Dead Cross, the SoCal hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), have released a self-titled, four-track EP via Ipecac Recordings (http://smarturl.it/DCep).
“I think part of Dead Cross’ motives are to bridge gaps between useless genres and definitions,” explained Pearson. “Part also might be to just burn that shit down. It’s in our collective DNA. Either way, as long as people love it or hate it, we succeed.”
News of the EP arrives as the band premieres a video for “My Perfect Prisoner” via Louder(http://smarturl.it/DCPrisoner). The clip was produced by Eric Livingston who also created the cover art for both the band’s full-length debut and this EP.
Dead Cross, which is also the title of the band’s 2017 full-length debut, is available digitally, with a limited 10-inch black/green swirl vinyl version set for a June 29 release. Pre-orders are available now (http://smarturl.it/DCep).
Dead Cross tracklist:
- Skin of a Redneck
- My Perfect Prisoner
- Shillelagh (Panicker Remix)
- Church of the Motherfuckers (Planet B Remix)
The band embarks on their debut European tour on June 2, kicking off the six-week trek at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival and including stops at several festivals including Download, Novarock, Graspop, Roskilde and Dour.
Dead Cross tour dates:
May 2 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
May 4 Mexico City, Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
June 2 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound
June 3 Nimes, France This Is Not A Love Song Festival
June 5 Bologna, Italy Estragon
June 6 Milan, Italy Alcatraz
June 7 Interlaken, Switzerland Greenfield Festival
June 10 Donington, UK Download
June 12 Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg Rockhal
June 13 Munich, Germany Backstage Werk
June 14 Nickelsdorf, Austria Novarock
June 16 Cologne, Germany Gloria Theater
June 17 Paris, France Download Paris
June 19 Lausanne, Switzerland Les Docks
June 20 Cognac, France Les Abattoirs
June 22 Vitoria, Spain Azkena Rock Festival
June 24 Dessel, Belgium Graspop
June 26 Eindhoven, Netherlands Effenaar
June 27 Hamburg, Germany Markthalle
June 29 Helsinki, Finalnd Tuska Metal Festival
July 3 Berlin, Germany SO 36
July 4 Gydnia, Poland Open’er Festival
July 6 Roskilde, Denmark Roskilde
July 8 Belfort, France Eurokeenes Festival
July 10 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
July 12 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
The band’s self-titled, full-length debut arrived in August of 2017. The 10-track album was dubbed a “28-minute blitzkrieg” by Revolver, awarded four-stars by Alternative Press, who called it “viciously contagious,” and Black Sabbath’s Bill Ward, in an interview with Rolling Stone, plainly said, “they’re fucking incredible.”
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