Dead Cross Debut “Church of the Motherf***ers”

Dead Cross debut a visual rebuke of organized religion in the band’s video for “Church of the Motherf***ers,” streaming below.

“We are not capable of understanding aspects of molecular genetics, let alone the universe,” said bass player Justin Pearson of the Michael Panduro directed clip. “I’d rather not fill in the blanks with outlandish oppressive morals, offensive social politics, and patriarchal garbage. In the year 2017 AD some humans still think there is a god.”

The band, which includes Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies), the aforementioned Justin Pearson (Retox/The Locust), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), recently announced they’ll head to Europe next summer, already confirming a June 17 performance at Download Paris. More dates will be announced soon.

Dead Cross released their self-titled debut album in early August, which was followed by a five-week trek across North America including a spot at Riot Fest. Rolling Stone said the album contains “10 charging, head-spinning ragers,” Revolver dubbed it a “28-minute blitzkrieg” and the LA Weekly proclaimed: “The band’s self-titled debut is a 28-minute burst of pure punk force, and is easily the most vitriolic material that either Lombardo or Patton has been involved with in many years.”

Watch Dead Cross Perform Live In Sacramento, California

Capital Chaos TV has uploaded video footage of DEAD CROSS‘s entire August 29 performance at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. Check it out below.

DEAD CROSS is the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYERSUICIDAL TENDENCIESMISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE).

The self-titled debut album from DEAD CROSS, which is rounded out by bassist Justin Pearson (THE LOCUSTRETOXHEAD WOUND CITY) and guitarist Michael Crain (RETOXFESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), was released on August 4 via Ipecac Recordings. The effort was helmed by producer Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORNDEFTONESSEPULTURA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others, and was mastered at Golden Mastering in Ventura, California.

Patton told Rolling Stone that he got involved with DEAD CROSS after reaching out to Lombardo to see if he could release the band’s album on Ipecac. After getting a text from the drummer asking him to join the group, “my jaw dropped,” the singer said. “I was like, ‘Who, me? Hmm …’ And I think it took like all of 30 seconds, but in a sarcastic way, I’m like, ‘Yeah, of course. I can do this. Are you sure you want me?’ So I kind of second-guessed him a little bit. And he said, ‘Man, you’d be our dream vocalist.’ And then it was just a matter of logistics. I decided to record it here in my basement, which is fitting. It shouldn’t sound too polished.”

Dead Cross Announce North American Tour

Dead Cross, the hardcore band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), have announced their first North American tour dates.

“Everything about Dead Cross screams aggression, said Lombardo. “I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience… but I know it’s going to be a hell of a good time. Really looking forward to hitting the road with these guys.”

The late summer outing kicks off on Aug. 10 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. and includes a stop at Riot Fest Chicago. Tickets are on-sale this Thursday at 10 a.m. local time.

Dead Cross tour dates:

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