DEAD CROSS Drops ‘Seizure And Desist’ Official Video

Multifaceted avant garde heavy rock unit Dead Cross, which features Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Grip INC., ex-Slayer) and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Peeping Tom) in their ranks, have dropped a new Official Video. The clip is for the track ‘Seizure And Desist‘ which hails from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut due from  Ipecac Recordings on August 4th. Joining Lombardo and Patton in Dead Cross are Justin Pearson (The Locust, Head Wound City, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer).

The S/T debut was produced by the famed Ross Robinson (Korn, Sepultura, Red Fang, Deftones) and features a glow-in-the-dark cover (CD/LP) created by Eric Livingston, with vinyl available in a limited edition gold and a clear/red/black swirl. Livingston’s art is also depicted and included throughout this new visualizer. Digital pre-orders include instant downloads of “Grave Slave” and “Seizure And Desist“.

Regarding the “Seizure And Desist” clip, Justin Pearson said: “The artist who created our album art, Eric Livingston, came up with this video. 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.”

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker

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Dead Cross track list
1. “Seizure and Desist”
2. “Idiopathic”
3. “Obedience School”
4. “Shillelagh”
4. “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
5. “Divine Filth”
6. “Grave Slave”
7. “The Future Has Been Cancelled”
8. “Gag Reflex”
9. “Church Of The Motherfuckers”


The MELVINS Announce Dual Album Release Via Ipecac In July

On July 7th, the legendary masters of mighty music, the Melvins, will issue the dual album ‘A Walk With Love And Death‘, via Ipecac Recordings. The double header finds the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcasing two distinct sides to the band’s music: First, with Death, a proper Melvins’ release and then secondly, with Love.  The latter release is the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short film also titled A Walk With Love And Death. A release date for the short has not been announced yet but a trailer can be seen below.

“This was a huge undertaking,” explained band ringleader Buzz Osborne. “All three things: the album, the soundtrack and the film are benchmarks for us.”

Drummer Dale Crover added, “A Walk With Love And Death is one giant, dark, moody, psychotic head trip! Not for the faint of heart. You’ll sleep with the lights on after listening.”

The albums, which include guests Joey Santiago (The Pixies), Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes/Crystal Fairy) and Anna Waronker (That Dog), were self-produced with engineer Toshi Kosai.

A North American tour is in the works for this summer with dates to be announced soon.

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A Walk With Love And Death tracklisting:

“Aim High”
“Queen Powder Party”
“Street Level St. Paul”
“The Hidden Joice”
“Give It To Me”
“Chicken Butt”
“Eat Yourself Out”
“Halfway To The Bakersfield Mall”
“Pacoima Normal”
“Park Head”
“Track Star”
“The Asshole Bastard”

“Black Heath”
“Sober-delic (Acid Only)”
“What’s Wrong With You”
“Edgar The Elephant”
“Christ Hammer”
“Flaming Creature”
“Cactus Party”
“Cardboro Negro”