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Cro-Mags stream “From The Grave”

NY Hardcore legends Cro-Mags are to release the follow up to their “Don’t Give In” EP, which came out early this year and was their first new material in two decades. “From The Grave” is another three song offering – and pre-orders are up now.

It’s out 6th December – with the title track available to listen to now. Check it out below.

Cro-Mags release their first new music in nearly 20 years…

NY Hardcore legends Cro-Mags have released their first new music since 2000’s Revenge. The 3 song “Don’t Give In” EP is available for pre-order now from Victory. You can have a listen on the EP microsite.

The band are touring both sides of the atlantic this year – full list of dates below.

Summer Gloom festival announces first wave of bands

Upstart Belgian music festival Summer Gloom has announced the first wave of band’s for this years edition. Cro-Mags, This Will Destroy You and Culture Abuse are some of the early headliners, with more band’s still to be announced. Located in Antwerp, Belgium the festival will take place June 29th and 30th.

For more information and tickets for the festival head on over here.

Eyehategod and Cro-Mags Announce Spring Tour Together

New Orleans sludge unit Eyehategod and New York-based crossover group Cro-Mags have announced a tour together this spring. The two bands will hit up 18 cities across North America.

You can check out their full list of dates below.

Modern Life Is War announce European tour, with support from The Cro-Mags and Terror

Iowa punks Modern Life Is War have announced a summer tour of the UK and Europe, which include support from The Cro-Mags and Terror. The tour dates and locations are below.

Modern Life Is War’s latest album Fever Hunting was released in 2013, while Terror last released the EP The Walls Will Fall in April of last year. The Cro-Mags have reportedly been working on new music for their next album, which will be their first since 2000’s Revenge.

Groezrock adds Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags and more to this year’s line-up

Belgium’s finest punk festival Groezrock added some tasty new names to it’s line-up yesterday. Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags, Choking Victim, Red City Radio, Swinging’ Utters, Jeff Rosenstock, No Turning Back, Wolf Down, Incendiary, Blood Youth, toyGuitar, Nothington, Mobina Galore, Zebrahead, Boston Manor, Call It Off, Sky Harbor, mewithoutYou, Trade Wind, Arcane Roots, Counterfeit, Cocaine Piss, Brutus, F.O.D. and Young Hearts will all be visiting Meerhout on the 29th or 30th of April.

Tickets for this year’s installment of Groezrock are available here. Previously announced bands playing the festival include Deftones, Parkway Drive, Thrice, Anti-Flag and Pennywise. The full line-up can be found below.

Benefit show for Bad Brains’ Dr. Know to be held in New York

A benefit concert for Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know will be held on July 23rd at Tompkins Square Park in New York City to raise awareness of the plight of the legendary member of Bad Brains, who has had some issues in over the last seven months. Sponsored by Black N’ Blue Productions and NYHC Chronicles, the benefit include performances from Breakdown, Token Entry, The Cro-Mags, Antidote and Maximum Penalty, and attendees will be able to support Dr. Know’s Go Fund Me campaign on-site at a station that will be accepting donations.

Dr. Know was hospitalized last November for cardiac arrest, and the band launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money in order to pay for his medical bills. He is not the only member of Bad Brains to be dealing with health issues. Last March, Bad Brains frontman H.R. was suffered from a rare neurobiological disorder.

Bad Brains recorded a new EP in New York in May of last year, with frontman H.R. not participating, and as early as 2014, they were in the studio working on what appears to be the follow-up to 2012’s Into the Future. We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Bad Brains come to light.

Cro-Mags’ John Joseph launches vegan education programme

Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph has announced his desire to inspire young offenders in New York through a mentoring and vegan education programme. He works with an organization called the Healthy School Lunch Programme (HSLP) in NYC. He states:

“We go around and educate kids in the schools, and parents too, on healthy school food.”

John says it has been instrumental in getting alternative menus in a lot of schools in the city such as Queens elementary, the first vegetarian school in the USA.

The idea of severing the offenders healthy foods came from a local chef named Noah Sheet, in which John states, “I got an email from him and he told me about his own journey. He’s been seeing how he has shifted more and he read my book [Meat Is for Pussies]. He’s getting more into plant-based and so he said ‘Hey man, I got this programme going in the city’ – it was his idea and we presented it to the facility two weeks ago.”

The Cro-Mags have reportedly been working on new music for their next album, which will be their first since 2000’s Revenge. We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Cro-Mags come to light.

Cro-Mags’ John Joseph says Dr. Know’s condition is improving

Last night, we reported that Dr. Know, the guitarist of Bad Brains, was in the hospital and put on life support. Cro-Mags vocalist John Joseph, who served as an occasional roadie for Bad Brains on several tours and even filled in on vocals at a couple of gigs, issued the following statement on his Facebook page regarding Dr. Know’s condition:

“I have not responded to people asking of Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know’s (Gary’s) condition because it’s not my place. The family needs to make those calls of who should be informed. That being said after seeing Doc in the hospital today I will say this…. he’s improving and he feels all the love, prayers and PMA you’ve been sending worldwide and so does his family who are all very grateful. Keep them prayers coming for one of the nicest people, greatest and humblest musicians to ever walk the earth and also be a big brother to so many.”

