Tau Cross (band)

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Tau Cross
Genres
Years active2013–present
LabelsRelapse
Associated actsAmebix, Voivod, Misery, War//Plague, Frustration
Members
Past members
  • Andy Lefton
  • Jon Misery
  • Tom Radio
  • James Adams
  • Michel Langevin

Tau Cross is an international rock supergroup, consisting of Rob Miller of England's Amebix, Michel Langevin of Canada's Voivod, Jon Misery, Tom Radio and Andy Lefton of America's Misery, Frustration and War//Plague, respectively, and James Adams.[1][2]

Controversy[edit]

Tau Cross' third album, Messengers of Deception was originally scheduled for release on August 9, 2019,[3] but the band was later removed from their label Relapse Records and the release was canceled, leaving the album's fate in doubt. Relapse chose to sever its relationship with the band due to the fact that the liner notes of "Messengers Of Deception" "prominently thanked" Gerard Menuhin, a Holocaust denier.[4]

Musical style[edit]

Tau Cross' musical style is primarily described as crust punk,[5][6] punk rock[5][7] and heavy metal,[7] with many critics referring to it as a continuation of the style of Miller's previous band Amebix[5][8] The band have also been described as alternative rock, gothic rock, traditional doom metal, post-punk, progressive rock and thrash metal and industrial.[9][6][1][10] Citing influences such as Killing Joke, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Joy Division and 16th century English mysticism,[1] their music has also been compared to the work of Motörhead, Prong and New Model Army.[5][11]

Members[edit]

Current
  • Rob "The Baron" Miller - bass, vocals
Former
  • Andy Lefton - guitar
  • Jon Misery - guitar
  • Tom Radio - bass
  • James Adams - keyboards
  • Michel "Away" Langevin - drums

Discography[edit]

  • Tau Cross (2015)
  • Pillar of Fire (2017)
  • Messengers of Deception (TBA)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tau Cross Biography". Relapse Records. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Interview: Rob Miller and Andy Lefton of TAU CROSS". Antihero Magazine. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ "TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August". Blabbermouth.net. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  4. ^ Blabbermouth (2019-07-03). "RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  5. ^ a b c d Stasis, Spyros. "Tau Cross: Pillar of Fire". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b Thorley, Andy. "Featured Band: Tau Cross". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  7. ^ a b "TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Pillar Of Fire' Album Due In July". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  8. ^ Franco, Nicholas. "Album Review: TAU CROSS Pillar of Fire". Metal Injection. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Tau Cross – Pillar of Fire Review". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  10. ^ Maarrat, Daniel. "Tau Cross - Pillar of Fire". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  11. ^ "TAU CROSS DELIVER CRUST-METAL ARMAGEDDON WITH "PILLAR OF FIRE"". Retrieved 24 March 2018.

[1]

  1. ^ Blabbermouth (2019-07-03). "RELAPSE RECORDS Explains Decision To Part Ways With TAU CROSS". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. Retrieved 2019-07-03.