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Hot Cross

Formed: 2000
From: unknown
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Hot Cross News

Below is our complete Hot Cross news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Headline News

Hot Cross Calls It Quits

Philadelphia's Hot Cross has apparently disbanded. No official statement or explanation has been provided beyond the following:

"Hot Cross RIP. Thanks for everything. We are indefinitely inactive as of 7/6/07. No reason to get into why this is happening. Just know we appreciate your support over the last seven years."

Formed in 2000, the band put out several releases with drummer Greg Drudy's own Level Plane Records prior to releasing a full-length with Equal Vision Records earlier this year.

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Fear Before The March Of Flames, Hot Cross Tour

Fear Before The March Of Flames, Hot Cross, 65 Days of Static and This Will Destroy You are heading out together for a full US tour this summer. Here are the tour dates:

7/18 Allston, MA @ ICC Performance Hall
7/19 Washington, DC @ The Rock & Roll Hotel
7/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Club
7/21 Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz
7/22 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
7/23 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/24 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/26 Houston, TX @ Meridian Red Room
7/27 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
7/28 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7/29 Dallas, TX @ The Door
7/31 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse Music Venue
8/1 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
8/2 San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/4 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
8/5 Portland, OR @ Satyricon
8/6 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/7 Boise, ID @ The Venue
8/8 Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater

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Hot Cross Line Up UK Tour Dates

Hot Cross have posted the dates for a brief UK tour in June. The band will be touring in support of Risk Revival. Here are the tour dates:

6/20 London Barfly
6/21 Southampton Joiners
6/22 Kingston Fighting Cox
6/23 Nottingham Rock City
6/24 Glasgow Nice and Sleazy
6/25 Newcastle Head of Steam
6/27 Coventry Taylor John's House
6/28 Exeter Cavern
6/29 Bristol Croft

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Hot Cross Set Release Date For New Album

On Tuesday, February 20th, HOT CROSS will release their first full-length album in over three years, Risk Revival on Hope Divison / Equal Vision Records.

Featuring a founding member of Interpol, and members of mid-90's hardcore bands Saetia, Off Minor, Neil Perry, and You & I, HOT CROSS partnered with Hope Division/Equal Vision in 2006, after having released a handful of albums and split releases on drummer Greg Drudy's Level Plane Records.

Look for HOT CROSS to host two album release shows in New York and Boston in late February, then begin stateside touring in March.

HOT CROSS - RISK REVIVAL tracklisting:

1. Exits and Trails
2. Turncoat Revolution
3. Resent Resist Rebuild
4. Fire the Foundations
5. Cardiac Silence
6. Kill the Name
7. Silence Is Failure
8. Fatefully
9. Existence
10. Rejoinder
11. Finance Fuels the Sickness at Heart
12. Blame Truth
13. Scrape Wisdom

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Ampere and Das Oath East Coast Tour Dates

Ampere and Das Oath will tour together this fall on the East Coast. Here are the tour dates:

10/21 Durham, NH @ UNH w/ Poison Control
10/22 Boston, MA @ TBA
10/23 Amherst, MA @ Mercy House w/ Mind Eraser, Cut Up, Guiltlust
10/24 Albany, NY @ House Show (611 Myrtle Ave)
10/25 Harrisonburg, VA @ Festival Ballroom (JMU Campus) w/ Hot Cross
10/26 Asheville, NC @ Static Age w/ Hot Cross
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ TBA w/ Hot Cross
10/28 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest!
10/29 NC/SC @ TBA w/ Hot Cross
10/30 Washington D.C. @ The Warehouse Next Door w/ Hot Cross
10/31 New York, NY @ Club Exit w/ Some Girls
11/1 Philadelphia PA @ Bright Hall Lounge w/ Some Girls, more
11/2 Newark, DE @ University of Delaware w/ Some Girls
11/3 New Jersey @ House Show

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Hot Cross To Re-Record New Album

Hot Cross has opted to re-record their upcoming EVR/The Hope Division debut. States the band, "We have tried everything in our power to get it sounding like it should as an accurate representation of our hard work over the last year, but it's just not happening. Rather than release something that we know can be improved upon, we are going to go back into the studio." Originally recorded by Mike Hill this past spring, the album will now be recorded by former Hot Cross member Josh Jakubowski this fall. The effort is now expected to hit stores on February 20, 2007.

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Hot Cross Finishes New Album

Hot Cross has finished work on their upcoming Equal Vision Records/The Hope Division debut. Work was completed over the course of 150 hours and nine days with producer/engineer Mike Hill (of Anodyne). Titled "Risk Revival," the effort will consists of eleven songs and should hit streets in October. Meanwhile, Hot Cross is currently booking a fall tour with Amanda Woodward.

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Hot Cross New Album Update

Hot Cross have released a statement regarding plans for their upcoming Level Plane Records release:

"We are currently holed away writing and re-writing songs for our next full-length. We have booked recording time at Godcity for the last week of April and hope to emerge with a brand new record. A tentative release for the new album is late summer/early fall. A working title for the record is Risk Revival and it looks like it will feature 11 - 12 songs. Once the album drops, we will be hitting the road hard and touring all of the US in support. We hope to log one full US tour in September and then hopefully another full US tour in November to finish off the year."

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Matamoros Form From Anodyne, Lickgoldensky, etc.

Late last year Mike Hill (Anodyne) and Jamie Getz (Lickgoldensky) began playing together. Now, rounded out by Hot Cross drummer Greg Drudy and christened Matamoros, the group has recorded some new material (see below). The band continues to solidify new material in preparation for some shows.

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More On Frank Piegaro Benefit Concert

XOXO Records is coordinating a benefit show for Frank Piegaro that will take place on June 4th in New Jersey. Known for his work in bands like Ensign and Degenerics, Piagaro is dealing with mounting medical bills stemming from the treatment he's received for the blood disease, Xanthoma Disseminatum. Here's the official Piagaro story: More...

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God Forbid Announce Benefit Concert

New Jersey thrashers God Forbid will play a benefit concert on June 4 at the Wayne Firehouse in Wayne, New Jersey. Proceeds from the gig will support their friend Frank Piegaro, former guitarist for the Degenerics and Ensign. Piegaro has been battling a rare skin disease for several years, and money raised during the show will help fund his recovery. Nora, the Number Twelve Looks Like You, Fanshen and Hot Cross will also perform; tickets are priced at $15.

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Suicide Note And Hot Cross To Tour US

Ferret Records' Suicide Note and Hot Cross will be teaming up for a full US tour this September, with dates to be coming soon. Suicide Note's new album "Caucasia" will be released sometime this October.

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