Dead Cross Release Cover of Black Flag’s “Rise Above” in Support of BLM

The super group Dead Cross released a cover of Black Flag’s “Rise Above” in support of Black Lives Matter early yesterday. The band stated the following via their Instagram handle:

Dead Cross – Rise Above (Black Flag cover) created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism. As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled LA police commission meeting.

The video for “Rise Above” was edited by @displaced_replaced. Filmed by @davelombardo, The Lonely Rager, and @yourethenight. Track mixed by @pseudo_beast.

#deadcross #blackflag #riseabove #blacklivesmatter #consic

The song opens with the audio of a real life caller from an LA Police Commission meeting. Watch the politically charged video below:


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