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MUNICIPAL WASTE Vocalist Doesn't Regret Making Graphic DONALD TRUMP Shirt In 2016

"I don't regret it. I don't want to be a preachy band."

Tony Foresta

In 2016, Municipal Waste unveiled a graphic shirt of then-president Donald Trump evacuating the contents of his own skull. The shirt is still available despite some fans at the time not being too pleased with the band's choice in visuals. Now in an interview with Blabbermouth, Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta said he doesn't regret making the shirt. Foresta added that he doesn't want to get into politics with his music, but "also, fuck that guy."

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"It's pretty fucking grim [out in life right now], though. There's so much bullshit going on. I feel like our band is one thing that people can relate to as far as unwinding and having a good time. I don't want to get into politics or any bullshit like that and it's one thing I regret.

"Nah, I have little regret over making that Trump shirt. I don't want to push political agendas into shit, but also, fuck that guy. I don't regret it. I don't want to be a preachy band. I never wanted to be, but at the time, it felt right. [Laughs]"

Foresta later added that the shirt is no longer the band's seller, which he takes as a sign that the world is healing. Municipal Waste will release their new record Electrified Brain due out July 1. Pre-orders are available here. You can also check out our chat with Foresta, where he revealed the seven modern thrash and punk bands that everyone needs to hear.

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6/18 – Liverpool, NY – Pure Filth Festival @ Sharkey's Bar & Grill

w/ Integrity & Bewitcher

6/19 – Garwood, NJ – Crossroads
6/21 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
6/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Cafe
6/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest (7:30PM @ Generac Power Stage)
6/24 – Columbus, OH – Skullys Music Diner

w/ At The Gates & Thrown Into Exile

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8/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
8/18 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
8/19 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre

w/ At The Gates & Enforced

8/22 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
8/23 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
8/24 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
8/25 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
8/26 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
8/27 – Worcester, MA – Tattoo The Earth Festival @ Palladium (+ Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed)
8/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
8/29 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
8/30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
9/8 – Cave-In-Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault 2022
9/10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022

w/ Anthrax

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9/27 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
9/29 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy
9/30 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/1 – Newcastle, UK – O2 City Hall
10/3 – Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
10/4 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
10/6 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/8 – London, UK – Brixton Academy
10/10 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
10/11 – Tilburg, NL – Poppodium 013
10/13 – Paris, FR – Bataclan
10/14 – Oberhausen, DE – Turbinenhalle
10/15 – Leipzig, DE – Werk 2
10/17 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Main Hall
10/18 – Göteborg, SE – Restaurang Trägårn
10/19 – Stockholm, SE – Annexet
10/21 – Oulu, FI – Tapahtumakeskus Tullisali
10/22 – Turku, FI – Logomo Kitchen
10/23 – Tallinn, EE – Tallinna Kultuurikatel
10/25 – Warsaw, PL – Klub Stodola
10/26 – Frankfurt, DE – Batschapp
10/27 – Stuttgart, DE – LKA Longhorn
10/29 – Brno, CZ – Sono Centrum
10/31 – Budapest, HU – Babra Negra
11/1 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory
11/2 – Vienna, AT – Arena
11/4 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
11/5 – Zurich, CH – Komplex 457

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