Cro-Mags

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Hardcore punk band from New York City, NY, USA.

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. They were also one of the first hardcore punk bands associated with the Hare Krishna movement.

The bass player Harley Flanagan and singer John Joseph were not the best of friends and eventually Joseph would part ways with the band leaving Harley to sing on the following Cro-Mags release.
After The Age of Quarrel, the band released the record, Best Wishes (1989). The record had a more heavy metal-influenced sound which alienated many of their original fans.

The band released another record Alpha Omega (1992), that saw the return of Joseph, and the departure of guitarist and songwriter Parris Mitchell Mayhew, a record that was only embraced by the most devoted of their fanbase, and followed by Near Death Experience (1993).

After suffering from many lineup changes and frequent breakups, the group finally disbanded, seemingly for the last time, after this record. However, in 2000 they released a record again..

With Revenge the Cro-Mags came back to their early hardcore roots with songs that were comparable to their first release plus some songs with a more melodic/punk rock feel. After the release of Revenge the band broke up once again.

In 2008 John Joseph started playing shows, including one at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, using the name Cro-Mags (jam). The band included drummer Mackie Jayson, Craig Setari of Sick of It All on bass, and AJ of Leeway on guitar.

At various times in the 90s and 00s both Harley and John Joseph simultaneously led 2 separate versions of the Cro-Mags with completely different line-ups.

These groups billed themselves as "Cro-Mag Jam", "Cro-Mags-NYC", "Age of Quarrel" or "Cro-Mags" (whether or not the name was owned legally by the certain version of the band in question).
Sometimes only one original member would be present, sometimes two or three, and sometimes even both John Joseph and Harley together.
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Albums

CMN-C-701 Cro-Mags - Age Of Quarrel album art Cro-Mags Age Of Quarrel Cro-Mag-Non Record & Tape Co. CMN-C-701 US 1985 Sell This Version
PCT-1218 Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel album art Cro-Mags The Age Of Quarrel (Album) Profile Records, Rock Hotel Records PCT-1218 US 1986 Sell This Version
ZM 1017-1 Cro-Mags - Best Wishes album art Cro-Mags Best Wishes (Album) Profile Records ZM 1017-1 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
08 9730-4 Cro-Mags - Alpha Omega album art Cro-Mags Alpha Omega (Album) Century Media 08 9730-4 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
77050-2 Cro-Mags - Near Death Experience album art Cro-Mags Near Death Experience (Album) Century Media 77050-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
77072-2 Cro-Mags - Hard Times In An Age Of Quarrel album art Cro-Mags Hard Times In An Age Of Quarrel (Album) Century Media 77072-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CAR 07 Cro-Mags - Revenge album art Cro-Mags Revenge (Album) Cro-Mag Recordings CAR 07 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
AE 4991-1, 27361 49911 Cro-Mags - In The Beginning album art Cro-Mags In The Beginning (Album) Mission Two Entertainment AE 4991-1, 27361 49911 Germany 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7730-8 Cro-Mags - Cro-Mags album art Cro-Mags Cro-Mags(CD, Single, Promo) Century Media 7730-8 US 1992 Sell This Version
AE 5105-1, AE 5105-8 Cro-Mags - Don't Give In album art Cro-Mags Don't Give In (EP) Victory Records AE 5105-1, AE 5105-8 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
AE 5276-1 Cro-Mags - From The Grave album art Cro-Mags From The Grave (EP) Victory Records AE 5276-1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
MR006 Cro-Mags - 2020 album art Cro-Mags 2020 (EP) Arising Empire MR006 USA & Canada 2020 Sell This Version

Compilations

AP 6003-2 Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel / Best Wishes album art Cro-Mags The Age Of Quarrel / Best Wishes (Comp) Another Planet Records (2), Profile Records AP 6003-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
NYHC 3 Cro-Mags - Twenty Years Of Quarrel And Greatest Hits album art Cro-Mags Twenty Years Of Quarrel And Greatest Hits(CD, Album, Comp) New York Hardcore Records NYHC 3 US 2006 Sell This Version

Videos

- Cro-Mags - "Live In The Age Of Quarrel" (1986-2001) album art Cro-Mags "Live In The Age Of Quarrel" (1986-2001)(DVD, NTSC) Not On Label - 2006 Sell This Version
MVDV4610 Cro-Mags - The Final Quarrel: Live At CBGB 2001 album art Cro-Mags The Final Quarrel: Live At CBGB 2001(DVD-V, NTSC) MVD Visual MVDV4610 US 2011 Sell This Version
none Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel L'amours Brooklyn, NY 11/22/86 album art Cro-Mags The Age Of Quarrel L'amours Brooklyn, NY 11/22/86(VHS) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version