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MADBALL – »Hardcore Lives« hits the charts!

MADBALL – »Hardcore Lives« hits the charts! - 2014-07-08

2014-07-08 - »Hardcore Lives«, the brand new and long awaited new album by NYHC legends MADBALL has hit the official album charts in several European countries:

BELGIUM (VL): #148
BELGIUM (WA): #188

Commented singer Freddy Cricien: "Just got word that our new record »Hardcore Lives« has just hit the charts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium! I don't recall us ever hitting the charts in Europe. We are very pleased, excited, and thankful to our supporters for making this possible - hardcore lives indeed!!"
The official video for the second single, 'Born Strong', has been revealed recently. The track features WALLS OF JERICHOs front lady Candace Puopolo on guest vocals. Check it out at this location:
The band also posted a new video trailer in which they talk the guest appearances on their upcoming album, »Hardcore Lives«:

Another trailer in which the band talks the album is available here:

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

An in-studio trailer can be watched at:

»Hardcore Lives« 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« is 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«. 

Order »Hardcore Lives« at this location:

The album also includes guest appearances by some of hardcore's most noteable 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

04.-06.07. D Roitzschjora - With Full Force
07.07. D Siegen - Vortex Surfer
08.07. I Thiesi (Sardina) - Campo Sportivo
10.07. SRB Novi Sad - Exit Festival
11.07. AT Klagenfurth - Stereo Club
12.07. D Pölsdorf - Krach am Bach
13.07. CZ Tabor - Mighty Sounds
14.07. D Göttingen - Lumiere
19.07. D Dour - Dour Festival

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