Hardcore 'Supergroup' HAZEN STREET Recording Debut For Spring Release

HAZEN STREET, the new hardcore "supergroup" featuring Chad Gilbert (NEW FOUND GLORY) and David Kennedy (BOX CAR RACER) on guitar, bassist Hoya (MADBALL), drummer Mackie Jayson (CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, SHELTER), and Toby Morse (H20) and Freddy Cricien (MADBALL) on vocals, are tracking their debut album with producer Howard Benson (P.O.D., PAPA ROACH, SEPULTURA) for a May 2004 release through Benji and Joel Madden's (GOOD CHARLOTTE) D.C. Flag label imprint.

"Freddy has a distinctive voice and I do too," Morse told MTV.com about the band's material, which is being described as having "elements of punk rock's catchy bounce, juxtaposed against the harder edge of hardcore with a little bit of a hip-hop cadence." "We trade off on different lines and choruses and stuff like that. We haven't performed [live] yet, but it's going to be pretty crazy."

"It's playing harder music than NEW FOUND GLORY [for me]," Gilbert said. "And I get to play in a band with members of bands I grew up listening to."

"I like the fact that we're able to express different sides of our identity," Cricien agreed. "This band has given us the opportunity to try out stuff that we normally wouldn't with our other bands."


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