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Dead Cross Release Surprise, Self-Titled EP Alongside “My Perfect Prisoner” Video

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 (

“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( 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 (

Dead Cross tracklist:

  1. Skin of a Redneck
  2. My Perfect Prisoner
  3. Shillelagh (Panicker Remix)
  4. 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.”