The CD was engineered by Ken Susi (of Unearth) and mixed/mastered by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Whitechapel). It also features guest appearances from Scott Vogel (Terror), Toby Morse (H20) and Candace Puopolo (formerly Kucsulain, Walls of Jericho).
With a musical legacy dating back over 25 years Frontman Freddy Cricien had the following to say about Hardcore Lives. I shouted Hardcore Lives on Madball's first release, Ball Of Destruction, I was twelve then. It wasn't pre planned or written down it was an ad-lib that I just threw out there and we kept it! Back then there was no choice really, not the way we were recording two track live at Don Furys NYHC style! I feel the sentiment behind the expression still holds true today, maybe even more so. That said, Hardcore Lives at least to us, is not just about a cool catchphrase its about that rebellious spirit that doesnt give in In life, music, whatever. Its about growing, evolving, and maintaining your integrity in the process.