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I remember being at an Articles of Faith show back in the early 1980s in Chicago and thinking, "This is where I belong, these are my people." It's not 1982 anymore and you can't expect things to sound the same. The lines have blurred and you can nearly start a riot on some corners trying to define who and what is hardcore. Much of what is called hardcore these days has strong metal influences and sounds much different from what was called hardcore back in the day.
I'm a fan of lots of the old school stuff which came out of the punk scene but I also like a some of the newer 'metalcore' stuff. That being said, here are some of the recordings that are in my player or in the car on a regular basis: More...
SICK OF IT ALL, MADBALL, DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR, and WISDOM IN CHAINS will team up for the following tour dates next year:
January 22 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
January 23 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
January 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
January 25 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
January 26 - Miami, FL @ Studio A
January 27 - St. Petersburgh, FL @ State Theatre
January 28 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
January 30 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
January 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
February 1 - Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Theatre
February 2 - Toronto, ON @ Reverb
February 5 - Providence, RI @ The Living Room
February 6 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
February 7 - Pompton Lakes, NJ @ Main Stage
February 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Uniterian Church
February 9 - New York, NY @ HighLine Ballroom
New York hardcore legends MADBALL will shoot a video for the song "Infiltrate the System" on Wednesday, September 12 at 3:45 p.m. (sharp) on 12th Avenue and 25th Street in New York City. "Anyone and everyone is invited," says the band. "We're looking for people from all walks of life, so wear what you would normally wear... be it a suit, work clothes, or a t-shirt and jeans. Be there!!!"
MADBALL's new album, "Infiltrate the System", was released on August 21 in the U.S. on Ferret Music (in Europe on I Scream, in South America on Liberation, in Australia on Resist). The CD is the follow-up to 2005's "Legacy", a critically acclaimed album that received feature coverage in Revolver, Decibel, and Metal Maniacs.
Formed when Cricien was in his early teens, MADBALL has been one of the driving forces of hardcore in recent years delivering anthemic, touchstone albums such as "Demonstrate My Style" (1996) and "Set It Off" (1994).
Initial tour dates have been confirmed for Sick Of It All's upcoming run with Madball, Sinking Ships, and Viva Hate. Here are the latest tour dates:
10/17 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
10/20 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
10/22 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
10/23 Reno, NV @ Stoney's Indoor Skate Park
10/24 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
10/25 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
10/26 Fresno, CA @ The Exit
10/27 Fullerton, CA @ The Alley
10/28 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
11/1 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
11/2 Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club
11/7 St. Louis, MO @ Creepy Crawl
Sick of it All are currently wrapping up their European tour with Wisdom in Chains.
New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL and MADBALL will team up for a U.S. tour beginning late October. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
SICK OF IT ALL will embark on a European tour at the end of the month. Support on the trek will come from WISDOM IN CHAINS. The dates are as follows:
Aug. 30 - Vienna, AUT -2 Days a Week Festival
Aug. 31 - Hamel, GER - Jochen Roll Open Air
Sep. 01 - Granichen, SWI - Open Air Granichen
Sep. 02 - Milan, ITA - Idrscalorock
Sep. 04 - Frankfurt, GER - Batschkap
Sep. 05 - Flensburg, GER - Roxy
Sep. 06 - Aarhus, DEN - Ridehuset
Sep. 07 - Bremen, GER - Tivoli
Sep. 08 - Copenhagen, DEN - Store Vega
Sep. 09 - Munster, GER - Skater Palace
Sep. 10 - Augsburg, GER - Kantine
Sep. 12 - Ostrava, CZE - Tancirna
Sep. 13 - Leipzig, GER - Conne Island
Sep. 14 - Berlin, GER - SO36
Sep. 15 - Hasselt, BEL - Muziek-o-droom
Sep. 16 - Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
New York hardcore legends MADBALL have posted the following update:
“Here’s what’s up for the month of June….We just did a short run with our boys in TERROR, 100 DEMONS, and our new friends from HAVE HEART. If you came out to any of these shows, then you know that we had a great time on this tour. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the bands. In regards to the St. Louis show, we regret the unfortunate circumstances (beyond our control) that prevented us from playing our full set. A huge thanks to our loyal fans for your understanding, and we’ll be back next time to give you the show you deserve.
You’ll notice that we’ve updated the music player on here, to include a taste of the new record. “Infiltrate The System” is the title track from the upcoming album, due out in August. Enjoy!
Next up, the Canadian invasion!”
Madball has completed the recording process for their sixth full-length release, titled "Infiltrate The System." The effort was recorded at Planet Z Recording in Massachusetts with producer/engineer Zeuss. Ferret Music will release "Infiltrate The System" in August in North America. The European release will be handled by I Scream Records while Australia will be serviced by Resist Records.
