Sunday, December 20, 2009

Skull Crusher, "Blinded By Illusion" 12" EP


While we are always checking out new music here at Double Cross, we haven't tried to make this site a major news source for new releases or current bands. More than anything, the amount of classic content we have from bands past has kept us busy enough as it is. However, as we surpass our 500th post and head into 2010, we plan to start adding in some more coverage of what's happening today as well.


Skull Crusher | Photo: Lenny Zimkus

So on that note, I figured now would be a good time to mention a brand new band called SKULL CRUSHER, featuring DCXX's own Gordo on drums, and DCXX silent partner/Livewire Records head honcho Ed McKirdy on the mic. Heavy stuff that surely cuts across the genres, and fits in with the readership here. They spent some time envisioning this thing and knocking it out in the studio, and the finished product is impressive to say the least.

Click HERE for more info and songs from their soon-to-be released 12" EP on Livewire/Reflections.


"Blinded By Illusion" 12" EP | Illustration: Linas Garsys

Looks like 2010 is off to a good start, nice work boys!
-Tim DCXX

23 comments:

Chris Piascik said...

Rad — this sounds really good. The cover art is fantastic as well. It's nice to see that not get overlooked.

JD said...

Sounds like Rest in Pieces and Wrecking crew style metal mosh circa 1989. These are all things I enjoy.

Anonymous said...

That cover art is friggin great! I've heard all of this and I gotta say I dig it, and I don't even care for Danzig.

Anonymous said...

who is in this band other than ed livewire and gordo? i didnt even know gordo played drums. any live shows?

it does sound super 1989, that first song has a little icemen riff going on. and there is some crazy guitar stuff happening. i'd def like to hear more.

DOUBLE CROSS said...

Thanks for the compliments! The Linas art is INSANE...I know he put a TON into it and really wanted to make it special.

The songs were recorded by just Ed and me, but the full line-up now is Ed vocals, Dan Cav guitar I, Huge Fitzgerald guitar II, James Tsaptsinos bass, and me on drums. Haven't played yet but should be soon.

And yeah...there may be a little Icemen/1989 NYHC touch.

-Gordo DCXX

DOUBLE CROSS said...

Shit...

That is *Hugo Fitzgerald.

"Huge" - ahahahahah

Anonymous said...

Weird, when I saw this earlier here was a negative write up. Why did tha get taken down? Do you expect everyone to love this or do you only want positive comments on your own site? Strange.

huGO! said...

ernie calls me huge.
i'll take huge, huguenot, hug, hugnuts, hugen, hyoog, etc.

John Washing Machine said...

ha ha the double bass drums at the end of the 2nd song are hilarious

Anonymous said...

Holy crap - this ripped up my ear vagina. Awesome!

Livewire Records said...

NEGATIVE COMMENT:
The singer of this band sucks... if they spent as much time looking for a good vocalist as they did writing the bio maybe they would be good.

I tried to make a witty editors note and ended up killing it. Definitely not DCXX censoring! It was me being a wuss.

Ed-LWR / Skull Crusher

huGO! said...

that sounds like the writing style of a Mr. A. Nonymous to me!

rob 2 death said...

I read double cross everyday and love what gordo brings to the site but I have to be honest, this isn't so good. Something is off with those vocals. Sorry guys.

Anonymous said...

"Something is off with those vocals" bwaaaaaaaaah thats putting it politely!

mills said...

let me first say: the nyhc worship going on here isnt really my thing so much anymore......... it reminds me of a little less metal leeway or something.......(i thought the leeway demo was cool back then)......... i dont know if this is a popular style now or what, but the vocals didn't jump out at me as anything bad, maybe a little in your face and confident or something, but didn't they describe themselves as metal/hardcore?????? i wasn't expecting celine dion. congrats on your record.

adam said...

The music sounds like it should have come out in 1993/94 when Kingpin and every other New England band (Cable, Arise, etc..) was trying to get their metal on. Not horrible, but not terribly exciting for these ears.

I'm not feeling the vocals.. They sound kinda like someone trying to sound like Richie's vocals from early Into Another with too much reverb or something. Reminds me of the Pressure Release 7" where the vocals just don't fit with the music for me. Sorry Ed.

Anonymous said...

I DIDNT EVEN PLAN TO LISTEN TO THIS BAND UNTIL I READ ALL THE YAHOO COMMENTS ON HERE. SO I LISTENED AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT SOMEONE SAID- 80S CROSSOVER NYHC WORSHIP. CASE CLOSED. WHERE IN GOOD GOD DO YOU GET KINGPIN/1994/"CABLE" AND SOME OTHER GARBAGE FROM? THAT'S EASILY THE MOST INACCURATE COMPARISON I HAVE EVER HEARD. I FEEL BAD FOR YOU.

lazlo toth said...

Good stuff. Not Reinventing the wheel, but doing a great job with their interpretation of it. Looking forward to what a complete band brings to the table.

James said...

"Sounds like Every other New England Band?"

Are you on crack? Let's get one thing straight!!!

Everything from New England Sucks... (except Slapshot)

NYHC

Anonymous said...

absolute LOL about this sounding like new england 93/94. talk about an insult. could definitely see this band on reaper. really cool shit, hardcore needs more whammy bars!!!!!!!!!!!!!

staffan said...

absolutely awesome stuff. I find it really strange that some people are dissing it. get a fuckin' clue! :)

Anonymous said...

I'll pass - vocals are terrible - music is okay

Anonymous said...

the vocals are outstanding! when you say the vocal tracks suck, do you listen to SSD, JUDGE, YOT or the CRO-MAGS in the same time? get a clue, kids.

the mosh part in the middle of song 1 is an intense piece of music.