Brian “Mitts” Daniels Exits Madball

Guitarist Brian “Mitts” Daniels has exited Madball. You can read a statement from the band and Daniels below.

“Below is a statement from our brother Mitts. We would like to add: It was a very hard and heartbreaking decision, for all involved. I want to thank Mitts for all his years of service – for his loyalty, passion and stellar guitar playing. He shared the stage with us for 16 years, which is longer than any other guitarist.

We shared some very special moments together in those years, both on and off stage. We had many good times, sad times, bad and funny moments. As is the case with Family. He will go into our own personal “hall of fame” of class acts that have been part of the MB family – wish you nothing but the best… Love ya Mitty!

As for MB’s future plans – We will be updating you from the studio, the writing process is in full swing. Europe- we will see you in November! Much Respect… MB..HC lives”

“It is with very heavy emotion that I would like to announce that my time with Madball has come to and end. Over the past 16+ years with this band, I’ve been lucky enough to fulfill almost every dream that a musician could ever have. I’ve gotten to travel the globe, made 4 LP’s, 3 EP’s, shared stages with heroes of my childhood. The friendships I’ve made with all of you, from here and around the world, are priceless. Most importantly, I would like to thank my bandmates, Freddy, Hoya, Mike, as well as past members Matt, Rigg, Ben, Mackie, Raj. It’s truly been an honor to share the stage with you all.

With regards to reasons why, I ask that you respect our privacy. The only thing anyone needs to know is that we all still remain on great terms. I have always, and will forever consider these guys my brothers, and I wish them all the best going forward from here. I have no doubt that they will continue to crush it for many years to come. Look out for “For The Cause” in 2018!!

As for my future, I am by NO means retiring, or hanging up my guitar. I’ve been playing music since I was 10 years old, and I have no intentions on stopping. As well as playing, I will continue to produce bands, something that I’m very passionate about. For every bit of sadness I have from closing the Madball chapter of my life, I am also very excited and looking forward to new ventures and opportunities in music. See you all soon!!

Brian “Mitts” Daniels“


Madball & Wisdom In Chains To Release “Family Biz” Split 7″

Madball and Wisdom In Chains have revealed that they will be releasing a split 7″ called “Family Biz” on September 25 via Fast Break Records. The effort will feature one version of the title track to Madball’s new album “For The Cause” (out in 2018), as well as a new Wisdom In Chains track titled “Someday.” As far as the songs go, Madball’s Freddy Cricien said “For The Cause” is “about staying the course and fighting for what you love and are passionate about. It’s a theme that you’ll hear a lot throughout our next album. Utilizing negativity and the obstacles you face as inspiration. ‘Say I can’t, say I won’t again… Give me the fuel that I need to ascend!’,” while Wisdom In Chains’ Mad Joe Black said “Someday” is “about not living in the past and not fixating on the future. Look at what you have in your life and appreciate the good things and work hard to improve what needs improving. It kind of represents that hardcore work ethic that bands like Madball are known for.” Preorders are available HERE.

Madball Added To 2016 Korn & Limp Bizkit UK Tour

Madball have been tapped to support Korn and Limp Bizkit on their December UK tour. Check out the dates for that run below.


Tour Dates:

12/12 Manchester, UK – Arena
12/14 Glasgow, UK – SSE Hydro
12/15 Birmingham, UK – Barclaycard Arena
12/16 London, UK – SSE Arena Wembley
12/18 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
12/19 Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena

Madball Announce Fall 2016 Tour

Madball have announced a fall headlining tour. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

09/16 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
09/17 Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
09/18 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
09/20 Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown (with Power Trip)
09/21 Dallas, TX – Trees (with Power Trip)
09/22 Austin, TX – Sidewinder (with Power Trip)
09/23 Lubbock, TX – Backstage (with Power Trip)
09/25 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater (with Countime, The Eulogy, & Take Vengeance)
09/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with Countime, The Eulogy, & Take Vengeance)
09/27 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar (with Countime, The Eulogy, & Take Vengeance)
09/28 Los Angeles, CA – Union (with Countime, The Eulogy, & Take Vengeance)
09/30 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside (with The Old Firm Casuals)
10/01 Fair Oaks, CA – VFW Post 6158 (with The Old Firm Casuals)