Dead Cross, a hardcore and thrash super group, is North Park-bound

The members of Dead Cross have some impressive credits, including Slayer, Faith No More, The Locust and Retox. (Photo by SAWA)

For fans of hardcore punk and thrash metal, Dead Cross is a veritable super group.

The pile-driving band teams Faith No More singer Mike Patton and ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo with two San Diegans - former The Locust bassist Justin Pearson and guitarist Michael Crain, best known for their work together here in the band Retox.

On their self-titled debut album, Dead Cross expertly delivers its high-octane, breakneck-paced songs with a sly wink and cartoonish lyrical imagery.

Witness such tongue-in-cheek couplets as: “I’m just a moron chasing pigeons in the park”; “dance like hookers hooking”; and “a vegan dog, your missing pets are on my plate.”

Dead Cross, with Secret Chiefs 3: 8 p.m. Saturday. Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $25. (619) 239-8836 or