Dead Cross

Dead Cross (Faith No More, Etc.) Debut New Track “Grave Slave”


Supergroup Dead Cross, who feature Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.,) Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, and members of The Locust/Retox fame, have officially premiered a new track titled “Grave Slave“. In addition, the band’s self-titled debut album has now been slated for an August 04th release through Ipecac Recordings.

The aforementioned track is available below via, who also have a lengthy chat about the group with Patton and Lombardo. Patton himself is well aware of his age when it comes to singing on such aggressive music, having been brought in to replace former vocalist Gabe Serbian. He said of that:

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“Let’s be honest, being in a band like this at almost 50 years old is a little comical. I’m not some young tough guy trying to prove a point anymore. For me to make a record like this, it’s entirely a musical adventure. I just think it’s fun, and it makes me smile and laugh a lot.”

He later said of the record:

“To me, it is a traditional hardcore record. It is very pointed, direct and visceral. Like, I wasn’t going to play keyboards, add samples or any kind of orchestration. It was like, ‘Yo, just go for it.’ In some ways, it reminded me of stuff that we had collectively all grown up with and loved when we were like teenagers – bands like The Accüsed, Deep Wound or Siege, stuff that was just brutal, uncompromising and right to the point. I was listening to all those bands again before this came to be, so it was already back infused in my blood. And now I got a chance to do a pencil-in-your-eye record.”

Notably the album will feature a cover of Bauhaus‘ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead“, which Patton calls “the grand detour” of the record. In addition to an appearance at this year’s ‘Riot Fest‘ in Chicago, IL, the band are planning a two-week run of West Coast shows in August with an East Coast run in September.

Patton has also been scoring an upcoming film for Netflix called ‘1922‘ based on the Stephen King novella. Furthermore, he has also been working with Jean-Claude Vannier on an album of orchestral ballads. For much more from Patton and Lombardo on Dead Cross, head to

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