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  24th February 2010


New York Hardcore veterans MADBALL just inked an European deal with Nuclear Blast Records.

The bands debut for the new label is planned to be released sometime in 2010 - more info to be announced soon!

Commented bandleader Freddy Cricien:

"I'm very proud to announce that we have signed with Nuclear Blast, for Europe and it's various territories. We are entering a new and very important chapter in our lives/career, and I know this is the right home for us in Europe...without a doubt!

"I feel that all the folks at NB genuinely understand and respect our history, longevity, legacy, etc. I also know they believe in our future,in what we still have to offer... which will manifest itself in our new album coming out this year!

"Not to mention, it is an honor and privilege to be label mates with the legendary Agnostic Front. We have not shared a label together since our first release on In Effect/Relativity in 1989. Not only are they family, literally, but they are also an inspiration to all of us in the Hardcore world and beyond!

"Looking forward to a new year, new label, and new record! See you on tour!"

Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker states:

"Today it is with great honor to announce the signing of NY Hardcore legends MADBALL to the Nuclear Blast roster. They started out as one of the most innovative bands of the scene, became one of the most influential ones and easily stood the test of time.

Just like AGNOSTIC FRONT MADBALL always were and ever will be nothing but a legend and an unstoppable force! We are excited and extremely proud to be working with and for Freddy and the boys in Europe! Be aware, the new album will strike - the knife will get deeper again!"

Make sure to catch the best live band in hardcore on their European tour!!!

MADBALL + Terror, Death Before Dishonor, Cruel Hand & The Setup

26.02. NL Rotterdam - De Baroeg
27.02. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
28.02. A Kufstein - Kulturfabrik
01.03. A Vienna - Szene
02.03. D Munich - Backstage/Werk
03.03. D Saarbrücken - Garage
04.03. I Bruneck - UFO
05.03. F Mulhouse - Le Noumatrouff
06.03. B Mons - Maximum Metal & Hardcore Fest
07.03. NL Sneek - Het Bolwerk
08.03. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.03. D Hamburg - Markthalle
10.03. D Berlin - SO36
11.03. PL Lodz - Dekompresia
12.03. D Magdeburg - Froximun Arena
13.03. D Leipzig - Conne Island
14.03. GR Athens - Sin City Club


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