MADBALL – release »Hardcore Lives« in ...
Posted: April 30, 2014
NYHC legends MADBALL have posted an in studio video for the band's upcoming album, »Hardcore Lives«! Check out the official lyric video for 'DNA' below! »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 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 are currently touring with the 5th installment of the band's renowned Rebellion tour – together with label mates BIOHAZARD and others: REBELLION TOUR 5 + BIOHAZARD + DEVIL IN ME + WISDOM IN CHAINS + FINAL PRAYER 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