Dead Cross, the new band which includes Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), and Michael Crain (Retox), have released their first single.
The song, ‘Grave Slave’, will be on their self-titled debut album set for release on August 4th via Patton’s Ipecac Recordings.
Mike Patton tells Rolling Stone, “To me, it is a traditional hardcore record. It is very pointed, direct and visceral. Like, I wasn’t going to play keyboards, add samples or any kind of orchestration. It was like, ‘Yo, just go for it.’ In some ways, it reminded me of stuff that we had collectively all grown up with and loved when we were like teenagers – bands like the Accüsed, Deep Wound or Siege, stuff that was just brutal, uncompromising and right to the point.”
Dave Lombardo says, “It’s one of the most brutal albums I’ve ever done”
Listen to the song below and see them at Riot Fest in September.