Sonic Attack 225


  1.  Dead Cross – The Future Has Been Cancelled – Dead Cross
  2. L’Ira del Baccano – Paradox Hourglass, Part 1: L’Ira Del Baccano – Paradox Hourglass
  3. Sxuperion – Catastrophe Column – Myriad
  4. All Out War – Burn These Enemies – Give Us Extinction
  5. Positive Hatred – In Tune With Living – Flowers From The Dustbin
  6. Queen Anne’s Reign – Piracy – Flowers From The Dustbin
  7. The Kelpies – Television – Flowers From The Dustbin
  8. Vellocette – Woe – Flowers From The Dustbin
  9. What?!! – Toys Out Of Control – Flowers From The Dustbin
  10. Sxuperion – Beyond The Cosmic Corridors – Myriad
  11. Sesiones Ácidas – El largo camino hacia el Sur – Tagarmina Jam

Sonic Attack 223


  1. Dead Cross – Seizure and Desist – Dead Cross
  2. Cegvera – 2039 – Fractals
  3. Megalomatic – A Yellow Car, A Golden Chariot – Symbolism
  4. Neurosis – Double Edged Sword – The Word As Law
  5. No Funeral – Infection – No Funeral/Livid Split
  6. Warbeast – Orchestration of Violence – Enter The Arena
  7. The Pod – Activated Charcoal – The Pod
  8. Rebel Wizard – One I Seek – The Warning Of One EP
  9. Kollaps – Heartworm – Sibling Lovers
  10. Megalomatic – Cesspit – Symbolism
  11. Cegvera – Latrun – Creations EP
  12. Neurosis – Blisters – The Word as Law

Get ready for Dead Cross

Dead Cross, the SoCal band featuring Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Tomahawk), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer) release their self-titled debut album on Aug. 4 via Ipecac Recordings.

“’Grave Slave’ is S&M for your ears,” says Lombardo. “Patton’s vocal range and intensity are on full blast throughout this entire album. This song is a two-minute example of what it’s like to travel through the depths of his brain while JP, Crain and myself commandeer the vehicle. It’s jarring, aggressive and unsettling. We’re coming at you hardcore, but leaving you with a kiss.
As the song states, we can blow out the candles on the urinal cake,’” adds Pearson. “A track like this only makes complete sense in this climate… absurdity, pigs, neo-fascist authoritarianism… the American dream is alive and well. Well, when the suits and white hoods screw the planet, you get this slab.”
It’s a hell of a wait for this debut but it sounds like it’s going to be worth it.
(Photo credit: SAWA; Left to right: Michael Crain, Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson)