Municipal Waste - New Album Cover Art Revealed

Nuclear Blast press release

US metallers Municipal Waste have revealed the cover art of their forthcoming album, entitled The Fatal Feast. The cover artwork for the album was created by Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design. The Fatal Feast will be released in North America on April 10th and in Europe on April 13th via Nuclear Blast Records.

Osbourn answered a few questions about the artistic process for his "Waste In Space" masterpiece:

Did you hear any new music before you created this bad boy?: "Nope, I wasn't given any of the new song demos beforehand. Ryan [Waste, guitarist] kinda gave me an overall theme and certain elements that they wanted to see in the artwork. Being a fan of the band, I just took that and added what I thought would enhance it further."

Why does the guy being eaten resemble Captain James Tiberius Kirk?: "It's kinda weird that you say that... I happen to be quite the fan of the original Star Trek series. It would have totally made sense for that to be Captain Kirk being devoured, but unfortunately, that was never my intent. Perhaps it was subconsciously, though? How about we just tell everyone it is."

Anything hidden in the artwork (a la Derek Riggs/Iron Maiden covers) that fans should keep an eye out for?: "Sorta. The number of cheap beer cans/bottles laying around on the cover are just about the right number I would drink on a night I would call a Pretty Damn Good Night. Oh, and there's an empty half pint of Viaka Vodka in there as well; it's just that it's laying behind The Waste-oids devouring Captain Kirk. Ha ha."

In your opinion, what brand of beer gives the best "Kssshhhhkt!" sound when you open it?: "I like to keep it on the classy side, so the answer is simple. The champagne of beers... Miller High Life."

Band profile: Municipal Waste
Posted: 08.02.2012 by White Winter Sun


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08.02.2012 - 13:26
Greg L.
Om nom nom...
08.02.2012 - 13:44
Awesome cover!
Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
08.02.2012 - 13:45
Mr. Doctor
...Looks pretty fucking cool tbh.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
08.02.2012 - 14:48
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Hell to the yeah.
Checkout my band here!
08.02.2012 - 15:09
Really nice
You Think It Is My Chastity Belt But They Are My True Metal Underpants
08.02.2012 - 15:28
Great cover and looking forward to the album.
08.02.2012 - 15:42
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
To be brutally honest..they were always good with Album Artworks and this one dudes is no exception.
08.02.2012 - 15:53
Doc G.
Full Grown Hoser
Yes. Yes. That is awesome.
"I got a lot of really good ideas, problem is, most of them suck."
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08.02.2012 - 17:23
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08.02.2012 - 17:43
Great cover, but The Art of Partying one is still my favorite.
This is the water, and this is the well
Drink full and descend
The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within
08.02.2012 - 18:15
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Fuckin awesome, cant wait
08.02.2012 - 18:43
Super cool artwork!
08.02.2012 - 20:04
Edmund Fogg
Nice Artwork. Kinda pointless interview, but still gives the artist recognition. Thing some bands semms to take for granted.
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08.02.2012 - 21:17
First thing that crossed my mind was that it slightly resembles the cover of the new Aborted album, Global Flatline. The Municipal Waste cover looks cooler though.
08.02.2012 - 23:01
Fucking awesome.
09.02.2012 - 05:18
Album art is waaaay better than I expected.
09.02.2012 - 06:19
LeChron James
Hopefully the music is as good as the cover art.
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