Dead Cross, the band featuring Faith No More‘s Mike Patton and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, has released a cover of the Black Flag song “Rise Above.”
The recording samples a viral clip of a protester who called into a Los Angeles Police Department Zoom conference and declared, “Suck my d*** and choke on it. I yield my time! F*** you!”
“[The cover was] created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism,” Dead Cross says. “As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled L.A. police commission meeting.”
You can listen to the “Rise Above” cover streaming now on YouTube.
Meanwhile, Patton and Lombardo can also be heard together on a Mr. Bungle cover of The Exploited‘s “USA,” which marked the band’s first new recording in over 20 years.
By Josh Johnson
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(Video contains uncensored profanity.)