Mike Patton joins Dave Lombardo in Dead Cross
Faith No More frontman Mike Patton confirms he’s singing with Dead Cross, featuring ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo
They’ll release their debut album next year via Patton’s Ipecac Recordings, to be produced by Ross Robinson.
The lineup is completed by Justin Pearson and Michael Crain of Retox. They split with vocalist Gabe Serbian earlier this year.
Confirming the news, Patton reports: “Dave, Justin and Michael have invited me to join their band Dead Cross. Going to be cool. We will get a record out in 2017. More details soon.”
In April, Lombardo told Madcap Music Review: “It’s not going to come out playing alternative music. It’s not going to come out playing soft. My name and my drumming is synonymous with thrash and hardcord music, so I’m really excited about this.”
Bassist Billy Gould last month revealed the truth behind some of the myths surrounding Faith No More’s behaviour in their early years, admitting that the story about Patton taking a dump in Axl Rose’s orange juice was made up.