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Stage: The Dogtooth Stage Day: Sunday Set Time: TBA

Rising from the squalor of a cursed punk house for their live debut at a New Year’s Eve keg party welcoming in 2001, founding members Ryan Waste and Tony Foresta quickly embraced a DIY ethic to spread the word about their band and graduated to booking shows out-of-state and even in Mexico.  After a self-titled EP and the Waste ‘Em All debut album in 2003, bassist Phil “LandPhil” Hall and former Melt Banana drummer Dave Witte were ushered into the fold.  This line-up went on to record three full-length albums for Earache Records (2005’s Hazardous Mutation, 2007’s The Art Of Partying, and 2009’s Massive Aggressive), earning such accolades throughout their career as “No band sound more authentic,” from Alternative Press.  Visually, the band also delivered, as evidenced by the success of the devil-may-care and often outrageous attitude of their videos which have all become fan-chanted anthems at their live shows.  The fact is, no one could argue against MUNICIPAL WASTE’s reputation as the ultimate feel-good party band.

For fans of metal, punk, and hardcore, MUNICIPAL WASTE’s latest album ‘The Fatal Feast’ is already being hailed as “an interstellar thrashterpiece” by Decibel magazine.  Space may be a noiseless vacuum for amateurs who don’t travel with their own P.A. system, but seasoned veterans of extreme situations MUNICIPAL WASTE always know better than to leave home without it!