Get Ready for the New Locust / Dead Cross Supergroup Satanic Planet

Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Luke Henshaw and Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves are teasing their debut effort

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 11, 2021

A new metal supergroup is heading our way. Satanic Planet — a band featuring Justin Pearson (the Locust, Dead Cross), Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer), Luke Henshaw (Planet B) and Lucien Greaves (co-founder of the actual Satanic Temple) — are teasing their debut effort.

While details are incredibly thin, Satanic Planet members are pointing to the date of May 28. As you can see in Lombardo's recent Instagram post below, this comes with a creepy, strobe-flashing video showing some robbed figure with an inverted cross on his hood — or what's known as the Cross of Saint Peter.

As The PRP points out, Greaves will be penning lyrics for Satanic Planet, while Pearson will be on vocals. Apparently, they are also working with a variety of guests on their debut album, including Cattle Decapitation's Travis Ryan, Silent's Jung Sing, Eric Livingston, Nomi Abadi and Shiva Honey.

Also, um, Steve-O of Jackass apparently has some sort of involvement.

ICYMI news of the project first emerged last April, when Lombardo mentioned the group during an interview with Rolling Stone.

Here's what he had to say at the time:

The name of it is Satanic Planet. It's with Justin Pearson, who's in Dead Cross as well. And Luke Henshaw, who he works with pretty closely. And Luke also worked on some of the remixes that we featured on our EP.

And some of the vocals are done by the head of the Satanic Temple. This is through his affiliation with Justin, so they decided to create an album that's kind of influenced by Anton LaVey's early album that he recorded of one of his Black Masses.

So we took influence from that. What was supposed to be one song ended up being the whole record. They liked what I did and so I've been tackling that nightly. I usually start around midnight and go till around three in the morning [laughs].

But yeah, it's kind of cool; it's fun. Like I said, it's been keeping me busy. And other little odd-and-end jobs that I've been doing.

For now, see Lombardo's tease down below and get ready for whatever May 28 has in store.

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