Dead Cross (Faith No More, ex-Slayer, etc.) will be releasing a new album, titled “II,“ on October 28. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“II” Track Listing:
01. “Love Without Love”
02. “Animal Espionage”
03. “Heart Reformer”
04. “Strong and Wrong”
05. “Ants and Dragons”
06. “Nightclub Canary”
07. “Christian Missile Crisis”
08. “Reign Of Error”
09. “Imposter Syndrome”
Guitarist Michael Crain said the following about the album:
“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 [Pearson], Dave [Lombardo], Mike [Patton], and co-producer Ross Robinson, got me out of bed and running into the studio every day to get it all on tape.”
A video for the effort’s first single, “Reign Of Error,” can be found below. Crain added the following about that:
“‘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 [Hanneman, late Slayer guitarist]. 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.”