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American rockers Dead Cross are one of the most captivating bands in hardcore punk, having performed their 80s-inspired Bay Area punk to countless fans around the world. After supporting artists like Descartes a Kant, the band are now performing at festivals and staging their own international tours. Known for their guttural vocals and squalling guitar riffs, the band never fails to entertain audiences on their headline tours.
Dead Cross' background
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo formed Dead Cross in November 2015 when his band, Philm, disbanded before a scheduled tour with the Mexican group Descartes a Kant. The band played their first show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood in December 2015 with Lombardo on drums, Justin Pearson on bass guitar, Michael Crain on guitar and Gabe Serbian on vocals. Pearson and Serbian had previously toured with Lombardo as part of the punk rock band The Locust.
Bolstered by their early success, Dead Cross performed as part of the world's biggest heavy metal cruise, the 70000TONS OF METAL cruise, in February 2016. The following month, they released their debut single, "We'll Sleep When They're Dead," through SoundCloud.
Following the release of their single, the band hit the road with a run of shows and supported artists such as Napalm Death, Melt-Banana and The Melvins on tour. They also appeared at the Modified Ghost Festival in Vancouver in April 2016. Prior to hitting the road, the band prepared several songs for their live performances, including "I Want to Leave" and "Crushed Under the Wheels of Progress."
In late 2016, Serbian left Dead Cross after recording the vocals for the band's debut album. He was replaced by Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton, who later went on to re-record the vocals for the album. Patton had previously performed alongside Lombardo as part of the metal supergroup Fantômas.
In August 2017, Dead Cross released their eponymous debut album through a joint venture between Three One G and Ipecac Recordings. The album appeared on several U.S. Billboard charts, peaking at No. 2 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, No. 3 on the Tastemaker Albums chart and No. 7 on the Independent Albums chart. It also reached No. 12 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 39 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 180 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Following releasing Dead Cross, the band embarked on their first headline tour, the Dead Cross 2017 North American Tour, in August 2017. The Dead Cross tour kicked off at The Observatory in Santa Ana and visited cities throughout North America before coming to a close at the Ogden Theatre in Denver. The tour included an appearance at Riot Fest in Chicago in September 2017.
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