New York hardcore legends MADBALL have issued the following update:
"We're sad to announce that after six years with the band, our drummer Rigg Ross will be moving on. We'd like to wish him all the best for the future, and he will have our love and respect forever. At the same time, we'd like to welcome Mackie Jayson (formerly of CRO-MAGS and BAD BRAINS) to the band. We look forward to playing our first shows with him later this month. See you all soon!"
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).
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