Dave Lombardo (Philm, ex-Slayer), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox), Gabe Serbian (The Locust, ex-Retox, ex-Cattle Decapitation), and Mike Crain (Retox) have teamed up to form a new hardcore punk band christened Dead Cross. In an interview with Noisey, Lombardo said:
“It’s just straightforward brutal punk— metal-esque, but it’s definitely not metal. I think it definitely leans more towards the punk style, because I feel that the way things are in the world, a punk attitude is definitely necessary to help you along with the shit that’s going on. There’s no time to sing ‘We Are the World’, or all this bullshit, we’re all pissed right now, and there’s no better way to release anger than to be in a punk band and write punk music.
I don’t know exactly when we’ll be able to release anything, but I’d love to get something out by the end of the year, two singles, just to release something, and then do a full-length next year. The level of musicianship we have is very high, so I don’t think it’ll be too much of a problem to create music and put something out. These guys are driven like I am. I’ve learned a lot from being in this industry, and sometimes it’s a lot better when you grab the bull by the horns yourself and don’t wait around for other people.”
Dead Cross lineup:
Dave Lombardo – drums
Justin Pearson – bass
Gabe Serbian – vocals
Mike Crain – guitar