- Gabby Abularach - Guitar
- Gary Sullivan - Drums
- Rocky George - Guitar
- Harley Flanagan - Vocals, Bass
The history of CRO-MAGS is integral to the history of Hardcore, it’s evolution from punk and the development of alternative music genres such as thrash metal, cross-over, 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, CRO-MAGS were the brain-child of a very young Harley Flanagan. At 14 years old and playing with the Stimulators, Flanagan wrote and recorded the very first CRO-MAGS demos consisting of four songs that would become the blueprint for the seminal 1986 album “Age of Quarrel.” He wrote all of the music, played each instrument and sang. Before long he connected with guitarist Parris Mayhew and the two started writing music and auditioning band members.
After several line-ups, five studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30+ years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remain one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.
In 2019 the band signed with Victory Records (and Arising Empire Records in Europe), and deliver the first CRO-MAGS tunes in nearly 20 years, since 2000’s ‘Revenge’ album with the "Don't Give In" EP.
Released digitally June 28, 2019, the 3 tracks are available on limited edition 7 inch (four different variants), and the band supports the Misfits with several shows before heading to Europe for a headlining run in September/October.