Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Etc.) Diagnosed With Cancer, GoFundMe Launced

Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, etc.) has sadly been diagnosed with a form of cancer called Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He will be beginning treatment this month and a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help him with medical expenses.

Ipecac Records issued the following statement:

“Many of you know our Ipecac family member Michael Crain (DEAD CROSS, RETOX, CUNTS).

On July 17th he was diagnosed with a form of cancer known as SCC or Squamous Cell Carcinoma after a routine surgery to remove a Bronchial Cyst. Since then, he underwent a bilateral tonsillectomy as well as multiple biopsy’s and tests.

At the end of September, Mike will begin radiation therapy coupled with chemotherapy.

Although the prognosis for his recovery is high, Mike (like so many others with health insurance) is now faced with a depleted savings account and increasing credit card debt just to cover his Kaiser co-payments. We created this GoFundMe page to help offset Mike‘s expenses so he can focus on getting well without financial stress.

Many of you know Michael Crain is a talented musician, but what you may not know is that he is a stellar human being. He is deeply involved in his home community, and can often be found rescuing dogs and people alike. We recognize that these are uncertain times. Taking care of our own is how we fight back. The personal is political.

Let’s keep Michael Crain on the planet for as long as we can.

Sincerely,

The Ipecac Family”

Listen To Dead Cross & Kool Keith‘s “Church Of The Motherfuckers”/“Uncrushable” Mashup

Kool Keith is streaming a Dead Cross mashup of his song “Uncrushable” via Rolling Stone. The track, which features Dead Cross’ “Church Of The Motherfuckers”, will appear on the rapper’s new EP “Blast” (out March 29).

Dead Cross‘ “Church Of The Motherfuckers” Gets Mashed Up With Kool Keith‘s “Uncrushable” For The Rapper‘s New EP

Dead Cross will appear on Kool Keith‘s new EP “Blast” (March 29) as part of a mashup that features their song “Church Of The Motherfuckers” along with the rapper’s track “Uncrushable.” On top of that, Planet B (Dead Cross, etc.) will also remix the effort’s title track.

[via The PRP]

Dead Cross Premiere Video For Planet B Remix Of “Church Of The Motherfuckers”

Dead Cross (ex-Slayer, Faith No More, etc.) have premiered a new video for the Planet B remix of “Church Of The Motherfuckers.” This version of the track is from the band’s recent self-titled EP. Justin Pearson, who is a member of Dead Cross and Planet B, commented on the clip, which was directed by Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland:

“This is meant to be an extension to the original ‘Church of the Motherfuckers’ video. Perhaps an interpretation but a realistic view or organized religion in the real world, and in modern times, which is unfortunate. Are well free in this world? This is Jesus Christ, this is religion.”

Watch Dead Cross Cover Dead Kennedys‘ “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” With Touché Amoré’s Jeremy Bolm

During Dead Cross’ (ex-Slayer, Faith No More, etc.) set at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark, the band were joined onstage by Touché Amoré’s Jeremy Bolm. You can see footage of them covering Dead Kennedys‘ “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” below:

[via The PRP]

Watch Dead Cross Perform Acoustic Cover Of Bauhaus‘ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead“

Dead Cross (ex-Slayer, Faith No More, etc.) have shared some footage of themselves performing an acoustic cover of Bauhaus‘ “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.“ You can check that out below:

[via The PRP]