Municipal Waste’s “High Speed Steel”: Stream the New Song
Municipal Waste is about to release their new album electrified brain on July 1, and now they’ve shared the album’s second single, “High Speed Steel.”
With a song title that could have been taken from the cover of a classic ’80s metal LP, “High Speed Steel” lives up to its name. Bulldozer riffs and high octane tracks are the name of the game as Municipal Waste proudly pays homage to the thrash greats that came before them.
“‘High Speed Steel’ is our ode to a time when heavy metal was transitioning to a faster form,” commented guitarist Ryan Waste. “We pushed the boundaries of our sound to channel that classic dynamic and keep the intensity high. It’s about overcoming the pressure and reducing the odds when everything is against you.
electrified brain will be Municipal Waste’s first album in five years, following 2017’s slime and punishment. The band recorded the album in Philadelphia with producer Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Code Orange). They previously released “Grave Dive” as their first single.
“We don’t write love ballads to sell records,” singer Tony Foresta noted during the album’s initial announcement. “We’re just doing what we’ve always done since the band’s inception – and that’s trying to write loud, fast, heartbreaking hardcorepunkmetal. We hope you walk away with bloody ears, blown speakers, parents angry, black eyes and a healthy distrust of authority.
Municipal Waste is playing plenty of tour dates with a slew of high profile heavy acts in the months ahead. After a June 18 appearance at the Pure Filth Festival in Liverpool, New York, the band will join Integrity and Bewitcher for a few dates in June before joining At the Gates, Thrown into Exile and Enforced for select August shows. Get tickets to upcoming Municipal Waste concerts through Ticketmaster.
Pre-order electrified brain through the Municipal Waste website. Stream “High Speed Steel” below.