“Alpha Ghoul” is the debut full-length from powerviolence alliance Deny The Cross, captured by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios with drums recorded by Chris Pierce (Rorschach, Night Birds). Cover artwork was handled by Mark McCoy of Charles Bronson.
In celebration of its release, today Deny The Cross thrusts forth an official lyric video for “Bacteria Tribute.” The fifty-eight-second bruiser is an ode to iconic graphic artist Pushead (Metallica, Misfits, The Exploited, Prong, Septic Death, Integrity et al).
Issues vocalist Carlos Ramirez: “Growing up in the ’80s, obsessed with metal and hardcore, and also skateboarding, Pushead’s artwork was unavoidable. There was something about his style that moved me from the moment I first came across it. I had the chance to meet Pushead in 1989 at an exhibit of his work at a place called Psychedelic Solution in New York City and he was really humble. You can see Pushead’s influence today in the work of artists like John Dyer Baizley and Florian Bertmer.”