Posts Tagged ‘Madball’

BTWinnersLosers

This week’s winners, losers and surprises.  A small list this week as there weren’t many releases.

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NewReleaseTuesday

Another oddly slow week for heavy metal releases.  You know there are very few releases when the biggest title comes from Epitaph Records.  Anyway, on with the show!

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madball-hardcore-lives

I didn’t grow up on hardcore. I lived in the suburbs of Seattle and metal was my savior. I never even checked out anything remotely hardcore until D.R.I. released their Crossover LP, or more accurately for me cassette. Crossover and Four of a Kind fueled me for a good year. After that hardcore was just another sub-genre of metal for me. Loud guitars, aggressive vocals, and rhythm sections that were fast and tight. It’s with that background that I approached the new Madball release, Hardcore Lives. (Side note: the title confuses me a bit. Does the “lives” refer to the fact that hardcore still exists, or are Madball proclaiming that they are hardcore about living? )

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Madball release first video from their forthcoming LP, Hardcore Lives, which will be released next Tuesday via Nuclear Blast. The song and video also contain a guest appearance by Candice Puopolo of Walls of Jericho. The album can be pre-ordered here as a CD, DIGI CD and LP.

@BRAINxTRUS