Cro-Mags

Cro-Mags

32 Followers

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484 Plays

Popular Songs

Death In the Womb
2:16
2:16
World Peace
2:15
2:15
Malfunction
3:43
3:43
Kali Yuga
6:24
6:24
Say Goodbye to Mother Earth
5:03
5:03

Biography

Cro-Mags

Cro-Mags are an American hardcore punk turned crossover thrash band from New York City. The band, which had a strong cult following, has released five studio albums, their first two considered the most influential. With a Hare Krishna background, they were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal and were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s, related to the world of martial arts. John Joseph McGowan and Harley Flanagan are practitioners of boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu respectively. According to AllMusic, "before the Cro-Mags, the idea of combining heavy metal and hardcore together was unheard of. But with the release of their classic debut, The Age of Quarrel, hardcore-metal was born, and in its wake came a legion of similarly styled offspring (Biohazard, Vision of Disorder, etc.)."