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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
Zao have been forced to drop off of the remaining dates of Ferret Music's "Under The Gun Tour" due to an injury sustained by frontman Daniel Weyandt. Co-Headliners Madball and Remembering Never, in addition to support acts The Banner and Scarlet, will continue the tour as scheduled.
Weyandt broke four bones in his left-hand as a result of a "back-stage mishap." The accident resulted in a sizeable cut that apparently exposed one bone for over 12 hours and became ultimately infected. Three different doctors have ordered the singer to return home immediately and visit a specialist. Fortunately, Weyandt is expected to make a full recovery.
Zao guitarist Scott Mellinger issued the following statement:
"We can't apologize more strongly to the other bands and especially our fans who were planning on seeing us on the remaining dates. We want nothing more than for Dan to get better and we fully intend to crush once again with Dan on the Demon Hunter tour this summer."
CHIMAIRA, MADBALL, UNEARTH, TERROR, ALL THAT REMAINS and MANNTIS will be teaming up for the European edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour, set to kick off May 10 in Manchester, England. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
May 10 - Manchester, UK @ Academy
May 11 - Glasgow, UK @ QMU
May 12 - London, UK @ Forum
May 13 - Tilburg, NETH @ 013
May 14 - Brussels, BEL @ AB Club
May 15 - Dusseldorf, GER @ Stahlwerk
May 16 - Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
May 18 - Stuttgart, GER @ Longhorn
May 19 - Weisbald, GER @ Schlachthof
May 20 - Munich, GER @ New Backstage
May 21 - Vienna, AUT @ Arena
May 22 - Milan, ITA @ Rolling Stone
May 23 - Zurich, SWI @ Roshoflager
May 24 - Friborg, SWI @ Fri-Son
Ferret Music will be sending several of their acts out on the road together as part of the "Under The Gun" 2006 tour. The trek will feature Madball, Zao, Remembering Never, Scarlet and The Banner across the entire U.S. from March 14th through April 16th. With the exception of the two shows below, dates have yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned.
4/4 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
4/5 Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
As I Lay Dying have added a Minneapolis date to their upcoming headling tour. Also, special guest Inked in Blood has been added to two of AILD's shows. The tour dates with new information are:
Dec. 11 Minneapolis, MN - The Quest Club (w/ Norma Jean, Madball, & A Life Once Lost)
Dec. 16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (w/ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, & Inked in Blood)
Dec. 17 Portland, OR - Loveland (w/ Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, & Inked in Blood)
In other AILD news, the video for "Through Struggle" is online at www.Zambooie.com. Click the link and scroll down to the video section.
As I Lay Dying have announced some more dates for their upcoming headlining tour with Norma Jean, Madball and A Life Once Lost. Tour dates so far:
Nov. 26 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Nov. 27 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Nov. 28 Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Nov. 29 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Dec. 01 Latham, NY - Saratoga Winners
Dec. 02 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero (with Sworn Enemy)
Dec. 03 Buffalo, NY - Sphere
Dec. 05 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Dec. 06 Cleveland, OH - Odeon
Dec. 07 Detroit, MI - Clutch Cargo's
Dec. 08 Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
Dec. 09 Sauget, IL - Pops
Dec. 10 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Dec. 11 TBA
Dec. 13 Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
Dec. 14 Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
Dec. 16 Seattle, WA - El Corazon (guest band TBA)
Dec. 17 Portland, OR - Loveland (guest band TBA)
Dec. 18 San Francisco, CA 2 Slims
Dec. 19 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Dec. 21 Hollywood, CA - The Avalon
As I Lay Dying have booked a tour with Norma Jean, Madball and A Life Once Lost, here's the stops:
November 26th Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
November 27th Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
November 28th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
November 29th Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
December 3rd Buffalo, NY - Sphere
December 06th Cleveland, OH - Odeon
December 08th Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts
December 09th Sauget, IL - Pops
December 13th Denver, CO - Odgen Theatre
December 14th Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
December 16th Seattle, WA - El Corazon
December 17th Portland, OR - Loveland
December 18th San Francisco, CA 2 Slims
December 19th Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
SINCE THE FLOOD have just been confirmed for the European tour featurin MADBALL and SWORN ENEMY, which kicks off this fall. In related news, SINCE THE FLOOD's CD "Valor and Vengeance", released through Ironclad Recordings/Metal Blade Records will see a European release date of October 4th.
