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High Times March 24,  2023
Cro-Mags Show No Mercy!
“If you’ve ever found yourself asking why this man is still around, duking it out onstage night after night, it’s because the true primogenitor remains the steeple of his church.”

Revolver Jan 26, 2023
10 most extreme HARDCORE albums ever
“Age of Quarrel is the hardcore blueprint. It stands alone on the top of the mountain, often imitated but never duplicated.”

Rock and Roll Garage Dec 25, 2022
The 7 Punk bands that Metallica’s James Hetfield likes

Metal Injection Oct 07, 2022
Cro-Mags founder Harley Flanagan is finally the sole owner of the Cro-Mags name.

Punk News Oct 06, 2022
Flanagan is the sole artist able to use the Cro-Mags mark. It appears the issue is FINALLY settled.

ThePRP Oct 06, 2022
Harley Flanagan Comments After Being Awarded Sole Control Of The Cro-Mags Trademarks

The Razors Edge Aug 17, 2022
“The old and the new mix together seamlessly and the Harley leads his charges through a short ten song set, bristling with rage and aggression”

Kerrang Aug 11, 2022
Loud, angry expression has never been so vital. So here are K!’s pick of the most memorably raucous moments from across the weekend – Rebellion Festival 2022

Distorted Sound  July 6, 2022
“With a great sound, they tore through the charged up set at an electrifying pace and showed exactly why they are so revered when it comes to hardcore music and beyond”

Metal Express Radio  June 30, 2022
“…it was none stop, in your face, classic New York Hardcore by the masters and originators themselves from “No One’s Victim” to “From The Grave…”

The Village Voice  May 24, 2022
As for Flanagan, he’s as potent a musical force as he’s ever been!

The Village Voice  May 20, 2022
Cro-Magnon Man Harley Flanagan Stands Tall

Decibel Magazine  May 04, 2022
Days of Resolution: Harley Unpacks the Cro-Mags’ Evolution, Legacy, Vitality, & Upcoming Tour

Revolver  April 25, 2022
“Without Motörhead I Would Not Be Me”- Harley sounds off on incalculable impact of Lemmy and Company

UFC December 29, 2021
The Wild Ride of Harley Flanagan
A 3-part a series of reflections on Harley’s life-changing journey with the Gracie Family & MMA
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Kerrang May 20, 2021
One NYHC icon synonymous with both its chaos and its classic output was Harley Flanagan, leader of Cro-Mags, a band who seemingly did everything they could to take things to another level, in every sense.

Scream Blast Repeat April 20, 2021
This is an imaginative and bold piece of work that overcomes clichés and embraces high art without sacrificing the purity of its intentions.

Decibel Magazine April 7, 2021
Health Awaits: Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan on Being In the Best Shape of His Life at 54

Clocked In Magazine December 14, 2020
The soundtrack of this turbulent year is here and the Cro-Mags are leading the charge

Metal Hammer December 7, 2020
“2020” is much more the perfect soundtrack for the year that’s coming to its end than just another thing done by Cro-Mags, and deserves to be heard from its start to its finish. It has achieved its goal and portrays with mastery these confused, difficult and absolutely dark times.

Consequence of Sound September 2, 2020
Cro-Mags Premiere Video for “Between Wars” from Movie of Same Name. Plus, watch a conversation between Harley Flanagan, actor Michael Imperioli, and director Tom Phillips.

Exclaim June 23, 2020
…the Most Classic Hardcore Punk Imaginable.

The Razors Edge June 17, 2020
Hallelujah – at last, something to rejoice in 2020!

Rock N’ Load June 16, 2020
… a non-stop, high paced Hardcore classic that will get the hardiest of Hardcore fans excited…

Blunt June 15, 2020
What hath 2020 wrought? Fires, floods, plagues, and civil strife, yes, but also an album by venerable hardcore outfit Cro-Mags, which is their first new release in some 19 years.

Punk News June 15, 2020
definitively answers questions that have lingered since the early ‘80s

New Noise June 1, 2020
This one’s gonna snap a few bones and blacken an eye.

CNN Entertainment March 23, 2020
Musicians reach out amid corona virus.

