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    For The Cause


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    Maintaining urgency, authenticity and integrity has never been an issue for New York City's hardest, and hardest working band, MADBALL. Twenty-five years along as a recording and touring entity, MB brings forth its ninth aural chapter, »For The Cause«; a signature collection of lionhearted, groove-laden, street-level New York Hardcore as only MADBALL can bring it.


    The aptly titled album doesn't so much revisit where the group has been since 1994 - although MADBALL released its first EP, »Ball Of Destruction« as a virtual AGNOSTIC FRONT side-project back in 1989 - but forges forward and represents where the fellas find themselves collectively and personally a quarter-decade down the road.


    Throughout the band's storied history, MADBALL has asserted its mission; carrying forth a simple yet righteous cause, and this time around, they've chosen to define that cause more succinctly than ever before. Tornadic vocalist/front man Freddy Cricien explains, "If you're not fighting for a cause, you're not participating in life. Simple as that. Speak up, fight, educate yourself, make a difference and make sacrifices for what's important to you." Words to live by.


    »For The Cause« sees the return to the fold of guitarist Matt Henderson, who hasn't appeared on a MADBALL album since 2000's »Hold It Down«, for which Henderson also served as producer. "To have him record with us again was really special," offers Freddy. He adds, "Matt's been playing 'commemorative' shows and tours with us on-and-off over the years, so, obviously, the love and friendship is there. He'll always be an honorary member A MADBALL lifer."


    Unique to this album is the stellar production work by RANCID's Tim Armstrong, who clearly helped express MADBALL's distinctive voice powerfully and dynamically without stepping on the trademark formula the band has forever carried, yet constantly seeks to improve upon. "It's a tricky thing, producing. You can truly enhance something, but you could also ruin a record if a band lets you," says Cricien. Freddy continues, "Tim has always respected our band and how we do what we do. He knew we had a vision for how this album should sound, so he let us do our thing, but was there every step supporting and cheering us on. Whenever he did chime in, it was well thought out and he made strong suggestions. He even helped write the hook on 'For You.' He was there for us in a non-meddlesome role, which for this particular record, was the best-case scenario." Danish studio veteran Tue Madsen (MESHUGGAH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SICK OF IT ALL) skillfully handled mixing duties on »For The Cause«.


    Also, noteworthy on »For The Cause« are the various cameo appearances by some of MADBALL's friends, as well as several artists with whom the group shares a mutual respect; namely PSYCHO REALM's Sick Jacken on the track 'Rev Up,' THE BUSINESS' Steve Whale and producer Armstrong on 'The Fog,' plus legendary emcee Ice-T on the hardcore banger 'Evil Ways.' Freddy discloses, "Jacken is our homie. He just came through to say what's up and check out the spot and I happened to be recording 'Rev Up.' He was really digging the song and just freestyled. It really drove the message of the song home. As for Ice-T, he added a good flavor to 'Evil Ways.' It was a real honor to work with someone I've been following and have respected since I was a kid. He genuinely supports our band and the scene we come from. Tim and Steve jumping on 'The Fog' happened organically like everything else with this record." The UK Oi! legend provided the spoken intro and a guitar lead to the street punk-tinged anthem.


    What's maybe most notable on »For The Cause« is its various twists and turns both musically and vocally to keep MADBALL's brand of NYHC fresher than it has ever been. Freddy presents, "How do you grow as a band or as a person if you don't take chances? We feel obligated to ourselves and everyone else to evolve, at least somewhat. We took more 'chances' on this record than on any previous one, and we're happy about that! We're proud that it's still very much us; it's real and honest. There is plenty on there to satisfy the people that support us from every era of this band."


    As for MADBALL's astounding longevity in the hardcore game: "We don't know how to do anything else at this point. We raise our families to the best of our ability; we do MADBALL to the best of our ability So far so good, and we don't feel that we've reached our full potential in either of those areas just yet."

    1. Smile Now Pay Later
    2. Rev Up
    3. Freight Train
    4. Tempest
    5. Old Fashioned
    6. Evil Ways (feat. Ice T)
    7. Lone Wolf
    8. Damaged Goods
    9. The Fog (feat. Tim Timebomb)
    10. Es Tu Vida
    11. For You
    12. For The Cause
    13. Confessions
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    Empire (Awaiting Repress)

    Since forming in 1988, Madball has been responsible for some of the most important releases in metal and hardcore. From the seminal Ball of Destruction EP (1989) to the landmark albums Set It Off (1994), through their career defining resurgence at Ferret Music. The former partners at Ferret have now reconnected with Madball to be the cornerstone of the Good Fight Music roster with the release of Empire.
    1. Invigorate
    2. Danger Zone
    3. Timeless
    4. All Or Nothing
    5. Glory Years
    6. Empire
    7. Shatterproof feat. Roger Miret
    8. The End
    9. Con Fuerza
    10. R.A.H.C.
    11. Hurt You
    12. Tough Guy
    13. Dark Horse
    14. Spider's Web
    15. Delete
    16. Rebel4life18
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    Bad To My World

