Dead Cross release surprise, Self-Titled EP via Ipecac Recordings


‘My Perfect Prisoner’ Video Debuts

European Tour Includes Stops At Primavera Sound, Download, Novarock, Hellfest, Graspop, Roskilde And Dour Festivals

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 Ipecac Recordings.

News of the EP arrives as the band premieres a video for “My Perfect Prisoner”. The clip was produced by Eric Livingston who also created the cover art for both the band’s full-length debut and this EP – cover art and track list below.

  • “I think part of Dead Cross’ motives are to bridge gaps between useless genres and definitions. Part also might be to just burn that shit down. It’s in our collective DNA. Either way, as long as people love it or hate it, we succeed.” – Justin Pearson
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Dead Cross EP 2018Dead Cross EP track list:

  1. Skin of a Redneck
  2. My Perfect Prisoner
  3. Shillelagh (Panicker Remix)
  4. Church of the Motherfuckers (Planet B Remix)

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 29th June 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, appearing at major festivals including Primavera Sound (ES), Hellfest (FR), Download (UK & FR), Grasspop (BE), DOUR (BE) and Tuksa (FI), as well as headline club shows across the mainland.


  • May 2  San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
  • May 4  Mexico City, Mexico  Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
  • June 2  Barcelona, Spain  Primavera Sound
  • June 3  Nimes, France  This Is Not A Love Song Festival
  • June 5  Bologna, Italy  Estragon
  • June 6  Milan, Italy  Alcatraz
  • June 7  Interlaken, Switzerland  Greenfield Festival
  • June 10  Donington, UK  Download
  • June 12  Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  Rockhal
  • June 13  Munich, Germany  Backstage Werk
  • June 14  Nickelsdorf, Austria  Novarock
  • June 16  Cologne, Germany  Gloria Theater
  • June 17  Paris, France  Download Paris
  • June 19  Lausanne, Switzerland  Les Docks
  • June 20  Cognac, France  Les Abattoirs
  • June 22  Vitoria, Spain  Azkena Rock Festival
  • June 23 Clisson, France Hellfest
  • June 24  Dessel, Belgium  Graspop
  • June 26  Eindhoven, Netherlands  Effenaar
  • June 27  Hamburg, Germany  Markthalle
  • June 29  Helsinki, Finalnd Tuska Metal Festival
  • July 3  Berlin, Germany  SO 36
  • July 4  Gydnia, Poland  Open’er Festival
  • July 6  Roskilde, Denmark  Roskilde
  • July 8  Belfort, France  Eurokeenes Festival
  • July 10  Amsterdam, Netherlands  Melkweg
  • July 12  Dour, Belgium  Dour Festival

Tickets are available now here

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. I’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


Photo credit: Adam Degross