Madball Announces Details On New Album "Hardcore Lives"
The New York hardcore veterans in Madball have set "Hardcore Lives" as the title of the band's upcoming ninth studio album.
"Hardcore Lives" was tracked & engineered by famed Unearth guitarist Ken Susi and mixed & mastered by long time collaborator Zeuss. The album is set to be unleashed June 27th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast and the official promo photos were taken by Lamb Of God's very own Randall D. Blythe.
Commented frontman, Freddy Cricien: "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."
THe "Hardcore Lives«" album will be available as a limited edition digipak and on black vinyl, both including two additional bonus tracks: "The Beast," which also appeared on the 2012 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."
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). The track listing is as follows:
02. Hardcore Lives
03. The Balance
04. Doc Marten Stomp
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
13. Mi Palabra
15. For The Judged
16. The Beast
17. Spit On Your Grave 2014
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