Drummer Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, Misfits, ex-Slayer) is working on a brand new project called Satanic Planet.
The drummer tells Rolling Stone that the project is "more industrial" and features vocalist and bassist Justin Pearson (Dead Cross, The Locust), as well as the head of the Satanic Temple. So the name Satanic Planet is pretty apt.
"The name of it is Satanic Planet. It’s with Justin Pearson, who’s in Dead Cross as well. And Luke Henshaw, who he works with pretty closely. And Luke also worked on some of the remixes that we featured on our EP. And some of the vocals are done by the head of the Satanic Temple. This is through his affiliation with Justin, so they decided to create an album that’s kind of influenced by Anton LaVey’s early album that he recorded of one of his Black Masses. So we took influence from that. What was supposed to be one song ended up being the whole record. They liked what I did and so I’ve been tackling that nightly. I usually start around midnight and go till around three in the morning [laughs]. But yeah, it’s kind of cool; it’s fun. Like I said, it’s been keeping me busy. And other little odd-and-end jobs that I’ve been doing."
Lombardo doesn't say when the project is planning a release, but he does let everyone know that he's got some time on his hands now that we're all social distancing.
Dead Cross is also likely releasing a new album this year as well. Though with manufacturing being all screwed up due to COVID-19, who knows when that'll come out.