first off I just want to congratulate you on your new album called
“Hazardous Mutation”. To a lot of our readers Municipal Waste
is a big unknown, so could you please fill us in on the history
behind it all?
MW - We've been around for about 5
years now. We've have a ton of different releases (comp's,
7"s and split's) on labels all over the place. We have also
done 2 full length LP's one ("Waste'em All") on Six Weeks Records
and our recent LP ("Hazardous Mutation") on Earache
records. Our line up has changed in the past but the music and the
idea still remain the same...Total Crossover Annihilation!
has “Hazardous Mutation” been received by the media?
MW - I guess it's been pretty
good...We don’t really read much.
know artists don¹t like to put a label on their music - but a
spaceship from outer space has just landed in your backyard, and
is demanding an answer - so how would you describe your music to
an alien from another galaxy?
MW - Would the term “
retro-thrashcore” be far off? We would probably call it "Face
Ripping Speed Metal Punk!".
your music was an emotion, which one would it be?
MW - I would go with "confused
and horny". (Weird emotions,
and what inspires you when you write a song? Walk us through the
creation of a song?
MW - Usually Ryan comes up with this
wicked guitar solo...then we try to build around that.
subjects do your lyrics refer to, and who writes them? And what
inspires you when you write your lyrics?
MW - We all do our part in writing a
song. Some song's are about social issues ranging from religion to
society in general and other songs are just about monsters and
has produced and mixed the album? Are you pleased with the result?
MW - Our friend Cory Smoot (Flattus
from Gwar) recorded and mixed the album. We think he did a really
good job with recording it. He was really easy to work with and we
all got along great. The only thing that was weird about recording
with him is that he stayed in his Flattus costume the ENTIRE TIME! It was pretty weird at first but then we all got used to
after a while.
has done the artwork? And how important do you feel it is to have
a great cover?
MW - Art is a big deal to us. We
usually bust our butts to have a crazy cover art. We were honoured
to work with Ed Repka for the "Hazardous" cover. He is a
legendary artists and he really knows how to come up with some
you have any touring plans?
MW - We try to stay touring as much
as possible. We plan on staying in the van for the majority of
2006. With plans on going back to Europe and another full
tour planned hopefully that will ring true.
speculate you have been granted a free slot on a tour of your
own choice, who would be your ideal touring partners?
MW - Personally I’d like to go with
Turbonegro, Phil would pick King Diamond and
Ryan and Dave would probably pick Macabre. All those would
be pretty awesome tours
do you feel about the co-operation with Earache Records?
MW - They have been really cool to us
so far and we are having a great time working with them...no
internet is very important sources for many metal fans - how do
you use the internet and how important is it for you and other
MW - The Internet has helped our band
a lot because we have always booked our own shows in the states.
The internet has made booking a tour 10 times easier now with
email and map quest and all. It's also really helpful to keep in
touch with friends that we meet all over the place.
how do you feel about the metal scene in general at the moment?
MW - It's definitely not as good as
it was in the 80's but there are some really
kick ass bands out there. Band's like Mastadon and
Battlemaster keep us stoked on the true metal!
song do you consider to be the best one you have ever written?
MW - I'm sorry I can’t answer this
question that’s like choosing which one of your children you like best.
music do you listen to at home?
MW - We listen to all kinds of stuff
from Classic Rock to Gangsta rap!
has had a small comeback lately do you still prefer “the old
sound” or are you a CD/DVD kind of guy?
MW - We are Vinyl nerds me and Ryan
have huge record collections. To me records just look and sound
better...I don’t know why.
question - do you have any famous last words for our readers?
MW - Come to our show drink beer and
make a fool out of yourself! Thanks!