Dead Cross premiere “Seizure And Desist” video, self titled debut arrives August 4 via Ipecac

Dead Cross premiere

(Photo credit: SAWA; Left to right: Michael Crain, Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson)

Dead Cross, the SoCal hardcore band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies)Justin Pearson (Retox/The Locust)Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), premiere the video for “Seizure and Desist”.
The artist who created our album art, Eric Livingston, came up with this video,” explains Pearson. “As far as I’m concerned, It sums up the current social and political climate of today. For a lot of humanity, this world is a mean motherfucking place. The video captures the severity of the times we live in, as well as a means to communicate beyond basic language using iconic imagery, campy techniques, historical relevance, as well as a glimpse into the future. “
The animated clip arrives as the band preps for the Aug. 4 release of their self-titled debut, which Lombardo tells Rolling Stone is one of the “most brutal albums I’ve ever done.” The 10-track release features a glow-in-the-dark cover (CD/LP) also created by Livingston, with vinyl available in a limited edition gold and a clear/red/black swirl. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Grave Slave” ( and “Seizure and Desist.” All pre-orders can be found here:
Joining Dead Cross on the bulk of their North American tour is Secret Chiefs 3. The San Francisco-based outfit, who describe themselves as “an ever unfolding musical vision,” features Patton’s former Mr. Bungle bandmate, Trey Spruance. “I have no idea what kind of chaos it will conjure on stage or in the audience,” said Lombardo of the five-week outing, continuing, “but I know it’s going to be a hell of a good time.” Tickets are available now.
August 10 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory *
August 11 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
August 12 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee *
August 14 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
August 15 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
August 16 Austin, TX Emo’s
August 18 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre *
August 19 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
August 21 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
August 23 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
August 25 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
August 26 Seattle, WA The Showbox
August 27 Portland Wonder Ballroom
August 29 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
September 8 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
September 10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
September 11 Boston, MA Royale
September 12 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
September 13 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw
September 15 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
September 16 Chicago, IL Riot Fest *
September 17 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
September 19 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
September 20 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
September 23 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
* – Secret Chiefs 3 do not perform
Dead Cross premiere
Dead Cross album cover
Dead Cross track list:
1. Seizure and Desist
2. Idiopathic
3. Obedience School
4. Shillelagh
5. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
6. Divine Filth
8. The Future Has Been Cancelled
9. Gag Reflex
10. Church of the Motherfuckers

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