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: http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/madball/hardcore-lives.html 

 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
 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