Big news from NYHC veterans MADBALL: their new album, entitled ‘For The Cause’, will drop June 15th 2018 via Nuclear Blast!
Vocalist Freddy Cricien comments: “We are beyond excited to finally drop ‘For The Cause’!! To say we’re happy with the end result is an understatement! This record accurately defines the current state of our band… our sound, our state of mind, our ambitions, our flaws, and our attitude!”
The record was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also features on one song on the album.
Cricien continues: “Tim and us go way back, he’s an old friend and super talented guy… across the board! A legend in his own right. He invited us to come record with him and it all fell into place very organically. He’s respected our band from day one and was excited to be a part of this. We’re honored to have him on board.”
Bassist Hoya Roc states: “We got a real good album. It feels like the movie “Pulp Fiction”. We’ve got every style of hardcore in there. It feels like we’ve got something special!”
The band also revealed that legendary rapper/actor/frontman Ice-T (BODY COUNT) makes a guest appearance on one track.
Commented Ice-T: “It’s an honor to record with the legendary MADBALL. BODY COUNT draws its closest similarities to NY Hardcore. This is a natural.”
Cricien added: “It’s truly an honor to have Ice-T on our record! I grew up on his music from his early hip hop stuff till now. He’s an iconic figure but also a ‘class act’, you don’t always get both at once. Ice has a great respect for NYHC and MADBALL, means the world. This was meant to happen…. real recognizes real.”
MADBALL recently released the ’Family Biz‘ split 7″ vinyl single with WISDOM OF CHAINS, featuring an early version of the upcoming album’s title track.
Speaking about the track, front-man Freddy Cricien said: “It’s about staying the course and fighting for what you love and are passionate about. It’s a theme that you’ll hear a lot throughout our next album. Utilizing negativity and the obstacles you face as inspiration. ’Say I can’t, say I won’t again… Give me the fuel that I need to ascend!”
Order ’Family Biz‘ via THIS LINK!
MADBALL summer tour 2018:
15.06. Ferropolis – With Full Force (DE)
17.06. Prague – Palác Akropolis (w/ HATEBREED) (CZ)
19.06. Dusseldorf – Stone im Ratinger Hof (DE)
20.06. Rotterdam – Baroeg (NL)
21.06. Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
23.06. Clisson – Hellfest (FR)
30.06. Madrid – Download Festival (ES)
07.07. Roskilde – Roskilde Festival (DK)
12.07. Dunaújváros – Rock Maraton (HU)
13.07. Novi Sad – Exit Festival (RS)
14.07. Pula – Uljanik (HR)
15.07. Cordenons – Rock Town (IT)
03.08. Rostock – M.A.U. Club (DE)
04.08. Wacken – Wacken Open Air (DE)
05.08. Weinheim – Café Central (DE)
06.08. Lindau – Club Vaudeville (DE)
11.08. Brno – Urban Rock (CZ)
24.08. Deventer – Burgerweeshuis (NL)
25.08. Sulingen – Reload Festival (DE)
26.08. Nuremberg – Z-Bau (DE)
27.08. Vienna – Arena (AT)
28.08. Kosice – Collosseum (SK)
29.08. Warsaw – Proxima (PL)
30.08. Niedergörsdorf – Spirit Festival (DE)
31.08. Obererbach – Pell-Mell Festival (DE)