Cro-Mags

Health Awaits: Cro-Mags’ Harley Flanagan on Being In the Best Shape of His Life at 54

April 7, 2021

Welcome to Health Awaits, a new Decibel column devoted to fitness. For this first installment, we speak with Harley Flanagan of hardcore punk pioneers Cro-Mags.

Return of the (Hardcore) King: Parris Mayhew Summons “Chaos Magic”

February 17, 2021

Thirty years after summoning modern hardcore into existence with the Cro-Mags’ debut, Parris Mayhew is back with some new face-blasting alchemy.

Five Heavy Albums that Changed My Life with Brian McTernan of Be Well

August 20, 2020

To celebrate the release of Be Well’s debut album, we caught up with vocalist and producer extraordinaire Brian McTernan to find out what five heavy albums changed his life.

For Those About to Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Cro-Mags, Beyond the Black and Ulthar

June 5, 2020

The Hatebeak frontbird wants to fly the coop, but not before dishing out a pecking ZERO. Find out whose feathers will be ruffled this week.

Deci-Mation Theater: Santa Claus Investigates the Webster Hall Stabbings

July 17, 2012

To say the stories coming out in the aftermath of the recent CBGB Festival stabbings have not exactly jibed would be an understatement, but, then, Cro-Mags have always been a band that encapsulated a certain degree of volatility and cognitive dissonance. “Show You No Mercy” follows “World Peace” on the landmark Age of Quarrel. It’s…

Contest: Win the Audio Book of John Joseph’s “The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon”

July 18, 2011

“All one-hundred-an-durty poundsa me dought I wuz invinsubble, and ya had ta think like dat back den cuz Noo Yawk City wuza different place, it wuza jungle.”— John Joseph Cro-Mags singer John Joseph is a continuing topic on the Deciblog and for good reason: Dude is a busy guy with a load of stories. After…