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MADBALL Signs European Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL have inked a European deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new album is scheduled for release later in the year. Commented MADBALL frontman Freddy Cricien: "I'm very proud to announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast for Europe and its various territories. "We are entering a new and ...

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SICK OF IT ALL To Release New Album In April

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have set "Based On A True Story" as the title of their new album, due on April 20 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2006's "Death To Tyrants" was recorded Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED). Commented ...

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SKARHEAD: 'P.S.P.' Video Released

"P.S.P.", the new video from SKARHEAD, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Don Capria for Onetencrew Films. The song comes off the band's new album, "Drugs, Music & Sex", which was released on November 17, 2009 in the U.S. and November 23, 2009 in Europe via I Scream Records. The CD was ...

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TERROR: In Writing Mode

Los Angeles hardcore/metal band TERROR is currently writing material for its fifth album, "Keepers Of The Faith", tentatively due next year. The past twelve months saw TERROR tour relentlessly across the world a number of times over in support of its highly acclaimed latest CD, "The Damned, The Shamed". The band will kick off the ...

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CRO-MAGS Live In Montreal

HardTimes.ca has uploaded video footage (see below) of CRO-MAGS' November 1, 2009 performance at the Underworld in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The band's lineup for the concert was as follows: John Joseph - Vocals A.J. Novello (LEEWAY, BOTH WORLDS) - Guitar Mackie Jayson (MADBALL, FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS, LEEWAY) - Drums Mike Couls (AGENTS OF ...

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SICK OF IT ALL Working With Producer TUE MADSEN

Legendary New York hardcore band SICK OF IT ALL is currently at Antfarm Studios in Århus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED) working on the follow-up to 2006's "Death To Tyrants" for an early 2010 release via Century Media Records. Regarding the direction of the new material, SICK OF IT ...

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SKARHEAD: 'D.F.F.' Video Released

"D.F.F.", the new video from SKARHEAD, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's long-awaited new album, "Drugs, Music & Sex", which is scheduled for release on November 17 in the U.S. and November 23 in Europe via I Scream Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (SICK OF IT ...

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MADBALL Frontman To Release Solo Album

Freddy Cricien, frontman for the legendary New York hardcore band MADBALL, will release a solo album on November 4 via his own Familia Entertainment label. Entitled "Catholic Guilt", the CD will feature Freddy's "tough-as-nails vocals but with different muscles flexed," according to a press release. "I'm doing everything on this album — singing, rhyming and ...

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KINGDOM Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Vocalist Davin of the South Philadelphia vegan straight-edge natives KINGDOM was interviewed on August 2, 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia by a an Estonian hardcore web site. The chat can be viewed below. In other news, bassist Pierce has left KINGDOM. Davin writes in an online posting, "We're still all great friends. Message boards will be ...

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MADBALL: Video Interview Available

"B-Sides" recently conducted an interview with New York hardcore legends MADBALL. Watch a two-minute excerpt from the chat below. MADBALL recently announced the addition of drummer Ben Dussault (THROWDOWN, A DEATH FOR EVERY SIN) to the group's ranks. MADBALL's sixth album, "Infiltrate the System", came out August 21, 2007. The band shot the video for ...

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THICK AS BLOOD: 'Raising Hell' Video Available

"Raising Hell", the new video from Miami, Florida's THICK AS BLOOD, can be viewed below. Commented guitarist Randy Gonzalez: "For our 'Raising Hell' video, we decided to work with director Scott Hansen. Concept-wise, we went for something fun and crazy. Most bands in our genre always go for serious and evil videos so we decided ...

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AGNOSTIC FRONT Frontman Interviewed In Slovenia; Video Available

Vocalist Roger Miret of New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT was interviewed by Slovenia's Vest when the band performed at the this year's Paranoid Open Air festival, which was held August 13-15, 2009 at Autopoligon Ljubecna, near Celje, Slovenia. Watch the chat below. AGNOSTIC FRONT's latest album, "Warriors" was released in North America on November ...

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HATEBREED: 'Thirsty And Miserable' Video Released

The video for HATEBREED's cover of the BLACK FLAG classic "Thirsty And Miserable" can be viewed below. The song was included on the Connecticut hardcore/metal masters' recently issued covers album, entitled "For The Lions", which sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 58 ...

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ULVER Confirmed For Czech Republic's BRUTAL ASSAULT Festival

Progressive Norwegian black metal band ULVER has been confirmed for this year's Brutal Assault festival, set to take place August 6-8 in Pevnost, Josefov, Czech Republic. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: ACTION ADOR DORATH ANAAL NATHRAKH ASHES YOU LEAVE ATHEIST ATROX BENEATH THE MASSACRE BIOHAZARD BLACK BOMB A BRUJERIA BRUTAL TRUTH CARNIFEX ...

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LACUNA COIL: 'I Like It' Video Released

"I Like It", the new video from the Italian rock/metal outfit LACUNA COIL, can be viewed below. The clip was directed by Kevin Custer, who has previously worked with KINGDOM OF SORROW, TESTAMENT, DOPE, MADBALL and OVERKILL, among others. The track comes off the band's latest album, "Shallow Life", which has sold 56,000 copies in ...

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MADBALL: Montreal Concert Footage Posted Online

HardTimes.ca has uploaded video footage of New York hardcore legends MADBALL's May 8, 2009 concert in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the 45-minute clip below. MADBALL recently announced the addition of drummer Ben Dussault (THROWDOWN, A DEATH FOR EVERY SIN) to the group's ranks. MADBALL's sixth album, "Infiltrate the System", came out August 21, ...

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HATEBREED's 'For The Lions' Lands At No. 58 On BILLBOARD Chart

The long-awaited covers album by Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, entitled "For The Lions", sold around 10,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 58 on The Billboard 200 chart. HATEBREED's last collection of new material, "Supremacy", opened with around 27,000 copies back in September 2006 to ...

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MADBALL Interviewed In Montreal; Video Available

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with vocalist Freddy Cricien and bassist Hoya Roc of New York hardcore legends MADBALL on May 8, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the 21-minute chat below. MADBALL recently announced the addition of drummer Ben Dussault (THROWDOWN, A DEATH FOR EVERY SIN) to the group's ranks. MADBALL's sixth album, ...

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HATEBREED's 'For The Lions' On Track to Sell 12-15K Copies First Week

According to Hits Daily Double, the companion web site of music industry tip sheet HITS, the long-awaited covers album by Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED, entitled "For The Lions", is on track to move between 12,000 and 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. HATEBREED's last collection of new material, "Supremacy", ...

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MUNICIPAL WASTE Frontman Interviewed In Louisiana; Video Available

Buick McKane (a.k.a. Emily) conducted an interview with Tony Foresta, lead singer of the Richmond-based metal act MUNICIPAL WASTE, on April 23, 2009 in Lafayette, Louisiana. Watch the 10-minute chat below. MUNICIPAL WASTE has completed work on its fourth album, "Massive Aggressive", with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (MADBALL, HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, UNEARTH) for an August ...

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HATEBREED Announces U.S. Tour

Connecticut hardcore/metal act HATEBREED will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, entitled "Decimation of the Nation", presented by Hot Topic. The trek will hit 30 cities, beginning in Rochester, New York on July 31 and wrapping up on September 2 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Main support on all dates will come from CHIMAIRA. Commented HATEBREED frontman ...

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