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Below is our complete Madball news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Cro-Mags And Madball To Headline Black N Blue Bowl

The Black N Blue Bowl event will be returning to New York this year for another edition. This year will see headlining performances from the legendary Cro-Mags as well as long running hardcore veterans Madball. Also on the bill will be H20, Skarhead, Wisdom In Chains, Yuppicide, Trapped Under Ice, Sand, Incendiary, H8 Inc. and Cruel Hand with more bands to be confirmed soon. The show will take place on May 15th at Webster Hall and will kick off at 2PM. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day.

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Madball Signs To Nuclear Blast

New York Hardcore legends Madball have announced that they have signed a new European deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band are expected to release a new studio album this year, their first since 2007's "Infiltrate The System."

Vocalist Freddy Cricien (AKA Freddy Madball) commented: "I'm very proud to announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast, for Europe and it's various territories. We are entering a new and very important chapter in our lives/career, and I know this is the right home for us in Europe...without a doubt! I feel that all the folks at NB genuinely understand and respect our history, longevity, legacy, etc. I also know they believe in our future,in what we still have to offer.. Which will manifest itself in our new album coming out this year! Not to mention, it is an honor and privilege to be label mates with the legendary Agnostic Front. We have not shared a label together since our first release on In Effect/Relativity in 1989. Not only are they family, literally, but they are also an inspiration to all of us in the Hardcore world and beyond! Looking forward to a new year, new label, and new record! See you on tour!"

Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker added: "Today it is with great honor to announce the signing of NY Hardcore legends Madball to the Nuclear Blast roster. They started out as one of the most innovative bands of the scene, became one of the most influential ones and easily stood the test of time. Just like Agnostic Front, Madball always were and ever will be nothing but a legend and an unstoppable force! We are excited and extremely proud to be working with and for Freddy and the boys in Europe! Be aware, the new album will strike - the knife will get deeper again!"

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Conroy and Severson Launch Good Fight Ent & Recs

Good Fight Entertainment, founded by industry veterans Paul Conroy and Carl Severson, has launched a new management company with a music and sports division, along with a new record label, Good Fight Music.

Pioneers in the hardcore and metal scenes, and former partners at Ferret Music, Warner Music and ChannelZERO, Conroy and Severson have proven track records for innovative thinking and unwavering tenacity. Their abundance of experience has taught them how to spot cutting edge talent and propel them into the spotlight. To obtain maximum visibility for its releases, Good Fight Entertainment's record label, Good Fight Music, has partnered with Sony's RED distribution, which distributed Ferret for six years before their merger with Warner's Independent Label Group. During that time, Conroy and Severson helped launch the careers of numerous hardcore and metal outfits, including Killswitch Engage, Every Time I Die, and From Autumn To Ashes, while taking the likes of In Flames, The Devil Wears Prada, Chimaira, Madball and more to previously unachieved levels of success.

"I and all at RED couldn't be more pleased to be back in business with Carl Severson and Paul Conroy and their new label, Good Fight,” says RED president Bob Morelli. “As we begin 2010 with all the challenges and opportunities that we will deal with, working with Carl and Paul gives us a better chance for success. They are on the cutting musical edge, whether it will be with their label, as managers, in touring or other entrepreneurial initiatives."

Of their new endeavor, Carl Severson states, "We've built a company that is in a unique position to rise to the challenges of the evolving music industry. We've been on the front lines as digital has become the medium of choice for music marketing and commerce and we've grown with it, embraced the opportunities it's presented. Paul, myself, our staff; we have the resolve to thrive in this climate. Good Fight Entertainment is the culmination of our experiences as artists, band members, managers, musicians and executives. We have the opportunity to work with people who believe in us as much as we believe in them. This is a very exciting time for us."

The first Good Fight Music releases, Cancer Bats’ "Bears Mayors Scraps and Bones" and Son of Aurelius’ "The Farthest Reaches," are both scheduled to be unleashed April 13. Future releases from the already substantial Good Fight family of artists will include new albums by Rosaline, I Am Abomination, This or the Apocalypse, Conditions, Madball, and the newly reunited Disembodied.

“I'm very excited and honored to be a part of Good Fight,” says Madball frontman Freddy Cricien. “I've worked with Carl and Paul for some years now. I've developed a friendship there that goes beyond business. Some say friendship and business don't mix, in this case they are wrong. We are all very passionate about music and it will translate through this new vehicle, Good Fight Entertainment. It's the next chapter and Madball is glad to be a part of the movement.”

The music management division of Good Fight Entertainment boasts an already established roster of heavyweights, including August Burns Red, Behemoth, Between the Buried and Me, Bless the Fall, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, Chiodos, Every Time I Die, Holy Grail, Job For a Cowboy, among several others. More...

