Last week, supergroup Dead Cross began teasing something for July 19th – well, today is the day and wow is there some awesome news! The band (consisting of Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Michael Crain, and Justin Pearson) have just released a new single and announced a new album! The album is titled II and it will be released on October 28th.
Per a press release associated with this announcement:
“The album, while both a raucous hardcore collection, and at times, a politically-charged opus, has its roots in friendship, with the band rallying together after Crain received a surprise cancer diagnosis.”
Michael Crain shares the following:
“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.”
The upcoming new Dead Cross record will come in a variety of formats; you can pre-order the record now via this link here. Below, you can also check out the new single off the record, titled “Reign of Error.” Regarding this single, Crain shares the following:
“’Reign of Error’ was recorded almost as quickly as it was written and I believe there’s a very good explanation for it. I haven’t told anybody this before, least of all the rest of the band or Ross, but I honestly felt a strong presence in the studio that day. Those riffs flew out of me and when Dave sat down at his kit it was almost as if we’d played that song a thousand times before. It literally just happened so fast. Bam! One take. I’m not trying to paint a dark or fantasy-like story either. Having just escaped death and still healing from my cancer treatments I was incredibly sensitive to energy and the other side. There was someone else there. Not evil but benevolent and inspiring. I honestly believe it was Dave’s old bandmate and friend Jeff. I think he just wanted to jam with his friend again and perhaps did so through me. There I said it. Whether people believe it or not I really don’t care. I’m just grateful that I had that experience.”
Will you be picking up the new Dead Cross album?