Il nuovo album dei Madball, Hardcore Lives, uscirà ufficialmente il 27 giugno per Nuclear Blast Records, nel frattempo il gruppo pubblica il lyric video di “DNA” a questo indirizzo. Il disco è stato prodotto da Ken Susi (Unearth) e mixato da Zeuss. Queste le parole del frontman Freddy Cricien:
I shouted ‘Hardcore Lives’ on Madball’s first release, ‘Ball Of Destruction’ – I was twelve then. It wasn’t pre planned or written down… it was an ad-lib that I just threw out there and we kept it! Back then there was no choice really, not the way we were recording – two track live at Don Fury’s… NYHC style! I feel the sentiment behind the expression still holds true today, maybe even more so. Hence the reason we finally chose to use it as a title.
“Sure, it’s about waving the flag for our genre/culture, etc. – I’ve always felt that ‘we as a scene’ had to scream just a lil louder… to be heard! That said, »Hardcore Lives« at least to us, is not just about a cool ‘catchphrase’ – it’s about that rebellious spirit that doesn’t give in… In life, music, whatever. It’s about growing, evolving, and maintaining your integrity in the process. It’s about family, overcoming adversity, and respect. All the things that matter inside and outside of the music realm. It’s for everyone and anyone with an open mind and heart.