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.


The Ipecac Family”

Retox Announce 2016 U.S. Tour With He Whose Ox Is Gored, & Silent

Retox have announced a fall headlining tour. the band will also be joined by special guests He Whose Ox Is Gored, and Silent.


Tour Dates:

08/28 Fullerton, CA – Slidebar (no He Whose Ox Is Gored)
08/30 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
08/31 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
09/01 Dallas, TX – Three Links
09/02 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
09/04 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/05 Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
09/06 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
09/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
09/08 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage
09/09 Washington, DC – DC9
09/10 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
09/11 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
09/12 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
09/13 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/14 Denver, CO – Hi Dive
09/16 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (no He Whose Ox Is Gored)

Retox Premiere “Without Money, We’d All Be Rich” Music Video

Retox have premiered a new video for their song “Without Money, We’d All Be Rich,” via TheFader.com. This song is from the band’s new album, Beneath California, which was released today (February 10).

Retox Premiere “Let’s Not Keep In Touch” Music Video

Retox have premiered a new video for their song “Let’s Not Keep In Touch,” via Noisey. The song is from the band’s new album, Beneath California, which will be out February 10. The video features a guest appearance from Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed). Check it out: