Premier Concerts and Manic Presents:
Slavestate, Restraining Order, Wolfhead
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT, 06514
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Hardcore punk band from New York City, NY, USA.
They were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metal and were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s. They were also one of the first hardcore punk bands associated with the Hare Krishna movement.
The bass player Harley Flanagan and singer John Joseph were not the best of friends and eventually Joseph would part ways with the band leaving Harley to sing on the following Cro-Mags release.
After The Age of Quarrel, the band released the record, Best Wishes (1989). The record had a more heavy metal-influenced sound which alienated many of their original fans.
The band released another record Alpha Omega (1992), that saw the return of Joseph, and the departure of guitarist and songwriter Parris Mitchell Mayhew, a record that was only embraced by the most devoted of their fanbase, and followed by Near Death Experience (1993).
After suffering from many lineup changes and frequent breakups, the group finally disbanded, seemingly for the last time, after this record. However, in 2000 they released a record again..
With Revenge the Cro-Mags came back to their early hardcore roots with songs that were comparable to their first release plus some songs with a more melodic/punk rock feel. After the release of Revenge the band broke up once again.
In 2008 John Joseph started playing shows, including one at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, using the name Cro-Mags (jam). The band included drummer Mackie Jayson, Craig Setari of Sick of It All on bass, and AJ of Leeway on guitar.
At various times in the 90s and 00s both Harley and John Joseph simultaneously led 2 separate versions of the Cro-Mags with completely different line-ups.
These groups billed themselves as "Cro-Mag Jam", "Cro-Mags-NYC", "Age of Quarrel" or "Cro-Mags" (whether or not the name was owned legally by the certain version of the band in question).
Sometimes only one original member would be present, sometimes two or three, and sometimes even both John Joseph and Harley together.
4-piece CT hardcore band influenced by death metal/hardcore of the 90's.
Western MA’s Restraining Order sign to New Age Records.
Waving the flag for Western MA, Restraining Order’s debut offers 6 songs of NY/Boston crew flavored hardcore available this summer.
Restraining Order formed in January 2017 after the band members made it their New Years Resolution to start a “1982 style” hardcore punk band. Within a few weeks, the band played their first show at a pizza restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY without even having a band name nor a demo out. Eventually deciding on the name Restraining Order, the band released their demo tape in March of 2017. Heavily influenced by original hardcore movers and shakers such as Minor Threat, Circle Jerks and Jerry’s Kids, Restraining Order took their ‘82 style and added just enough ‘77 punk attitude and garage rock hooks to stand out among today’s crop of retro style hardcore punk bands. The demo was self-recorded by the band at their homebase, Gate 4 Studio in West Springfield, MA.
(link to track “Something for the Youth” https://restrainingorderhc.bandcamp.com/track/something-for-the-youth)
Despite only being a band for a year, members of Restraining Order have spent the past decade playing in New England area hardcore bands such as Violence To Fade, Alert, Palehorse, Depths of Reality, Maniac, and Revenge. With a history of playing in bands together, Restraining Order has a clear musical chemistry and are able to write fast and catchy hardcore songs with relative ease. Hot off the heels of both their Demo and “Something for the Youth” promo cassette, Restraining Order presents their self-titled debut 7” EP for New Age Records.
WOLFHEAD IS A CROSOVER BAND FROM CONNECTICUT. MADE UP FROM MEMBERS OF PALEHORSE,DIVIDED BY HATE,100 DEMONS, SOAF,FROSTBITE AND THE SHADOW DELLERS.