Pioneering NYC band, Cro-Mags, have released a brand new three-track EP on Victory records titled Don’t Give In featuring the title track along with “Drag You Under” and “No One’s Victim”.
This is the first new, official CRO-MAGS music since 2000’s Revenge album. The band and label are rightly stoked at the partnership.
Founder and vocalist Harley Flanagan explains: “In late 2018 I went into the studio to start working on a new CRO-MAGS album. After recording the first few songs, I got a strange phone call in the middle of the night that turned out to be from Tony Brummel of Victory Records. I thought it was a prank call; it turned out not to be, and I worked out record deals with Victory and Arising Empire in Europe. One of the many things that make me happy about signing with Victory and Arising Empire is that they are genuinely fans of my music and know the history; they are not just labels trying to make money off us or the genre. I know that I am working with the best team, and the best musicians to launch the next era of CRO-MAGS.”
Tony Brummel of victory records also goes on to say: “When I was 14 I saw CRO-MAGS open for Venom at Cabaret Metro in Chicago,” tells Brummel. “90% of the crowd was metalheads. When the band got on stage the crowd started chanting “Skinheads Suck.” By the end of the set, everyone was chanting “Cro-Mags!” I started Victory when I was 19 years old and CRO-MAGS were one of the bands that inspired me to do so. The new music is the real deal and I know fans of aggressive music will love it. I hope these songs bring the old school and the new school together – bonded by the music we love.”
Orders for the 7 inch EP are available today. The limited edition 7 inch pressing will be available in four different variants: glow in the dark, black and blue mix, solid orange and clear. Digital tracks are available now on all streaming platforms.