MUNCIPAL WASTE Is Working On A New Record
Municipal Waste had a pretty productive 2012, with a full length, an EP and a split under its belt but that was the last we'd heard from the group. The band's members are busy with their other bands, like Bat, Iron Reagan, and Cannabis Corpse, though you might recall Municipal Waste being in the news last week for putting out a shirt with Donald Trump blowing his brains out.
In an interview with Noisey, vocalist Tony Foresta says the band only made the shirt for a recent show and didn't expect it to be such a big deal. Foresta seems genuinely surprised that people were as pissed off as they were about the shirt.
It's kind of crazy. We're making so much money off of it that we might actually turn into Republicans! Okay, not really ,but it's selling pretty good. A lot of people don't like that guy. I've been reading some of the comments from people that are "shocked" that we would say something bad about Trump. We talked about killing George Bush on our first freaking album! People need to read the lyrics of the bands they listen to before they get butthurt about the things they have to say. Who knows, you could be listening to some Nazi shit and not know it. If you're going to get worked up over a band you "listen to," at least pay attention to the things they have to say in their songs. I mean, I know 80 percent of our Waste songs are about drinking and all, but I swear, there's some content in there, dammit!
He's also not taking the whole thing too seriously, because who really gives a shit? It's just a shirt. Tony' mom is a little made at him though, which is funny as hell.
My mom called me yesterday and yelled at me about the shirt. That's never happened to me before. We've been writing offensive songs and putting out fucked-up imagery of politcal figures and religious dicks for over 10 years now, so it's kind of weird that this is the first thing that has actually caused a big stir. I mean, if you look at the past Waste art and our other bands' imagery, this shirt is kind of a no-brainer. It's weird that now, after all these years, this is what gets people worked up. But yeah, if Trump gets pissed, bring it on. I doubt he can yell as loud as my mom.
He also says the band has been inactive for the past few years, but a new record is being worked on! So there you have it folks- Municipal Waste made a shirt because they wanted to make a shirt. Case closed?