The Bay says farewell to a friend and the Toxic Waste vinyl gets second pressing with a free download!!

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Written By: Rene
Jun 19 2012

Jeff and Scotty

First off, as you may have heard, bay area musician and friend to many of the most noted figures in the Northern California underground and from around the world, Jeff Davis (aka Jef Leppard) passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident recently which left his wife Nikki fighting for her life. The East Bay Express ran an article on Jeff and his passing.

Tankcrimes' Scotty Heath, who was not only a bandmate, but dear friend, said the following: "My incredible friend and brother in Voetsek. Nothing will ever be the same without you." He also has sent along a site for anyone willing to help Nikki with her struggle

The music and underground communities pulled together and held the Jef Leppard Memorial at Lennon Studios fund raiser on the 16th of June, which featured a pot luck, outstanding bands like L.A. band SMD, Blown to Bits, Proudflesh and Vastum; By all appearances, it was a bitter sweet success which had people from all over turning out to show their support.

Local photographer Marlene Sironi captured these incredible images of the event

I think many of us know how difficult it is to lose a loved one, but only a few of us will enjoy the outpouring of emotion from so many people when our own time comes; the amount of people and smiles you see from the images of the memorial truly attests to the triumph that was Jeff Davis' life, how deeply loved he was and how his existence on this planet touched so many. And please remember, Nikki needs your help, so try to do what you can to either donate or let others know how they can help by telling them about the Caring Bridge donation page for Nikki.

toxic waste album art

Now, swinging to the other side of the emotional spectrum, it seems "Toxic Waste" , one of the releases which people were looking most forward to this summer, has just come out of its second pressing and is available now! And not only that, but it's also going to be given away free to all the fans as a download!!! So, if you're a true fan, you will get your appetites wet with the download and score yourself a main course of vinyl to go with it! they are limited pressings and are definitely going to be a very sought after release for the thrash generations to come!

In Scotty's own words: " All orders are shipping. 500 have shipped w/ 300 more to go. The vinyl came in a week later than expected. Media Mail and Airmail can take up to two weeks to arrive. Thanks for your patience, Tankcrimes is a one man operation and this is the biggest release to date. Rest assured I packed them well in new mailers with plenty of padding and threw some stickers in there for you. cheers!

MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST, the two bands that brought Thrash back from the punk basements to the big stage, together on one record! Two tracks each, exclusive to this vinyl split and amazing cover art by Andrei Bouzikov too. Speed Metal Punx!"

  • 200 - Striped
  • 350 - "Toxic Spill"
  • 450 - Highlighter Yellow

You can score the vinyl here 

And Tankcrimes adds: "And because we are awesome we decided to give this download for FREE to ALL" (see below)

I would have to agree, yes, the guys are fuggin awesome!! Massive thank you from us and all the fans for being so cool! 

Don't forget to catch Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust on tour! Here are the dates for both bands:

MUNICIPAL WASTE

  • 6/19 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
  • 6/21 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
  • 6/22 Columbus, OH @ Screaming Willy's
  • 6/23 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
  • 6/24 Albany, NY @ Bogie's
  • 6/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
  • 6/26 New York, NY @ Santo's Party House
  • 06-Jul GETAWAY FESTIVAL SWE
  • 07-Jul ATHENS TBA
  • 09-Jul MANCHESTER MOHO
  • 10-Jul LONDON DINGWALLS w/Freebase and Mutant
  • 12-Jul ROCKHARZ GERMANY
  • 13-Jul DOUR FEST BELGIUM
  • 15-Jul PINARELLA ROCKPLANET
  • 17-Jul MUNICH FIERWERK
  • 18-Jul INNSBRUCK WEEKENDER
  • 19-Jul STUTTGART JUHA WEST
  • 20-Jul ZWARTE CROSS NL
  • 21-Jul COPENHAGEN SHOWDOWN FEST
  • 27-Jul LEZARTS FESTIVAL FR
  • 28-Jul STONGEHENGE FEST NL
  • 29-Jul FRANCE TBA
  • 30-Jul FRANCE TBA
  • 31-Jul FRANCE TBA
  • 01-Aug TOULOUSE TBA
  • 02-Aug SPAIN TBA
  • 03-Aug RESURRECTION FEST SP
  • 04-Aug HEVY FEST UK
  • 06-Aug SALENTO SUMMER FEST IT
  • 08-Aug METALCAMP SLOVENIA
  • 09-Aug ROCK IM BETONWERK CHEMNITZ GER
  • 10-Aug BRUTAL ASSAULT CZ
  • 11-Aug JALOMETALLI FEST OULU FIN
  • 13-Aug HAMBURG HAFENKLANG
  • 14-Aug BERLIN MAGNET
  • 15-Aug SUMMERBREEZE FEST
  • 16-Aug ZURICH DYNAMO
  • 17-Aug TBA
  • 18-Aug MOTOCULAR FEST THIEX FRANCE

TOXIC HOLOCAUST

  • 8/04/2012 Motala Hardcore Fest - Motala, Sweden
  • 8/05/2012 Helvete - Oberhausen, Germany
  • 8/06/2012 Nouveau Casino - Paris, France w/ Converge, Birds In Row
  • 8/07/2012 L'usine (Kab) - Geneva, Switzerland w/ Converge, Birds In Row
  • 8/08/2012 Feierwerk - Munchen, Germany w/ Converge, Birds In Row
  • 8/09/2012 Brutal Assault - Jaromer, Czech Republic
  • 8/10/2012 Jalometalli - Oulu, Finland
  • 8/11/2012 Party San - Schlotheim, Germany
  • 8/12/2012 Ieper Fest - Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
  • 8/13/2012 Hafenklang - Hamburg, Germany
  • 8/14/2012 Gloppe - Leeuwarden, Holland
  • 8/15/2012 Bastard Club - Osnabruck, Germany
  • 8/16/2012 Cassiopeia - Berlin, Germany
  • 8/17/2012 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

Remember to check out other offerings coming in from Tankcrimes, such as their recent "Tapecrimes" attack with cassette releases from:

Iron Reagan "Tony and Phil from Municipal Waste and Paul and Ryan, ex-Darkest Hour) throwing down with some sick metal punk.

listen here 

buy here

Brainoil, a sludgy, heavy offering of "Death Of This Dry Season" which was released on vinyl by 20 Buck Spin last year.

listen here

buy here 

Richmond's metalheads Volture "Rulebreaker" 7" on vinyl:

  • 400 - yellow vinyl
  • 100 - black vinyl

listen here

buy here

And a sweet dose of metalpunk from Obsessor!

listen / free download here

buy here

VOLTURE - Rulebreaker (Official Video) by Ryan Waste

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