Dead Cross, ‘Seizure and Desist’ – Exclusive Video Premiere
In late 2015, renowned drummer Dave Lombardo (formerly of Slayer) excited fans around the globe when he announced he had formed a new band called Dead Cross. After a lineup switch, the band landed on Faith No More vocalist Mike Patton to front the group and we'll get the full effect when they drop their debut album on Aug. 4 via Ipecac Recordings. Dead Cross have partnered with Loudwire to offer an advanced look at what's to come with the exclusive premiere of the music video for "Seizure and Desist."
The video opens up with over 20 seconds of low frequency hum of an emergency broadcast alert before the chaos of "Seizure and Desist" blasts off as black and white sketches of a flag, a character resembling President Trump, an illustration of Patton and more whiz by. A powder keg of wild tempo changes, rigid, rhythmically-minded riffs and the animated and dynamic vocal efforts of Patton certainly adhere to the "Seizure" portion of the song's title in convincing fashion.
“The artist who created our album art, Eric Livingston, came up with this video," states bassist Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox). "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 motherf--king 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."
Pre-orders for Dead Cross are available here in various digital platforms as well as physical options like colored vinyl, CD and bundle packages. The group will embark on their first-ever North American tour starting Aug. 10 with support coming from Secret Chiefs 3. Head to this location for a full list of upcoming stops.
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