Party-thrashers Municipal Waste will be putting an end to their studio drought soon as Slime and Punishment will mark the first album from the raucous quintet since 2012’s The Fatal Feast. With less than a month to go until the album’s release, the Waste have issued a 360 degree visualizer video for the title track.

“Slime and Punishment” is one of the longest songs on the record, clocking in under just two-and-a-half minutes. Dominated by a bouncing, slightly above mid-tempo pace, it’s a natural pit-starter and the 360 degree video only lends itself to the notion of fist-swinging circle pits, a reaction that’s already been garnered as Municipal Waste have been playing the song on the road for almost a year.

“It's catchy, and it definitely fits nicely in the middle of the record” comments frontman Tony Foresta. "We started playing it last summer and fans are really getting into it."

Slime and Punishment is also the first Waste album to feature guitarist Nick Poulos, who joined the band in 2016 to complement founding axeman Ryan Waste. “It was pretty seamless getting him in,” says Waste. “We've been a four piece our whole ­career with just me on guitar, so just adding that live element is cool for solos and dual harmonies and it just sounds heavier. Playing a lot of outdoor shows and big festivals; the crunch is just so much more apparent now.”

Municipal Waste’s new album will be out on June 23 through Nuclear Blast and pre-orders can be placed at the label’s webstore. Catch these thrash fiends on tour this summer as part of the 2017 Warped Tour lineup. The trek will stretch from June 16 through Aug. 6 and a full list of bands and stops can be found here.

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