Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust – Toxic Waste Split – PREORDER NOW!!!

Hello there, readers! I wanted to bring this to your attention as soon as I learned about it: pre-orders are now available for the Toxic Waste Split 12″ (Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust)! CLICK HERE!

**UPDATE 19 June 2012** Since the first pressing of this split sold out so quickly, Tankcrimes has just announced a second pressing! PLUS you can now download both sides of the release FOR FREE! Check out this newer post for all the relevant details!

This record is coming out on 12 June 2012 via Tankcrimes Records, and I’m predicting it’s gonna go fast. If you’re a thrash fan who’s been keeping up with the explosion of retro/revival bands over the past several years, then you already know that these are two of the biggest names in that movement. If you aren’t already familiar with these bands, I’ll give you a brief introduction to them later in this post (including a list of dates for each band’s upcoming world tours!), but first I want to talk about this incredible package — which I’m sure is going to be a HUGE hit with vinyl collectors all over the world…


  1. Trapped in the Sites (Municipal Waste)
  2. Mourning Sex (Municipal Waste)
  3. We Bring ‘Em Hell (Toxic Holocaust)
  4. Alter-ed States (Toxic Holocaust)

Two of the songs (one from each band) can be streamed if you head over to Decibel Magazine‘s website.

For the past several months, Scotty at Tankcrimes has often talked about working with various manufacturers and testing a number of different formulations to come up with just the perfect glow-in-the-dark vinyl to use for this release. That kind of dedication should give you an idea of just how important this collectors’ item is going to be…

The extremely limited “Die Hard” edition of the release is available in either the picture-disc (which, as you can see above, features the album’s cover art) or the special glow-in-the-dark vinyl. Either of those will also include a beer koozie and a poster of that cover art, too. Oh, and by the way, I don’t know if you noticed, but the “Toxic Waste” logo inside the glowing globe in the center of the artwork is made of the “T” from “Toxic Holocaust” and the “W” from “Municipal Waste” — sorry, it doesn’t take much to amuse me…

Anyway, for those fans who might not also be into collectible vinyl (or, more likely, for those who want to save the picture-disc or glow-in-the-dark edition in mint condition, but still want to listen to the record) it’s also available in regular boring black or blue vinyl. With any of these editions, you will be sent a link to download a digital copy on the release date, as well.

**UPDATE – 23 MAY** I told you that glow-in-the-dark vinyl was going to be a hot seller and that it would sell out… but I never predicted that they’d all be gone by the afternoon of the first pre-sale day! But, that’s what happened — as of yesterday, there are no more glowing Toxic Waste records left. If you missed out, sorry, it sucks to be you. Next time you need to listen to me when I tell you to jump on something quickly! I just wish I had some extra cash lying around this week, or else I might have grabbed up a dozen copies!

But anyway, all is not lost because that picture-disc edition is still available (although that one surely won’t be around too much longer, either!), as well as the black or blue versions. **

Once again, the link to pre-order the split is here.


Municipal Waste, from Richmond VA, has been around for well over a decade now, and has released too many EPs and splits to count over that time, along with five LPs — the most recent of these was The Fatal Feast which came out in April on Nuclear Blast. Here’s the official video for the title track from that record:


