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the Krays / Bio

Formed in 1994 in Brooklyn, the The Krays quickly asserted itself on the growing NYC Punk scene, standing apart with their strong riffs and mindful lyrics. Releasing a string of demo tapes and playing a ton of blistering shows, the group drew lots of attention and a loyal following. 1996 saw the release of their first EP, a split with fellow NY band the Truents. Next, in 1997 came their debut LP "Inside Warfare" on Tribal War / Eyeball Records. After 2000's "A Battle for the Truth" LP, the band signed with TKO Records. In 2002 the "A Time for Action" LP was released to critical acclaim. All the while, the group bashed on the many stages of New York, with headlining shows at the legendary CBGB's, as well as opening spots for the parade of punk legends that came through New York. The band also embarked on a slew of tours, around the United States and in Europe. Some memorable trips include tours with The Dropkick Murphy's, Blanks 77, Vice Squad, Threats, The Restarts, Clit 45, and more.
Led by Johnny Rosado, otherwise known as Johnny Kray, the group are inspired by classic punk groups from the U.S. and Europe, like Fear, The Ruts, Menace, Stiff Little Fingers, The Misfits, The Clash...
Their many LP's, EP's, and compilation appearances, as well as countless shows and tours testify to the amount of work the Krays have put in over the years, and with a new LP on the way titled "SANGRE" on Dead City Records, the future still holds a lot for these New York punk staples.

General Info

Band Members
Johnny - Vocals, Guitar // Spencer - Bass // Chris - Drums // Kenny - Guitar
Artist Name
the Krays
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thekrays
Active Since
02/93
Genres
Rock / Street Punk / American Hardcore

Contact Info

Location
Brooklyn, NY
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