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MADBALL – release new song!

MADBALL – release new song! - 2014-04-25

2014-04-25 - NYHC legends MADBALL have released a brand new song off the band's upcoming album, »Hardcore Lives«.

Check out the official lyric video for 'DNA' here:

»Hardcore Lives« is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and was tracked & engineered by famed UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi and mixed & mastered by long time collaborator Zeuss (HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SOULFLY, TERROR, WHITECHAPEL...). Official promo photos were taken by LAMB OF GOD's very own Randall D. Blythe.

Iconic frontman, Freddy Cricien, explains the album title as follows: „I shouted "Hardcore Lives" on MADBALL's first release, »Ball Of Destruction« - I was twelve then. It wasn't pre planned or written down... it was an ad-lib that I just threw out there and we kept it! Back then there was no choice really, not the way we were recording - two track live at Don Fury's... NYHC style! I feel the sentiment behind the expression still holds true today, maybe even more so. Hence the reason we finally chose to use it as a title. Sure, it's about waving the flag for our genre/culture, etc. - I've always felt that "we as a scene" had to scream just a lil louder... to be heard! That said, »Hardcore Lives« at least to us, is not just about a cool "catchphrase" - it's about that rebellious spirit that doesn't give in... In life, music, whatever. It's about growing, evolving, and maintaining your integrity in the process. It's about family, overcoming adversity, and respect. All the things that matter inside and outside of the music realm. It's for everyone and anyone with an open mind and heart.“

»Hardcore Lives« will be available as limited edition digipak and on black vinyl, both including two additional bonus tracks: 'The Beast' which also appeared on 2012's EP »Rebellion« and 'Spit On Your Grave' from 1994's landmark release »Set It Off« - both tracks have been exclusively re-recorded for the inclusion on »Hardcore Lives«. 

Pre-order »Hardcore Lives« at this location: 

The album will also include guest appearances by some of hardcore's most notable singers: Scott Vogel (TERROR), Toby Morse (H20) and Candace Puopolo (formerly Kucsulain, WALLS OF JERICHO). 

»Hardcore Lives« Tracklist:

01. Intro
Hardcore Lives

03. The Balance

04. Doc Marten Stomp

05. DNA

06. True School feat. Scott Vogel / TERROR

07. The Here And Now

08. Nothing To Me

09. My Armor feat. Toby Morse / H20

10. Beacon Of Light

11. Born Strong feat. Candace Puopolo / WALLS OF JERICHO

12. Spirit

13. Mi Palabra

14. NBNC

15. For The Judged


16. The Beast

17. Spit On Your Grave 2014

MADBALL are currently touring with the 5th installment of the band's renowned Rebellion tour – together with label mates BIOHAZARD and others:



25.04. D Dresden – Reithalle

26.04. DK Copenhagen - Amanger Bio

27.04. D Berlin – Astra

28.04. D Hamburg – Markthalle

29.04. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg The Max

30.04. D Magdeburg – Factory

01.05. D Essen – Weststadthalle

02.05. ES Villarrobledo - Vinarock Festival 

03.05. ES Terrasa - Faktoria D'Arts 

25.07. D Bausendorf - Riez Open Air 

26.07. D Lindau - Umsonst & Draußen 

30.07. D Pfarrkirchen - Bogaloo 

31.07. CZ Moravska Trebova - Pod Parou 

03.08. F Albi - Xtreme Fest 

06.08. D Marburg - KFZ + SUBZERO

07.08. D Chemnitz - Rock im Betonwerk 

09.08. UK Blackpool - Rebellion Festival 

10.08. UK Derbyshire - Bloodstock Open Air 

14.08. UK Nuneaton - Queens Hall 

15.08. UK London - Underworld 

16.08. D Dinkelsbühl - Summerbreeze Open Air

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