New York Hardcore veterans 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 (HATEBREED, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SOULFLY, TERROR, WHITECHAPEL…). The album is set to be unleashed June 27, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Official promo photos were taken by LAMB OF GOD’s very own Randall D. Blythe.
Find the album cover, featuring the original first band logo again, below!
Commented iconic 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.“
»Hardcore Lives« will be available as limited edition digipak and on black vinyl, both including two additional bonus tracks: ‘The Beast’ which also appeared on 2012’s 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«.
Pre-order »Hardcore Lives« at THIS location!
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).
»Hardcore Lives« Tracklist:
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
Later this month MADBALL will also embark on the 5th installment of the band’s renowned Rebellion tour – together with label mates BIOHAZARD and others:
REBELLION TOUR 5
+ BIOHAZARD + DEVIL IN ME + WISDOM IN CHAINS + FINAL PRAYER
22.04. AT Wien – Arena
23.04. D Lahr – Universal DOG
24.04. CH Solothurn – Solothurn
25.04. D Dresden – Reithalle
26.04. DK Copenhagen – Amanger Bio
27.04. D Berlin – Astra
28.04. D Hamburg – Markthalle
29.04. NL Amsterdam – Melkweg The Max
30.04. D Magdeburg – Factory
01.05. D Essen – Weststadthalle
02.05. ES Villarrobledo – Vinarock Festival
03.05. ES Terrasa – Faktoria D’Arts
25.07. D Bausendorf – Riez Open Air
26.07. D Lindau – Umsonst & Draußen
30.07. D Pfarrkirchen – Bogaloo
31.07. CZ Moravska Trebova – Pod Parou
03.08. F Albi – Xtreme Fest
06.08. D Marburg – KFZ + SUBZERO
07.08. D Chemnitz – Rock im Betonwerk
09.08. UK Blackpool – Rebellion Festival
10.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air
14.08. UK Nuneaton – Queens Hall
15.08. UK London – Underworld
16.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summerbreeze Open Air