Cro-Mags

Also known as Cro Mags, Cro-Mags NYC, Cro-Mags, The, The Cro-Mags
Members of Cro-Mags: A.J. Novello, Craig Setari, Dave Dicenso, Dave Hahn (2), Doug Holland, Franklin Rhi, Gabby Abularach, Gary Sullivan, Harley Flanagan, John Joseph, Mackie Jayson, Parris Mitchell Mayhew, Peter Hines, Pokey, Rocky George, Scott Roberts (2)
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Discography of Cro-Mags:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1987 GWR Records
2 Best Wishes 8 Audio 1989 ZYX Metallic
3 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
4 Best Wishes 8 Audio Profile Records
5 Alpha Omega 8 Audio 1992 Century Media
6 Near Death Experience 8 Audio 1993 Century Media
7 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio Not On Label
8 Hard Times In An Age Of Quarrel 36 Audio 1994 Century Media
9 Best Wishes 8 Audio 1989-04-26 Profile Records
10 Twenty Years Of Quarrel And Greatest Hits 27 Audio 2006-03-21 New York Hardcore Records
11 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
12 Before The Quarrel 13 Audio 2000 Cro-Mag Recordings
13 Age Of Quarrel 16 Audio Not On Label (Cro-Mags)
14 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1987
15 Alpha Omega 10 Audio 1992 Century Media
16 Live In Winnipeg 15 Audio Not On Label
17 We Gotta Know 16 Audio Beck's Records
18 Revenge 12 Audio 2000 Cargo Records
19 The Age Of Quarrel / Best Wishes 31 Audio 2004 New York Hardcore Records
20 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio Not On Label (Cro-Mags Self-Released)
21 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio Not On Label
22 The Age Of Quarrel 19 Audio 2011-01-11 Mightier Than Sword Records
23 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio Not On Label
24 Alpha Omega 10 Audio 2010 Divebomb Records
25 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio 1991 Not On Label
26 Hard Times: Live At Wellingtons 16 Audio 1986 Not On Label (Cro-Mags)
27 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
28 Alpha Omega 9 Audio 1992 Century Media
29 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio
30 The Age Of Quarrel 19 Audio 2011-01-11 Mightier Than Sword Records
31 We Gotta Know 16 Audio 1992 Holy Records (2)
32 Near Death Experience 8 Audio 1994 Loud Out Records
33 Best Wishes 8 Audio 1989 ZYX Metallic
34 Revenge 12 Audio 2000 Cargo Records
35 Best Wishes 8 Audio 1989-04-26 Profile Records
36 Dreams In Black 'n White 18 Audio 1991 Not On Label
37 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
38 The Final Quarrel: Live At CBGB 2001 17 Audio 2011 MVD Visual
39 The Age Of Quarrel 19 Audio 2011-01-11 Mightier Than Sword Records
40 The Age Of Quarrel 19 Audio 2011-01-11 Mightier Than Sword Records
41 Hard Times: Live At Wellingtons 16 Audio Not On Label (Cro-Mags)
42 The Age Of Quarrel 19 Audio 2008 Cash Only Records
43 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio Not On Label
44 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
45 Near Death Experience 8 Audio 1993 Century Media
46 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
47 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
48 The Age Of Quarrel 15 Audio 1986
49 Age Of Quarrel 13 Audio 1985 Cro-Mag-Non Record & Tape Co.
50 Alpha Omega 8 Audio 2013 Demons Run Amok Entertainment


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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