MADBALL - a pummeling staple of New York Hardcore since the band's inception in 1988 - is one of the few groups that can lay claim to achieving high marks in regards to all of the above, while also maintaining an undying spirit that, to many, represents the heart of what hardcore is all about.
Originally coming to fruition as an Agnostic Front side-project, featuring a junior-high aged Freddy Cricien - younger brother of legendary Agnostic Front frontman Roger Miret - on vocals, MADBALL quickly established a reputation as being one of the hardest-working and most visceral hardcore bands in the scene, which still holds true to this day. In fact, MADBALL has shared the stage with nearly every reputable hardcore and metal band of the past decade, and even after years of existence the band can still outperform most of its contemporaries. The group's influence has affected many of the modern giants of the scene--Hatebreed and Terror, among countless others, being notable examples.
Often imitated but never duplicated, MADBALL has managed to perfect its patented chugging, grooving New York Hardcore sound, while always maintaining the same street-life inspired attitude that originally ignited the band's ever-smoldering flame. The final results - which have taken the outfit to nearly every corner of the world - have allowed the group to experience things that many from the same rough New York neighborhoods would never have thought possible.
In celebration of the group's 15 plus years of influential existence, MADBALL recently inked a deal with Ferret Records and with it comes the band's most ambitious release to date, the aptly titled Legacy. Produced by renowned heavy-music specialist Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Throwdown), Legacy is a continuation of all of the standards that any fan could expect from the group: bruising rhythms and riffs, commanding vocals and an overall confidence that most hardcore troupes couldn't touch with a ten-foot pole.