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CRO-MAGS released new single »From The Grave« and limited 7″ EP vinyls!

“A scorched-earth hardcore march, their punishing and ruthless best songs”ROLLING STONE

“Hardcore heroes” THE GRAMMYS

“Riveting hardcore” LA TIMES

“Blazing hardcore pioneers”REVOLVER

“An assault of what’s to come”OUTBURN

“Perfect crossover thrash riffage”BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Incredibly intense, literally dripping with anger” DOWN FOR LIFE

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!
Today, New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS released their new single »From The Grave« and its new limited 7″ EP-vinyls »From The Grave« which come in four different colours via Arising Empire!

Listen and buy your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »From The Grave« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGrave

2019 was a roller coaster year for CRO-MAGS founder, bassist and vocalist Harley Flanagan. From regaining sole ownership of the band name he created, to playing with his childhood friends in the re-united Misfits, CROMAGS took their punk-fueled legacy across the US and Europe, released their first music video in 27 years, and put out their first music in nearly 20 years via two EPs – »Don’t Give In« (released in June) and »From The Grave« (available today). The three song EP is available on limited 7″ vinyl editions of  black, gold, yellow and glow in the dark. Flanagan gives a track by track breakdown below.

Harley Flanagan:

From The Grave” – The title track features former Motorhead slinger Phil Campbell on lead and slide guitar, as Flanagan comments, “I first met Phil when we toured with Motorhead on the Orgasmatron tour. He is one of my favorite guitarists of all time and I still can’t believe I have him playing on one of my songs!” Campbell adds, “We hung out a lot during the tour in the eighties. When I heard the track he wanted me to do, I just had to do it.”

PTSD” – “Basically the song is about just that, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, something that I have dealt with in my life, and during the time of the recording I was dealing with it a lot. The fact is I didn’t know I had PTSD until my friend and Navy Seal Jocko Willink told me without a doubt I had PTSD. I thought it related only to combat veterans but that is not the case at all, and this song is metaphoric for the battles and struggles faced in life. It was therapeutic to get some of it out on paper, and it also caused me to reach out to people that are able to help me – real life, real life stories, real emotion, real soul searching.”

Between Wars (Instrumental)” – “This is an instrumental track I wrote for the forthcoming film Between Wars that I have a role in alongside Michael Imperioli (Sopranos, Goodfellas). Every single day I walk around New York City, on the streets and in the subway, where I see all these street musicians and hear all their sounds and I asked myself how do I bring these elements into my record – how do I take the listener into my life, into the city that I grew up in, into this experience? And every day at Penn Station I would pass a cellist, this guy with braids and tattoos on his face, sometimes playing with his kid who is playing violin. The emotional tone he brought out of the cello really struck me and at a certain point, after tracking a particular piece of music, it hit me – this cello was the perfect sound to be in this piece of music.

So I approached Carlos ‘Lamont’ Cooper, a former gang member who did time and has been shot multiple times, asking him to play on the record. He reads music and is classically trained, having learned how to play in public school (when there were music programs!), and plays on a much more elevated level than most I have known in metal or hardcore.”

With Flanagan, the CRO-MAGS are rounded out with guitarists Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone), Gabby Abularach, and drummer Garry “G-Man” Sullivan and their full length album is set for release in early 2020, their first since the album Revenge (2000).”

»From The Grave« tracklist:
01. From The Grave
02. PTSD
03. Between Wars (Instrumental)

ICYM:
Save your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »Don’t Give In« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn
»Don’t Give In« tracklist:
01. Don’t Give In
02. Drag You Under
03. No One’s Victim
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-ups, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.

CRO-MAGS

“In the Beginning”

Why now? In Harley’s words: “Lemmy came to me in a dream and said, ‘Take it back mate, it’s yours, you started it.’ The fact is, I never legally lost the name Cro-Mags, others were using it without my permission, while I was raising my kids. An agreement was struck with the previous members and I regained full control over the name worldwide. Now with an amazing line up and 2 record deals I am moving forward. I have a great team of people behind me; I have never felt stronger, better or more creative.”

And so bassist Harley Flanagan has 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”.

In 2019 Cro-Mags signed with Victory Records and Arising Empire.

The single: consist of 3 tracks, ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Drag You Under’, and ‘No One’s Victim’.

Harley: “The lyrics are meant to inspire and kick you in the ass when you need it. Some might not take them that way, but that’s my intention. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to man-the-fuck-up, or woman-up, cause life ain’t easy and you will get crushed if you don’t. I wrote them more for myself than anyone else, cause sometimes I need to hear these things, as I think we all do.”

