Punching in at 95 seconds, shorter, faster, hard-hitting songs never go out of style and the CRO-MAGS prove that with "No One's Victim", their first video in 27 years. The song comes from the EP "Don't Give In", released in August 2019 on Victory Records.
Filmed on location throughout 2019 during their headlining European tour and their support slot with the MISFITS, "No One's Victim" is the CRO-MAGS first music video since the 1992 clip "The Paths Of Perfection". It was the bands previous video, 1987's "We Gotta Know", that gave MTV audiences a view into the crossover world of metal, thrash and punk that defined the CRO-MAGS as a pioneer of a still boot-stomping scene that refuses to die. The proof is evidenced in the new video.
CRO-MAGS founder Harley Flanagan says: "This is our first 'real' video since 'We Gotta Know' because it's a real look at the live energy of CRO-MAGS; it's not some staged video — its real, raw footage shot at our shows."
The CRO-MAGS first full-length album since "Revenge" (2000) will be coming in early 2020 on Victory Records.
CRO-MAGS feature the legendary Flanagan pulling double duty with bass and lead vocals, guitarists Gabby Abularach, Rocky George (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, FISHBONE), and drummer Garry "G-Man" Sullivan.
Earlier this year, the band released its first new music in nearly 20 years, with the three-song EP "Don't Give In".
On December 6, the New York City crew's second three-song EP will be available, titled "From The Grave".
The history of the CRO-MAGS is integral to the history of hardcore, its 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 brainchild 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 blueprint 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.
Flanagan recently reached a settlement with singer John Joseph and drummer Mackie Jayson regarding ownership of the CRO-MAGS name. Flanagan will now perform under the name CRO-MAGS while Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS "JM".