NewsApril 1, 2022 12:45 PM ET3,451 views

Municipal Waste announce 'Electrified Brain' album, debut new track

Virginia crossover thrash unit Municipal Waste will release their seventh studio album this summer.

Municipal Waste

Kip Dawkins

Official press release:

Not an April Fools' joke! Richmond's hard-partying, thrash metal maniacs Municipal Waste will release their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, Electrified Brain, on July 1st via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has revealed the shocking cover artwork by James Bousema, track listing and the deadly single "Grave Dive."


Electrified Brain marks Municipal Waste's first album in 5 years, following the release of their critically exalted 2017 record Slime and Punishment. And don't think they've slowed down in the years since. "We're not writing any love ballads to sell records," affirms vocalist Tony Foresta. "We're just doing what we've always done since the band started—and that's try to write loud, fast, and ripping hardcorepunkmetal. We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority."

Recorded in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange), Electrified Brain is a high-voltage non-stop masterclass of neck-snapping thrash that'd be the ideal soundtrack for high-speed car chases and backyard steel cage matches as witnessed on the new track "Grave Dive."

"It's in the vein of songs like 'Headbanger Face Rip' and 'Wave of Death'," Tony notes. "It's an inspirational song for our fans to cause bodily harm to themselves, but in a loud and healthy way, of course."

Recorded during the pandemic, the sessions would be the first time the band reunited in person after a year. Together, they achieved "a thicker and heavier sound."

In the end, Electrified Brain will give you everything you'd want from a Municipal Waste record or heavy metal record, period. "We hope you walk away with some bloody ears, blown speakers, pissed off parents, black eyes, and a healthy distrust of authority," says Tony.

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Electrified Brain track listing:

01. Electrified Brain
02. Demoralizer
03. Last Crawl
04. Grave Dive
05. The Bite
06. High Speed Steel
07. Thermonuclear Protection
08. Blood Vessel - Boat Jail
09. Crank The Heat
10. Restless and Wicked
11. Ten Cent Beer Night
12. Barreled Rage
13. Putting On Errors
14. Paranormal Janitor




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