There is sad news to report as long time The Locust drummer Gabe Serbian has passed away. The news was shared via the band’s social media, stating that the musician had passed away on April 30.
“It is with heavy hearts that we must share the passing of Gabe Serbian on April 30, 2022. Gabe will be missed by this world as a friend, family member, musician and artist,” the band wrote. “He will live on in so many ways and through everyone he connected with during his time with us. May Day is his birthday, and we hope you can find a way to celebrate his life. During this difficult times, we ask that you grant the privacy of Gabe’s family.” A cause of death was not given.
The same post was shared on a GoFundMe account which will raise money to help the Serbian family during this time. You can donate here.
Although he spends the majority of his time in the band behind drums, he first joined the band as a guitarist in 1998 following the departure of vocalist-guitarist Dylan Scharf. In 2001 he switched to drums, where he has remained with the band ever since.
During his time with the band, Serbe appeared on all three of the experimental hardcore punk band’s albums, which included their 1998 self-titled debut, 2003 Plague Soundscapes and 2007 New erections. It was also part of four EPs recorded by the band.
Serbe also hung out in front of Dead Cross and played guitar with Cattle Decapitation. Cattle Decapitation offered: “We are at a loss for words over the loss of our friend and founding member Gabe Serbian. It is hard to put into words the loss of someone who was such a talent and a dear friend to so many. of people. . He was one of the real ones. We will miss you so much, Gabe. We ask that you respect his family’s privacy during this time. There is a GoFundMe set up for his family, wife and his two children.” Dead Cross added, “Our hearts are broken. We love you Gabe Serbian. This world won’t be the same without you.”
As news of his death spread, a few of his peers also commented. Health offered, “RIP Gabe Serbian. The Locusts are the reason I started a band.” Jeremy Bolm of Touche Amore said, “A drummer like no other. RIP Gabe Serbian. All my love to San Diego tonight.” See more comments below.
Our condolences to Serbe’s family and extended musical family.
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