Madball – release exclusive ‘Family Biz’ split 7″
NYHC kings Madball have teamed up with Fast Break Records for a forthcoming split 7”.
The ‘Family Biz’ 7” sees the band joining forces with PA’s blue-collar-core heroes, WISDOM IN CHAINS. To be released on September 25, the split will feature one new song from each group.
‘For The Cause’ from MADBALL will be the title of the group’s forthcoming album on which the band is working heavily at the moment. This version of the title track was recorded just for the 7” and is a precursor of what to expect. Speaking on the track, front-man Freddy Cricien said “it’s about staying the course and fighting for what you love and are passionate about. It’s a theme that you’ll hear a lot throughout our next album. Utilizing negativity and the obstacles you face as inspiration. ‘Say I can’t, say I won’t again… Give me the fuel that I need to ascend!”
Speaking on the long-standing camaraderie with WISDOM IN CHAINS Cricien said “we’re cut from a similar cloth and there’s a genuine respect and friendship amongst us. WIC is one of my favorite HC bands!”
‘Someday’ is WISDOM IN CHAINS contribution to the split. Vocalist Mad Joe Black says that the track is “about not living in the past and not fixating on the future. Look at what you have in your life and appreciate the good things and work hard to improve what needs improving. It kind of represents that hardcore work ethic that bands like MADBALL are known for.” Speaking on the bond between both bands Black added “MADBALL means the world to us. They have helped WIC out countless times. This is a very special release for us and I can’t wait for people to hear both songs! Hardcore lives!”
These tracks will not be previewed or premiered before street date so make sure to pre-order your copy asap. European fans can order a limited and Europe exclusive green version of the 7” as well as an exclusive T-Shirt via the Nuclear Blast webstore in that region.
EMP PERSISTENCE TOUR 2018
18.01. DE Berlin, Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
20.01. DE Dresden, Eventwerk
21.01. DE Munich, Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich, Komplex
23.01. DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno, Sono
25.01. DE Lichtenfels, Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout, De Mast
27.01. DE Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London, O2 Forum Kentish Town