Madball

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Nazione:Stati Uniti
Attività:dal 1988

Line up

  • Freddy Cricien: vocals
  • Hoya Roc: bass
  • Mike Justian: drums
Madball was founded in 1988 and featured most of Agnostic Front's members. Madball consisted of Agnostic Front's vocalist Roger Miret on bass, Vinnie Stigma on guitar, Will Shepler on drums, and vocalist Freddy Cricien, Roger Miret's younger half-brother. Madball's first few performances consisted of previously unused Agnostic Front songs. Madball's first release was the Ball of Destruction EP in 1989. After years of playing regional shows in and around the New York area, a second guitarist, Matt Henderson, would join the band. By then, they recorded and released the EP Droppin' Many Suckers for Wreckage Records. One year later, Roger Miret left the band and was replaced by bass player Hoya Roc — a good friend of Freddy Cricien — who was looking for a new band as his band, Dmize, was breaking up. The new incarnation of the band was signed by Roadrunner Records in 1994 and released a pair of full-lengths; Set It Off in 1994 and Demonstrating My Style in 1996. Touring steadily, the band built a sizable fan base outside their hometown.

1995 saw the band participating in the N.Y.H.C. Documentary. Extensive interviews were conducted with Freddy as well as a performance on July 29, 1995 at the now-defunct "Coney Island High". Freddy's brother, Roger, broke several vertebrae in his back at that show, requiring him to be in traction for the better part of a year.

Consisting of Cricien, Henderson, Hoya, and new drummer John Lafata, the band recorded Look My Way, which was released in early 1998. Hold It Down followed two years later. In 2000, Cricien was charged with attempted criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to six months in prison. The band announced their dissolution in 2001 but decided to reform in late 2002 with a new line-up featuring Mitts and Rigg Ross. They began touring and recording at the end of 2002. Since then, Madball has come out with: Best of Madball in 2003, N.Y.H.C. EP (EP) in 2004, Legacy in 2005, and Infiltrate The System in 2007. In 2009, Rigg Ross left to join Skarhead and was replaced by Ben Dussault.

Along with bands such as Agnostic Front, Vietnom, Bulldoze, Resistance, H2O and Boston/New York Hip-hop group Special Teamz (Slaine, Ed O.G., Jaysaun, DJ Jayceeoh), they comprise a part of New York's DMS Crew. Vocalist Cricien and bass player Hoya are also in the band Hazen Street, along with members of H2O and Cro-Mags.

In 2010, after the departure of the Ferret Records owners from the label, Madball followed them to their new and present label Good Fight Music. In February 2010 Madball signed a deal with Nuclear Blast for the European release of their new studio album, Empire, produced by Erik Rutan. Jay Weinberg, son of E Street Band and Max Weinberg 7 drummer Max Weinberg, joined Madball for the album and for touring.

Madball then dismissed Weinberg in September 2010, citing personality conflicts. Weinberg said that he had already quit the group by that time, due to lifestyle issues. Born From Pain drummer Igor Wouters replaced Weinberg for live performances.

On March 10, 2014, it was announced the band had begun recording its eighth studio album, which is due to release in the summer.
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New album "For The Cause" is out in June 2018

Discografia

Copertina 7,5
For The Cause (Nuclear Blast / 2018) 

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 ...

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Hardcore Lives (Nuclear Blast ‎ / 2014) 

1. NTRO / 2. HARDCORE LIVES / 3. THE BALANCE / 4. DOC MARTEN STOMP / 5. DNA / 6. TRUE SCHOOL / 7. THE HERE AND NOW / 8. NOTHING TO ME / 9. MY ARMOR / 10. BEACON OF LIGHT / 11. BORN STRONG ...

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Empire (Nuclear Blast ‎ / 2010) 

1. INVIGORATE / 2. DANGER ZONE / 3. TIMELESS / 4. ALL OR NOTHING / 5. GLORY YEARS / 6. EMPIRE / 7. SHATTERPROOF (FEATURING ROGER MIRET OF AGNOSTIC FRONT) / 8. THE END / 9. CON FUERZA ...

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Infiltrate The System (I Scream Records / 2007) 

1. WE THE PEOLE / 2. INFILTRATE THE SYSTEM / 3. REVOLT / 4. NO ESCAPE / 5. THE TAKEOVER / 6. RENEGADES / 7. SET ME FREE / 8. THE MESSENGER / 9. LIBERTY OR DEATH / 10. 10 A NOVELTY ...

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Legacy (Roadrunner / 2005) 

1. ADAPT AND OVERCOME / 2. HEAVEN-HELL / 3. BEHIND THESE WALLS / 4. LEGACY / 5. TIMEBOMB / 6. DARKEST DAYS / 7. THE CROWN / 8. WAR AND HATE / 9. UNTIL THEN / 10. FINAL ROUND / 11. DAMNED ...

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Hold It Down (Epitaph / 2000) 

1. INTRO / 2. CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP / 3. HOLD IT DOWN / 4. FALL THIS TIME / 5. EVERYDAY HATE / 6. DONE... / 7. SAY WHAT? / 8. D.I.F.M.M. / 9. SHOW NO FEAR / 10. NEVER LOOK BACK ...

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Look My Way (Roadrunner / 1998) 

1. LOOK MY WAY / 2. MOMENT OF TRUTH / 3. CUT OFF / 4. TEMPTATION OR RESTRAINT / 5. WASTE OF TIME / 6. FALSE THREATS / 7. PUSHIN' ME / 8. WALK AWAY / 9. OUR FAMILY / 10. LESSON OF LIFE ...

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Demonstrating My Style (Roadrunner / 1996) 

1. DEMONSTRATING MY STYLE / 2. UNITY / 3. LIVE OR DIE / 4. PRIDE (TIMES ARE CHANGING) / 5. STREETS OF HATE / 6. BACK OF THE BUS / 7. HARDCORE STILL LIVES! / 8. NUESTRA FAMILIA / 9. 5-0 ...

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Set It Off (Roadrunner / 1994) 

1. SET IT OFF / 2. LOCKDOWN / 3. NEW YORK CITY / 4. NEVER HAD IT / 5. IT'S TIME / 6. C.T.Y.C. (R.I.P.) / 7. ACROSS YOUR FACE / 8. DOWN BY LAW / 9. SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE / 10. FACE TO FACE ...

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Droppin' Many Suckers (Wreckage / 1992) 

1. SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE / 2. NEVER HAD IT / 3. ACROSS YOUR FACE / 4. STEP ON YOU / 5. NO RETURN / 6. THE BLAME / 7. SMELL THE BACON / 8. WE SHOULD CARE / 9. GET OUT / 10. IT'S MY LIFE ...

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Ball of Destruction (Relativity Records / 1989) 

1. SMELL THE BACON/WHAT'S WITH YOU / 2. DISCRIMINATE ME / 3. WE SHOULD CARE / 4. COLOSSAL MAN / 5. GET OUT / 6. LAST WARNING / 7. FIGHT / 8. IT'S MY LIFE

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