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Madball announces new album 'Hardcore Lives'

Fri, April 11, 2014 7:09 AM PT6,988 views

New York City hardcore veterans Madball have set Hardcore Lives as the title of their forthcoming album. The LP was engineered by Ken Susi (of Unearth) and mixed/mastered by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Whitechapel). An early-summer release is planned (June 27 in Europe). Frontman Freddy Cricien comments:
"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 cover art 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 this release. Additionally, the album features guest appearances from: Scott Vogel (Terror), Toby Morse (H20) and Candace Puopolo (formerly Kucsulain, Walls of Jericho). Hardcore Lives track listing: 01. Intro 02. Hardcore Lives 03. The Balance 04. Doc Marten Stomp 05. DNA 06. True School (feat. Scott Vogel) 07. The Here And Now 08. Nothing To Me 09. My Armor (feat. Toby Morse) 10. Beacon Of Light 11. Born Strong (feat. Candace Puopolo) 12. Spirit 13. Mi Palabra 14. NBNC 15. For The Judged Bonus Tracks: 16. The Beast 17. Spit On Your Grave 2014

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anonymous 4/11/2014 7:20:30 AM

someone gimme some weights and gym shorts stat


anonymous 4/11/2014 7:34:10 AM

Rick ta life guest spot. DMS and those old dude golf hats are stoked


anonymous 4/11/2014 7:36:27 AM

Song with DMS initials? check. Song in Spanish? check. Songs with cheesy lyrics about 40 somethings being tough guys? probably.


anonymous 4/11/2014 7:40:25 AM

not sure if "hardcore lives" or "hardcore lives"


anonymous 4/11/2014 7:42:26 AM

Sadball. Old guys who say PMA are stoked


brassknuckleromance 4/11/2014 8:33:19 AM

hope this new record has more faster songs on it. intrigued to hear this.


anonymous 4/11/2014 8:35:57 AM

Candace has had a couple a couple rough last names


Mitt__Romney 4/11/2014 8:42:10 AM

Just stop. They had their time....unfortunately


anonymous 4/11/2014 8:52:53 AM

Cm punk does guest vocals on this too. Interested in hearing that


anonymous 4/11/2014 9:07:28 AM

recommended for fans of: blood pressure medicine, facebook friending porn stars, and dual custody.


anonymous 4/11/2014 9:46:19 AM

GREAT ALBUM TITLE, GUYS. YOU DID IT.


anonymous 4/11/2014 10:25:53 AM

Why couldn't Scott Vogel do vocals on "Nothing to Me"? That would have been hilarious


anonymous 4/11/2014 10:27:01 AM

Uh oh!!!!!! Ken susi!!!


anonymous 4/11/2014 10:28:46 AM

Madball has been releasing the same record their whole career. And have been sucking the whole time. Worked for Slayer, might as well keep at it.


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anonymous 4/11/2014 1:10:52 PM

Was going to say about the creative title but then I saw Ken Susi. The guy is all over the place.


thetowerofrome 4/11/2014 3:36:58 PM

Fat


anonymous 4/11/2014 4:41:01 PM

Candace Kucsulain is married to that FSU gay Frankie Puopolo from death before dishonor plus her vocal style sucks ass as much when she sucking me along with a few members of earth crisis at hellfest 2004


anonymous 4/11/2014 4:42:14 PM

Candace Kucsulain is married to that FSU homo Frankie Puopolo from death before dishonor plus her vocal style sucks ass as much when she sucking me off along with a few members of earth crisis at hellfest 2004


anonymous 4/11/2014 6:39:43 PM

I highly doubt that happened but ok


sadball 4/11/2014 6:48:54 PM

That Weinberg kid quit cause they gangraped that girl and they said he didn't believe in their hardcore lifestyle of being suburban dipshits who pretend to be Latin Kings


sadball 4/11/2014 6:49:32 PM

Also you can use their bassist's t-shirts as shower curtains


anonymous 4/11/2014 7:38:14 PM

^^^^^^^^^ best ever. Oh and yes I am still Vin Vercose. --- CHOAD


anonymous 4/11/2014 9:05:44 PM

14. No butthole No care


anonymous 4/12/2014 5:28:41 AM

I like madball.


marching_band_rules 4/12/2014 6:29:38 AM

recommended for fans of: blood pressure medicine, facebook friending porn stars, and dual custody. LLLLLLLLLLLLLLOL


anonymous 4/12/2014 10:08:04 AM

"Doc Marten Stomp"


anonymous 4/12/2014 10:43:15 AM

I herd from an anonymous source that this album will be played during Merican History XX with Harley Flannagan as vocals.


anonymous 4/12/2014 11:21:20 AM

^ Didnt hear shit...


anonymous 4/12/2014 1:49:17 PM

No I haven't herd shit, but what I herd is that Hardcore is dead. Only sausages go toetal shows. The scene has changed thus why the fact I don't go to shows anymore cuz spending money on bands with lame crowds are so cool no a days. Get the fck outta hear. Go f*k yourselves.


anonymous 4/12/2014 1:55:10 PM

No I haven't herd shit, but what I herd is that Hardcore is dead. Only sausages go to metal shows. The scene has changed thus why the fact I don't go to shows anymore cuz spending money on bands with lame crowds are so cool now a days. Get the fck outta hear. Go f*k yourselves. Sorry Had to correct my grammer Sincerely, Adolf


anonymous 4/12/2014 3:01:38 PM

FSU is not stoked


anonymous 4/12/2014 4:12:54 PM

Didn't they already do this album a bunch of times?


anonymous 4/12/2014 9:34:07 PM

fred madball in a science class.... funny thought.


anonymous 4/13/2014 11:33:12 AM

Jay Weinberg... New drummer for Slipknot. In other news, new album should be sick.


anonymous 4/13/2014 1:28:13 PM

trending today: keyboard cowboys talkin shit under anonymous usernames


anonymous 4/13/2014 2:34:25 PM

Will Kelly is stoked.


anonymous 4/13/2014 11:14:14 PM

Better get some Dr. Scholls with those Doc Martin stomps.


anonymous 4/14/2014 3:54:18 PM

Freddy Madball you are a sucka duck


anonymous 4/14/2014 7:00:28 PM

Now I wanna rawk out with my cawk out when I listen to this cause of Ken Susi


anonymous 4/14/2014 7:41:05 PM

Green Day > Madball


anonymous 5/5/2014 7:07:47 AM

All 1980s NYHC bands and really all NYHC bands period please hang it up, it's over.





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