Dead Cross — a.k.a. Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson and Michael Crain — are gearing up for the October 28th release of their long-awaited sophomore full-length, II. Today (September 28th), the hardcore supergroup offered up the album's third and final single, "Christian Missile Crisis," along with its harrowing collage-style music video compiled and edited by Displaced/Replaced. Stream it above, and watch the visual below.
Pearson said of the song: "'Christian Missile Crisis' takes an obvious jab at organized religion, NRA-holes who clearly compensate for their lack of masculinity by fixating on gun ownership and gun 'rights,' and the fact that a large enough amount of Americans have the inability to negotiate peace and prefer oppressing others."
In addition to the release of "Christian Missile Crisis," Dead Cross also launched an online auction, in partnership with Fender, to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (San Diego chapter) and The Satanic Temple's Religious Reproductive Rights Campaign. The fundraiser features two custom Fender Player Lead III guitars, one black, and one beige, both modified by The Black Moon Design with clear vehicle wrap grade vinyl decals featuring art from II.
The band commented, collectively: "In light of the recent loss of our ex-bandmate, comrade, brother, and all around amazing person Gabe Serbian, Ipecac Recordings and Three One G will donate all proceeds from the beige guitar to help suicide prevention awareness. All proceeds from the black guitar will go to help fight laws that do not promote the health and safety of individuals in relation to bodily autonomy."