Some of them were inspired by loss, the loss of friends, by suicide, cancer, struggling with depression, mortality and ultimately the beauty of life. You have to be able to recognize it, even when you’re suffering and struggling. Although we all fight our own personal battles, and they vary, none of us are alone in the fact that we have to fight our battles, and many of them we must fight alone. In that way, we all have something in common, besides needing basic things like food water and shelter. We also must learn how to cope with struggle and mortality. Some rise to the top while others crash and burn.

I feel like I crashed and burned enough times that I somehow managed to rise back to the top. I feel stronger, happier mentally, spiritually and physically than I have in years; and it did not come without a struggle or cost. But that is life; you have to fight for what you want, and you also have to know how temporary it all is.

The single and album feature, along with Harley Flanagan, Gabby Abularach (Gil Evans Orchestra, amongst many other projects) who played on Cro-Mags»Alpha Omega« (1992) and »Near Death Experience« (1993); Rocky George (formerly of Suicidal Tendencies and Fishbone) who played on Cro-Mags»Revenge« (2000); and GaryGManSullivan (who has played with everyone from the B-52‘s, Berny Worrel of Parliament Funkadelic, TM Stevens etc.), who joined Cro-Mags in the 90s.

Discography:
•             »The Age Of Quarrel« (1986)
•             »Best Wishes« (1989)
•             »Alpha Omega« (1992)
•             »Near Death Experience« (1993)
•             »Revenge« (2000)

CRO-MAGS are:
Harley Flanagan | bass/vocals
Gabby Abularach | guitars
Rocky George | guitars
Garry “G-Man” Sullivan | drums


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CRO-MAGS release new music video for ’No One’s Victim’ off their single »Don’t Give In«!

Today, New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS released their new music video for ‘No One’s Victim’ off their single »Don’t Give In«, released in June this year!

Watch the new music video for ‘No One’s Victim’ here: https://youtu.be/Y4KKhciQstM
Save your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »Don’t Give In« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn

CRO-MAGS recently released their new single ‘From The Grave’ and launched pre-orders for their new limited 7″ EP-vinyls »From The Grave« which come in four different colours on the 6th of December 2019 via Arising Empire!

Save your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »From The Grave« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGrave

Pre-save the new »From The Grave«-EP here: https://nblast.de/Cro-MagsPreSave
Buy and/or stream their new single ‘From The Grave’ here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGraveSingle

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
02. PTSD
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-ups, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.

CRO-MAGS

“In the Beginning”

Why now? In Harley’s words: “Lemmy came to me in a dream and said, ‘Take it back mate, it’s yours, you started it.’ The fact is, I never legally lost the name Cro-Mags, others were using it without my permission, while I was raising my kids. An agreement was struck with the previous members and I regained full control over the name worldwide. Now with an amazing line up and 2 record deals I am moving forward. I have a great team of people behind me; I have never felt stronger, better or more creative.”

And so bassist Harley Flanagan has 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”.

In 2019 Cro-Mags signed with Victory Records and Arising Empire.

The single: consist of 3 tracks, ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Drag You Under’, and ‘No One’s Victim’.

Harley: “The lyrics are meant to inspire and kick you in the ass when you need it. Some might not take them that way, but that’s my intention. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to man-the-fuck-up, or woman-up, cause life ain’t easy and you will get crushed if you don’t. I wrote them more for myself than anyone else, cause sometimes I need to hear these things, as I think we all do.”

Some of them were inspired by loss, the loss of friends, by suicide, cancer, struggling with depression, mortality and ultimately the beauty of life. You have to be able to recognize it, even when you’re suffering and struggling. Although we all fight our own personal battles, and they vary, none of us are alone in the fact that we have to fight our battles, and many of them we must fight alone. In that way, we all have something in common, besides needing basic things like food water and shelter. We also must learn how to cope with struggle and mortality. Some rise to the top while others crash and burn.

I feel like I crashed and burned enough times that I somehow managed to rise back to the top. I feel stronger, happier mentally, spiritually and physically than I have in years; and it did not come without a struggle or cost. But that is life; you have to fight for what you want, and you also have to know how temporary it all is.

The single and album feature, along with Harley Flanagan, Gabby Abularach (Gil Evans Orchestra, amongst many other projects) who played on Cro-Mags»Alpha Omega« (1992) and »Near Death Experience« (1993); Rocky George (formerly of Suicidal Tendencies and Fishbone) who played on Cro-Mags»Revenge« (2000); and GaryGManSullivan (who has played with everyone from the B-52‘s, Berny Worrel of Parliament Funkadelic, TM Stevens etc.), who joined Cro-Mags in the 90s.

Discography:
•             »The Age Of Quarrel« (1986)
•             »Best Wishes« (1989)
•             »Alpha Omega« (1992)
•             »Near Death Experience« (1993)
•             »Revenge« (2000)

CRO-MAGS are:
Harley Flanagan | bass/vocals
Gabby Abularach | guitars
Rocky George | guitars
Garry “G-Man” Sullivan | drums


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CRO-MAGS veroeffentlichen neue Single ’From The Grave’ und starten Pre-Order fuer neue, limitierte 7″ EP-Vinyl »From The Grave«!