    Backtrack returns in fullest form with Bad To My World, their first album since 2014's highly successful Lost In Life.
    Along with longtime producer Nick Jett (Terror) they entered the Wild Arctic studio to lay down 10 brand new songs
    with Dean Baltulonis (Madball, No Warning). Since 2008 Backtrack's been a force to be reckoned with, releasing
    records on hardcore's most relevant labels, touring the world, and writing some of the most urgent, honest &
    aggressive hardcore music in the last decade.
    1. War
    2. One With You
    3. Bad To My World

    4. The Deep Is Calling

    5. Dead At The Core

    6. Cold-Blooded
    7. Gutted

    8. Crooks Die Slow

    9. Never-Ending Web

    10. Sanity
    Backtrack
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    Welcame

    RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR is a young thrash band whose spirit was born in the back alleys of 1980's Shibuya. Indeed, Japanese culture, mangas and its »Furyos« all blend into RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR 's sound. Through its lyrics, music and imagery, the band created itself a unique identity, bringing together 90's New York Hardcore, Shonen manga and contemporary metal.


    Early 2014, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR is freshly out of the studio with 11 tracks of their signature sound under the arm. Having worked with influential bands such as HATEBREED, MADBALL, or EMMURE; acclaimed producer Zeuss was chosen to mix and master the record in the U.S. The end result is a rough 50 minutes of crushing thrash riffing, Hip-Hop vibes, Hardcore breakdowns and pure 90s grooves, lyrically fuelled by the universe of Shonen Manga.


    The first track off the new record is titled »Welcame [Furyo State of mind]« and its video was shot in Japan during the band's last tour of the country in early 2014. The follow up track is a classic Hip Hop cover, 'Simon Says' initially interpreted by PHAROAHE MONCH. This song demonstrates once again the band's love of the 90s musical scene in its every aspect.

    1. What The Fuck
    2. Welcame (Furyo State Of Mind)
    3. The New Path
    4. Samurai Spirit
    5. Dressed All In Black
    6. Again And Again
    7. Tyson
    8. Bosozoku
    9. Simon Says
    10. Authentic
    11. Blast 'Em All
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    Lock And Key

    Full of just as many catchy, metallic riffs as mosh parts, Lock & Key is a heavy mix of influences like Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Metallica, Suicidal, Obituary, and is one of the most well-rounded hardcore albums in recent memory. The album was recorded in Wakefield, MA with producer Jay Maas (Verse, Bane, Defeater) and illustrates what the band is truly capable of both lyrically and musically. More than a a progression of their past material, this is a defining release for Cruel Hand.
    1. Lock & Key
    2. Cruel Hand
    3. Day or Darkness
    4. Broken Glass
    5. Labyrinth
    6. One Cold Face
    7. Rotations of Hurt
    8. Dismissed
    9. Two Fold
    10. The Bottom
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    H2O (Awaiting Repress)

    Originally released in 1996, H2O is the debut album from the New York City hardcore band of the same name who were once roadies for contemporaries Sick Of It All. Recorded at Brielle Studios in New York City and produced by Larry Buksbaum, the 10-song set is a defining release of heavy, punk-flavored power-pop featuring guest appearances by Freddy Madball, Vinnie Stigman and CIV. Bridge Nine Records is now honoring the album's 15 Year Anniversary with this vinyl re-issue.
    1. 5 Year Plan
    2. Scene Report
    3. Spirit of '84
    4. I Know Why
    5. Gen-Eric
    6. Surrounded
    7. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
    8. Family Tree
    9. Hi-Lo
    10. My Curse
    H2O
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    Make America Hate Again (Awaiting Repress)


    Boston hardcore legends Slapshot return with their latest album, "Make America Hate Again." An institution in hardcore punk since 1985, Slapshot are still writing music as urgent and relevant as ever. This 11-track powerhouse was recorded at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH with Dean Baltulonis (Madball, American Nightmare, No Warning). 30+ years later Choke and company are still pissed off and evoke the same aggression that gave Slapshot their notorious reputation they have today.
    1. Edge Break Your Face
    2. Hypocrite
    3. Remedy

    4. Alone

    5. Cry For Help
    6. Trainwreck

    7. I Got Your Number
    8. It's All About You
    9. Make America Hate Again
    10. White Flag
    11. One Last Chance
    Slapshot
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    Don't Forget Your Roots

    H2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way. The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on Don't Forget Your Roots. H20 tip their hat to bands like: The Ramones, Dag Nasty, Madball, Rancid, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, The Clash, Government Issue, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 7 Seconds, Embrace, Social Distortion, Sick of It All and Warzone.
    1. Bad Brains - Attitude
    2. 7 Seconds - Satyagraha
    3. Madball - Pride
    4. Descendents - Get The Time
    5. Embrace - Said Gun
    6. Ramones - I Wanna Live
    7. Gorilla Biscuits - Cats and Dogs
    8. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Someday I Suppose
    9. Rancid - Journey to the End
    10. Dag Nasty - Safe
    11. Social Distortion - Sick Boy
    12. Sick Of It All - Friends Like You
    13. The Clash - Train in Vain
    14. Verbal Assault - Scarred
    15. Warzone - Don't Forget The Struggle, Don't Forget The Streets
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