NY hardcore kings Madball have dropped a fresh music video for "Freight Train" from their recent album, For The Cause. Madball enlisted Rancid and Transplants singer/guitarist Tim Armstrong to produce the record, as well as renowned metal producer Tue Madsen (MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL) to take on mix duties at his Antfarm Studios in Denmark.
“It's the most diverse record we've done, period.”
Madball frontman Freddy Cricien tells of the creative process and fan reception of "For The Cause": "It's the most diverse record we've done, period. It's one of my personal favorites, but that's me, you know. Everyone's different. Some people are going to say 'Set It Off' was their favorite because that's when they got into our band in that time period, but overall, the feedback has been super-positive from old-school heads and new people, so that's a good thing. But we personally love the record and we needed to start diversifying a little bit. We're known for a certain sound and a certain style and that's great that we're known for a certain style within our scene, but you also have to grow a little bit and I feel like we did a lot of growing on this record. A lot of diverse stuff; it's all MADBALL, but it's different little flavors here and there and I think the record is the most diverse record we've done and we're happy with that and we hope everybody else is happy with that."
Madball have just embarked on a U.S. run teaming up to support fellow Monster Energy artist and genre pioneers Suicidal Tendencies, on the “Still Cyco Punk After All These Tours” run. The trek will also see Madball performing a number of intermittent one-off headline dates with Vietmon and Coldside, as well as label mates Comeback Kid on select dates. Following
Speaking of the tour union between Madball and Suicidal Tendencies, Freddy Cricien comments, "After a long summer of going back and forth to Europe, for festivals and our own club shows... we’re excited to finally hit the states this fall! No better band/tour to be supporting then Suicidal Tendencies - they are great guys and of course... a great band! We’ll have some solo shows sprinkled about as well. Look forward to playing the states, first run since the release of For The Cause."