Last year, CRO-MAGS released their first album in twenty years with the critically-acclaimed »In The Beginning« and closed this period of international turmoil and disease with the released 6-song EP, »2020«, available worldwide digitally.
Today, CRO-MAGS launched the physical pre-orders for »2020« – the soundtrack to one of the most turbulent years on record and available as a limited special coloured 3-piece 7″ vinyl box as well as on limited coloured 10″ vinyl and CD – Available on the 9th of April 2021 – up for pre-order now!
The record itself is unintentionally 20 minutes and 20 seconds, and plays out more like a time-capsule look into the dumpster fire known as the year 2020. CRO–MAGS founder Harley Flanagan explains, “Just by coincidence we recorded 20 minutes and 16 seconds of music, so we simply added a few seconds of real-world chaos. The album cover is meant to look like a calendar – 7 squares across, with one picture from 2020 per day. Inside the booklet there are 12 pictures, one for each month of 2020; and the back is a shot of something I have never seen before in my life – a totally empty New York City. Corona Virus, quarantine, empty streets, brutality, burning buildings, violence and destruction: 2020 is a year none of us will ever forget.”
“Fast punk and thrashy breakdowns” – DECIBEL
“The founding band of hardcore punk” – ROLLING STONE
“Fast-paced, raw, blazing and blistering” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“This one’s gonna snap a few bones and blacken an eye” – NEW NOISE
“A two-stepping salute to four-chord classic hardcore” – METAL HAMMER
“Heavy grooves, impressive depth and really powerful” – DOWN FOR LIFE
“A hybrid of ‘80s and ‘90s anthemic hardcore full of underlying anger” – BLABBERMOUTH