Bad Brains recorded a new EP in New York last May, with frontman H.R. not participating, and over a year ago, they were in the studio working on what appears to be the follow-up to 2012’s Into the Future. We’ll keep you posted as new music from Bad Brains come to light.

Rocky George (Fishbone, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags) releases two instrumental songs

Rocky George (the guitarist of Fishbone and former member of Suicidal Tendencies and the Cro-Mags) has posted two instrumental tracks “E7N7” and “Auggie”, and you can check them out below.

There are currently no further details about those two songs, or whether they will end up on a solo album or different project. We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.

DS Photo Gallery: Cro-Mags, Living Eyes at Thee Parkside SF

The night before was Less Than Jake and Reel Big Fish. Tonight was Cro-Mags. Quite the stark contrast – I was excited to see the NYHC veterans tear up the tiny Parkside in San Francisco. Trouble at the door prevented my entry until after opening band, Domination’s, set. I finally got in at the tail end of Pure’s set, with the requirement of no-flash photography. ‘Twas going to be rough shooting.

Domination hails from San Jose, CA and plays a true sound of modern hardcore/metal. The band recently released their EP “Bonded by Misery”, which you can listen to here.

Northern California-based Pure was next to the stage. The band released a new single “Holding Strong” the night before the show, however there appears to be nothing on their bandcamp page. I’ll just drink a beer and smoke a cigarette while waiting.

Oakland’s Living Eyes was tasked with warming up the crowd for Cro-Mags, and they performed impeccably. To get an idea of what the band is all about, you can check out their track “Show Me Blood” here. At this point the venue was getting pretty full, but still room enough for me to run around with my camera. I should’ve cherished these moments ‘cuz there would be no more free movement once Cro-Mags took to the stage.

I guess I took too much fresh air, because as I attempted to get into position minutes before Cro-Mags came on, I was confronted with the reality that there was nowhere to go. The venue was literally spilling out into the merch/food area. This wasn’t going to work for me, so I pushed until I couldn’t push anymore, coming to rest in a little corner wedged between a guitar case, an amp, and a fat dude. I stayed in that spot, unable to move at all in the sardine can that was Thee Parkside. Cue drum roll, next bass line, enter John Joseph. “World Peace” began the night and it was mayhem from the first snare snap. I could’ve sworn they were going to open with “We Gotta Know”, but they saved that til the wee last song. Lost a bet, but happy I was able to see a bunch of material from “The Age of Quarrel”. A short 45 minute set was all the fans and the band could really handle, so an early, but far-from-calm, night was had.

Check out all the shots from Living Eyes and Cro-Mags below.

Floorpunch, Cro-Mags and more added to NateFest, venue announced

As you may have heard, Nate Gluck, a fixture in the New Jersey hardcore/punk scene, was unfortunately diagnosed with in his stomach and esophagus. He has played in many notable bands including Vision, Ensign and Strength 691. A fund was set up for him and his family. In addition to this, scene has put together a benefit in his honor called “NateFest.” Sheer Terror, Floorpunch, Cro-Mags, The Banner and Full Speed Ahead have been added to the line-up.

Natefest is going to be at GameChanger World in Howell, NJ on March 21st and 22nd.

You can buy tickets at 3pm here. You can follow the event’s progress here.

Cro-Mags announce West Coast and Canadian shows

New York crossover/hardcore punk legends Cro-Mags have announced some West Coast and Canadian shows that will take place next month. The dates and locations can be found below.

The Cro-Mags have reportedly been working on new music for their next album, which will be their first since 2000’s Revenge. We’ll keep you posted as more details on new music from Cro-Mags come to light.

Southeast Beast festival announces lineup

The second annual Southeast Beast is all set to take place on April 4th and 5th in Jacksonville, Florida.  Some of the bands announced so far include H2O, Cro-mags, Citizen, Rotting Out, Defeater, The Banner, Old Wounds, New Found Glory performing all of Sticks & Stones, and many more.

Head over here for more information on the festival.

“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990” author Tony Rettman North East book tour

Tony Rettman, author of “NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990” will be doing a small book tour of the North East from November 22nd- December 21st. He will be signing books as well as sharing stories and answering questions. Check below for the full list of dates and locations.

“NYHC: New York Hard Core 1980-1990” gives a narrative of New York City hardcore based on over 100 interviews of key players in the scene including members from bands such as Agnostic FrontCro-MagsReagan Youth, and Sick of It All. You can order a copy of the book here.