Heavy supergroup Dead Cross made their NYC debut with a pair of shows on Tuesday (9/12) at Gramercy Theatre and Wednesday (9/13) at Warsaw. The band, which is made up of Mike Patton of Faith No More/Mr. Bungle, ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, and members of The Locust/Retox, released their self-titled debut album in August, and have been touring behind it. Loudwire says:

A sold out Gramercy Theatre in New York City felt Dead Cross’ rage and wrath as the band exploded on stage shortly after 10PM, launching into their chaotic “Seizure and Desist,” with a crazed Patton immediately diving into the audience and causing an instant uproar in the pit. With microphone shoved deep into his mouth, the unpredictable singer eventually crowd surfed his way back onstage and with the massive drum hammering courtesy of Lombardo and string yanking from Crain and Pearson, they continued their massive momentum, delving into speedy new tracks “Idiopathic,” “Obedience School,” a fresh untitled song being referred to as “New #2″ and the punky “Shillelagh.”

Halfway through the set, Patton took a moment to engage the crowd, getting up close and personal by the front barricade and playfully taking comments, questions, concerns and even complaints from the rowdy audience, only to receive in return general nonsensical banter from excited fans. Chitchat aside, the band continued with their set, discharging even more off their debut LP, like the mood altering “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (Bauhaus cover), the metallic “Divine Filth,” the intense “Grave Slave” and the enraged anthem “The Future Has Been Cancelled,” all of which reeked of Patton’s unique shrieks and howls, Lombardo’s remarkable kit-pounding and gnarly guitar wailing thanks to Crain.

For their encore, Dead Cross teased Slayer's "Raining Blood" and Faith No More's "Epic" before covering, like they have before, Dead Kennedys' "Nazi Punks Fuck Off." Watch a video clip of that below.

Dead Cross play Saturday (9/16) at Riot Fest in Chicago. Check out pictures from their Gramercy set in the gallery above, and a few video clips from Warsaw below.

The Mr. Bungle related Secret Chiefs 3 open Dead Cross's tour, including the NYC shows. They'll be back to headline a show of their own on September 29 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale.

Setlist: Dead Cross @ Gramercy Theatre, 9/12/2017
Seizure and Desist
Obedience School
New #2
Bela Lugosi's Dead (Bauhaus)
Divine Filth
Grave Slave
The Future Has Been Cancelled
Prisoner New #1
Gag Reflex
Church of the Motherfuckers

Raining Blood (Slayer) (tease)
Epic (Faith No More) (tease)
Nazi Punks Fuck Off (Dead Kennedys)


photos by Mathieu Bredeau

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