Slime And Punishment, the sixth album by Richmond Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE, marked the band’s highest first week sales as well as debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top New Artist / Heatseekers chart, #5 on the Current Hard Music Albums chart, #9 on the Independent Albums chart, and came in at #44 on the Top Current Albums chart. The band also landed at #75 on Canada’s Hard Music chart and #180 on the Top Current Albums.
Tony Foresta comments, “We are so stoked about the first week album sales. We worked really hard on this record and are beyond thankful for our fans who stuck with us and everyone involved in making this record. Shout out to everyone at Nuclear Blast as well for their patience and support. Cheers!”
Ryan recently sat down with Bill Metoyer at Skull Seven Studios and discussed the mixing and mastering of the album. Watch the video on the Nuclear Blast YouTube Channel!
Tony Foresta teamed up with RVA Mag for an exclusive interview with Richmond, Virginia’s Mayor Levar Stoney. Check out the full interview here!
The cover artwork for the sixth album was created by the bands good friend, Andrei Bouzikov. This is the fourth cover he has created for them as he was responsible for the art for Massive Aggressive, The Art Of Partying, and thesplit with TOXIC HOLOCAUST – Toxic Waste.
Slime And Punishment is the first Waste album to be engineered by bassist Phil “Landphil” Hall atBlaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA. Mixing and mastering was completed by Bill Metoyer(SLAYER, W.A.S.P., LIZZY BORDEN and DARK ANGEL) in Hollywood, CA.
Be sure to keep an eye on the band’s socials for info on special signing session opportunities at this year’s Warped Tour.
Catch the Waste live at this summer’s Van’s Warped Tour. Confirmed dates are listed below:
07/06/2017 PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
07/07/2017 BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
07/08/2017 Nikon Theater at Jones Beach – Wantagh, NY
07/09/2017 XFINITY Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/10/2017 The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
07/11/2017 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater – Virginia Beach, VA
07/12/2017 XFINITY Center – Mansfield, MA
07/13/2017 Darien Lakes Amphitheater – Darien Center, NY
07/14/2017 KeyBank Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/15/2017 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/16/2017 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
07/18/2017 Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/19/2017 Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07/20/2017 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/21/2017 The Palace Of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
07/22/2017 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
07/23/2017 Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN
07/24/2017 Marcus Amphitheater – Milwaukee, WI
07/26/2017 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO
07/27/2017 Providence Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS
07/28/2017 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
07/29/2017 AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
07/30/2017 NRG Park – Houston, TX
08/01/2017 New Mexico State Intramural Field- Las Cruces, NM
08/04/2017 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
08/05/2017 Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA
08/06/2017 Pomona Fairplex – Pomona, CA
08/12/2016 Bloodstock Open Air – Derby, UK