Dead Cross closed out their month and a half long tour at Ogden Theatre in Denver Saturday night, September 23. The recently formed supergroup made up of Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle) on vocals, Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies) on drums, bassist Justin Pearson (the Locust, Head Wound City), and guitarist Mike Crain (Retox) plowed through a set of originals from their self-titled debut album before closing out the night with a three song encore, including covers of GG Allin’s “Suck My Ass It Smells” and Dead Kennedy’s “Nazi Punks Fuck Off.”

Secret Chiefs 3 opened the night with a fantastically intense set, catching me completely off guard. This sprawling project from Mr Bungle alum Trey Spruance is not to be missed by anyone into technical, heavy, progressive music.

Dead Cross, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

Dead Cross, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

 
Dave Lombardo, Dead Cross, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

Dave Lombardo, Dead Cross, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

 
 
Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, Sept 23, 2017

Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, Sept 23, 2017

 
Trey Spruance, Secret Chiefs 3, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

Trey Spruance, Secret Chiefs 3, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

 
Joe Lester, Secret Chiefs 3, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

Joe Lester, Secret Chiefs 3, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

 
 
Pej Mon, Secret Chiefs 3, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

Pej Mon, Secret Chiefs 3, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO

 

Dead Cross, Sept 23, 2017, Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO Setlist

Seizure and Desist, Idiopathic, Obedience School, Shillelagh, Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Devine Filth, Grave Slave, The Future Has Been Cancelled, Gag Reflex, Church of the Motherfuckers Encore: Raining Blood/Epic tease, Suck My Ass It Smells, Nazi Punks Fuck Off

Dead Cross info can be found at facebook.com/deadcrossofficial

Secret Chiefs 3 can be found at webofmimicry.com

All photo by Mitch Kline.

 

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