Band Name: Cro-Mags
Music Album: Near Death Experience
Album Release Date: August 1993
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Record Label: Century Media
Album Release Country: Europe
Music Record Type: 8 Tracks CD Album
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 (...)
|Say Good-Bye To Mother Earth
|War On The Streets
|Death In The Womb
|Time I Am
|Near Death Experience
|The Other Side Of Madness (Rat Soup Version '93)
ⓒ/Ⓟ Century Media 1993
"Near Death Experience" by "The Main Man" John Joseph
Mixed at: Unique Studios, NYC except "The Other Side Of Madness" at Normandy Sound
Mastered at DMS
Management and Direction: Steve Aprea
Product Concept by Media Logistics, Dortmund
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