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The Raybeez and Warzone Tribute show at Tompkins Square Park was such a blast, a huge celebration of what makes NYHC and all the good people involved in the scene so great. Not only was it the first time I saw an old fave Shutdown in like 15 years, but of course the amazing array of guest singers who came out to pay tribute to Warzone’s Raybeez and the legacy of New York City’s roughest underground.

I can’t even begin to recap all the amazing highlights as I am just freshly home and this was the New Yorkiest of NYHC shows almost ever, so I am just gonna let it sit and post the photos and some video clips to capture a fraction of the spirit. Was nice running into Dr Know and gettin to chat, seeing my friend Brian Goss play a song, another friend from the band Vajra, see lots of people stoked on the youngest band Regulate and of course witness Fireburn’s kick ass first East Coast Set (they were seriously amazing and surpassed even my high expectations).

Kill Your Idols almost stole the whole show as their set was over the top energy and great messages, while the diverse and awesome crowd participated with serious devotion most of the entire day. The Warzone set with friends of the band filling in on vocals (including members of Madball, Sick Of It All, Killing Time, Stigmata and many many more) was one of the most inspiring and fun things I have seen on a stage in fucking years. It was a true fans friggin’ dream.

Joseph Cuz Cammarata (Black N’ Blue Productions) , Drew Stone (The New York Hardcore Chronicles/Antidote) and everyone involved made so many people feel something really powerful today and major kudos to their efforts.

I am so happy today. PMA, baby. Don’t forget the struggle.

Damn, what a kick ass day in Tompkins.

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Interview: Madball – Hardcore Lives Forever, Of Course

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 9:02 AM (PST)

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Someone on Facebook this morning had a post about “What bands changed the world”? Of course everyone said The Beatles. I said Bad Brains. Why? Because the bands from D.C. and NYC who started hardcore created the touring circuit, helped unite progressive minded folks from across the USA, which has led to regionalism movements that affect everything from organic, local farming to music scenes. And hardcore itself, however much “studio-jingle” punk gets used in car commercials…true hardcore will always be there for the working class.

As I write this up I am listening to power-prog metal heroes Stratovarius’ epic key-laced intro to “King Of Nothing” from Polaris. It is even hard to wonder if we would ever have the creative quirks of our most niche bands like this to enjoy if, arguably, hardcore and metal hadn’t reared their heads from the outcasts cry for freedom, causing mass movements in the underground across the world that led to the alternative rock movement and the many splinters of sub genres we have today.

Amidst all of this is Madball. Formed in the late 80’s by most of Agnostic Front, Madball over the years fought in the trenches. Freddy Cricien’s musical baby is the emblem of nyhc hardcore for so many people. Madball are fittingly at the tip top of their game on new release Hardcore Lives. “DNA”, “My Armor” with CM Punk, Chad Gilbert and Toby Morse, “True School” with Scott from Terror…I could list many highlights.

But let’s check in w Freddy HERE to see what’s goin’ on.

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NYHC kingpins Madball have been crushing it with new material from Hardcore Lives, which drops June 27th in the U-S-A. Every track so far has seriously been pure fire, but it is especially exciting to hear Madball doing something really cool and teaming up with stage owning powerhouse Candace Puopolo of Walls Of Jericho for a track. Candace has been kicking ass in the scene forever and since  The Bound Feed The Gagged I’ve been a fan. She also is a powerlifter and so deserves to be on a track called “Born Strong”. Rumor has it that now that she’s had a baby, Walls Of Jericho will be back with a new album this year. I fuckin’ hope so!

Anyway, the video smokes and I think I saw Joe Black from Wisdom In Chains in there too, among other hardcore cameos.

Click HERE to get that hardcore spirit, kids. ”

Dig deep for the strength that you seek!”

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N.Y. hardcore ambassadors, Madball have announced co-headlining dates for August with Virginia’s Municipal Waste. The east coast/Canadian run will include an appearance at TheHeavy MTL festival (aka Heavy Montreal) which will have Metallica and Slayer as headliners.

These dates will come after the release of Madball’s latest album Hardcore Lives to be released June 27th via The Black N Blue Label (in U.S.) and Nuclear Blast (in Europe). The first official Madball full-length to drop in four years, Hardcore Lives has been eagerly anticipated by fans and peers alike. Some advance praise of the album includes UFC Heavyweight, Andrei Arlovski who called Hardcore Lives “pure aggressive street style!!” while Tim Armstrong of Rancid/The Transplants weighed in as well saying “I always look forward to hearing their new records and this one is absolutely brutal.”

Listen to “Doc Marten Stomp” and “DNA” from Hardcore Lives here:Here

The band will be filming a video for the new song “Born Strong” in NYC this week featuring Candace Puopolo of Walls Of Jericho.

click here for tour dates.

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Madball’s “Doc Marten Stomp” will stomp you.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM (PST)

 

10398680_10152510194222448_1803702321809375620_nI’m actually listening to the Doors right now but thought I’d post this Madball tidbit, thus demonstrating my style.

“Hardcore Lives packs a serious punch like only Madball can deliver. Mosh pits will erupt and fans both old & new will feel the fury!!”-Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Kingdom Of Sorrow)

Madball has premiered a new song via Brooklyn Vegan this morning. “Doc Marten Stomp” will appear on the NY Hardcore heroes, forthcoming album Hardcore Lives to drop on June 27th via their own Black N Blue Label for the U.S. and Nuclear Blast for Europe.

Listen to “Doc Marten Stomp” from Madball Here

Involving an all-star roster of friends, Hardcore Lives includes the work of Ken Susi (of Unearth) as engineer, Zeuss (Hatebreed, Whitechapel) who mixed and mastered the album and Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) who took the band pics for the album. Guest vocals appear from Scott Vogel (Terror), Toby Morse (H20) and Candace Puopolo (formerly Kucsulain, Walls of Jericho) as well.

Just returning from a European tour including Biohazard and Wisdom In Chains, Madball is poised to set it off in NYC next week. They will play new material while appearing with Body Count at the Grammercy Theater on June 12th.

Hardcore Lives is available for pre-order now and will include a digipak and limited edition colored orange vinyl, both including two additional bonus tracks: “The Beast” which also appeared on 2012’s EP Rebellion and “Spit On Your Grave” originally from 1992’s Dropping Many Suckas EP. Both tracks have been exclusively re-recorded for this release.

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