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For The Cause

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Released: 15th Jun 2018


limited gatefold lp

Released: 15th Jun 2018


'For the Cause' sees the return to the fold of guitarist Matt Henderson, who hasn’t appeared on a Madball album since 2000’s 'Hold it Down', for which Henderson also served as producer.

“To have him record with us again was really special” offers Freddy. Unique to this album is the stellar production work by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong, who clearly helped express Madball’s distinctive voice powerfully and dynamically without stepping on the trademark formula the band has forever carried, yet constantly seeks to improve upon. Danish studio veteran Tue Madsen (Meshuggah, Dark Tranquility, Sick of it All) skillfully handled mixing duties on 'For the Cause'. Also, noteworthy on 'For the Cause' are the various cameo appearances by some of Madball’s friends, as well as several artists with whom the group shares a mutual respect; namely Psycho Realm’s Sick Jacken on the track “Rev Up,” The Business’ Steve Whale and producer Armstrong on “The Fog,” plus legendary emcee Ice-T on the hardcore banger “Evil Ways.” Freddy discloses, “ As for Ice-T, he added a good flavor to ‘Evil Ways.’ It was a real honor to work with someone I’ve been following and have respected since I was a kid. He genuinely supports our band and the scene we come from. Tim and Steve jumping on The Fog’ happened organically like everything else with this record.” The UK Oi! legend provided the spoken intro and a guitar lead to the street punk tinged anthem.

For The Cause


  1. Smile Now Pay Later
  2. Rev Up
  3. Freight Train
  4. Tempest
  5. Old Fashioned
  6. Evil Ways (feat. Ice T)
  7. Lone Wolf
  8. Damaged Goods
  9. The Fog (feat. Tim Armstrong)
  10. Es Tu Vida
  11. For You
  12. For the Cause