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The Mongoloids Announces US Tour Dates

New Jersey thrash metal band The Mongoloids has announced the following American tour dates:

February 11th - Washington DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Madball
February 12th - Westchester, Pennsylvania @ The Note w/ Madball
February 13th - Sayreville, New Jersey @ Starland Ballroom w/ E Town Concrete
February 14th - Fredricksburg, Virginia @ KC's Music Alley w/ American Me
February 15th - Greensboro, North Carolina @ Legitimate Business w/ Blacklisted and Advent
February 16th - Columbia, South Carolina @ House of Hardcore
February 17th - Douglasville, Georgia @ The 7 Venue
February 18th - Jacksonville, Florida @ Doozer's
February 19th - Miami, Florida @ Volume Studios w/ Know the Score
February 20th - Venice, Florida @ Chop Shop
February 21st - Pensacola, Florida @ TBA
February 22nd - Metairie, Louisiana @ The High Ground
February 23rd - San Antonio, Texas @ The White Rabbit W/ Hardside
February 24th - Fort Worth, Texas @ 1919 Hemphill W/ Power Trip
February 25th - Little Rock, Arkansas @ Vinos
February 26th - Nitro, West Virginia @ The Brickhouse
February 27th - Wilmington, Delaware @ Mojo 13
February 28th - Scranton, Pennsylvania @ Eleanor Rigby's
March 1st - Montreal, Quebec @ The Underworld w/ ABACABB
March 2nd - Brampton, Ontario @ All Stars
March 3rd - Windsor, Ontario @ The Warhaus
March 4th - Southgate, Michigan @ The Modern Exchange w/ Continuance and Take it Back!
March 5th - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania @ The Smiling Moose w/ Steel Nation and Deathright
March 6th - Naples, New York @ Hardwear w/ Rhinoceros
March 7th - Holyoke, Massachusetts @ The Waterfront Tavern

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Madball Tears Apart The Croft In Bristol

When going through the list of legends in the Hardcore genre, several bands immediately come to mind. Bad Brains, Black Flag, Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All are just a few that are instantly mentioned, but half the time, people forget to mention Madball, the band formed twenty years ago by Agnostic Front singer Roger Miret and his younger brother Freddy Cricien. To be honest, there is absolutely no reason to forget Madball. They have written some of the best songs in their genre and bring a huge amount of intensity and energy with them wherever they go. So getting to see the legends live for the first time was not only alot of fun, but a real treat.

The band took to the stage at The Croft in Bristol and opened with the classic song, "Set It Off." As soon as the band started playing, the crowd exploded. Moshing, stage diving, pogoing and singing along to almost every word, a great atmosphere to have. Madball continued to perform with an unrivaled passion and drive, playing some of their more recent (and equally outstanding songs) such as "Heavenhell" and "Infiltrate The System" and every single person in the crowd loved every second of it. So did the band and they thanked the audience numerous times throughout the night for the support, Cricien held the mic out for members of the audience to sing along and engaged in the Great British dialect by calling someone a "fucking wanker." They finished with the song, "Pride" from the 1996 album, "Demonstrating My Style," to a great response. As I said before, this was my first Madball show and it certainly won't be my last!

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Madball Plans Benefit Shows

Madball will be playing three benefit shows this week for one of their dear friends. Support the Madball family be attending one of the following shows:

10/22 - Osnabruek Bastard (DE) w/ Discipline
10/23 - Hengelo Innocent (NL) w/ Discipline
10/24 - Antwerp, Hof Ter Lo (B) w/ Born From Pain

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Madball Announces U.K. Tour Dates

New York Hardcore veterans Madball has announced that they will be heading to the United Kingdom this December for a string of headlining shows. This will take place after they finish the "For My Family" tour of South America with Agnostic Front. The band are also planning to release a new studio album next year.

The British tour dates are as follows:

Dec 1 Loft Kent, UK
Dec 2 Fighting Cocks Kingston, UK
Dec 3 Talking Heads Southapmton, UK
Dec 4 Underworld London, UK
Dec 5 Club Revolution Peterborough, UK
Dec 6 Eddie’s Birmingham, UK
Dec 7 Croft Bristol, UK
Dec 8 Joseph’s Well Leeds, UK
Dec 9 Moho Manchester, UK
Dec 10 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, UK
Dec 11 Fibber McGee’s Dublin, Ireland
Dec 12 Limelight Belfast, Ireland

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Maroon Confirmed For Resurrection Festival

Maroon will fly in to VIVEIRO, Spain on August 1st for one show at the Resurrection Festival. They'll be playing alongside bands like Madball, Napalm Death, Walls of Jericho, Ignite, Folsom, The Red Chord, and more. You can view the flyer below (click for full size):

Resurrection Fest 2009. August 1st, Viveiro, Spain!

