Municipal Waste – Slime and Punishment Vinyl LP, CD


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Municipal Waste – Slime and Punishment Vinyl LP, CD

Equipped with a crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, 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. Being their sixth release, and their second on Nuclear Blast Records, it is no surprise the level of artistic freedom and creativity that was seamlessly pushed into this album.

As MUNICIPAL WASTE had been touring, traveling, and spending constant time on the road, it ended in them really wanting to take their time developing Slime And Punishment as well as preparing for its release. The recording process was also different this time. With bassist Phil Hall studying the fine art of musical engineering, the band was 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.

Messages carried in the songs upon this release are simple but brutal, hilariously violent, and direct- as always; die-hard fans will not be disappointed. 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 colorful artwork by illustrator Andrei Bouzikov (also responsible for the art of 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 also just finished up another successful and entirely enjoyable package tour with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and AGNOSTIC FRONT, both of which have toured with MW in the beginning of their career in the early 2000’s. Of course the new album comes permanently attached to a gut wrenching sense of humor: “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

Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl

Side A

  1. Breathe Grease
  2. Enjoy The Night
  3. Dingy Situations
  4. Shrednecks
  5. Poison The Preacher
  6. Bourbon Discipline
  7. Parole Violators

Side B

  1. Slime And Punishment
  2. Amateur Sketch
  3. Excessive Celebration
  4. Low Tolerance
  5. Under The Waste Command
  6. Death Proof
  7. Think Fast

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Weight 550 g
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CD £9.99, Vinyl LP £13.99