Madball Releasing Hardcore Lives In June

Title harkens back to proclamation made on band’s first CD

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Hardcore Lives

That’s the name of the new Madball disc, folks.
Hardcore Lives.

Yes — yes it does. I knew that when I heard that last Vision of Disorder album.

The New York hardcore veterans will release their ninth studio album on June 27 via Nuclear Blast.

The CD was tracked and engineered by Unearth guitarist Ken Susi and mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator Chris “Zeuss” Harris, who probably hates we share a name.

Commented Madball 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.”

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