Song of the Day: “From the Grave” by Cro-Mags

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Cro-Mags (Photo by Maurice Nunez)

2019 saw the CRO-MAGS crushing the masses with the release of their first pieces of music in 19 years. Today, the legendary hardcore pioneers have released a music video for the previously released single “From the Grave,” featuring former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell.

The band’s first full length album in 20 years, titled In the Beginning, will be available on June 19 via Mission Two Entertainment.

“The idea for the video is that I’m rising from the grave and going on a mission… like I came back from the dead to become the Grim Reaper himself,” said CRO-MAGS founder, bassist, and vocalist Harley Flanagan. “I think anybody who knows the history of this band and of my life will get it. It starts off at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, where I will be buried with my family and in-laws. In the opening shot, the grave I’m in front of is actually my mother’s.”

As CRO-MAGS toured with Motorhead in 1986, Flanagan adds, “Phil is one of my favorite guitarists of all time, and I still can’t believe I have him playing on one of my songs! I am so honored. The footage of Phil was shot by his son Todd Campbell at his recording studio in Wales, UK.”

Watch the official music video for “From the Grave” by Cro-Mags on YouTube:

“From the Grave” is the second video following last year’s “No One’s Victim,” which was the CRO-MAGS first music video in 27 years.

In the Beginning will be released on June 19, 2020, on CD, limited edition yellow or red cassettes, and several vinyl formats.

For more music by CRO-MAGS, visit the band’s website.

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