Dead Cross - Credit Adam DeGross

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 Liberator Music/Ipecac Recordings.

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.

Watch the video for ‘My Perfect Prisoner’ here

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 Friday June 29 release date. Pre-orders are available now.

The band’s self-titled, full-length debut arrived in August of 2017. The 10-track album is a precise, unyielding blast of angular hardcore punk, where screeching metallic guitars, scuzzy, brooding baselines, razor sharp, full-throttle percussion, and a full-range of vocal acrobatics intersect in ludicrously entertaining glory.

Dead Cross are bringing their frenetic blitz of thrashing hardcore fury to stages across Europe starting on June 2nd, including major festivals like Primavera Sound (ES), Hellfest (FR), Download (UK & FR), Grasspop (BE), DOUR (BE) and Tuksa (FI).

Praise for Dead Cross:

 ’One of the year’s most brutal and surreal punk albums.’ – Terrorizer

‘An absolute beast of an album. As soon as ‘Seizure and Desist’ starts, you’re intoxicated by Lombardo’s whirlwind drumming and Patton’s scarily impressive vocal range. It’s a pleasingly concise record…this really is an album full of unfiltered joy.’ – Louder Than War

‘Combative and direct. These adrenaline speedballs of hardcore punk and metal are certain to leave you juiced up and riot ready.’ – Record Collector

‘The result is an album that sounds as if it was a blast to make and one that’s immensely enjoyable to listen to.’ – Guardian

‘Dead Cross have become a sum greater than their parts.’ – Metal Hammer

‘A deliriously entertaining and cartoonishly brutal sub-half hour onslaught of the tightest metal-leaning hardcore punk you’re likely to hear this year.’ – The 405

‘It has an individuality than allows it stand on its own two feet; a brash and aggressive statement that will leave many younger bands quivering in their wake.’ – Ave Noctum

‘This is the sound of focussed insanity and of all of the collective noises, voices and unwritten melodies that live inside your head, that’s been carefully filtered and sieved through a barely tangible crossover mesh before being let loose, in all of its magnificent glory, on an unsuspecting world.’  – Mass Movement