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Municipal Waste *MOVED TO* 191 Toole W/ Drain, Intoxicated, 200 Stab Wounds

Monday, August 15
Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 7:00pm
Not On Sale

Price: $23-$26 + Taxes and Fees

*This show has been moved from Rialto Theatre and will take place at 191 Toole.*


 To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into our venues, Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole have instituted a clear bag policy as of March 1st, 2022. The policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into our venues. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry: Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12in x 6in x 12in One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziplok bag or similar) Small clutch bags, approximately 5in x 7in All bags subject to search. Clear bags are available for sale at the box office.




From choosing a name that makes them sound like some sort of urban public works department to their music itself, Richmond, Virginia’s Municipal Waste openly bow down to the memory of ’80s thrash metal and crossover decades after, and a few hundred miles away from, the original movement’s heyday in New York City. Emerging in 2001 with an eponymous EP, the group’s 2003 debut long-player, Waste Em All, helped pave the way for a crossover resurgence in the early 2000s. They continued to carry the thrash-punk torch on subsequent outings like Massive Aggressive (2009) and Slime and Punishment (2017), and Electrified Brain (2022), with vocalist Tony Foresta and guitarist Ryan Waste serving as the group’s sole constant members.

Led by picturesquely named vocalist Tony “Guardrail” Foresta, Municipal Waste played their first show on New Year’s Eve 2001, then spent the next few years working on demos, recording the odd EP and split release, and juggling musicians until solidifying its membership around Guardrail, guitarist Ryan Waste, and bassist Land Phil. Veteran drummer Dave Witte (ex-, , , etc.) joined their ranks shortly after the band signed with and recorded 2004’s Waste Em All with producer Corey Smoot (aka Flattus Maximus of ). The album was instantly embraced by discerning metal fans for its retro-tastic revival, received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and landed Municipal Waste supporting slots on tours with and . Late 2005 saw the unveiling of the band’s equally impressive sophomore effort, Hazardous Mutation, which helped them break big across Europe, and resulted in even more touring opportunities. Two years later, the group once again returned to the studio with producer Zeuss (, , etc.), and emerged with their third irreverent opus, The Art of Partying, which was followed by a headlining tour of Europe and a series of dates with crossover legends . Massive Aggressive arrived in 2009 to accolades both at home and abroad, as did 2012’s The Fatal Feast, their first outing for . The band tapped bassist Land Phil to handle the engineering of their sixth studio long-player, 2017’s Slime and Punishment, which landed at the number three slot on the U.S. Heatseekers chart. In 2019 the band issued The Last Rager, a reliably punishing four-song EP, and in 2022 they released their seventh full-length effort, the relentless Electrified Brain, which was recorded in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (, ). ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi

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