The official video for the second single, 'Born Strong', has been revealed recently. It wasn't pre planned or written down Back then there was no choice really, not the way we were recording - two track live at Don Fury's NYHC style!
The quartet started already in and they are, together with the mighty Agnostic Front and Sick Of It All, one of the biggest influencers for hardcore along the east coast. The new album, which is number eight, got the title "Harcore lives". The name says it all. Listening to the songs on the album it is more than obvious that hardcore is alive. The amazing thing is, that Madball still transferes the same energy and rage as 22 years ago. Of course they got older too, but in this case it's more gaining experience by keeping the spirit of the early days. And they still have the same passion and dedication.
If you don’t like MADBALL, you don’t like hardcore
This scene of ours is misunderstood to the nth degree, and all too often, the wrong party is left trying to school the uninitiated as to its characteristics. Attempting to put New York Hardcore into its proper context may be even tougher. The blood, the honor and the truth lives on through the band to this day, and MADBALL dares to embrace the responsibility of carrying on tradition - the rich NYHC tradition that is understood by few, and imitated by many. MB is one of the few bands representing this thing called Hardcore with enough triumphs, tests and overall experience under its belt, to be qualified leaders. See your way into it honestly, productively and respectfully, and you might find yourself as a welcome member of the greatest extended family in music.