In today’s climate of resurgent thrash metal bands and “partying harder than you” attitude, how is a band supposed to stand out from the rest? Simple: hard work and dedication to the craft. Take a look at St. Louis’s own CROSS EXAMINATION – each member of the band parties and plays metal as a lifestyle, not as their flavor of the week. CROSS EXAMINATION’s vocalist Devil Dan has done some hard time for his lifestyle choice, and what landed him in the slammer may or may not have had something to do with a can of Crisco, a sledgehammer, a case of PBR, a jart, and a 24-hour restaurant – all of this fueled by booze and metal. CROSS EXAMINATION can be seen on interstates around the country doing intervantinental beer bongs at 88 miles per hour in between vans (“the intervantinental beer bong,” note: the drivers do not participate), and even smashing the hell out of their van, lovingly named Crusher, and subsequently destroying it on the side of the interstate 55 en route to Chicago. While these crazy antics are entertaining, CROSS EXAMINATION’s notorious reputation and undisputed sense of humor has helped them grow a serious fan base (also known as the Awesome Party Squad) and upwards of 50,000 YouTube views of their everyday lifestyle. When it’s time to party, CROSS EXAMINATION will party hard. CROSS EXAMINATION will be trampling the United States throughout 2008 in support of Menace II Sobriety and the Awesome Party Squad will be circle pitting and beer bonging right along with them. Lock up your liquor cabinets!