Richmond’s hard-charging, thrash metal maniacs Municipal Waste have debuted the title track from their massively-anticipated 7th studio album, ‘Electrified Brain‘, that’s due out July 1st via Nuclear Blast. Their third single, ‘Electrified Brain‘ arrives in the grotesque form of a face-melting horror short directed by esteemed FX artist Norman Cabrera (From Dusk Till DawnThe Walking DeadKill Bill).

Watch the video for ‘Electrified Brain‘: https://youtu.be/UW5tPOBp-ck
Listen to the title track on all streaming platforms:
https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain-single
Pre-order ‘Electrified Brain‘: https://www.municipalwaste.net/electrified-brain
Pre-Save ‘Electrified Brain‘: https://municipalwaste.bfan.link/electrified-brain

Commenting on the new single and video, guitarist Ryan Waste says:

“‘Electrified Brain’ is a tale of revenge and redemption, continuing the concept of our song ‘Mental Shock’ rounding out the ‘Deathripper Trilogy.’  It’s about being wrongfully accused and stripped of your rights, only to overcome and break free through the electric power of heavy music. We called upon our friend Norman Cabrera once again to handle the title track music video after the incredible job he did on ‘Slime and Punishment.’ Visually he went above and beyond and it became a much more cinematic experience thanks to Rob Lucas at Wolfpack Studios.” 

Norman Cabrera adds about making the video:

“I pulled out all the stops for this video. It’s in the spirit of classic Heavy Metal videos like Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon and Dio’s The Last in Line. Sci Fi-Horror imagery lends itself very well to the vibe of the band. We’re channeling a bit of Cronenberg and Carpenter. The best sci fi movies of the past often take current events and put them in a fantastic setting. The video takes place in a not so distant dystopian future where your individuality can be taken away by a faceless organization. It’s a wild concept but not too far off from our world today.”

Municipal Waste will hit Europe with Anthrax in support of ‘Electrified Brain‘ this autumn. Purchase tickets here: https://www.municipalwaste.net/tour

Europe 2022 – w/ Anthrax
Sep 27 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
Sep 29 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
Sep 30 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
Oct 1 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
Oct 3 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
Oct 4 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Oct 6 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
Oct 8 – London, UK – Brixton Academy

Oct 10 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
Oct 11 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013
Oct 13 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
Oct 14 – Oberhausen, DE – Turbinenhalle
Oct 15 – Leipzig, DE – Werk 2
Oct 17 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Main Hall
Oct 18 – Göteborg, SE – Restaurang Trägårn
Oct 19 – Stockholm, SE – Annexet
Oct 21 – Oulu, FI – Tapahtumakeskus Tullisali
Oct 22 – Turku, FI – Logomo Kitchen
Oct 23 – Tallinn, EE – Tallinna Kultuurikatel
Oct 25 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Stodola
Oct 26 – Frankfurt, DE – Batschapp
Oct 27 – Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn
Oct 29 – Brno, CZ – Sono Centrum
Oct 31 – Budapest, HU – Babra Negra
Nov 1 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory
Nov 2 – Vienna, AT – Arena
Nov 4 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
Nov 5 – Zurich, CH – Komplex 457
Since 2001, Municipal Waste have uncompromisingly stuck to their guns as hard-partying and even harder-hitting torchbearers of 21st century thrash metal. The Richmond, VA quintet Tony Foresta [vocals], Ryan Waste [guitar], Philip “Landphil” Hall [bass], Dave Witte [drums], and Nick Poulos [guitar] – have transformed from a cult favourite into metal mainstays for a generation. Along the way, Decibel touted ‘The Art of Partying‘in its coveted Hall of Fame and asserted it “revved up interest in thrash and inspired a fresh wave of youthful new bands.” Metal Hammer christened ‘The Art of Partying‘one of “The 50 Greatest Thrash Metal Albums Ever,” while Loudwire pegged ‘The Art of Partying‘ as “The Best Thrash Album of 2007” and ‘Hazardous Mutation‘as “The Best Thrash Album of 2005.” The guys have sold out countless shows on multiple continents and piled up tens of millions of streams in the process. 2017’s ‘Slime  and Punishment‘ bowed in the Top 3 of the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart, and The Last Rager EP only accelerated their momentum in 2019.

Municipal Waste maintain a course as vicious and vital as ever on 2022’s ‘Electrified Brain‘, as heard on tracks like ‘Grave Dive‘, ‘High Speed Steel‘ and ‘Crank The Heat‘. Recorded during the pandemic in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk [Power TripCode Orange], 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.