New York hardcore legends MADBALL have issued the following update:
"We just got back from our third Australia trip since 2005, and it was a great time. We were lucky to have our friends in DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR along with us this time.
"Thanks to everyone in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth for coming out and making it such a success!
"We've also just posted some European festival dates for this summer. There are more to come, and this is NOT the final tour schedule. We will be adding more dates soon, so check back!"
Upcoming MADBALL shows:
Apr. 05 - Superbowl Of Hardcore Brooklyn, New York
May 01 - Jera On Air Festival Ysselsteyn, Netherlands
May 03 - Puntpop Wuustwezel, Belgium
Jun. 20 - Hellfest Nantes, France
Jun. 21 - SummerblastFest Trier, Germany
Jun. 22 - Fields Of Rock Biddinghuzen, Netherlands
Jun. 27 - Mach1 Festival Montabaur, Germany
Jun. 28 - Vainstream Münster, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Jun. 29 - Graspop Dessel, Belgium
Jul. 03 - Rock For People Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Jul. 04 - With Full Force Roitzschjora, Germany
HardTimes.ca has posted video footage of MADBALL performing on February 5, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the six-minute clip below.
MADBALL's video for the song "Infiltrate the System" can be viewed on YouTube. The song is the title track from the New York hardcore group's sixth album, which came out August 21, 2007. The band shot the video on September 12, 2007 in the streets of New York City, and posted an open casting call on their web site to all of their fans, urging them to "wear what you would normally wear, be it a suit, work clothes, or a t-shirt and jeans."
Formed when vocalist Freddy Cricien was in his early teens, MADBALL has been one of the driving forces of hardcore in recent years delivering anthemic, touchstone albums such as "Demonstrate My Style" (1996) and "Set It Off" (1994).