Richmond, Virginia’s speed metal punks MUNICIPAL WASTE have announced the addition of Nick Poulos on second guitar.

Guitarist Ryan Waste comments: “Nick joining the Waste is a big deal for us, we couldn’t just add anyone to the fold. It had to be a close friend, and he’s one of our best buds in fact. It doesn’t hurt that he can play his ass off too! He gets our style and totally adds to it, making us an even heavier force to be reckoned with. We’re all having a blast working together, cooking up new tunes and pulling out some classic Waste cuts for this upcoming European tour!”

Poulos adds:
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about teaming up with the Waste! We’re no strangers when it comes to making music together and when they asked me to join on second guitar, there was zero hesitation. The history of this band and watching the growth has not only made me proud but excited for the future.”

Poulos currently plays with Ryan in VOLTURE and BAT, and formerly played with bassist Phil Hall in CANNABIS CORPSE.

Additionally, MUNICIPAL WASTE are set to commence on a European headlining tour in June and July. This marks the band’s return to the continent since 2012 with appearances at the esteemed open air festivals: Hellfest, Download, Resurrection Festival, and Graspop Metal Meetingamong others.


11.06.  UK       Donington – Download Festival
12.06.  UK       Manchester – Sound Control
13.06.  UK       Glasgow – Cathouse
14.06.  UK       Newcastle – Think Tank
15.06.  UK       Leeds – Brudenell
16.06.  UK       London – Underworld
18.06.  B          Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
19.06.  F          Clisson – Hellfest
21.06.  F          Selestat – Fete De La Musique
22.06.  B          Aarschot – De Klinker
23.06.  D         Kassel – K19
24.06.  NL        Ysselsteyn – Jera On Air
25.06.  D         Berlin – Hellfire Fest @ Bi Nuu
26.06.  D         Munich – Backstage
28.06.  I           Roma – Traffic Club
29.06.  I           Milano – Circolo Magnolia
30.06.  CH       Zürich – Dynamo
01.07.  D         Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
02.07.  D         Münster – Vainstream
03.07.  D         Hamburg – Bambi Galore
05.07.  D         Köln – MTC
06.07.  F          Paris – Divan Du Monde
07.07.  F          Lyon – Warm Audio
08.07.  E          Biarritz – Atabal
09.07.  E          Viveiro – Resurrection Fest