NYC hardcore legends Madball have announced a tour with good friends Terror and 100 Demons. The tour which happens in June will see the band fresh from recording their upcoming album to be titled Infiltrate The System which will we will release this fall.
All shows with Terror and 100 Demons unless otherwise noted.
6/12 Grand Rapids, MI (Skelletones)
6/13 Chicago, IL (Logan Square)
6/14 Iowa City, IA (Picador)
6/15 Joplin, MO (The Foundry)
6/16 St. Louis, MO (Creepy Crawl)
6/17 Milwaukee, WI (The Rave II)
6/18 St. Paul, MN (Station 4)
6/20 Mt Clemens, MI (Detroit, Hayloft Liquor Stand)
6/21 Covington, KY (Cincinnati, The Mad Hatter)
6/22 Cleveland, OH (Peabody's Down Under)
6/23 Millvale, PA (Pittsburgh, Mr. Small's)
I Scream Records has announced the signing of New York hardcore legends MADBALL for the European territory.
Label owner Laurens Kusters said of the signing: "Over the last few years, we've worked very close with MADBALL on releases such as the 'Resistance Tour DVD Volume 2' and the 'Worldwide Tribute to the Real Oi Compilation'. To be able to work this highly anticipated new full-length, due for release in September 2007, is icing on the cake in this 13th year of business for the label."
I Scream Records, which opened an Los Angeles office in late 2005, is one of the leading European hardcore/punk labels.
Two songs from the forthcoming SICK OF IT ALL tribute album — HATEBREED's version of "Ratpack" and BOUNCING SOULS' rendition of "Good Lookin' Out" — are available for listening on the Sick Of It All's MySpace page for the CD.
"Our Impact Will Be Felt" will hit shelves in the United States on April 24 through Abacus Recordings and features such additional heavy hitters such as SEPULTURA, RISE AGAINST, BLEEDING THROUGH, IGNITE and UNEARTH.
Each week leading up to the album's release there will be two new songs streaming for fans to listen to and get an inside preview of the album.
"Our Impact Will Be Felt" track listing:
01. RISE AGAINST - "Built To Last"
02. UNEARTH - "Clobberin Time/What's Going On"
03. HATEBREED - "Ratpack"
04. MADBALL - "Give Respect"
05. BLEEDING THROUGH - "The Truth"
06. COMEBACK KID - "Step Down"
07. IGNITE - "Cease Fire"
08. BOUNCING SOULS - "Good Lookin' Out"
09. PENNYWISE - "My Life"
10. KILL YOUR IDOLS - "Friends Like You"
11. SEPULTURA - "Scratch The Surface"
12. HIMSA - "Maladjusted"
13. MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD - "Alone"
14. FIRST BLOOD - "Just Look Around"
15. STRETCH ARM STRONG - "Busted"
16. WALLS OF JERICHO - "Us Vs. Them"
17. SUICIDE MACHINES - "Goatless"
18. BANE - "We Stand Alone"
19. NO REDEEMING SOCIAL VALUE - "World Full Of Hate"
20. NAPALM DEATH - "Who Sets The Rules"
New England hardcore powerhouse Since the Flood just released their newest full length, No Compromise, on Metal Blade Records. They have already made a dent in the scene through their brutal live show and intense instrumental assault, recently finishing up their first tour in over a year with Shai Hulud and 100 Demons. Their last one being a European run with Madball and Sworn Enemy, and they have shared stages on the road with such groups as All That Remains, Twelve Tribes, Full Blown Chaos and Bury Your Dead. Much more is planned for the band in the next few months, including an upcoming full US March tour.
Here are the Since the Flood tour dates with Madball and Death Before Dishonor:
2/18 Chicopee, MA Cabot St. Pub
2/21 Boston, MA The Roxy Underground
2/22 Bucksport, ME The Kave
2/23 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
2/24 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
2/25 Kingston, PA Backstage Enterprises
2/27 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
2/28 Farmingdale, NY The Crazy Donkey
In addition to several shows with Agnostic Front later this month, Madball has lined up a handful of late-February dates in the Northeast. Here's the latest:
2/21 Boston, MA @ The Roxy Underground
2/22 Bucksport, ME @ The Kave
2/23 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/25 Kingston, PA @ Backstage Enterprises
2/27 Baltimore, MA @ The Ottobar
2/28 Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
NYC hardcore band Madball will enter a rehearsal studio in January to begin work on their next full-length. According to the band, "We've already got some basic ideas down, and this promises to be our hardest record to date." Further details have yet to be disclosed, but the effort is expected to surface in mid-2007 via Ferret Music.
