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Onno “Cro-Mag” van Ravensteijn died of a heart attack

Onno “Cro-Mag” van Ravensteijn died of a heart attack

I don’t think we’re exaggerating when we say the international hardcore scene was shocked yesterday by the news of the passing of Onno Cro-Mag.

We can’t imagine you never heard of the guy, he supported countless of bands throughout the years with his interviews and reviews in Aardschok magazine, the European Hardcore Party’s he set up, his rather new label Strength Records etc. etc.

Rest in peace Onno.

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Wouter of Strength Records put out the following statement yesterday:

With sadness in my heart I write that Onno van Ravensteijn “Cromag” has passed away due to a heart attack. A unique, warm, honest and colourfull person. A legend with a heart of gold and a friend.

Strength to family and friends


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  1. Onno said on 2013-02-26

    in 93 or 94 I was still a metalkid just getting into hardcore. I went to Biohazard in Paard, Den Haag and saw Onno Cro-Mag outside the venue (recognised him from Aardschok/Metal Hammer). by then I still believed in the unity in hc, so I walked up to him and said “hey, aren’t you Onno Cro-Mag?”. with a very aggressive tone he answered “yeah, so what?!”, so I just walked away and never cared for him again…

    all the stories on facebook show that he might have been a great guy, but that day he was a total dick…

    • Just Killing Time said on 2013-02-26

      Maybe you thought you were going to give him shit over a review or something? I’m pretty sure they guy got a lot of that over the years.

  2. Tim said on 2013-02-26

    Back in the days, when I was a newjack and there was no internet, this guy was my guide in hardcore.
    And I used to love his rants on AsIce.

  3. trueal said on 2013-02-27

    shocking news. R.I.P. Onno.

    @ onno here above…..dude……what an inappropriate post at this place and time.