Meridian Cross
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Meridian Cross

Band Alternative Rock

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Jan
31
Meridian Cross @ Live

Anaheim, California, USA

Anaheim, California, USA

May
27
Meridian Cross @ The Galaxy Theatre

Santa Ana, California, USA

Santa Ana, California, USA

Mar
27
Meridian Cross @ The Galaxy Theatre

Santa Ana, California, USA

Santa Ana, California, USA

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"Really like the energy of this [song]... good, clear hook and direction...a strong effort." - Review of song, "10-4"


Discography

CD: All For Our Gods

Photos

Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

In geography, a meridian line "crosses" the earth from north pole to south pole. In astronomy, it's a circle that crosses the heavens, rising from the northern horizon and descending to the southern horizon.

In music, Meridian Cross is an original, alternative rock band from California. Not a Christian rock band. Not a new-age band.

Todd MacKenzie and Mark Rhodes, the creative force behind Meridian Cross, have collaborated together for almost 10 years. MacKenzie's songwriting influences range from legends such as Elton John and Johnny Cash to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode and U2. Rhodes' influences vary from pop/rock artists such as a-ha, Big Country, Wall of Voodoo and Filter to lesser known artists such as 16 Horsepower, Justin Sullivan of New Model Army and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.

Together, MacKenzie and Rhodes create an original sound that lies somewhere between artists such as INXS, U2, The Killers and Snow Patrol. Rhodes' often acerbic lyrics delve into the addictions of fame, religion, media, reality television, alcohol and relationships.

The band has also opened for the Thrill Kill Kult, Zeromancer, Pigface, the Chameleons UK, Jesus Jones, Midge Ure, Simple Minds, Nina Hagen, Human Drama, the Mission UK and others.

For the past year and a half, Meridian Cross has been writing and recording "All for Our Gods." The 10-song CD captures the band at its very best. Their previous musical efforts have been featured in a variety of television shows, commercials and films (please see Media Placement) thanks in part to New York's Pump Audio Publishing with whom Meridian Cross has a non-exclusive contract.

Currently the band is hard at work rehearsing for live performances scheduled for later this year.

MEDIA PLACEMENT

A&E NETWORK: Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Biography: Christina Onassis, Biography: Eisenhower, Biography: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Biography of the Year

ABC FAMILY: Knock First

ANIMAL PLANET: Miami Animal Cops

CMT CHANNEL: Barely Famous, Home Blitz With Habitat for Humanity, Popularity Contest

DISCOVERY CHANNEL: Critical Hour, Extreme Engineering, Superhomes

E! ENTERTAINMENT CHANNEL: Gastineau Girls, True Hollywood Story: Young Divas, Tom Cruise

HISTORY CHANNEL: Beyond the DaVinci Code

THE LEARNING CHANNEL: Material World

METRO CHANNEL: Finders Keepers

MTV: Cribs, Date My Mom, Increase the Beat, Making the Band, Next, Punk'd, Room Raiders, Tough Enough, True Life, Your Movie Show

NBC: Race Across America, Safari Tracks

OXYGEN CHANNEL: Misunderstood: Eminem

SCI FI CHANNEL: Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown, The Hulk: The Lowdown, The Hulk International Special, Van Helsing: The Lowdown

UPN: America's Next Top Model

VH1: Best Week Ever, Britney Spears: Behind the Music, Driven: Anna Kournikova, Driven: Janet Jackson, Driven: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Driven: Paula Abdul, Driven: Tyra Banks, Extreme Reality Exposed, Girls Gone Wild Uncovered, VH1 Goes Inside: Frasier

FILMS: Red Light Go, KSK Studios

COMMERCIALS: Match.com, Nicorette Gum, Nike, XM Satellite Radio