Gabe Serbian

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Gabe Serbian
BornMay 1, 1977
DiedApril 30, 2022(2022-04-30) (aged 44)
  • Drums
  • vocals
  • guitar

Gabriel Serbian (May 1, 1977 – April 30, 2022[1]) was an American drummer, guitarist and vocalist, most famous for his work in The Locust, Cattle Decapitation, Holy Molar and Zu. He was also a member of Head Wound City, a hardcore/punk rock supergroup.[2]

He performed with Alec Empire, Nic Endo, Charlie Clouser, and Merzbow,[3] and drummed for Otto von Schirach on a European tour and also when von Schirach played/toured with The Locust.

Serbian was praised by Dave Lombardo of Slayer, who said that "There's a band called The Locust. Their drummer is named Gabe Serbian, and their music hits me now like D.R.I. hit me in the early '80s".[4]

Serbian died on April 30, 2022, the day before his 45th birthday.[5][6]


  1. ^ Bloom, Madison (May 1, 2022). "Gabe Serbian, Drummer for San Diego Noise Punks the Locust, Dies at 44". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  2. ^ Gabe Serbian
  3. ^ "Alec Empire Interview: "People Are Organized But Political Music Is Not Really Being Made", Indymedia Ireland, December 28, 2006 [1] Access date: July 25, 2008.
  4. ^ "Mark of the Beat," Revolver: The Book of Slayer Special, November 2009, p. 54.
  5. ^ RIP Locust innovator Gabe Serbian
  6. ^ "The Locust drummer Gabe Serbian has died, aged 44". NME. May 2, 2022. Retrieved May 2, 2022.

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