New Yorks Hardcore Punk Legenden CRO-MAGS veröffentlichen heute ihre neue Single ‘From The Grave’ und starten den Pre-Order für die neuen, limitierten 7″ EP-Vinyls »From The Grave«, erhältlich in vier verschiedenen Farben und verfügbar am 6. Dezember 2019 via Arising Empire!

Sichert euch die limitierten 7″ EP-Vinyls »From The Grave« hier: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGrave

Pre-save die neue »From The Grave«-EP hier: https://nblast.de/Cro-MagsPreSave
Kauft und/oder streamt die neue Single ‘From The Grave’ hier: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGraveSingle

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
02. PTSD
03. Between Wars

ICYM:
Sichert euch die limitierten 7″ EP-Vinyls »Don’t Give In« hier: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn
»Don’t Give In« Tracklist:
01. Don’t Give In
02. Drag You Under
03. No One’s Victim

Die Geschichte von CRO-MAGS ist im wesentlichen die Geschichte des Hardcore, die Evolution des Punks und die Entwicklung der alternativen Musik Genres wie Hardcore, Cross-Over, Thrash-Metal, Post-Punk und Grunge, um nur ein paar zu nennen. Zahlreiche große Bands von METALLICA bis hin zu GREEN DAY und Persönlichkeiten wie Dave Grohl wurden von CRO-MAGS primär beeinflusst.

In den späten 70er und frühen 80er in der Lower East Side von New York geboren, war CRO-MAGS der Geistesblitz des noch sehr jungen Harley Flanagan (zu dieser Zeit 14 Jahre alt), als er noch bei THE STIMULATORS spielte. 1982/83 schreibt und nahm er seine aller ersten CRO-MAGS Demos auf, die aus vier Songs bestanden und später die Blaupause für das bahnbrechende Album »Age of Quarrel« (1986) wurde. Er schrieb alles selbst, spielte jedes Instrument im Alleingang ein und sang. Lange noch bevor er sich mit Parris Mayhew kurz schloss und zusammen Musik schrieb, sowie weitere Bandmitglieder anheuerte.

Nach mehreren Mitglieder Wechseln, fünf Studioalben (neben den originalen Demos) und über 30 Jahre Tour-Erfahrung rund um den Globus, ist CRO-MAGS eine der meist bekanntesten und einflussreichste Hardcore Bands im ganzen Genre, ohne Ausnahme.

CRO-MAGS

“Der Anfang”

Was jetzt? In Harleys Worten: “Lemmy came to me in a dream and said, ‘Take it back mate, it’s yours, you started it.’ The fact is, I never legally lost the name Cro-Mags, others were using it without my permission, while I was raising my kids. An agreement was struck with the previous members and I regained full control over the name worldwide. Now with an amazing line up and 2 record deals I am moving forward. I have a great team of people behind me; I have never felt stronger, better or more creative.”

Und so kam Bassist Harley Flanagan zu einem Übereinkommen mit Sänger John Joseph und Schlagzeuger Mackie Jayson bezüglich des Rechts am namen CRO-MAGS. Flanagan wird absofort unter dem Namen CRO-MAGS auftreten, Joseph und Jayson unter dem Namen CRO-MAGS “JM”.

2019 unterschrieb CRO-MAGS den Vertrag mit  Victory Records und Arising Empire.

Die Single: besteht aus drei Tracks, ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Drag You Under’, und ‘No One’s Victim’.

Harley: “The lyrics are meant to inspire and kick you in the ass when you need it. Some might not take them that way, but that’s my intention. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to man-the-fuck-up, or woman-up, cause life ain’t easy and you will get crushed if you don’t. I wrote them more for myself than anyone else, cause sometimes I need to hear these things, as I think we all do.”

Einige von ihnen sind inspiriert durch Verlust, den Verlust von Freunden, durch Selbstmord, Krebs, Leid durch Depressionen, Sterblichkeit und letztendlich die Anmut des Lebens. Du musst in der Lage sein es zu erkennen, selbst wenn Du daran leidest und damit kämpfst. Obwohl wir all unsere persönlichen und individuellen Kämpfe ausfechten, müssen wir nicht alle davon alleine durchstehen, aber viele davon alleine bestreiten. So haben wir, neben unseren natürlichen Bedürfnissen wie Wasser, Essen und Unterschlupft, alle etwas gemeinsam. Wir müssen außerdem lernen mit Leid und Sterblichkeit umzugehen. Einige schaffen es an die Spitze während andere zurück bleiben.

