DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX, HEAD WOUND CITY) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has added Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE) as the band’s singer.
DEAD CROSS is currently working on its debut album for a 2017 release via Ipecac Recordings.
The band earlier in the year parted ways with singer Gabe Serbian.
DEAD CROSS‘s debut album is being helmed by producer Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORN, DEFTONES, SEPULTURA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others.
Lombardo recently told Madcap Music Review about the source of the searing anger and rage that is fueling the aggression of his new band. He said: “Ever since the tragedy in Paris [that took place in November 2015]; that’s why I’m fucking pissed. Because everything hit really close to home. I could have been on that stage [at the Bataclan venue in Paris where EAGLES OF DEATH METAL performed]. I could have been at a festival and some fucking son of a bitch comes in with a shotgun or whatever and starts [blowing] people’s heads off. So I’m just… I’m angry. I’m over it, but, you know, with the new releasing some aggressive music, [we’re able to] get all the feelings out, get all the shit that we wanna say out in this music. It’s not gonna come out playing alternative music, it’s not gonna come out playing soft. And my name and my drumming is synonymous with thrash and hardcore music, so I’m really excited about this.”