Released : 1981
Format : 7"
Genre : Punk rock, Gothic rock
Length : 7:30
45 Grave's debut single. It was not featured on an album but was later included on their 1987 compilation "Autopsy" and was a staple on their live recordings. It is a good example of 45 Grave's style, a blend of goth and punk rock.
The B-side, "Wax", was never featured on a studio album but was released on "Autopsy". "Wax" differs from other early works by 45 Grave as it dips more into the heavy metal genre, creating a slow, atmospheric, heavy goth song.
"Black Cross" was also covered by alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers for their Live in Hyde Park album.
1. Black Cross