Ich glaube ich bin oft genug abgestürzt, dass ich es irgendwie geschafft habe wieder die Spitze zu erklimmen. I fühl mich stärker und mental, geistig, sowie physisch glücklicher als den je. Aber so ist das Leben – du musst kämpfen um das zu bekommen was Du möchtest und musst außerdem wissen, dass nichts ewig währt.

Diskografie:
•             »The Age Of Quarrel« (1986)
•             »Best Wishes« (1989)
•             »Alpha Omega« (1992)
•             »Near Death Experience« (1993)
•             »Revenge« (2000)

CRO-MAGS sind:
Harley Flanagan | Bass/Gesang
Gabby Abularach | Gitarre
Rocky George | Gitarre
Garry “G-Man” Sullivan | Schlagzeug


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CRO-MAGS limited 7″ EP-Vinyls »Don’t Give In« available now!

Today, New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS released their limited 7″ EP-vinyls »Don’t Give In« available in three different colors via Arising Empire!

Save your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »Don’t Give In« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn

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.”

The CRO-MAGS, the seminal hardcore punk crossover NYC outfit, founded and fronted by Harley Flanagan, have announced headlining dates across Europe in support of their landmark album, »Best Wishes«, 30th Anniversary. Staring Sept 27th in Essen, Germany, the trek will also see the band make appearances in the United Kingdom, France and Austria, among other countries, as well as a stop at Belgium’s Lumburg Hardcore Fest. Support will come from US based crossover newcomers, RED DEATH.

Comments Flanagan, “I’m looking forward to going to Europe and performing songs from Best Wishes and the rest of the entire Cro-Mags catalogue. I am currently in the studio working on a new album and we may surprise you with some new music as well.”

CRO-MAGS »Best Wishes«, 30th Anniversary-Tour
w/ special guest RED DEATH
27.09. Essen, Germany @ Turock
28.09. Limburg, Belgium @ Limburg Hardcore Fest
29.09. London, United Kingdom @ Underworld
30.09. Paris, France @ Gibus

01.10. Stuttgart, Germany @ De Keller Klub
02.10. Prague, Czech Rep @ Futurum
03.10. Budapest, Hungary @ Hu Dürer Kert
04.10. Graz, Austria @ Explosiv
05.10. Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
06.10. Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden

»Don’t Give In« tracklist:
01. Don’t Give In
02. Drag You Under
03. No One’s Victim
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-ups, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.

CRO-MAGS

“In the Beginning”

Why now? In Harley’s words: “Lemmy came to me in a dream and said, ‘Take it back mate, it’s yours, you started it.’ The fact is, I never legally lost the name Cro-Mags, others were using it without my permission, while I was raising my kids. An agreement was struck with the previous members and I regained full control over the name worldwide. Now with an amazing line up and 2 record deals I am moving forward. I have a great team of people behind me; I have never felt stronger, better or more creative.”

And so bassist Harley Flanagan has 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”.

In 2019 Cro-Mags signed with Victory Records and Arising Empire.

The single: consist of 3 tracks, ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Drag You Under’, and ‘No One’s Victim’.

Harley: “The lyrics are meant to inspire and kick you in the ass when you need it. Some might not take them that way, but that’s my intention. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to man-the-fuck-up, or woman-up, cause life ain’t easy and you will get crushed if you don’t. I wrote them more for myself than anyone else, cause sometimes I need to hear these things, as I think we all do.”

Some of them were inspired by loss, the loss of friends, by suicide, cancer, struggling with depression, mortality and ultimately the beauty of life. You have to be able to recognize it, even when you’re suffering and struggling. Although we all fight our own personal battles, and they vary, none of us are alone in the fact that we have to fight our battles, and many of them we must fight alone. In that way, we all have something in common, besides needing basic things like food water and shelter. We also must learn how to cope with struggle and mortality. Some rise to the top while others crash and burn.

I feel like I crashed and burned enough times that I somehow managed to rise back to the top. I feel stronger, happier mentally, spiritually and physically than I have in years; and it did not come without a struggle or cost. But that is life; you have to fight for what you want, and you also have to know how temporary it all is.

The single and album feature, along with Harley Flanagan, Gabby Abularach (Gil Evans Orchestra, amongst many other projects) who played on Cro-Mags»Alpha Omega« (1992) and »Near Death Experience« (1993); Rocky George (formerly of Suicidal Tendencies and Fishbone) who played on Cro-Mags»Revenge« (2000); and GaryGManSullivan (who has played with everyone from the B-52‘s, Berny Worrel of Parliament Funkadelic, TM Stevens etc.), who joined Cro-Mags in the 90s.

Discography:
•             »The Age Of Quarrel« (1986)
•             »Best Wishes« (1989)
•             »Alpha Omega« (1992)
•             »Near Death Experience« (1993)
•             »Revenge« (2000)

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