There's a flurry of activity surrounding New York City hardcore stalwarts Madball. The band's Good Fight Music debut, 'Empire,' was just released, and the band will "set it off" when they embark on an East Coast tour beginning Dec. 9 in Miami. Bitter End and Lionheart will also be in tow for the Madball tour dates, which run through to a week before Christmas.

Additionally, a limited-edition 'Empire' seven-inch from Reaper Records is available, with only 2,000 copies total. So get 'em while they're hot.