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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."
I didn't think this was a secret or anything, but LAMB OF GOD has been confirmed as the headliner for 2005 SOUNDS OF THE UNDERGROUND TOUR!
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!"
Joining LAMB OF GOD will be:
POISON THE WELL
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
EVERY TIME I DIE
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
THE RED CHORD
FEAR BEFORE THE MARCH OF FLAMES
Sounds of the Underground 2005 Tour Dates are as follows:
6/25 - Lowell, MA - Paul E Tsongas Arena
6/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier @ Penn's Landing
6/28 - Pontiac, MI - Phoenix Plaza Amphitheatre
6/30 - Winston-Salem, NC - Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
7/01 - Portsmouth, VA - Harbor Center Pavilion
7/02 - Sayerville, NJ - Starland Ballroom Parking Lot
7/03 - Montreal, QC - Stade Uniprix
7/04 - Mississauga, ON - Arrow Hall
7/05 - Cleveland, OH - The Scene Pavilion
7/07 - Minneapolis, MN - US Bank Theatre @ Target Center
7/08 - Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center Parking Lot
7/09 - Sauget, IL - Pop's Lot
7/10 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Village
7/12 - Atlanta, GA - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre Lot
7/13 - Orlando, FL - Tinker Field
7/15 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Center Lot
7/16 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Ampitheatre
7/19 - El Paso, TX - El Paso County Coliseum
7/20 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Amphitheatre
7/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena Lot
7/23 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre Lot
7/25 - Seattle, WA - Qwest Field Event Center
7/26 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/28 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
7/31 - Denver, CO- Universal Lending Pavilion
Sounds of the Underground Tour, which features Clutch, Gwar, Lamb of God, Opeth, Unearth, Strapping Young Lad, All that Remains, The Red Chord, DevilDriver and many others, will run through the US and Canada this summer. The second internet pre-sale will be April 12th starting at 4pm EST at tix.artistarena.com/soundsoftheunderground.
The following shows will be available:
Jun. 25 Lowell, MA Tsongas Arena - public on sale April 16
Jun. 26 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier - public on sale April 16
Jul. 03 Montreal, QC Stade Uniprix - public on sale April 16
Jul. 04 Toronto, ON Arrow Hall - public on sale April 16
Jul. 05 Cleveland, OH Scene Pavilion - public on sale April 16
Jul. 12 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Buys - public on sale April 22
Jul. 13 Orlando, FL Tinker Field - public on sale April 16
Jul. 15 Dallax, TX Smirnoff Parking Lot - public on sale April 22
Jul. 20 Phoenix, AX Mesa Amphitheatre - public on sale April 16
Jul. 26 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum - public on sale April 16
Jul. 28 Edmonton, AB Rexhall - public on sale April 16
Jul. 29 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Center - public on sale April 16
Other tour dates: More...
Sounds of the Underground is offering the "internet community" a presale. Tickets will be available before they go on sale to the general public at this link. Also service fees will be lower than most outlets.
The current Sounds of the Underground lineup is:
Poison the Well
Every Time I Die
High on Fire
Strapping Young Lad
All that Remains
A Life Once Lost
The Red Chord
Fear Before the March of Flames
With very special guests GWAR and one more headliner to be announced
A cadre of hard rock acts led by Opeth, Unearth, Poison The Well and Clutch are uniting for the inaugural Sounds of the Underground summer festival tour. The bill will hit the road in North America in late June and run through late July.
With organizers promising the addition of a notable headlining act, others already confirmed for the full tour are From Autumn To Ashes, Chimaira, Norma Jean, Every Time I Die, Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, High On Fire, DevilDriver, All That Remains, A Life Once Lost and veteran horrorcore group Gwar, which will present a "halftime show."
Madball has been drafted for the eastern half of the tour, with Terror picking up on Western dates. Regional additions include the Red Chord (East Coast), Fear Before The March Of Flames (Midwest, Southeast) and Himsa (West).
"This tour will show the masses that real music is alive and well," Unearth's Trevor Phipps says. "The Sounds of the Underground will prove that you don't need 'pop-culture' to embrace your sound and way of life."
