Vocalist Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore legends MADBALL was interviewed on September 27 in Québec City, Canada by "Démentièllement Vôtre" on Québec City's CKRL 89.1 FM. The interview has now been posted online at this location. It can also be streamed using the audio player below.
"Démentièllement Vôtre" is a metal radio show on the oldest independant Francophone radio station in North America. The program has been airing since 2003 and can be heard every Friday night from 10 p.m. to midnight.
"Empire", the new album from MADBALL, sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 15 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Empire" was released on October 12 via Good Fight Music. The CD was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer Erik Rutan, who has previously worked with MISERY INDEX, CANNIBAL CORPSE and GOATWHORE, among many others.
Since forming in 1988, MADBALL has been responsible for some of the most important releases in the hardcore genre, from the seminal "Ball of Destruction" EP (1989) to the landmark albums "Set It Off" (1994),"Demonstrating My Style" (1996),"Look My Way" (1998),"Hold it Down" (2000),"Legacy" (2005),and their latest release, "Infiltrate the System" (2007).