Last year, NYHC pioneers the Cro-Mags dropped their first-ever music video — in 27 years! — the characteristically gritty clip for “No One’s Victim.” Today (May 13th), Harley Flanagan returned with a follow-up, a striking clip for the recently released single “From the Grave.” Filmed in pre-lockdown New York City, it stars the hardcore icon prowling the streets as a vengeful spirit.
“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,” Flanagan commented. “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.”
Making it even more badass the video features former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, who also contributed a solo to the song. “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!” Flanagan said. “I am so honored. The B-roll of Phil was shot by his son Todd Campbell at his recording studio in Wales, U.K.”
The song “From the Grave” is taken from the Cro-Mags’ first full-length album in two decades, In the Beginning, which is due on June 19th via Mission Two Entertainment. The LP is available for pre-order now in a numerous collectible formats, including CD, limited-edition yellow or red cassettes, and the following vinyl variants: yellow/orange/black sunburst, transparent orange with yellow splatter, Orange Crush, and ultra-clear with orange and yellow splatter (indie retail exclusive).