Former Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo and Faith No More Singer Mike Patton Team Up on New Project
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and singer Mike Patton (Faith No More...and a host of other projects), have completed mastering the debut album for their Dead Cross collaborative project.
The album is set to be released later this year on Patton’s Ipecac Recordings. The album was produced by Ross Robinson, who previously worked with Korn, Deftones, Sepultura, and others.
Dead Cross also includes Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Head Wound City), and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer). Pearson, who runs Three One G records, revealed the visual evidence on the label's twitter feed.
In a recent interview with Madcap Music Review, Lombardo talks about the anger that fuels Dead Cross’ music: "Ever since the tragedy in Paris [that took place in November 2015]; that's why I'm fucking pissed. Because everything hit really close to home. I could have been on that stage [at the Bataclan venue in Paris where Eagles of Death Metal performed]. I could have been at a festival and some fucking son of a bitch comes in with a shotgun or whatever and starts [blowing] people's heads off. So I'm just… I'm angry. I'm over it, but, you know, with the new releasing some aggressive music, [we're able to] get all the feelings out, get all the shit that we wanna say out in this music. It's not gonna come out playing alternative music, it's not gonna come out playing soft. And my name and my drumming is synonymous with thrash and hardcore music, so I'm really excited about this."