Saint Louis, Missouri-based crossover bandits, CROSS EXAMINATION, have completed the next chapter in their lethal, party-down lineage, and are ready to blast you in the face with their Dawn Of The Dude EP this Summer.
Having founded a brutalizing, high-octane thrash/hardcore crossover sound derived of the masters, Cryptic Slaughter, Destruction, Nuclear Assault, Excel, D.R.I. and the like, through a pile of recorded output and face-erasing touring/partying since their 2004 inception, CROSS EXAMINATION produces shredding metal of the highest caliber, right in line with contemporary kingpins Ramming Speed, SSS and Power Trip. In their first four years together, the squad wasted the masses with a plethora of auditory evidence, including their initial demo, a split with Spring Break!, their raging 2006 The Hung Jury EP and their 2008 debut full-length, Menace II Sobriety, the latter two titles via Chicago-based Organized Crime Records.
In this putrid Summer of 2014, Organized Crime will close the six-year gap in releases with CROSS EXAMINATION’s first new output since their LP, with possibly their most scathing, grey-matter-reducing sonic beating yet, with the Dawn Of The Dude EP. The seven new tracks contained on this newly-completed beastkiller barely tops thirteen lucky minutes of mayhem, yet still pack more balls and bong-rips than virtually any comparable contemporary groups. Your brains will simply leak from your blown-open ear canals as you bang your head’s filler into fluid to the perpetually rabid beats, the material featuring even more rasping, schizoid/hyper vocals and a pummeling crusty edge with more of an edge of West Cost crushers like Spazz, Infest and Capitalist Casualties molesting their gnat’s-ass-tight thrash velocity. Poseurs steer fucking clear.
CROSS EXAMINATION has leaked the first sampling of this blazing new venture in the form of the EP’s closing track, “The Dawn Of The Dude,” now unleashed via Youtube RIGHT HERE.
Chicago-based Organized Crime Records will unload the Dawn Of The Dude via 7” vinyl and digital download on August 19th. Stand by for additional audio, preorder links and more on the EP in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, CROSS EXAMINATION has confirmed a shitlist of cities to be raided right away, with a nine-date road rager rapidly approaching. From July 5th through the 13th the team will blaze through Kansas City, Denver, Salt Lake City, Oakland, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tucson, Albuquerque and Tulsa. Additional tour actions will be confirmed as the Dawn Of The Dude nears.
CROSS EXAMINATION July Tour Dates:
7/05/2014 Vandals – Kansas City, MO
7/06/2014 Three Kings Tavern – Denver, CO
7/07/2014 Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT
7/08/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA
7/09/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernardino, CA
7/10/2014 Che Cafe – San Diego, CA
7/11/2014 Garys Place – Tucson, AZ
7/12/2014 The Jam Spot – Albuquerque, NM
7/13/2014 White Flag – Tulsa, OK
Dawn Of The Dude Track Listing:
1. Wake Up Call (intro)
2. Opposite Day
3. Ritual Snackrifice
4. Hail To The Jeef
5. Subterranean Thrash Assault
6. The Blutocalypse
7. The Dawn Of The Dude