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”.

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


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 Metalinsider.net

MADBALL Debut “My Blood” With Interview On Mass Appeal Site

There’s no denying that Madball are true to keeping the Hardcore ethos and attitude alive year after year. From the band’s inception over 25 years ago, when frontman Freddy “Madball” Cricien was barely double digits to the current day, where Freddy now is raising a child of his own — Madball are highly responsible for keeping the flag of Hardcore flying high. An unwavering stance in making true to form New York Hardcore, Mass Appeal has debuted yet another new song from the band’s forthcoming self-released EP, Rebellion (The BNB Label) as well as an interview with the aforementioned front man, Freddy Madball.


Full Line-Up Announced For July 5th CBGB Festival Show With AGNOSTIC FRONT & More

As previously mentioned, Agnostic Front will be taking part in the upcoming CBGB Festivals with brother band, Madball on July 5th at Webster Hall in New York City. Rounding out the bill will be Murphy’s Law and Maximum Penalty.

Tickets for this show available here and for a discounted 2 day pass that will also gain you access to the Sick Of It all / Cro-Mags show the following day check here.

Limited Edition MADBALL Custom Guitar By Artist Series Guitars Now Available

The extremely limited and custom guitar built by Artist Series Guitars, for Madball, is now available. Be sure to check out the company roster, as they have custom guitars for Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, Adolescents, Death By Stereo and many other great underground punk, hardcore and metal bands.

More specs and ordering information can be found here.

AGNOSTIC FRONT And MADBALL Show Added To Upcoming CBGB Festival

The CBGB Festival which will be taking place July 4th-8th in over 20 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn have announced a July 5th Webster Hall show with NYHC legends, Agnostic Front alongside brother band, Madball. Tickets for this event go on sale June 1st at 10am.

Madball front man, Freddy Cricien had the follow to say;

“Yeah yeah I know, we said we wouldn’t play the city (not NY!) again this year. That was our intention. Until of course, our brothers from AF put us on the spot to do this CBGB’s festival show! We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to play with Fam and also be a part of what will surely be…a history making show!!  So, don’t hold it against us and if you didn’t come through the first time… definitely don’t miss it this time around! AF and MB together doesn’t happen as often as you’d think. You’ll lose a lot of your HC cred if you miss out on these series of shows… haha. FMB.” 

MADBALL Rebellion EP In-Studio Report: Episode 1

New York Hardcore’s flag-flier’s, Madball, have released a hefty in-studio video on their YouTube channel. The video goes into depth on the recording process of the band’s newest effort, Rebellion EP. The EP will feature 4 brand new songs with 2 old songs (“Get Out” and “It’s My Life”) getting a fresh polishing and will be debuting on the new BNB operated label, The Black N Blue Label — which Madball frontman Freddy Cricien further discusses in the video.

MADBALL With WISDOM IN CHAINS & More 01/22/2012 At Church Of Boston

As previously mentioned, Madball will be headlining at the Church Of Boston on Sunday, January 22nd with support from Wisdom In Chains, Dead End Path and Suburban Scum. Doors will be at 5:00pm with a $15 cover charge to get in. This show is 21+ with proper ID.

Presale tickets are available here.

MADBALL To Headline Gramercy Theatre 01/20/2012 With MAXIMUM PENALTY & More

New York City Hardcore legends Madball will be headlining Gramercy Theatre on Friday, January 20th, 2012 with Maximum Penalty, Dead End Path, Suburban Scum and The Last Stand as support. Pre-sale tickets are available here.

In related news, Madball will also be playing Boston that same weekend with support from Suburban Scum and Dead End Path. More details on those shows to follow.

MADBALL Hit The West Coast In December With ROTTING OUT & TAKE OFFENSE

New York City kings, Madball, will be hitting the West Coast this December with newcomers and heavyweights in their own right, Rotting Out and Take Offense. Dates and venues for those shows are below.

12/13: Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse Music Venue
12/14: San Diego, AZ @ The Epicentre
12/15: Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
12/16: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
12/17: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside