The angry supergroup from Dave Lombardo (Slayer) with vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More) is out on the road supporting their new self titled CD Dead Cross, and played their second show of the tour at Vegas’ own Brooklyn Bowl. The new album is a hardcore punk visceral assault, and as Patten described to Rolling Stone, “I got a chance to do a pencil-in-your-eye-record”, and Lombardo concurred with “It is one of the most brutal albums I’ve ever done”. The CD was released August 4th on Patton's (and Alternative Tentacles Greg Werckman) label Ipecac Records, and produced by Ross Robinson (who previously worked with Korn, Deftones, Sepultura and Limp Bizkit), and the first streaming single is “Grave Slave” (Check it out below).
Dead Cross brought the assault to Vegas, and pummeled the fans with a set that played their self titled release start to finish in entirety, including a punched up rendition of Bauhaus’ “Bela Legosi’s Dead” along with a couple new post CD tunes mixed in. Besides Patton and Lombardo (who previously ‘supergrouped’ it together in metal band Fantômas) Dead Cross includes (Retox) guitarist Mike Crain and bassist Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) for a punk rooted blasting force of aggression and speed.
Brooklyn Bowl was a perfect setting for the show, mosh pits opened up as Patton announced the first ‘stage dive’ of the tour as one stealty fan sailed off the stage into the crowd. The show was a blast , and he band looked like they were having a ball, with Lombardo completely pummeling the drums and Patton speeding through lyrics at top volume, a carefully orchestrated exercise in anger and chaos. This first North American tour continues throughout September, so check the dates below and add it to your calendar, in ink.
Dead Cross Second Single from Self Titled CD "Seizure and Desist"
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Dead Cross 2017 North American Tour
8/10 — Santa Ana, Calif. — The Observatory
8/11 — Las Vegas, Nev. — Brooklyn Bowl
8/12 — Phoenix, Ariz. — The Marquee
8/14 — Dallas, Texas — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
8/15 — Houston, Texas — Warehouse Live
8/16 — Austin, Texas — Emo’s
8/18 — Tucson, Ariz. — The Rialto Theatre
8/19 — San Diego, Calif. — The Observatory North Park
8/21 — Los Angeles, Calif. — El Rey Theatre
8/23 — Berkeley, Calif. — The UC Theatre
8/25 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Vogue Theatre
8/26 — Seattle, Wash. — The Showbox
8/27 — Portland, Ore. — Wonder Ballroom
8/29 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
9/8 — Baltimore, Md. — Baltimore Soundstage
9/10 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Union Transfer
9/11 — Boston, Mass. — Royale