Search Results for "Cro-Mags"

This Friday (July 14th), Bloodclot – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) – will release their new album, Up In Arms, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a new track today: “Slow Kill Genocide”

John Joseph remains one of the most intense, well spoken and important performers in the scene and it is super awesome to see him putting so much energy back into this project – one of his coolest endeavors. The pairing with Metal Blade is inspired, arguably still the most important larger heavy music label backing a diverse array of bands from Anaal Nathrakh to Candiria to Harlott these days and many more.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Stereogum has a ferocious new Bloodclot track that has a perfect old school hardcore sound to amp you up and inspire this weekend. Check it out HERE. The new Bloodclot stuff out so far has been really good. Pre-order the new Metal Blade backed UP IN ARMS right HERE. The band now consists of John Joseph, of course, plus a who’s who line-up of skilled die hards, Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves).

Bloodclot remains a source of PMA and great stories as well as an inspiration for those trying to live a healthier life while still caring about a spiritual side as well as the roots of punk. The band have a slew of new dates with Negative Approach as well. Check it all out!

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Regulator (Cro-Mags with Bad Brains guests) play NYC benefit show

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8:05 AM (PST)


Regulator has confirmed that they will be headlining a benefit concert to take place on Thursday, September 25th at Bowery Electric. A NYHC all-star event, Regulator includes John Joseph & Mackie of The Cro-Mags and performs all classic Bad Brains material. Mackie, of course, also was in Bad Brains previously.

Special guests to join Regulator during this performance will be none other than the Bad Brains own, Darryl Jennifer & Dr. Know. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Childrens Tumor Foundation (which is also the charity John Joseph supports through competing in Ironman Triathlons).

Also performing will be Wilding Incident (which features members of Crown Of Thornz, Maximum Penalty and The White Mandingos) and the recently re-united Subzero.

Purchase tickets here. PMA!

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Show pics: Painmask at The Loft (with new members)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:05 PM (PST)


8/22/2014 my pals Painmask crushed the Loft in Poughkeepsie on a bill with Cro-Mags and Society Today. The Painmask boys have been busy lately recording with Joey Z from Life Of Agony as well as revamping thier line-up a bit with the addition of guitarist John Reilly and drummer K Grizzle to the long running metalcore outfit’s current roster. Matt Slater got some live pics for us.

Click HERE for more

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar
Kingston, NY’s hardcore kings Painmask are underground vets who real heads know have been in this dogfight for decades. Now, the band have an upcoming gig with Cro-Mags and Sub Zero in Poughkeepsie, NY

Says intelligent vocalist Jay Avery:

“Were really excited for this upcoming show and the chance to meet and hang with great local acts and support two legendary New York Hardcore bands. Both Subzero and Cro-mags have pioneered the style and scene that we have always been proud to be part of. We’re taking this  opportunity to introduce new members of the band and material that is soon to be released. We’re confident that the new additions to the Painmask roster will once again deliver! Were a solid group of lifelong metalheads with endless ambition. Our strict mission is to deliver the most intense, thought provoking, heavy music set one could ask for.  And If you don’t believe me come see for yourself. We offer a money back guarantee!”

I asked Avery how about the material they recently tracked with Joey Z. of Life Of Agony fame at various studios?

“Were working on final mixes with the new tracks and couldn’t be more happier with the outcome. We were a little concerned at first with the recent member changes, but what has emerged is incredible! Life’s circumstances have parlayed into something bigger and stronger then we could have imagined. JoeyZ really is a cut above to work with. His advice and professionalism is second to none! But with the recent resurgence of Life of Agony and their European shows this month, we’ve had to take a short pause from mastering. We should have these songs available by mid September. But if you’re one of the lucky ticket holders and we see you at the sold out LOA reunion on Sept 13 in Sayreville NJ. I might even have a copy for you.”
Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Cro-Mags tour dates with Cockney Rejects announced

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM (PST)


NYHC torchbearers Cro-Mags still kick ass and have announced a chunk of new tour dates, including some with UK heroes Cockney Rejects. Now if only we could get a Both Worlds reunion (damn, I still love that album).

For dates click HERE. Check your weapons and BS at the door.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Cro-Mags are not suing Harley Flanagan

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 9:20 AM (PST)

CroMagsLogoMainSmallThere have been a bunch of rumors regarding legendary New York hardcore band the Cro-Mags suing former bassist Harley Flannagan regarding an incident from July of last year. As a response to these rumors vocalist John Joseph has stated the following.

“The Cro-Mags aren’t suing anyone so get your f*cking fax straight people… our part-time fill in bass player is suing Webster Hall for his hospital bills. The Cro-Mags aren’t suing anyone. I don’t give two fux about all this but when you outright post bullshit I’m gonna speak on it.”

The Cro-Mags have been around since 1981 and have been a huge influence on hardcore and crossover. Their last album was titled Revenge and was released in 2000.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan claims Self-Defense

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 8:24 AM (PST)

If you haven’t heard about it, the former bassist of the Cro-Mags, Harley Flanagan, was accused of attacking and wounding two people, including a current member of the Cro-Mags, at the CBGB Fest on July 6th. There is no shortage of bad blood between Harley and current Cro-Mags vocalist John Joseph McGowen but Flanagan is claiming self-defense. You can read his statement here:

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar

Former member of Cro-Mags stabs current members on stage during show

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 9:04 AM (PST)

In your “holy fuck!” news for the day, NYC crossover thrash band Cro-Mags has had several current members of the band stabbed and bitten while playing a show.  The crazy part is that it was by the founding member and bass player Harley Flanagan, who was no longer in the band.  Reportedly their has always been a pretty crazy history between the original members of the band, so this isn’t really a huge shock.  Harley did stab the two newest members of the band though.  You can find a break down of some of their fights over here.

To read quotes from a witness and the official statement from the band you can click here.

Add to My Radar   Add to My Radar