Ramallah has lined up a handful of Winter tour dates, primarily in support of Agnostic Front. Here are the tour dates:
dates w/ Shattered Realm, Wisdom In Chains:
1/12 Kingston PA @ The Backstage
1/13 Wilmington DE @ The Harmony Grange
1/14 Asbury Park NJ @ Club Deep
dates w/ Agnostic Front
1/19 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar
1/20 Richmond VA @Alley Katz
1/21 Wilmington NC @ Lucky's Pub
1/22 Charlotte NC @ Tremont Music Hall
1/23 West Columbia SC @ New Brooklyn Tavern
1/24 Atlanta GA @ Masquerade
dates w/ Agnostic Front, Madball
1/25 Jacksonville FL @ Thee Imperial
1/25 Ft. Lauderdale FL @ TBA
1/27 St. Petersburg FL @ State Theater
1/28 Orlando FL @ Backbooth
2/24 Albany, NY @ Valentine's (Freedom Fest)
Agnostic Front and Madball will play several shows together in Florida in late-January. Here are the tour dates:
1/25 Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial w/ Round For Round
1/26 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Broward County Convention Center (Gold Coast Tattoo Expo)
1/27 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
1/28 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth w/ Viva Hate, VietNam, more
Sick Of It All have announced the full supporting line-up for their upcoming European tour. Joining the band will be Madball, Terror, Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid, Destiny and the Distance. Sick Of It All is currently touring in support of Death To Tyrants.
The European tour dates are as follows:
Nov 30 2006 Schlachtof Wisbaden
Dec 1 2006 Forum London
Dec 2 2006 Fun Box Amalie Halle Essen
Dec 3 2006 Ab Brussels
Dec 4 2006 Grobe Freiheit Hamburg
Dec 5 2006 Lowensaal Nurnberg
Dec 6 2006 Gasometer Wien
Dec 7 2006 Kofmehl Solothurn
Dec 8 2006 13. Jan Tilburg
Dec 9 2006 Alter Schlachtof Dresden
Dec 10 2006 De Mast Torhout
The line-up for this years edition of the annual "Persistence Tour" has been revealed and will see All That Remains headline with Sick Of It All, Madball, Walls Of Jericho, Comeback Kid,and Destiny. Dates for the European/UK-only trek are as follows:
November 30th Wiesbaden, GER - Schlachthof
December 01st London, UK - Forum
December 02nd Essen, GER - Fun Box Amelie
December 03rd Tilburg, NET - 013
December 04th Solothurn, SWI - Kofmehl
December 05th Wien, AUT - Arena
December 06th Munchen, GER - Werk
December 07th Berlin, GER - Huxleys
December 09th Dresden, GER - Alter Schlachthof
December 10th Torhout, BEL - De Mast
Madball has lined up another round of European dates. Here are the dates:
23/06 Knokke Heist Zaal Ravelingen (Belgium)
24/06 Herne Pressure Festival (Germany)
25/06 Clisson Hellfest (France)
26/06 Strasbourg La Laiterie (France)
27/06 Bellizona Garage Club (Italy)
28/06 Torino Days Of The Dead Festival (Italy)
29/06 Saarbrücken - Garage (Germany)
30/06 Roitzschjora With Full Force Festival (Germany)
01/07 Lisboa Lua (Portugal)
02/07 Bielsko Biala - Rude Boy Club (Poland)
04/07 Weinheim Café Central (Germany)
05/07 Prag Rock For People Festival (Czech Republic)
06/07 Novi Sad Exit Festival (Serbia)
Madball will hook up with Dropkick Murphys for a brief run of dates in mid-July. Brain Failure will also perform. Here are the tour dates so far:
7/12 New Haven, CT @ Toads Place
7/13 Providence, RI @ India Point Park
7/14 Hampton Beach, NH @ Casino Ballroom
7/15 Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall
7/16 Wantagh, NY @ Mulchays Rock N Roll Sports Bar
Last year marked the inaugural Sounds of the Underground tour, which saw 17 of the best and most brutal metal acts around traverse the U.S. and Canada in what proved to be a very successful alternative to the more commercial Ozzfest. The tour hit the parking lot of the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on July 2nd, 2005, and with it came almost 5000 fans. Metal bands like A Life Once Once Lost and Strapping Young Lad hammered out their sets alongside hardcore acts like Madball and Throwdown in the sweltering 95+ degree midday heat. As the sun began to set, stalwarts like Chimaira, Poison the Well and From Autumn to Ashes played well into the darkness. All of the passion and power of that day is captured in Sounds of the Underground Live: Vol. 1, which will hit streets on June 20th.
DRT Entertainment will be releasing the DVD which documents the day's festivities, complete with performances from 16 of the 17 artists who participated in the tour. Along with over 90 minutes of performance footage, the DVD also features vignettes on every band on the tour, along with a host of hilarious 'guest interview' segments from members of GWAR, Every Time I Die and Throwdown. The DVD was filmed by Doug Spangenberg of Highroller Studios (Lamb of God's Killadelphia).
Featuring live performances from:
All That Remains
A Life Once Lost
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
Every Time I Die
Poison the Well
From Autumn to Ashes
Lamb of God