Madball return with lyric video for the hard-hitting Old Fashioned

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Madball - For The Cause

1. Smile Now Pay Later
2. Rev Up
3. Freight Train
4. Tempest
5. Old Fashioned
6. Evil Ways
7. Lone Wolf
8. Damaged Goods
9. The Fog
10. Es Tu Vida
11. For You
12. For The Cause


Madball have released a lyric video for their hard-hitting new track Old Fashioned.

It’s been taken from the New York hardcore outfit’s upcoming album For The Cause, which is set to arrive on June 15 via Nuclear Blast.

Vocalist Freddy Cricien says: “We are beyond excited to finally drop For The Cause! To say we're happy with the end result is an understatement! This record accurately defines the current state of our band, our sound, our state of mind, our ambitions, our flaws, and our attitude!”

For The Cause was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and was co-produced by Rancid vocalist and guitarist Tim Armstrong, who also guests on one of the album tracks.

Cricien says: “Tim and us go way back – he's an old friend and super talented guy... across the board! A legend in his own right. 

“He invited us to come record with him and it all fell into place very organically. He's respected our band from day one and was excited to be a part of this. We're honoured to have him on board.”

Madball will head out on tour later this month, with dates planned in the US and across Europe.

Madball 2018 tour dates

May 19: New York Black N’ Blue Bowl, NY - BUY TICKETS
Jun 15: Ferropolis With Full Force, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Jun 17: Prague Palác Akropolis, Czech Republic - BUY TICKETS
Jun 19: Dusseldorf Stone im Ratinger Hof, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Jun 20: Rotterdam Baroeg, Netherlands - BUY TICKETS
Jun 21: Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium - BUY TICKETS
Jun 23: Clisson Hellfest, France - BUY TICKETS
Jun 30: Madrid Download Festival, Spain - BUY TICKETS
Jul 07: Roskilde Festival, Denmark - BUY TICKETS
Jul 11: Cluj-Napoca Form Space, Romania - BUY TICKETS
Jul 12: Dunaújváros Rock Maraton, Hungary - BUY TICKETS
Jul 13: Novi Sad Exit Festival, Serbia - BUY TICKETS
Jul 14: Pula Uljanik, Hungary - BUY TICKETS
Jul 15: Cordenons Rock Town, Italy - BUY TICKETS
Aug 03: Rostock M.A.U. Club, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 04: Wacken Open Air, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 05: Weinheim Café Central, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 06: Lindau Club Vaudeville, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 11: Brno Urban Rock, Czech Republic - BUY TICKETS
Aug 24: Deventer Burgerweeshuis, Netherlands - BUY TICKETS
Aug 25: Sulingen Reload Festival, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 26: Nuremberg Z-Bau, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 27: Vienna Arena, Austria - BUY TICKETS
Aug 28: Kosice Collosseum, Slovakia - BUY TICKETS
Aug 29: Warsaw Proxima, Poland - BUY TICKETS
Aug 30: Niedergörsdorf Spirit Festival, Germany - BUY TICKETS
Aug 31: Obererbach Pell-Mell Festival, Germany - BUY TICKETS

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