Madball and Sworn Enemy will be heading overseas together in October/November, here's their schedule:
October 21st Eindhoven, NET - Dynamo Club
October 22nd Antwerpen, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
October 23rd Drachten, NET - Induna Sunday Matinee
October 24th Saint Nazaire, FRA - VIP
October 25th Espania, SPA - TBA
October 26th Lisbon, POR - Ginasio Clube de Corroios
October 27th Madrid, SPA - Paradise Garage
October 28th Barcelona, SPA - Sala Mephisto
October 29th Marseilles, FRA - Jas Rod
October 30th Strasbourg, FRA - La Laiterie
November 01st Weinheim, GER - Cafe Central
November 02nd Leipzig, GER - Conne Island
November 04th Sofia, BUL - TBA
November 05th Belgrad, SER - Dom Omladine
November 06th Graz, AUT - TBA
November 07th Munchen, GER - Backstage
November 08th Munster, GER - Tryptichon
November 09th Flensburg, GER - Roxy
November 10th Gothenburg, SWE - Musikens Hus
November 11th Berlin, GER - SO36
November 12th Essen, GER - Essen
November 13th London, UK - Underworld
Because Hellfest was cancelled this year in New Jersey, Unearth has announced on their website that they played last night (Aug 18) at the Starland Ballroom with Chimaira, God Forbid, Madball, Nora, Six Feet Under, the Banner and If Hope Dies.
The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.
The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...
Fresh off the Sounds of the Underground tour, MADBALL have announced a headlining tour of the U.S. The New York hardcore heroes will hit the national circuit with support from WALLS OF JERICHO, MISERY SIGNALS and FULL BLOWN CHAOS. This tour will be the band's first following the release of their new full-length and first for Ferret Records, entitled "Legacy", this August. Produced by Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL), the album is the largest sounding MADBALL record while retaining all the signature grittiness of their live shows. True to its name, "Legacy" is the perfect stone monument to hang MADBALL's name on. A video for the song, "HeavenHell", directed by Dale Resteghini (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), will premiere on "Headbanger's Ball" when the band takes over as guests on the episode airing on August 13. The episode promises to be an informative one as host Jamey Jasta is a longtime fan and MADBALL were one of the first bands to take HATEBREED on tour early on. The video will also premiere on Fuse TV's "Metal Asylum", which will have the band on as guests on an episode airing the third week of August. More...
On July 26, I got the chance to attend the Sounds of the Underground tour when they stopped in Vancouver, BC. The show was originally scheduled for the Pacific Coliseum but was moved to the PNE Forum, which is a lot smaller. My guess was that the ticket sales didn’t do very well. More...
Roadrunner Records has announced this year's Roadrage DVD tracklisting:
1. Slipknot – Before I Forget
2. Slipknot – Vermilion
3. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache (Band Version)
4. Machine Head – Days Turn Blue To Gray
5. Trivium – Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
6. 36 Crazyfists – Bloodwork
7. Chimaira – 'Cleansation (Live)'
8. Fear Factory – Archetype
9. Fear Factory – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
10. Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
11. Wednesday 13 – I Walked With A Zombie
12. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day
13. Devildriver – Nothing's Wrong
14. Soulfly – Roots Bloody Roots (Live)
15. Hatebreed – Live For This
16. Caliban – The Beloved & The Hatred
17. Still Remains – The Worst Is Yet To Come
18. The Agony Scene – Prey
19. 3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners
20. Obituary – Insane
21. Betzefer – Down Low
22. Illdisposed – Still Sane
23. Blood Has Been Shed – She Speaks To Me
24. Zao – The Rising End
25. A Life Once Lost – Vulture
26.Terror – Overcome
27. Open Hand – Tough Girl
28. Walls Of Jericho – There's No I in F**k You
29. Hopesfall – Icarus
30. Throwdown – Burn
31. Madball – Heavenhell
The DVD will be available in September.
Everyday at the Sounds of the Underground Tour, all the bands playing will be hanging at their merch tents are various times looking to meet you. The times have been posted here. They change through the tour so check the date you're headed too and see what time the bands will be around.