The tour is being produced by Face the Music Touring agent Tim Borror, Ferret label executive/artist manager Paul Conroy, Ferret label owner Carl Severson and artist manager Larry Mazer. The group has pledged to keep ticket prices below $30.
Dates for the trek have not yet been announced. The Sounds of the Underground Tour website will launch soon with full details.
The "Sounds of the Underground Tour" will rival Ozzfest and tickets will range from $20- $25. Bands include:
Lamb of God(main stage headliner)
Gwar (second stage headliner)
All That Remains
Poison the Well
Strapping Young Lad
A Life Once Lost
Every Time I Die
Terror / Madball (half of the tour each)
Madball are currently in the process of writing material for a new full-length. Specifics (label, producer, etc.) haven't yet been disclosed, but the band expects to enter the studio shortly, and release the album later this year. Meanwhile, the group has lined up a few winter shows with Agnostic Front:
2/1 Baltimore MD @ Otto Bar
2/2 Farmingdale NY @ Downtime
2/3 Farmingdale NY @ Downtime w/ Vietnom
2/4 Latham NY @ Saratoga Winners w/ Vietnom
2/5 Providence RI @ Living Room w/ Vietnom
2/6 Sayerville NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Vietnom
Madball will be playing a few dates at the end of January in the Northeast with 100 Demons. These shows are going to be insane, come out and support.
Jan. 27 @ Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA w/ 100 Demons
Jan. 28 @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY w/ 100 Demons, Six Deep
Jan. 29 @ Knights of Columbus - Wallingford, CT w/ 100 Demons, Death Threat
Jan. 30 @ The Kave - Bucksport, ME w/ 100 Demons
Madball have lined up a handful of winter shows, including several in Japan. Here's the info:
1/27 Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theater
1/28 Poughkeepsie NY @ The Chance
1/29 Wallingford CT @ Knights of Columbus
1/30 Bucksport ME @ The Kave
2/22 Osaka, Japan @ Fandango
2/23 Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro
2/24 Shinjuku, Japan @ Loft
Dutch hardcore/metal band 37 StabwoundZ will tour across Spain and Portugal amongst various (inter)national bands during the beginning of 2005. The "Roaming The Iberian Fields tour" will take place from January 4th till January 12th 2005.
These are the tour dates so far:
04th: Girona (Spain)
05th: Valencia (Spain)
06th: Madrid (Spain)
07th: Bilbao (Spain), BASH international winter festival 2005
08th: Porto (Portugal)
09th: Lisbon (Portugal)
10th Vigo (Spain)
11th Gijon (Spain
12th: Zaragoza (Spain)
In other news: 37 StabwoundZ will be supporting MADBALL during one of their two Dutch shows in December. The show takes place at Doornroosje, Nijmegen on December 12th.
Last but not least, 37 StabwoundZ are currently working on a videoclip for their song 'Indisposed' taken from their debut full length 'Embrace Solitude' on Garden of Exile.
Madball will be touring Europe in December. Here's the latest schedule:
12/3 Antwerpen, Belgium @ Hof Ter Lo
12/4 Lisbon, Portugal @ TBA
12/5 Manchester, UK @ Rock World
12/6 London, UK @ Garage
12/8 Wil, Switzerland @ Remise
12/9 Milano, Italy @ Rainbow Club
12/10 Barcelona, Spain @ KGB
12/11 Sneek, Netherlands @ Het Bollwerk
12/12 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
12/14 Wien, Austria @ Arena
12/15 Budapest, Hungary @ O38
12/16 Krakow, Poland @ Lochness
12/17 Berlin, Germany @ SO 36
12/18 Leipzig, Germany @ Conne Island
12/19 Schweinfurt, Germany @ Alter Stattbahnhof
Madball will be returning to the West Coast with Thorp Records label mates North Side Kings. Here are the tour dates:
Oct. 1st @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ North Side Kings
Oct. 2nd @ The Marque Theater - Tempe, AZ w/ North Side Kings
Oct. 3rd @ Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA w/ North Side Kings
Shai Hulud, Madball and H2O will all be hooking up for a gig at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY on March 14th.