MADBALL – »Hardcore Lives« hits the charts!
Posted: July 08, 2014
»Hardcore Lives«, the brand new and long awaited new album by NYHC legends MADBALL has hit the official album charts in several European countries: GERMANY: #43 SWITZERLAND: #61 AUSTRIA: #70 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: http://youtu.be/lLes0J8AwDY The band also posted a new video trailer in which they talk the guest appearances on their upcoming album, »Hardcore Lives«: http://youtu.be/RlMAoPEpz8I Another trailer in which the band talks the album is available here: http://youtu.be/FJHcU6Mvphw Check out the official lyric video for 'DNA' here: http://youtu.be/wwfBjZ24Hvo An in-studio trailer can be watched at: http://youtu.be/AAsGFPnVFG8 »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: http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/madball/hardcore-lives.html 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 02. 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 BONUS TRACKS: 16. The Beast 17. Spit On Your Grave 2014 MADBALL live 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 - Mig