Legendary hardcore act Cro-Mags have released three new songs today. Harley Flanagan (bassist/vocalist), leads the project. The three new songs, “Don’t Give In,” “Drag You Under” and “No One’s Victim” can be heard below and are being released via Victory Records (Arising Empire in EU). Gabby Abularach Rocky George and ” Gary “GMan” Sullivan play on the songs along with Flanagan.
Later in the year, Cro-Mags will hit the road for a few U.S. dates with Misfits and tour the U.K. The three songs are of of the Don’t Give In vinyl.
07 Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green
11 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
14 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
EUROPEAN TOUR w/ Red Death
27 Essen, Germany @ Turock
28 Limburg, Belgium @ Limburg Hardcore Fest
29 London, United Kingdom @ Underworld
30 Paris, France @ Gibus
01 Stuttgart, Germany @ De Keller Klub
02 Prague, Czech Rep @ Futurum
03 Budapest, Hungary @ Hu Dürer Kert
04 Graz, Austria @ Explosiv
05 Leipzig, Germany @ Naumanns
06 Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
17 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
About Harley Flanagan:
Growing up in Europe and on New York’s gritty Lower East Side among iconic figures like Allen Ginsberg, Richard Hell, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, Andy Warhol and the Clash, Harley began his own musical career at age 12, performing at legendary hangouts like Max’s Kansas City and CBGBs, as the drummer for the classic NYC Punk band, the Stimulators.
During this same time period, this feral street kid prodigy founded the seminal Hardcore band, Cro-Mags,…writing the majority of their music and channeling his powerful survival instinct into the blistering soundtrack and storyline for the 80’s and 90’s.
Harley’s ever-growing popularity with audiences outside of the Punk and Hardcore world, is a testament to the ORIGINS of alternative music and lost histories from the visionaries who created it. It has often been said, there would be no Metallica, Green Day or Foo Fighters without the Cro-Mags. In a world searching for authenticity- it doesn’t get any more real than Harley.
Photo by Fernando Godoy