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FREDDY CRICIEN Discusses MADBALL's Guitarist Situation

MADBALL vocalist Freddy Cricien has spoken out about the band's guitarist situation, more than a year after the group parted ways with longtime axeman Brian "Mitts" Daniels. At the time, the New York hardcore veterans called the split "a very hard and heartbreaking decision for all involved." MADBALL's latest studio album, "For The Cause", saw ...

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SKULL PIT Feat. EXUMER, CHURCH OF MISERY Members: 'Blood Titan' Song

On November 16, Metal Blade Records will finally release the self-titled debut album of the American/Japanese collaboration SKULL PIT. SKULL PIT is a tale of two musicians from opposite sides of the heavy metal spectrum and the planet: Tatsu Mikami, hailing from Tokyo, Japan, is the bassist and mastermind behind the internationally acclaimed doom outfit ...

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Upon Desolate Sands - HATE ETERNAL

Erik Rutan is one of the most important men in the history of death metal. He has established himself as one of extreme music's premier producers—having twiddled the knobs for the likes of everyone from MORBID ANGEL and CANNIBAL CORPSE all the way over to SOILENT GREEN, MADBALL and EPHEL DUATH. But he has most ...

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SICK OF IT ALL: 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", the title track of the twelfth studio album from New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL, can be seen below. Due on November 2, the follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry Farley (EVERY TIME I DIE, DEMON HUNTER) over ...

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Listen To New SICK OF IT ALL Song 'Wake The Sleeping Dragon!'

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", on November 2. The follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry Farley (EVERY TIME I DIE, DEMON HUNTER) over a two-and-a-half-week period at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York and was ...

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MADBALL: 'Freight Train' Video

" Freight Train", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "For The Cause", which was released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest appearance ...

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MADBALL Frontman Says Hardcore Is About More Than Just Mindless Brutality: 'It's About Expression'

Oli of Grasser Production conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's August 26 concert at Z-Bau Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether playing in front of non-hardcore crowds at ...

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Listen To New SICK OF IT ALL Song 'Inner Vision'

New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL will release their twelfth studio album, "Wake The Sleeping Dragon!", on November 2. The follow-up to 2014's "The Last Act Of Defiance" was produced by Jerry Farley (EVERY TIME I DIE, DEMON HUNTER) over a two-and-a-half-week period at Nova Studios in Staten Island, New York and was ...

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WISDOM IN CHAINS: 'Already Dead' Video

"Already Dead", the new video from kings of Pennsylvania hardcore WISDOM IN CHAINS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh studio album, "Nothing In Nature Respects Weakness", which will be available worldwide on July 20 via Fast Break! Records. The disc was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Rich Rescigno at ...

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MADBALL Frontman On Departure Of BRIAN 'MITTS' DANIELS: 'We Just Came To A Point Where Something Had To Change'

Germany's Metal-heads.de conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's June 19 concert at Stone im Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what motivates him to keep releasing new music: ...

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For The Cause - MADBALL

Freddy Cricien truly is, and always has been, hardcore for life. When he was just seven years old, he began touring with his older half-brother's band, none other than the pioneering underground band AGNOSTIC FRONT. The brothers are nothing short of hardcore royalty. The seeds for MADBALL were essentially planted when brother Roger Miret would ...

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MADBALL Releases 'The Fog' Video Feat. TIM ARMSTRONG

"The Fog", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "For The Cause", which is being released today (Friday, June 15) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest ...

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MADBALL: 'Rev Up' Video Released

"Rev Up", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "For The Cause", which will be released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one ...

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MADBALL: Third Trailer For 'For The Cause' Album

The third trailer for "For The Cause", the upcoming album from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. Due on June 15 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one song on the album. It was mixed and mastered by ...

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MADBALL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Old Fashioned'

The official lyric video for "Old Fashioned", a new song from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "For The Cause", which will be released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who ...

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MADBALL: First Trailer For 'For The Cause' Album

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will release their new album, "For The Cause", on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The first trailer for the disc can be seen below. Commented singer Freddy Cricien: "We are beyond excited to finally drop 'For The Cause'. To say we're happy with the end result of all that we ...

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MADBALL To Release 'For The Cause' Album In June

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will release their new album, "For The Cause", on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. Commented singer Freddy Cricien: "We are beyond excited to finally drop 'For The Cause'. To say we're happy with the end result of all that we put into this is an understatement. This record accurately defines ...

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New MADBALL Album To Feature Guest Appearance By ICE-T

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL have finished recording their new album, "For The Cause". Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was RANCID's Tim Armstrong, a longtime friend of MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien. The new disc is being mixed and mastered by Danish producer Tue Madsen, who has previously worked with MESHUGGAH, ...

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MADBALL To Begin Recording 'For The Cause' Album Next Month

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will enter the studio next month to begin recording their new album, titled "For The Cause". Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" will be RANCID's Tim Armstrong, a longtime friend of MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien. The new disc will be mixed and mastered by Danish producer ...

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TERROR Working On Eighth Studio Album

Long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse TERROR has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for Europe and Pure Noise in the rest of the world. The band is currently working on its eighth studio album, tentatively due this summer. Commented TERROR vocalist and mainman Scott Vogel: "We are super excited to start a new chapter of ...

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Watch AGNOSTIC FRONT Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of AGNOSTIC FRONT's entire November 24 concert at Gorod in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. AGNOSTIC FRONT's eleventh album, "The American Dream Died", was released in 2015. The disc, which was produced by MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, TERROR), features guest appearances by ...

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MADBALL Parts Ways With Longtime Guitarist BRIAN 'MITTS' DANIELS

MADBALL has parted ways with longtime guitarist Brian "Mitts" Daniels. The New York hardcore veterans called the split "a very hard and heartbreaking decision for all involved." The band added in a statement: "[We] want to thank Mitts for all his years of service — for his loyalty, passion and stellar guitar playing. He shared ...

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