Dead Cross (Feat. Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo): ‘II’ Album Due Later This Year

July 20, 2022

Dead Cross, the ‘super group’ featuring Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), have decided to release their new album “II”, on October 28!

The album came together after Crain received a surprise cancer diagnosis, “Words can’t even begin to describe how much this album means to me. It’s birthed of pain and uncertainty. The slow, excruciatingly painful and nauseating recovery from cancer treatments were the catalyst for every riff and note on this album. However, my will to live and be with my brothers Justin, Dave, Mike and co-producer Ross Robinson got me out of bed and running into the studio every day to get it all on tape.”

You can pre-order the album now on the following formats;

* CD digipak
* Counterfeit gold vinyl
* Indie retail exclusive glass coffin vinyl
* Ipecac webstore exclusive pee tape vinyl (limited to 500)
* Three One G webstore exclusive Ash Wednesday vinyl (limited to 500)
* Revolver exclusive upper crust vinyl (limited to 300)
* Black cassette (limited to 400)
* Gold cassette (limited to 100)

The “II” album cover was created by Eric Livingston.

“II” track listing:

01. Love Without Love
02. Animal Espionage
03. Heart Reformer
04. Strong And Wrong
05. Ants And Dragons
06. Nightclub Canary
07. Christian Missile Crisis
08. Reign Of Error
09. Imposter Syndrome

Dead Cross singer Mike Patton talked to Rolling Stone about moving forward with the new album, “The other guys started recording it pre-pandemic. But our guitar player got Covid and then got diagnosed with cancer. What do you even say about that? It’s like, ‘Jesus Christ.’ I thought, ‘Okay, well, let’s shelve this for a while until … ‘ But man, he was an absolute trooper. And he said, ‘No, I need to make this record. It’s going to heal me. It’s going to make me feel better. It’s going to be my cure in a way.’ And goddamn it, he was right. And he beat it. And then I was going through some shit, too — not to skirt that — so basically, this record took way longer than it should have.”

Dead Cross’ self-titled debut album was released in August 2017. So it’s time.

Pretty potent ‘super group’! What’s the best of all-time?


Written by Todd Hancock