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Hardcore punk and metal crossover legend Harley Flanagan releases powerful solo album ‘Cro-Mags’

Hardcore punk and metal crossover legend Harley Flanagan releases powerful solo album ‘Cro-Mags’
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New no-holds-barred memoir ‘Hard-Core, Life of My Own’ coming Fall 2016 via Feral House Publishing.

Hardcore punk and metal crossover artist and controversial NYC mainstay Harley Flanagan (founder of one of the most influential, cult-followed bands in hard music, Cro-Mags) recently released his brand new solo album, appropriately titled ‘Cro-Mags’, and the critics are raving. “You don’t get art like this without there being some sort of mortal clash. Honestly, as this LP shows, it may very well be worth the price,” states PunkNews.org. PureGrainAudio.com adds, “Flanagan hasn’t lost any of the bite and venomous rage that turned him into one of the innovators of the New York hardcore scene.” ‘Cro-Mags’ features twelve all-new tracks, boasting brutality in the vein of the Cro-Mags’ ‘Age Of Quarrel’ and ‘Revenge’, exploding with heavy intensity and pure anger. This is the return of the NYHC icon! It’s no secret that the writing of ‘Cro-Mags’ unintentionally surrounded Harley Flanagan‘s highly-publicized arrest in 2012. This record is a proverbial window into his world at that time. Produced by Flanagan and Pete Thompson at HoboRico Studios in Hoboken, NJ, the album features a collection of contributing musicians. Flanagan heads up all instruments excluding drums, performed by Pablo Silva. Additional guitars were performed by Pete Thompson and other friends and musical companions of Flanagan‘s. Flanagan adds, “My friend Pablo Silva came in on drums, with me playing bass. I put down some guitar tracks and then I had several friends also on guitar including Pete Thompson, who recorded and co-produced the record with me, Sean Kilkenny, who has played with me for years, as well as many other NYHC bands, Gabriel Abularach who had played with me in Cro-Mags, back in the 90′s during the ‘Alpha Omega’ era, and Albert Romano.

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