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Unholy Posts New Song, "Seeker Immortal," Online

The Syracuse, NY quintet, UNHOLY, has posted a new track, "Seeker Immortal," on their MySpace page. The song comes off the upcoming album "New Life Behind Closed Eyes" was recorded at More Sound Studios [Ed Gein] in Syracuse and will be released on May 12th through Prosthetic Records. More...

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Ex-Throwdown Drummer Joins Madball

New York hardcore legends Madball has announced that former Throwdown drummer Ben Dussault will be their new man behind the kit, following the departure of drummer Mackie Jayson, who previously worked with Cro-Mags and Bad Brains. The band are expected to be releasing a brand new studio album later this year through Ferret Records.

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album Release Date

Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.

The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:

Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"

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Reign Supreme On Bamboozle East, More Tour Dates

Reign Supreme will be headed out on tour with Madball and Call to Preserve this March. This tour will be followed by a European tour with 50 Lions (Australia), marking Reign Supreme's first trip to Europe. Last but not least, they have been added to this years Bamboozle East Festival, happening on May 3rd in East Rutherford, NJ.

Reign Supreme's "Testing the Limits of Infinite" will surface soon Deathwish Inc.

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Madball Announces U.S. Tour Dates

New York based hardcore legends Madball has announced a string of shows in the United States beginning this March. Joining the, on the tour will be Call To Preserve and Reign Supreme.

The tour dates are as follows:

March 6 - Erie, PA @ Forward Hall
March 7 - Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
March 8 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
March 9 - Birmingham, AL @ Cave 9
March 11 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11 Tavern
March 12 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Lounge
March 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 15 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
March 16 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
March 17 - Austin, TX @ Red 7

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album, New Guitarist

HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).

The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.

In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.

Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...

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Terror Provides Updates

Scott Vogel of Los Angeles hardcore/thrash metal band Terror has just summed up what's happened to them in 2008 and has announced what has happened so far in 2009.

"First, just wanted to thank everyone that made '08 another great year for Terror. We got to travel the world, put out a new record that I really believe may be our best and of course do a lot of hanging out and laughing."

"So I'm sure if you follow the band that you see we've had some line-up changes again. Buske leaving the band and David Wood stepping in on bass is semi old news but still news. David is a perfect fit for us. We wanted someone with youth and energy and we got exactly what we asked for. Buske has still been helping out the band however he can and was even spotted in the pit at our show in NYC for 'Betrayer' I believe. More...

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Madball Announces West Coast Tour Dates

New York's hardcore heros Madball will be heading out to the West Coast for a string of tour dates in February. The initial tour dates are as follows:

February 7 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
February 8 - Tucson, AZ @ Vaudeville Cabaret
February 9 - Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
February 10 - Palmdale, CA @ The Crossing
February 11 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
February 12 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
February 13 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
February 14 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
February 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

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Madball Plans Florida Mini-Tour

Madball will play several shows next month in Florida. Here are the tour dates:

1/7 Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel
1/8 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
1/9 Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
1/10 Miami Beach, FL @ Miami Beach Convention Center

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Madball Touring Eastern Europe

Madball is currently touring Eastern Europe. Here are the latest tour dates:

17.11. Moscow - Tochka (Russia)
18.11. St. Petersburg - Roks Club (Russia)
19.11. Jyväskylä - Tanssisali Lutakko (Finland)
20.11. Helsinki - Nosturi (Finland)
21.11. Riga - Melna Piektdiena (Latvia)
22.11. Belgrad - SKC (Serbia)
23.11. Sofia - Blue Box (Bulgaria)
24.11. Bucharest - Club Fabrica (Romania)

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More Roadrunner United DVD Footage Posted Online

Another clip from the forthcoming Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online. You can check it out below. The DVD chronicles the one night only concert when members of the Roadrunner roster, past and present, joined forces to perform classic songs from Roadrunner history. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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Another Roadrunner United DVD Clip Posted Online

Another clip of the Roadrunner United DVD has been posted online and is available for viewing below. The DVD contains a full live concert aswell as backstage footage and interviews and features the following tracklisting:

1. Punishment (originally by Biohazard)

Evan Seinfeld- Vocals
Billy Graziadei- Vocals
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Adam Duce- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

2. Set It Off (originally by Madball)

Jamey Jasta- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums

3. River Runs Red (originally by Life Of Agony)

Keith Caputo- Vocals
Andreas Kisser- Guitar
Dino Cazares- Guitar
Scott Ian- Guitar
Paul Gray- Bass
Joey Jordison- Drums More...

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