Black God: “Everyone’s a Friend”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Black_God_Everyones_a_Friend.mp3|titles=Black_God_Everyones_a_Friend]
In 2000, Louisville-based Black Widows emerged from local hardcore powerhouses Rob Pennington (By the Grace of God) and Ryan Patterson (The National Acrobat, Coliseum). The amalgamation soon became known as Black Cross, which went on to release two full-lengths and a couple of seven-inch records by 2004. Though Patterson admits that the band “faded out of activity,” that hasn’t stopped the collaborative efforts of its founding members.
The most recent incarnation of Black Cross hasn’t evolved much in terms of a band name or even its founding members. Now performing together as Black God, Pennington and Patterson have recruited the likes of fellow Black Cross alum and Young Widows’ Nick Thieneman on bass, as well as the younger Ben Sears (Prideswallower, Mountain Asleep) on drums.