Punk News January 8, 2020
With only three tracks, a release has to make every note count and, to their credit, Harley and crew do just that…

Revolver October 11, 2019
Cro-Mags – “From the Grave” among 6 Best New Songs

Consequence of Sound October 11, 2019
Cro-Mags unleash “From the Grave” featuring Motörhead’s Phil Campbell

Jersey Beat
CRO-MAGS – “Don’t Give In” EP

The Void Report
ALBUM REVIEW: Cro-Mags’ “Don’t Give In” EP

Alt Press July 01, 2019

Cro-Mags: NYC hardcore icons enter a new age of harmony

The Grammy Awards June 28, 2019

Hardcore heroes Cro-Mags released their first new music in 19 years today, dropping the 3-song Don’t Give In EP.

Rolling Stone Magazine
Hardcore Heroes Cro-Mags Return With First New Songs in 20 Years

LA Weekly June 24, 2019



Rolling Stone 

Cro-Mags Lawsuit: Harley Flanagan Wins Band Name


Cro-Mags Settle Lawsuit Over Band Name Ownership


Punk Playlist: 10 Songs Chosen To Honor Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Finale

Chicago Tribune 

The tour begins with Harley Flanagan, formerly of The Stimulators and Cro-Mags.

AM New York

“He was one of the last greats,” says former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan, who’s featured in the show.

New York Daily News

“…I’m honored and proud to be in it, but it’s really sad, and I’m having a hard time with it,” says former Cro-Mags rocker Harley Flanagan, who told the Daily News he got a personal invitation from his friend Bourdain to appear in the episode.”

Rolling Stone Magazine
Anthony Bourdain: 15 Great Musician Encounters

Hardcore Legend Harley Flanagan Doesn’t Regret Anything

The New York Times Sunday September 4th, 2016
Harley Flanagan, Original New Yorker Punker Finds His Mellower Side

Rolling Stone Magazine
Cro-Mags, Misfits, Dropkick Murphys and the New Era of Sports Stadium Anthems

Harley Flanagan and Anthony Bourdain
On New York Natives, Part 1 (9:28)

Harley Flanagan and Anthony Bourdain
On New York Natives, Part 2 (6:09)

Harley Flanagan and Anthony Bourdain
On New York Natives, Full Length Exclusive Interview (20:06)

I Come in Peace, But Don’t Mess With the Bull: an Exclusive Interview With Harley Flanagan

This is Hardcore: the Harley Flanagan Story

Renzo Gracie Black Belt Harley Flanagan Hints Rafael Natal May ‘Do Warmups at our Academy and Jog’ to MSG for UFC 205

Hardcore Punker Rocks Fundraiser for Recovering “Dr. Know”
Harley Flanagan Releases Solo Album, Prepares No-Holds-Barred Memoir

Crime Spree Magazine
Review of Hard-Core: Life of My Own by Harley Flanagan

Hard-Core: Life of My Own
Feral House Trailer

Jiu-Jitsu and Jumpings: Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan Tells All

Bad Feeling Magazine
Podcast #39 with Harley Flanagan (Cro-Mags)

Spill Magazine
An Interview with Harley Flanagan

Art News
A Life of My Own: Cro-Mags Founder Harley Founder Harley Flanagan on His New Book, Hardcore, and the Old Lower East Side

Noisey Meets: Harley Flanagan

Vandala Magazine
Harley Flanagan Hardcore: A Life of My Own

Ever Been Punched in the Face with a Book?

Mass Movement
Hard-Core: Life of My Own – Harley Flanagan (Feral House)

Heathen Harvest
The Grit, Grime, and Glory of NYHC in Harley Flanagan’s “Hard-Core: A Life of My Own”

Muscle and Fitness
Punk Rocker Harley Flanagan Releases Memoir

A Hardcore Mindset Driven To Lead And Succeed: An Exclusive Interview With HARLEY FLANAGAN

Punk News
Harley Flanagan Live in Baltimore 2018

Indie Music
Harley Flanagan is Still Old School

Punk News
Harley Flanagan on His New Album and Punk Rock History

Bucket List
Guilty Hardcore Punk Metal Crossover Legend Harley Flanagan Releases Powerful Solo Album, “Cro-Mags”, Out Now