Virtuoso Frontman and Producer Mike Patton Picks Up Dead Cross For Drummer Dave Lombardo

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Dave Lombardo's project, Dead Cross picks up Patton - Photo © Donna Balancia
Dave Lombardo’s project, Dead Cross nails down Mike Patton – Photo © Donna Balancia


Accomplished musician Mike Patton, perhaps best known for his wild performances as frontman for Faith No More, will take on the vocal duties for Dave Lombardo’s punk project Dead Cross.

Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits, Slayer) made the announcement on his Facebook page. Lombardo and Patton are joined by bassist Justin Pearson (Retox, Head Wound City, The Locust) and guitarist Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer).

Mike Patton speaks several languages including punk - Photo by De Falso
Mike Patton speaks several languages including punk – Photo by De Falso

Dead Cross: 2017

Dead Cross already recorded its first album, but substituted Patton’s vocals for recorded tracks by Gabe Serbian who left the band. The record is expected in early 2017.

Lombardo is sitting in as guest drummer in the band on Late Night With Seth Myers.

Patton is co-founder with Greg Werckman of the Ipecac Recordings label. Ipecac Recordings is the label of The Melvins, Le Butcherettes, Queens of the Stone age, Faith No More and many others. Dead Cross will be released on Ipecac Recordings.