New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS have released an official live video for the track ‘No One’s Victim’, which is taken from the 7″ single they released this summer called, Don’t Give In. Watch here: youtu.be/Y4KKhciQstM
Order the limited 7″ EP Don’t Give In here: Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn
CRO-MAGS recently released their new single ‘From The Grave’ and launched pre-orders for a new limited 7″ EP titled From The Grave, which will be available on four different colours on the 6th of December 2019 via Arising Empire. Order From The Grave here: Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGrave
Harley Flanagan: “In late 2018 I went in to the studio to start working on a new Cro-Mags album. After recording the first few songs, I got a strange phone call in the middle of the night, that turned out to be from Tony Brummel, Victory Records (to this day I have no idea where or how he got my number). I thought it was a prank call; it turned out not to be, and I started negotiating a record deal with Victory Records. Arising Empire in Europe later got in touch and with a team of lawyers including Donna Tobin (Frankfurt Kurnit), Dave Stein etc. and the help of Robert Kampf, former CEO of Century Media and his team, we negotiated deals that we are all very happy with. Mike Gitter from Century made the introduction to engineer John Ferrara and Producer Arthur Rizk, and the recording process went into full swing. One of the many things that makes me happy about signing with Victory and Arising Empire, is that they are genuinely fans of my music and know my history; they are not just labels trying to make money off me or the genre.
I know that I am working with the best team, and the best musicians to launch the next era of Cro-Mags.”
From The Grave tracklist:
01. From The Grave
03. Between Wars
The history of the CRO-MAGS is integral to the history of Hardcore, it’s evolution from punk and the development of alternative music genres such as hardcore, cross-over, thrash metal, post punk and grunge to name a few. Numerous iconic bands from METALLICA to GREEN DAY, and individuals such as Dave Grohl have credited CRO-MAGS with having had a primal influence on their development.
Born out of the violence and depravity of the Lower East Side of New York in the late 70s and early 80s, the CRO-MAGS was the brain-child of a very young Harley Flanagan (at the time 14 years old) when still playing with THE STIMULATORS. By 1982/83 he wrote and recorded the very first CRO-MAGS demos consisting of four songs that would become the blue print for the seminal 1986 »Age of Quarrel«. He wrote all of the music, played each instrument and sang. Before long he connected with Parris Mayhew and the two started writing music and auditioning band members.
After several line up changes, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of touring across the globe, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.