New York hardcore legends MADBALL recently spent five days at the Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersberg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL) recording their new EP, “Rebellion”, to be released later in the year via The BNB Label, a brand extension of frontman Freddy Cricien‘s Black N Blue Productionsgroup.
“Rebellion” marks the first MADBALL recording with former UNEARTH and THE RED CHORD member Mike Justian, who has served as MADBALL‘s touring drummer for the past year.
“Rebellion” EP track listing
01. Reap What You Sow
02. The Beast
03. Get Out (“Ball Of Destruction” re-recording)
05. My Blood
06. It’s My Life (“Ball Of Destruction” re-recording)
An eight-minute video clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the “Rebellion” recording sessions can be seen below.
MADBALL released its latest album, “Empire”, in a special red vinyl format on November 22, 2010.
“Empire” sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 15 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
“Empire” was released on October 12, 2010 via Good Fight Music. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios with Erik Rutan.