New York hardcore legends MADBALL have entered the studio to begin work on their 8th full length release, their first since 2010's »Empire«. The band is recording basic tracks with UNEARTH's talented guitarist Ken Susi at System Recordings in Grafton, Massachusetts. Additional recordings will take place at Pinecrust Studios, in Miami, Florida with Jonathan Nuñez at the helm. The band will hand over mixing duties to acclaimed producer/mixer Chris „Zeuss“ Harris (HATEBREED, SOULFLY, AGNOSTIC FRONT), who worked with the band on »Legacy« (2005) and »Infiltrate The System« (2007). The still untitled album will feature some special guest appearances which are still kept a secret and is slated for a mid summer release. Commented the band: „We are currently in the studio... about to wrap up our new record next week...we are feeling very excited and enthusiastic about the material and hope those that eventually hear it will feel the same! It has all the elements you'd want to hear from us of course. But, it also has some "newer" elements that actually have more of a "throw-back" vibe, if that makes sense. Influences from music we grew up with i.e. It'll always have the MB stamp on it though. You all will have to be the ultimate judges...prepare yourselves! Hardcore lives...“ REBELLION TOUR 5 MADBALL + BIOHAZARD + DEVIL IN ME + WISDOM IN CHAINS + FINAL PRAYER 22.04. AT Wien – Arena
 23.04. D Lahr - Universal DOG
 24.04. CH Solothurn – Solothurn
 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. ESP Villarrobledo - Vinarock Festival
 03.05. ESP 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