Monday, July 24, 2017

DEAD CROSS + Stereogum

Dead Cross is a new band, but it has a hell of a pedigree. The berserker hardcore supergroup features Faith No More frontman Mike Patton and OG Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo alongside former members of the Locust and Retox. Their self-titled debut is coming next month… and now they’ve shared a new clip for a frantic, pummeling new song called “Obedience School.”

View the video for "Obedience School", described as "an evocative look at a world that most of the would've never seen," via Stereogum, here.

Dead Cross emerged out of a series of unlikely happenstance, fallen-through plans, and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled turmoil—intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder. Consisting of Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Fantomas), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City), Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantomas, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk), the impressive, expansive, and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn’t necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on its own, speaks volumes with its multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs, and severe rhythms.

"Obedience School" was shot by Dennis Bersales. The track is off of Dead Cross’ new self-titled album, produced by Ross Robinson, to be released August 4th on colored vinyl and CD via Ipecac Records and Three One G, as well as digitally through iTunes.

Upcoming shows:
August 10 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
August 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
August 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
August 14 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
August 15 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
August 16 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
August 18 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
August 19 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
August 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
August 23 - Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
August 25 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
August 26 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
August 27 - Portland @ Wonder Ballroom
August 29 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
September 8 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
September 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
September 11 - Boston, MA @ Royale
September 12 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
September 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
September 15 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
September 16 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
September 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
September 19 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
September 20 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
September 23 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

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