27 May – Wilmington NC – Soapbox Laundro-Lounge †
28 May – Atlanta GA – 529 †
29 May – Orlando FL – The Social †
30 May – Pensacola FL – Vinyl Music Hall †
1 June – Austin TX – Chaos in Tejas
2 June – Denton TX – Rubber Gloves †
3 June – Claremore OK – The Conservatory †
5 June – Phoenix AZ – 910 Live †
11 June – Anaheim CA – Chain Reaction †
12 June – West Hollywood CA – Key Club †
13 June – Oakland CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse †
15 June – Seattle WA – Neumo’s ‡
16 June – Portland OR – Hawthorne Theater ‡
18 June – Salt Lake City UT – In The Venue ‡
19 June – Denver CO – The Marquis Theatre ‡
21 June – Chicago IL – Reggie’s ‡
22 June – Columbus OH – Screaming Willy’s ‡
23 June – Cleveland OH – Peabody’s ‡
24 June – Albany NY – Bogie’s ‡
25 June – Philadelphia PA – Union Transfer ‡
26 June – New York NY – Santo’s Party House ‡
  † – with Black Tusk
  ‡ – with Black Tusk and 3 Inches of Blood
**UPDATE 29 May** Check out this new post to win a pair of tickets for any of the above shows, courtesy Scion A/V! (Also, download two exclusive Municipal Waste songs for free!!)
6 July – Getaway Rock Festival – Gävle SW
7 July – TBA – Athens GR
9 July – Moho – Manchester UK
10 July – Dingwalls (w/Freebase and Mutant) – London UK
12 July – Rockharz Festival – Ballenstedt DE
13 July – Dour Festival – Dour BE
15 July – Rockplanet – Pinarella di Cervia IT
17 July – Feierwerk – Munich DE
18 July – Weekender – Innsbruck AT
19 July – Juha West – Stuttgart DE
20 July – Zwarte Cross Festival – Lichtenvoorde NL
21 July – Showdown Fest – Copenhagen DK
27 July – Festival Lez Arts Sceniques – Selestat FR
28 July – Stonehenge Festival – Steenwijk NL
29 July – TBA – FR
30 July – TBA – FR
31 July – TBA – FR
1 Aug – TBA – Toulouse FR
2 Aug – TBA – ES
3 Aug – Resurrection Festival – Viveiro ES
4 Aug – Hevy Festival – Kent UK
6 Aug – Salento Summer Festival – Porto Cesareo IT
8 Aug – Metalcamp Tolmin SI
9 Aug – Rock im Betonwerk – Chemnitz DE
10 Aug – Brutal Assault – Jaroměř CZ
11 Aug – Jalometalli Metal Music Festival – Oulu FI
13 Aug – Hafenklang – Hamburg DE
14 Aug – Magnet – Berlin DE
15 Aug – Summerbreeze Festival – Dinkelsbuehl DE
16 Aug – Dynamo – Zurich CH
17 Aug – TBA
18 Aug – Motocultor Festival – Theix FR

Portland OR’s Toxic Holocaust has also been kicking around for a while — about thirteen years at this point — and likewise, they have also put out about a zillion different split records, as well as about four full-lengths (most recently, last July’s Conjure and Command via Relapse Records).

Here’s a teaser video that was just released to promote the band’s world tour:


24 May – Thee Parkside – San Francisco CA
25 May – The Black Castle – Los Angeles CA
26 May – Brick By Brick – San Diego CA
27 May – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City UT
28 May – Marquis Theatre – Denver CO
29 May – Black Sheep – Colorado Springs CO
30 May – The Gasworks – Albuquerque NM
31 May – Fast Freddy’s – Midland TX (21+)
1 June – Karova – San Antonio TX
2 June – Chaos in Tejas – Austin TX
3 June – Red 7 – Austin TX
5 June – Lipps Lounge – El Paso TX
6 June – 910 Live – Phoenix AZ
4 August – Motala Hardcore Fest – Motala SE
5 August – Helvete – Oberhausen DE
6 August – Nouveau Casino – Paris FR (w/ Converge, Birds in Row)
7 August – L’usine (Kab) – Geneva, CH (w/ Converge, Birds in Row)
8 August – Feierwerk – Munchen DE (w/ Converge, Birds in Row)
9 August – Brutal Assault – Jaroměř CZ
10 August – Jalometalli – Oulu FI
11 August – Party San – Schlotheim DE
12 August – Ieper Fest – Ypres BE
13 August – Hafenklang – Hamburg DE
14 August – Gloppe – Leeuwarden NL
15 August – Bastard Club – Osnabruck DE
16 August – Cassiopeia – Berlin DE
17 August – Summerbreeze – Dinkelsbuhl DE

Municipal Waste: website, Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation
Toxic Holocaust: Facebook, Myspace, Reverbnation, Bandcamp
Tankcrimes: website, Facebook, Myspace, Bandcamp


One response to “Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust – Toxic Waste Split – PREORDER NOW!!!

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