Chris Hakius

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Chris Hakius
Born1972 (age 47–48)
OriginSan Jose, California, United States
GenresStoner metal
Years active1989-2009
Associated actsSleep, OM, Shrinebuilder, Asbestosdeath, The Sabians

Chris Hakius is an American rock drummer best known for his work in OM and Sleep.[1]

Around 1990, Hakius was in Asbestosdeath along with Al Cisneros and Matt Pike. Asbestosdeath broke up and the three would form Sleep. Hakius was Sleep's drummer from 1990 to its split in 1998.[2] After Sleep's break up, he played drums in The Sabians with former Sleep member Justin Marler. They recorded two albums in 2002 and 2003.

Hakius also played drums in Om from its beginning in 2003 until his departure on January 31, 2008. His final live performances were with Sleep in 2009 at the ATP reunion show. He has since retired from music to raise a family.



  1. ^ Phillips, William; Cogan, Brian (2009). Encyclopedia of heavy metal music. Greenwood Press. pp. 215–. ISBN 978-0-313-34800-6.
  2. ^ Chun, Kimberly (23 September 2009). "Godsend, SF Bay Guardian". SF Bay Guardian. Retrieved 6 May 2013.