New Benefit Shirt Launched For The Family Of Gabe Serbian (The Locust, Ex-Dead Cross)

A new benefit shirt has been launched for the family of the late Gabe Serbian (The Locust, ex-Dead Cross). You can purchase that HERE.

The Locust’s Justin Pearson commented:

“Gabe Serbian and I had an idea to create a new t-shirt design for The Locust a few months back. At the time, I had recently discovered the artist Paul Rentler, who I think is one of the best modern artists around. He did some stuff for my band, Deaf Club, and Gabe loved what Paul did, so I suggested we ask him to create something for The Locust.

At the many rehearsals we had prior to Gabe passing away, we would riff on ideas for songs, but also for ideals pertaining to art, merch, and general pranks to play on the world. At one specific rehearsal Gabe and I got into a discussion about Spock, which stemmed from all the dip shits who would heckle The Locust back in the day for looking like what they assumed was Spock, and essentially coining the cheesy but catchy term “Spock Rock”.

When in our minds, we just looked like poor and scummy mods. Let’s face it, a lot of people into hardcore, and I’m talking normal run of the mill hardcore, were not cultured enough to look past a reference of a basic haircut that was adopted by the one and only Spock due to the era that Spock came about in this universe.

Nonetheless, we got into a philosophical discussion about Spock, and addressed how you can’t fuck with him. Nobody ever could. Anyhow, the sort of weird pathetic one dimensional diss that was directed to what we thought was just slightly more artistic people playing in punk and hardcore bands, by the more, lets say, athletic, or maybe more accurately put, thick headed people of the hardcore scene, became a thing that you can to this day still see as poorly executed memes or in heated conversations on random derailed threads discussing the do’s and don’t’s of hardcore.

The ones who basically had their heads up their asses really ran with that term, which in retrospect, was actually the ultimate compliment. It was like calling us and our comrades a name that is referencing one of the more bass ass motherfuckers from outer space. So to bring things full circle, we thought that a band shirt that had the four of us with an added fifth member, Spock, would be a great idea.

I presented the concept to Paul and he was going to work on it before we were set to do some shows this summer. Then the unthinkable happened, which was Gabe passing away. It wrecked The Locust‘s world forever. I also realize that it wrecked a lot more worlds than just the members of The Locust. The loss affected and reached all over this planet.

Paul and I spoke about the design idea once again after Gabe passed and came up with a benefit shirt which started with the concept that Gabe and I presented. Paul of course delivered something slightly different than what I had initially envisioned, but nonetheless, he delivered something brilliant, and something that I feel Gabe would have absolutely loved, and which captures the aesthetic of what Spock was to The Locust.

– Justin Pearson“

Gabe Serbian (The Locust, Ex-Dead Cross, Etc.) Passes Away

Gabe Serbian has sadly passed away. The musician was the drummer for The Locust and previously served as the singer for Dead Cross and the guitarist for Cattle Decapitation. Fans can assist his family by donating HERE.

The Locust said the following:

“It’s with heavy hearts that we have to share the passing of Gabe Serbian on April 30th, 2022. This world will miss Gabe as a friend, family member, musician, and artist. He will continue to live on in so many ways and through everyone he has connected with during his time with us. May 1st is his birthday, and we hope that you can find a way to celebrate his life. During this difficult time we ask that you give Gabe’s family privacy.”

Dead Cross also commented:

“Our hearts are shattered. We love you Gabe Serbian. This world won’t be the same without you”

Cattle Decapitation added:

“We are at a complete loss for words over the loss of our friend and a founding member Gabe Serbian’s passing. Its difficult to put into words the loss of someone who was such a talent and dear friend to so, so many. He was one of the real ones. We will miss you so much, Gabe. We ask that you please give his family privacy during this time. There is a GoFundMe set up for his family, his wife and two children.”

Dead Cross (Faith No More, Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Hoping To Release New Album This Year

During a recent appearance on The MetalSucks Podcast, Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) offered an update on the new Dead Cross (Faith No More, The Locust, etc.) album. He said the following:

“The music is done. Music was wrapped up back in late December 2019, and obviously the pandemic broke and slowed everything down. I think [Mike] Patton has a couple more tracks to wrap up and we should be done… hopefully late 2021 release? I know he had a lot of projects that he had to wrap up including Tomahawk and several others. So you know, it’s there. It’s waiting.”

Dead Cross Cover Black Flag’s “Rise Above”

Dead Cross (Faith No More, ex-Slayer, etc.) have premiered a new video for their cover of Black Flag’s “Rise Above.” The band commented:

“Dead Cross – Rise Above (Black Flag cover) created in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and staunchly opposing police brutality and systemic racism. As such, the track opens with a recording of a Los Angeles resident voicing his displeasure with the LAPD during a public comment period from a regularly scheduled LA police commission meeting.”

Dead Cross Begin Recording New Album

Dead Cross (Faith No More, ex-Slayer, etc.) have officially started the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below post:

Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Etc.) Diagnosed With Cancer, GoFundMe Launced

Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, etc.) has sadly been diagnosed with a form of cancer called Squamous Cell Carcinoma. He will be beginning treatment this month and a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help him with medical expenses.

Ipecac Records issued the following statement:

“Many of you know our Ipecac family member Michael Crain (DEAD CROSS, RETOX, CUNTS).

On July 17th he was diagnosed with a form of cancer known as SCC or Squamous Cell Carcinoma after a routine surgery to remove a Bronchial Cyst. Since then, he underwent a bilateral tonsillectomy as well as multiple biopsy’s and tests.

At the end of September, Mike will begin radiation therapy coupled with chemotherapy.

Although the prognosis for his recovery is high, Mike (like so many others with health insurance) is now faced with a depleted savings account and increasing credit card debt just to cover his Kaiser co-payments. We created this GoFundMe page to help offset Mike‘s expenses so he can focus on getting well without financial stress.

Many of you know Michael Crain is a talented musician, but what you may not know is that he is a stellar human being. He is deeply involved in his home community, and can often be found rescuing dogs and people alike. We recognize that these are uncertain times. Taking care of our own is how we fight back. The personal is political.

Let’s keep Michael Crain on the planet for as long as we can.

Sincerely,

The Ipecac Family”

Listen To Dead Cross & Kool Keith‘s “Church Of The Motherfuckers”/“Uncrushable” Mashup

Kool Keith is streaming a Dead Cross mashup of his song “Uncrushable” via Rolling Stone. The track, which features Dead Cross’ “Church Of The Motherfuckers”, will appear on the rapper’s new EP “Blast” (out March 29).

Dead Cross‘ “Church Of The Motherfuckers” Gets Mashed Up With Kool Keith‘s “Uncrushable” For The Rapper‘s New EP

Dead Cross will appear on Kool Keith‘s new EP “Blast” (March 29) as part of a mashup that features their song “Church Of The Motherfuckers” along with the rapper’s track “Uncrushable.” On top of that, Planet B (Dead Cross, etc.) will also remix the effort’s title track.

[via The PRP]

Dead Cross Premiere Video For Planet B Remix Of “Church Of The Motherfuckers”

Dead Cross (ex-Slayer, Faith No More, etc.) have premiered a new video for the Planet B remix of “Church Of The Motherfuckers.” This version of the track is from the band’s recent self-titled EP. Justin Pearson, who is a member of Dead Cross and Planet B, commented on the clip, which was directed by Israel Henshaw and Jay Strickland:

“This is meant to be an extension to the original ‘Church of the Motherfuckers’ video. Perhaps an interpretation but a realistic view or organized religion in the real world, and in modern times, which is unfortunate. Are well free in this world? This is Jesus Christ, this is religion.”