BiografieNew York City hardcore legends MADBALL are set to release their GOOD FIGHT MUSIC debut this fall, appropriately entitled Empire. The record is tentatively set for release in late September or early October of 2010. "Empire will play off of the name," points vocalist Freddy Cricien. "MADBALL has come a long way from being street kids to becoming very established in our genre, and even beyond the music. We're finally at a point in our life where we're taking control of our things, where as before we didn't have control of some things or didn't choose to have control. We have the feeling that we've built a little empire for ourselves with our band, brand, and different endeavors."

We get this reference that we're kings of New York..." adds Cricien. "There are plenty of awesome bands that have come out of the city... Agnostic Front were the godfathers of New York hardcore, Sick of it All... we were always known as more of the bad guys, but now people are calling us the kings. It's not a title we gave ourselves and it's not that we call ourselves that, but it's just a term of endearment and respect that people use and it plays into the name Empire.

MADBALL are currently finishing the writing process, and will enter Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida to record in July. Behind the boards on Empirewill be seasoned producer Eric Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore). "I think [having Eric] is a good dynamic," states vocalist Freddy Cricien. "We did the last couple records with a different producer, he was busy, so we were looking for an alternative and his name was suggested. I got to talking to him and I found out he has a hardcore background, and he's a big fan of ours. I was really sold at that point because although he does a lot of death metal, he's really eager to approach this in a certain wayQuelle: www


Legacy - Cover
MADBALL gehören ohne Zweifel zu den Mitbegründern des NYCHC, einem Status, den sie mit Platten wie "Set It Off" und "Demonstrating My Style" untermauert haben.
The Real American Hardcore - Cover
MADBALL sind mittlerweile eine Institution im Hardcore, wozu auch gehört, dass hin und wieder eine 7“ auf den Markt geschmissen werden muss.


Band Termin Land / Ort / Location
Rebellion Tour
Biohazard, Madball, Wisdom In Chains, Devil In Me, Final Prayer
A/ Wien/ Arena
D/ Lahr/ Universal Dog
CH/ Solothurn/ Kofmehl
D/ Dresden/ Reithalle
DK/ Copenhagen/ Amaga Bio
D/ Berlin/ Astra
D/ Hamburg/ Markthalle
NL/ Amsterdam/ Melkweg
D/ Magdeburg/ Factory
D/ Essen/ Weststadthalle