreme issues at Philadelphia Union Transfer in exalted company: four-time cover stars Converge; swine-ablating grindhogs Pig Destroyer; crossover champs Municipal Waste; Repulsion (be still, beating heart); 2011’s AOTY artists Tombs; and funerealy epic doom titans Evoken. It’s the perfect Decibel storm, a line-up of bands…

CONTEST: Municipal Waste’s Best Contest. Ever.

November 21, 2012 Chris Dick

There’s some indication that nuevo thrash gods Municipal Waste are, to put it mildly, a tad nutty. Case in point, the Richmondians’ near-takeover of the Deciblog. Search for Municipal Waste in our handy dandy search mechanism and not one but FIVE pages turn up. Inside those five pages you’ll find the Waste with long dong…

Behold: Decibel 100th Issue Celebration Show Details!

September 4, 2012 Andrew Bonazelli

The Mayans were off by a month: The world will officially end on Saturday, January 19 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA, when Decibel Magazine proudly brings you our truly apocalyptic 100th Issue Celebration Show! Faces will be decimated not only by Pig Destroyer Repulsion Municipal Waste Tombs and Evoken but a special surprise headliner…

LIVE REVIEW: Municipal Waste Fucked Seattle Up

June 26, 2012 Adem Tepedelen

June 15, Neumos, Seattle, WA. We received the message through the usual channels, but this time the priority was urgent. “We’re coming to Seattle,” said Witte, “and I need to go to Brouwer’s.” As the local beer ambassador to the extremely extreme set, we felt compelled to honor this request, so upon Municipal Waste’s arrival…

Municipal Waste Tour Diary, Part Waste

June 25, 2012 Chris Dick

** Scribbled by Municipal Waste lead screamer Tony Foresta. Don’t forget to check the stream of the Toxic Waste split 12″ on the venerable Tankcrimes label, as posted by the equally venerable Adem. It’s HERE, we think. Or, the Part One of the tour diary, called Part Waste, ’cause we’re cute. Click HERE. 6/1 –…

Download the “Toxic Waste” split for free!

June 19, 2012 Andrew Bonazelli

Back at the tail end of May, we gave you an exclusive stream of the Municipal Waste/Toxic Holocaust split, Toxic Waste. Now the wonderful degenerates at Tankcrimes are going one step further and giving away downloads of this bad boy for FREE. Here’s where you score. If digital isn’t your thing, the second pressing is…