|This interview was made in Lignon (Switzerland) November 13th as the band participated at the Resistance Tour. Manu and I have met the singer Freddy and Hoya The Bass player. Freddy (F), Hoya (H), Manu (M), Old School (OS)|
you tell us about this European tour? It's your first show, what is your
feeling? Are you happy to be back in Europe?
I'm feeling tired right now, we just got off the plane today. So a little
bit tired but looking forword to this tour you know. There is a cool
package, a lot of cool bands on this tour. I'm looking forward to play
in front of overall bigger crowds, it's cool.
Freddy: I like all the festivals. Full forces was really cool. It's on of the bigger ones that we did. We had a good show and everything, it was amazing for us.
On the interview of the fury fest you said that you wanted to come back on this tour, you said maybe an EP. So it's done with your last released "NYHC-EP". Was it difficult to finished it on time before the tour ?
Yeah, it was alittle kind of you know we were tired but we wanted to
make it happened for this tour this year. So it's good. It's three knew
songs and a redone version of pride in spanish. I think it's cool to
give people a taste of what the color of the next album will be. We
were pressed by time but we were still able to make good songs.
MADBALL is gonna be hardcore. That's what we are, we're not a punk band
or a metal band or anykind of band, we are a hardcore band. We have
our own kind of hardcore that we play and that's what people should
expect from Madball for the futur, past present and futur. That's New
York Hardcore, that's what we do and that's what we are gonna be doing.
I love all kindfs of music you know, if I should be doing something
else that would be fine but when it come to Madball, it has to be Hardcore.
We don't know where our next album will be. We just did that one EP
with Thorp because he's a new guy coming up, a new label in america
coming up. Grass roots you know, starting out from the bottom. It's
grass roots but it still has good people behind it for distribution
and stuff like that. So this is what we wanted to do for the EP, putting
out on a label like this you know up and coming label. You know, give
them a shot and keep control with what's happening. But for the album
I really don't know, maybe them again, who knows ?
The Yankees, no Metz here. Our guitarist Mitts he like the Metz, but
no Metz, Yankees all the way.
It was the right time you know. Things happen for a reason, and you
know it was the right time to put the ball out like that. It has always
beenour logo, it has always been on shirts. When it came time to the
EP, we were gonna call it New York Hardcore Ep so we said, what else
men, you know let just put the ball. It's a retuched up version of the
ball. That ball just came from like these old toys in the 80s in america
call Madballs, and we kind of got the idea from that but we made our
own version of it.
(singing and dancing) : You gotta tell them "oulé
oulé..", buy shirts and cd (joking)