News•November 20, 2015 1:44 PM ET•6,791 views
Ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo in new punk band Dead Cross
Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has now joined forces with Justin Pearson of Retox and The Locust notoriety for a new punk hardcore band called Dead Cross. In addition to Lombardo and Pearson, the lineup also features Gabe Serbian (The Locust, ex-Retox) and Mike Crain (Retox). Lombardo described their sound to Noisey:
"It's just straightforward brutal punk— metal-esque, but it's definitely not metal. I think it definitely leans more towards the punk style, because I feel that the way things are in the world, a punk attitude is definitely necessary to help you along with the shit that's going on. There's no time to sing 'We Are the World', or all this bullshit, we're all pissed right now, and there's no better way to release anger than to be in a punk band and write punk music."Though they have yet to record any music, Lombardo hopes they will:
"I don't know exactly when we'll be able to release anything, but I'd love to get something out by the end of the year, two singles, just to release something, and then do a full-length next year. The level of musicianship we have is very high, so I don't think it'll be too much of a problem to create music and put something out. These guys are driven like I am. I've learned a lot from being in this industry, and sometimes it's a lot better when you grab the bull by the horns yourself and don't wait around for other people."