Interview by Tarja Virmakari
MADBALL, for many of us, means NYHC (New York Hardcore) at its best and purest form! Since the late 80s’ these Guys carry with them the same rage and rebellion that they always have. The blood, the honor and the truth lives on through the band to this day, and MADBALL dares to embrace the responsibility of carrying on tradition – the rich NYHC tradition that is understood by few, and imitated by many. MADBALL is one of the few bands representing this thing called Hardcore with enough triumphs, tests and overall experience under its belt, to be qualified leaders. “Hardcore Lives”, the ninth album of these NYHC Icons MADBALL was released on June 27th, via Nuclear Blast. 17 killer songs, without compromises, talking strictly about the band’s every-day-life between family, touring and DMS crew. Infact, MADBALL‘s vital element is lyrics, each word is “up-in-your-face” and leaves the listener no choice but to listen to these Guys carefully and what they have to say.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Tarja Virmakari had a nice chat with MADBALL‘s charismatic vocalist, Freddy Cricien. He spoke widely about the band’s new album and the real “True School” behind it. Tarja and Freddy also talked about the NY hardcore scene and spirit today and that eventually, people grow up, but that doesn’t mean we should ever abandon the fundamentals of the movement, respecting the old ways, without forgetting that it’s a new day = True School! To hear more about this and more, please join the conversation below.
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