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CRO-MAGS RELEASE NEW EP ON VICTORY RECORDS

CRO-MAGS RELEASE NEW EP ON VICTORY RECORDS

First New Music in Nearly 20 Years, Three Song EP Out Today, 7 Inch EP To Be Released

Dates with Misfits Start Today!

 

Victory Records is excited to announce the signing of hardcore icons CRO-MAGS, led by founder Harley Flanagan. The pioneering NYC band have just released a three track EP featuring “Don’t Give In,” “Drag You Under” and “No One’s Victim” – the first new, official CRO-MAGS music since 2000’s ‘Revenge’ album.

 

 Listen to the first CRO-MAGS Songs in 19 Years.

 

CRO-MAGS feature Flanagan on lead vocals/bass, guitarists Gabby Abularach, Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone), and drummer Garry “G-Man” Sullivan.

Flanagan explains, “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 of Victory Records. I thought it was a prank call; it turned out not to be, and I worked out record deals with Victory and Arising Empire in Europe. One of the many things that make me happy about signing with Victory and Arising Empire is that they are genuinely fans of my music and know the history; they are not just labels trying to make money off us 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.”

 

“When I was 14 I saw CRO-MAGS open for Venom at Cabaret Metro in Chicago,” tells Brummel. “90% of the crowd was metal heads. When the band got on stage the crowd started chanting “Skinheads Suck.” By the end of the set everyone was chanting “Cro-Mags!” I started Victory when I was 19 years old and CRO-MAGS were one of the bands that inspired me to do so. The new music is the real deal and I know fans of aggressive music will love it. I hope these songs bring the old school and the new school together – bonded by the music we love.”

 

Pre-orders for the 7 inch EP are now available. The limited edition 7 inch pressing will be available in four different variants: glow in the dark, black and blue mix, solid orange and clear. Digital tracks are available now on all streaming platforms.

 

CRO-MAGS Don’t Give In Track Listing

1 – Don’t Give In

2 – Drag You Under

3 – No One’s Victim

 

CRO-MAGS On Tour 2019

June 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc Of CA Stadium (with Misfits)

September 7 – Denver, CO @ Fiddlers Green Amphitheater (with Misfits)

September 11 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena (with Misfits)

September 14 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater (with Misfits)

 

September 27 – Essen, Germany @ Turock

September 28 – Limburg, Belgium @ Limburg Hardcore Fest

September 29 – London, UK @ Underworld

September 30 – Paris, France @ Gibus

October 1 – Stuttgart, Germany @ De Keller Klub

October 2 – Czech Republic @ Futurum

October 3 – Budapest, Hungary @ Hu Durer Kert

October 4 – Graz, Austria @ Explosiv

October 5 – Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns

October 6 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden

 

October 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Divebar

 

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!