The guy who changed the drumming pattern forever in heavy music has just founded a new band called Dead Cross with people from The Locust and RetoxJustin Pearson on bass and Mike Cranin on guitar. And it’s punk because that’s the world needs right now:

“It’s just straightforward brutal punk— metal-esque, but it’s definitely not metal. I think it definitely leans more towards the punk style, because I feel that the way things are in the world, a punk attitude is definitely necessary to help you along with the shit that’s going on. There’s no time to sing “We Are the World,” or all this bullshit, we’re all pissed right now, and there’s no better way to release anger than to be in a punk band and write punk music.”

Read the full interview on Noisey with Kim Kelly.