Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Dead Cross, the SoCal band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Grip INC., Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer) will release their self-titled début album on August 4th via Ipecac Recordings.
Music fans of various genres and styles have been eagerly awaiting the début and today, the song “Grave Slave” is streaming below.
“’Grave Slave’ is S&M for your ears,” says Lombardo. “Patton’s vocal range and intensity are on full blast throughout this entire album. This song is a two-minute example of what it’s like to travel through the depths of his brain while JP, Crain, and myself commandeer the vehicle. It’s jarring, aggressive and unsettling. We’re coming at you hardcore, but leaving you with a kiss.”
“As the song states, we can blow out the candles on the urinal cake,” adds Pearson. “A track like this only makes complete sense in this climate… absurdity, pigs, neo-fascist authoritarianism… the American dream is alive and well. Well, when the suits and white hoods screw the planet, you get this slab.”
Dead Cross tracklist:
Seizure And Desist
Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus cover)
The Future Has Been Cancelled
Church Of The Motherf*****s