New York hardcore legends MADBALL have finalized the track listing for their upcoming album, "Legacy", due on August 2 via Ferret Records. The band entered the studio last month with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, THROWDOWN) to begin recording the CD, which vocalist Freddy Cricien has described as "our best material. It's still heavy, it's still in your face and talks about real life, but it also has groove and really heavy production."
MADBALL's current lineup includes Cricien, bassist Hoya, guitarist Mitts and drummer Rigg Ross.
"Legacy" (view cover here) track listing:
01. Adapt And Overcome
03. Behind These Walls
06. Darkest Days
07. The Crown
08. War And Hate
09. Until Then
10. Final Round
12. For My Enemies (mp3)
14. Hardcore Pride
15. H.C. United
A video for "Heavenhell" was shot with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, UNEARTH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MISERY SIGNALS) on June 4 at Kenny's Castaways in New York City. It is expected to begin airing during the coming weeks.
The countdown is on. Three weeks from now the North American Continent will be hit with a five week musical storm - The Sounds Of The Underground Tour launching June 25th in Lowell, Mass.!
Lead singer D. Randall Blythe proclaims: "Lamb Of God are very pleased to be included as the headliner for the Sounds Of The Underground tour. The tour has a very diverse line up, including many of our old friends, and showcases established acts as well as many excellent up and coming bands to watch for. Corporate politics had no part in the formation of this tour - this one's for the bands and the fans, not some executive's paycheck. The party is coming your way this summer - show up with your dancing shoes and help us bring the ruckus!"
This history making tour features 26 shows in 31 days; bringing 22 of todays heaviest and most hard core underground musical performers to the forefront. This fan friendly event is keeping ticket prices very low, under $30.00 per ticket in most markets. The tour delivers Lamb Of God, Opeth, Gwar, Clutch, Poison The Well, Every Time I Die, Chimaira, A Life Once Lost, Throwdown, Unearth, Norma Jean, DevilDriver, From Autumn To Ashes, Madball, High On Fire, Strapping Young Lad, All That Remains, Terror, The Red Chord, Nora and Fear Before The March Of Flames to arenas all summer long.
Even more for the fans: SotU special Tour Program insert will be in every issue of Revolver magazine on the newsstands in June; with additional limited edition copies of this tour program on heavy stock paper to be distributed at each show.
Also available now and all summer long at Hot Topic is the exclusive DVD/CD Box Set specially priced at $9.99; featuring videos and songs from every band on the tour as well as other favorites from the labels who bring you the SotU tour and also contains a trailer of Lamb Of God's new "Killadelphia" DVD (June 21 Epic Records).
Tickets are still available thru the website where surcharges on tickets are much cheaper, also the website lists many surcharge free box office available locally.
MADBALL Seek Extras For 'HeavensHell' Video - May 31, 2005
New York hardcore legends MADBALL will be shooting a video for the track "HeavensHell" with director Dale "Rage" Resteghini (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, MUDVAYNE, UNEARTH, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MISERY SIGNALS) at Kenny's Castaways in New York City on Saturday, June 4 and are seeking extras to appear in the clip. The filming will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. Kenny's Castaways is located at 157 Bleecker Street in New York City.
As previously reported, MADBALL recently inked a deal with Ferret Records. The band entered the studio earlier in the month with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, THROWDOWN) to begin recording their new album, "Legacy", tentatively due on August 2.
MADBALL's current lineup includes vocalist Freddy Cricien, bassist Hoya, guitarist Mitts and drummer Rigg Ross.
Regarding the new MADBALL material, Cricien had previously said, "To the fans, personally I feel like it's our best material. It's still heavy, it's still in your face and talks about real life, but it also has groove and really heavy production."
New York City hardcore band Madball has officially signed with Ferret Music. Formed in 1989, the group has released albums with Roadrunner Records and Epitaph Records, among others. Here's a statement from Ferret owner, Carl Severson:
"I remember skating back from Vintage Vinyl in NJ with Mike Olender (future vocalist of Burnt By The Sun) after picking up the first Madball EP on vinyl. I couldn't wait to get home and play it, I've bought every album since and I still feel the same, I can't wait to hear the new album! Ferret is a young, aggressive label and Madball is still a young, aggressive band ready to take over the world."
Madball's new album, "Legacy," will be recorded in May with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall). Says vocalist Freddy Cricien of the new material: "Personally, I feel like it's our best material. It's still heavy, it's still in your face and talks about real life, but it also has groove and really heavy production."