Members of US thrash-metal supergroup Dead Cross, which is made up of musicians from bands such as Faith No More and Slayer, have been detained and arrested while on tour in the US.
As Loudwire reports, the group were travelling through Houston, Texas yesterday, when they were stopped and detained by police, who then searched the band’s vehicle, before temporarily taking members of the group into custody.
At this stage, Houston police have not commented on why the band were stopped and detained, while Dead Cross have declined to comment on the situation based on the advice of their legal counsel. However, the band did say in a press release that they “had their gear searched and were restrained during the inspection,” but that’s about it.
While that doesn’t give us much information, it does tend to indicate that there might have been something actually going since they’ve been advised to keep quiet. Despite this, Alternative Nation does report that more information is expected following arraignment.
Drummer Dave Lombardo took to Instagram earlier today to share an image of guitarist Michael Crain and bassist Justin Pearson in handcuffs. Lombardo captioned the image with the phrase “This is happening and it’s not good,” before including a couple of hashtags, one of which was the word ‘criminals’. It is not known whether singer Mike Patton or Lombardo himself were at any point arrested by the police though.
Dead Cross, which is made up of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), Justin Pearson (Retox, The Locust), and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), recently released their self-titled debut record and have been touring around the US to support it.
At this stage, the band have not announced the cancellation of any gigs, which suggests that whatever the group’s members were detained for was minor if they have been able to get back onto the road so quickly.
Check out Dead Cross’ first single, ‘Seizure And Desist’, below.