New York hardcore legends MADBALL have inked a deal with Ferret Records. The band will enter the studio in May with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL, THROWDOWN) to begin recording their new album, "Legacy", tentatively due on August 9.
Commented Ferret label president Carl Severson: "I remember skating back from Vintage Vinyl in NJ with Mike Olender (future vocalist of BURNT BY THE SUN) after picking up the first MADBALL EP on vinyl. I couldn't wait to get home and play it. I've bought every album since and I still feel the same, I can't wait to hear the new album! Ferret is a young, aggressive label and MADBALL is still a young, aggressive band ready to take over the world."
Vocalist Freddy Cricien echoes this sentiment: "For the first time I feel like we are on a label that gets the band. Ferret comes from the same scene we do, they are fans and they have a lot of passion for what they do."
Cricien, who took time off from MADBALL to exorcise his musical demons with HAZEN ST. is back spreading the hardcore reality with Hoya, Mitts (guitar) and Rigg Ross (drums).
Speaking of the new MADBALL material, Cricien says, "To the fans, personally I feel like it's our best material. It's still heavy, it's still in your face and talks about real life, but it also has groove and really heavy production."