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Madball Signs To Nuclear Blast Records

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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Nekromaniac's avatar

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1. Nekromaniac writes:

Ok, Nuclear Blast OFFICIALLY has the best line up this side of Earache.

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 11:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Hell man, Nuclear Blast lineup kicks the sh** out of Earache's! Exodus, Testament, Anthrax, Suffocation, Overkill, Agnostic Front, Destruction, just signed Kreator and now Madball too?! Unbelievable roster.

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 12:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Nekromaniac writes:

Well, since you put it that way.... @_@

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Haha. On topic, I can't wait for this album!

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hammerheart writes:

Holy sh**, NB really is signing everybody, lol.

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

f***in eh rights, thats badass. New Madball record this year too, epic.

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Nekromaniac writes:

Can't wait either. Big Madball fanboy! When IS the next AF coming out though... hmm

# Feb 25, 2010 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Diamond Oz writes:

AF should have a new album out this year as well I believe. I'm sure they said something recently about doing a new album. Plus new Sick Of It All in April. This year is gonna be great for New York Hardcore! All we need now is for Murphy's Law to do a new album.

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 6:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Nekromaniac writes:

.... and Cro-Mags to pull off a miraculous reunion with the "Age of Quarrel" line up. xD

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 8:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. deathfreak writes:

Wow nuclear blast has every one. Anthrax is not with NB at least not in america anymore. Overkill was never in america at all. But if you look at every band they have ever had you are looking at one of the best record lables around. They are up there with relapse and metal blade.

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathfreak writes:

Is this only in Europe?

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 12:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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