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Madball signs European deal with Nuclear Blast

Thursday, February 25, 2010 9:27 PM PT
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New York hardcore veterans Madball have officially signed a European deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The group's debut for the label will be released later this year.

Frontman Freddy Cricien comments: "I'm very proud to announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast, for Europe and its 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 labelmates 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 states: "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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