MADBALL Announce Rebellion 4 Tour With TERROR, COMEBACK KID & More

The Madball/BNB organized Rebellion tour has announced dates and line-up for it’s 4th year of existence. This year, the line-up is comprised of Madball with Terror, Comeback Kid, Your Demise, AYS and The Setup in tow. All dates are to take place in Europe and can be seen on the poster below.

SICK OF IT ALL & POPEYE (Farside) Added To October 12th Rev25 NYC Show

The 2 previously stated TBA’s for the Friday, October 12th Rev25 NYC shows have been filled with Popeye opening the show doing a solo acoustic performance of Farside songs and NYHC mainstays Sick Of It All being announced as the headliner. Tickets are still available from the following link.


Exclusive Premiere: MADBALL, “The Beast” Video: Craveonline

CraveOnline is proud to exclusively present Madball‘s explosive new video for the song “The Beast” today. The video, filmed in Badalona, Spain while on tour with Portugal’s Devil In Me, utilizes gritty backdrops and shots of the New York Hardcore legends’ crushing stage performance.

CLICK HERE to watch the video for “The Beast”.

PROJECT X Added To Rev25 NYC Line-Up

Yeah, we’re a little late to the Straight Edge party, excuse us. The ultra militant Straight Edge NYHC band, Project X, has been added to the Saturday date (October 13th) on the upcoming Rev25 NYC shows. All you Straight Edger’s better dust off those Champion hoodies, camo shorts and Air Max’s for this appearance, or else…

The up -to-date and complete listing of bands playing are as followed;

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Texas Is The Reason
Shades Apart
On The Might Of Princes

Friday, October 12, 2012
Special Guest TBA
Chain Of Strength
Damnation A.D.

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Chain Of Strength
Project X (special guest)
Shai Hulud
Shook Ones

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Into Another
Youth Of Today


The melting pot for some of hardcore and metalʼs premier groups.

Vehement Serenade finally unveils itʼs sound this fall with a debut 7” featuring two tracks that showcase their dynamic and relentless vision of metal meets post hardcore (B-side track limited to this release only). Led by heavyweight veterans Karl Buechner (Earth Crisis, Freya), Mike Couls (Skarhead, Cro-Mags, Agents Of Man ), Jamin Hunt (Sworn Enemy, Hatework), Eddie Ortiez (Sub-Zero, Cattle Press, Candiria) and Pauly Antignani (Sworn Enemy). Cultivating and honing a style that embraces each memberʼs experience and history, Vehement Serenade unites their strengths and combines their specialized knowledge into a sound that ignites both passion and fury.

Recorded and produced by Joey Z of Life Of Agony @ Method Of Groove Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The band plans to spend the rest of the year appearing at limited engagements including East Coast Tsunami Fest 3 on September 29th and 30th w/ Sick Of It All, H2O, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, Madball, Vison Of Disorder, Cro-Mags and DRI where the, special, limited color  7″ EP will be available. Also, stay tuned for a debut full length in spring 2013.

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MQ & SKAM DUST Invade Japan

Legendary graffiti artist MQ and SKAM DUST are heading o Japan this week to kick off the Skam Fest and the Adidas endorsed, All Day I Dream About Stickers events. Skam Fest features Skam Dust himself, MQ & DJ Shark with special guests on both Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th. The A.D.I.D.A.S. event is also on the 25th at The Last Gallery at what appears to be 6:00pm.

BACKTRACK Tour Date Announced For Dingbatz

New York’s newest pride and joy, Backtrack will be hitting the East Coast for a week in August with California’s Soul Search in tow as well as a brand new NYHC band, No One Rules (featuring ex members of Backtrack). BNB will be handling the New Jersey date on August 19th at Dingbatz (see attached flyer). The remainder of the dates are as follows;

08/19 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
08/20 Washington, DC @ RAS Hall
08/21 Wilmington, NC @ Elks Lodge #532
08/22 Columbia, SC @ One Unit Art Space
08/24 Chesapeake, VA @ Roger’s Sports Pub *
08/25 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter **

* No Soul Search
** No Soul Search or No One Rules

Freddy Cricien’s (MADBALL) TOP 5: NYHC Albums :


Freddy Cricien has been a part of the New York hardcore scene for most of his life, having performed onstage with his brother/Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret by the time he was 7 years old. And not only did he go on to form Madball, but also recorded their highly revered debut Ball Of Destruction, all at the age of 12. Since then, Freddy and Madball have continued to go strong, most recently releasing their new EP Rebellion via his own label Black N Blue.

In other words, not many could better evoke the spirit of NYHC better than Freddy Cricien. That’s why we thought it would be interesting to see which five NYHC albums the Madball frontman would pick as his favorite. So without further ado, click on the page numbers below to see which albums Cricien picked (along with favorite tracks) and what he had to say about the releases’ significance to the NYHC scene. Click here to read more at