Dead Cross' Brutal "Obedience School" Video Is All About Cockfighting | Revolver

Dead Cross' Brutal "Obedience School" Video Is All About Cockfighting

Watch hardcore supergroup's brutal new clip
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Justin Pearson (far right) with Dead Cross, 2017
courtesy of Ipecac Records

Dead Cross, the hardcore-flavored supergroup comprising Faith No More's Mike Patton, Retox guitarist Michael Crain, Locust bassist Justin Pearson and ex-Slayer/current-Suicidal Tendencies drummer Dave Lombardo, are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album August 9th via Ipecac Recordings. After dropping off their gruesome, political "Seizure and Desist" video, the band has unveiled a new clip, for "Obedience School," another savage cut off the eponymous LP. Directed by Dennis Bersales, the black-and-white visual whisks the viewer away to a seedy arena to watch two roosters beat each other senseless for a packed crowd's amusement. Dead Cross' blistering hardcore renders this blood sport (commonly known as "cockfighting") all the more brutal — as do the jerky edits, which sync with Lombardo's rabid blast beats.

Watch below, and remember, don't try this at home: Cockfighting is illegal (in the U.S., anyway), not to mention very mean to the chickens. Dead Cross won't be participating in any cockfights in the coming weeks, but they will be hitting the road with Secret Chiefs 3 for a North American tour. 



Aug. 10 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Aug. 11 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
Aug. 12 - Phoenix, AZ - The Marquee
Aug. 14 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Aug. 15 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Aug. 16 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Aug. 18 - Tucson, AZ - The Rialto Theatre
Aug. 19 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
Aug. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
Aug. 23 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre
Aug. 25 - Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Aug. 26 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox
Aug. 27 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Aug. 29 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
Sept. 08 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
Sept. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sept. 11 - Boston, MA - Royale
Sept. 12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
Sept. 13 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
Sept. 15 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall