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Hazardous Mutation - MUNICIPAL WASTE

It sounds to me like four young dudes got into their older brothers' record collections and discovered the raucous music of crossover bands like D.R.I. and full-on thrashers like EXODUS and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, then decided to take matters into their own hands. "Hazardous Mutation", by Richmond, Virginia's MUNICIPAL WASTE, is a direct descendent of the ...

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GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, A DOZEN FURIES To Team Up For U.S. Tour

GWAR, DEVILDRIVER, and A DOZEN FURIES will reportedly be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in October. The package is currently scheduled to appear at The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia on October 21, with more dates to be announced soon. GWAR are continuing to tour in support of their first-ever live recording, "Live From ...

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Reunited RIGOR MORTIS To Embark On 'Reanimate' Tour

The original RIGOR MORTIS line up of Bruce Corbitt, Mike Scaccia (MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS), Casey Orr (GWAR, X-COPS, THE HELLIONS, THE BURDEN BROTHERS), and Harden Harrison (PERVIS, SPEEDEALER, MITRA) have announced their first shows together in 15 years. The Re-Animate tour starts with a handful of Texas dates in October, with tentative plans to continue ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE: New Song Available For Download

Richmond thrash-core kings MUNICIPAL WASTE have finished work on their debut album for Earache Records. Entitled "Hazardous Mutation", the CD was recorded in the band's hometown of Richmond, Virginia by Corey Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus of GWAR). "We are very excited about this record and we feel it's by far our best material to date," stated ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Complete Work On New Album

Richmond, Virginia's thrash-core kings MUNICIPAL WASTE have finished work on their debut album for Earache Records. Entitled "Hazardous Mutation", the WASTE's new album was recorded in the band's hometown of Richmond by Corey Smoot (a.k.a. Flattus of GWAR). "We are very excited about this record and we feel its by far our best material to ...

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STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's 'Alien' To Be Released On Vinyl

Hot on the heels of Deepsend Records signing an exclusive distribution deal with CM Distro (a division of Century Media), the label has also secured the licensing rights to press all future Century Media releases on vinyl. The label will start this vinyl deal off with a limited-edition pressing of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD's "Alien" on ...

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OPETH: Keyboardist PER WIBERG Officially Joins The Band

Sweden's OPETH have posted the following update on their official web site: "Per Wiberg [keyboards] has now officially joined OPETH as a permanent member of the band. As most of you know he's been touring with OPETH since their 'Damnation' record. SPIRITUAL BEGGARS fans should not despair as he will continue playing and recording with ...

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South Africa's TOYLAND Tap Producer RON GOUDIE For New Album

Cape Town, South Africa's heavy-hitters TOYLAND have secured the services of cutting-edge producer Ron Goudie (TSOL, POISON, AGENT ORANGE, SOCIAL DISTORTION, GWAR, STRYPER, BOY HITS CAR, FEAR) to guide the up-and-coming band through the recording of their new release. It's Goudie's second trip to the dark continent as he has helmed the recording of Botswana's ...

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OPETH Close To Signing With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Sweden's OPETH are on the verge of inking a new record deal with Roadrunner Records, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The band, who were previously signed to the now-defunct British label Music For Nations Records, recently entered Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their eight album, tentatively due later in the year. ...

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GWAR To Release Live Album In May

DRT Entertainment has set a May 31 release date for the first-ever live recording from GWAR. Titled "Live From Mt. Fuji", the enhanced CD contains 12 blistering live versions of GWAR classics including "Bring Back the Bomb", "Horror of Yg", "Krosstika", "Sick of You", "Womb With A View", and "Immortal Corruptor", as well as special ...

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KILLJOY Discusses New NECROPHAGIA Album

NECROPHAGIA frontman Killjoy recently spoke to Unholiestgoddess of The Dirt about the group's upcoming album, "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1". An excerpt from the interview follows: The Dirt: "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1" is finally coming after a long time in the making. You've always promised NECROPHAGIA would continue to get sicker and more vile. ...

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BYZANTINE To Begin Mixing New Album Next Week

Guitarist/vocalist Chris Ojeda Adams of the West Virginia-based "tech-metal" band BYZANTINE has issued the following update on the recording sessions for the group's sophomore album, "...And They Shall Take Up Serpents", tentatively due in June via Prosthetic Records: "Just finished the last night of tracking and I am really happy with what we have so ...

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GWAR Speak At Illinois High School: Video Available

Freeport-Rockford, Illinois' WIFR-TV is reporting that members of the heavy metal band GWAR spent Wednesday afternoon (March 2) speaking to an excited South Beloit High School audience. "It makes me think that anything is possible. They did it. I can do it, anyone can do it," freshman Bridgette Murphy said. Music teacher Zack Newman spent ...

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GWAR Announce Additional Tour Dates

Legendary metal band GWAR have announced a second leg of their highly successful "Mock the Vote" tour. The band embarked on a huge national tour in October upon the release of their latest effort, "War Party", bringing bone-crushing riffs and a dark and hilarious stage show to fans across the U.S. and Canada. The band's ...

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GWAR Frontman Comments On DIMEBAG Murder

In a recent interview with StyleWeekly.com, GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Ungurus) was asked how he feels about the recent Ohio shootings of former PANTERA guitarist Darrell Abbott and three others. "It's an incredible tragedy, a disaster, but the metal community will rally and be stronger because of it," he said. "Darrell touched and ...

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GWAR Frontman Apologizes To PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Hurt Some People I Really Love And Respect'

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (a.k.a. Oderus Ungurus) has issued an apology for his scathingly negative comments (Story#1, Story#2) about former PANTERA/current SUPERJOINT RITUAL singer Phil Anselmo and his girlfriend Kate. Brockie's statement, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Adrenaline PR, reads as follows: "I want everybody to know that this past weekend ...

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