“Hardcore Lives” was tracked and engineered by Unearth guitarist Ken Susi and was mastered by Chris Harris (Hatebreed, Soulfly, Terror, Whitechapel). The album will feature guest appearances from Scott Vogel of TERROR, Candace Puopolo (formerly Kucsulain, WALLS OF JERICHO) and Toby Morse of H2O.
Commented iconic 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.”
»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 the inclusion on »Hardcore Lives«.
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Madball last released the Rebellion EP in 2012 through Black N’ Blue Records. Their latest full-length album “Empire” was released in 2010.
02. Hardcore Lives
03. The Balance
04. Doc Marten Stomp
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)
13. Mi Palabra
15. For The Judged
16. The Beast
17. Spit On Your Grave 2014