Nine Inch Nails, Fever 333, The Locust, Etc. Members To Be Featured On Danny Elfman’s New Remix Album “Bigger. Messier.”

Danny Elfman will be releasing a new remix album, titled “Bigger. Messier.,“ on August 12. The effort will feature a number of guests including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Iggy Pop, Fever 333, The Locust, Ghostemane, HEALTH, Boris, and more. The effort’s latest single, “Kick Me” (feat. Iggy Pop), can be found below:

“Bigger. Messier.” Track Listing:

01. “We Belong” (Squarepusher Remix)
02. “Happy” (LITTLE SNAKE DYING IN THE CLUB EDITION)
03. “Happy” (33EMYBW Remix)
04. “Sorry” (Kid606 Remix)
05. “We Belong” (Rafiq Bhatia Remix)
06. “Kick Me” (Zach Hill Remix)
07. “Insects” (Machine Girl Insecticidal Tendencies Remix)
08. “Serious Ground” (Xiu Xiu Remix)
09. “Cruel Compensation” (The Locust Remix)
10. “Everybody Loves You” (Boris Remix)
11. “True” (feat. Trent Reznor)
12. “In Time” (feat. Blixa Bargeld)
13. “In Time” (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix)
14. “Native Intelligence” (feat. Trent Reznor)
15. “Kick Me” (feat. Iggy Pop)
16. “Kick Me” (feat. Fever 333)
17. “In Time” (HEALTH Remix)
18. “Native Intelligence” (feat. Trent Reznor) (Ghostemane Natural Selection Remix)
19. “Happy” (Boy Harsher Remix)
20. “True” (feat. Trent Reznor) (Stu Brooks Remix)
21. “Happy” (LITTLE SNAKE LUNAR CLIMAX EDITION)
22. “Serious Dub” (Scientist Remix) (digital bonus track)
23. “Happy” (A. Fruit Remix) (digital bonus track)

Elfman commented:

“At the onset of ‘Bigger. Messier.‘ I asked the same thing of every artist: ‘express me through your own eyes.’ Not only was I surprised at the artists that wanted to participate, but completely blown away by what everyone contributed. There’s a tremendous amount of diversity represented throughout, and I couldn’t be more excited to announce the record with Iggy’s version of ‘Kick Me,’ which not only serves as a reinvention of the song vocally, but instrumentally as well. This record became such an enjoyment of experimentation and relinquishing control of my own work in a way that I’ve never done before.”

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.”

Carcass, Converge, The Locust, Cave In, Etc. Set For 2022 Oblivion Access Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Oblivion Access festival. The event will take place in Austin, TX on May 12-15 and the daily lineups can be found below.

Daily Lineups:

May 12 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Carcass
Massacre
Windhand
Primitive Man
Devil Master
Hell
Elizabeth Colour Wheel
Immortal Bird
Shitbag

May 12 (Mohawk):

Lil Ugly Mane
Injury Reserve
Armand Hammer (feat. The Alchemist)
Wiki
Akai Solo
Wolfie Warship

May 12 (Elysium):

Metz
Spotlights
Deaf Club

May 13 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Danny Brown
Ho99o9
Billy Woods
Soul Glo
N8NOFACE
Fat Tony
Plack Blague
Sex Pill

May 13 (Mohawk):

Andy Morin (of Death Grips)
Cities Aviv
Lustsickpuppy
Deli Girls
Death Insurance

May 13 (Hotel Vegas):

Uniform & The Body
Prurient
Thou
Full Of Hell (performing “Trumpeting Ecstacy“)
Ringworm
Mizmor
Midwide
Saintpeeler
Sore Dream

May 13 (Elysium):

Andy Stott
Debit
Bridle

May 13 (Hotel Vegas):

Coven
Cough
True Widow
Primitive Man
Acid Witch
Uniform
Christworm
Glassing

May 14 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Blonde Redhead
Xiu Xiu
A Place To Bury Strangers
Black Dice
Anika
Grivo

May 14 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

Youth Of Today
Vio-lence (performing “Eternal Nightmare“)
Melt-Banana
Kool Keith
Candy
Portrayal Of Guilt
Aaron Dilloway
Blank Hellscape

May 14 (Central Presbyterian Church):

The Microphones
Drew McDowall

May 14 (Mohawk):

Autopsy
Blood Incantation
P.L.F.

May 14 (Hotel Vegas):

Show Me The Body
Fury
Drain
Yellow Eyes
Judiciary
Outer Heaven
Vile Creature

May 14 (Hotel Vegas):

King Woman
The Body
Spectral Voice
Yautja
Mortiferum
ILSA
Many Blessings
Skeletons
Fed Ash

May 14 (Elysium):

HTRK
Author & Punisher
Missing

May 15 (Empire Control Room & Garage):

The Locust
Cave In
Zola Jesus
Liturgy
Boan
Troller
Mvtant
Private Service

May 15 (Central Presbyterian Church):

Grouper
Alex Chan Hungtai

May 15 (Mohawk):

Converge
Despise You
Vermin Womb

May 15 (Elysium):

William Basinski
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe

The Locust To Re-Release “Safety Second, Body Last” On Limited Edition Vinyl & Cassette

The Locust are planning to release new limited edition vinyl and cassette copies of their 2005 EP “Safety Second, Body Last” this June. An “ultra-limited variant featuring multilayered transparent anatomical illustration packaging designed by Bran Black Moon in collaboration with Brain Dead” can be found HERE. Further variants can be found at The Hard Times, Decibel, and Revolver. The cassette can be found at Decibel as well.

Carcass, The Locust, Autopsy, Converge, Etc. Set For 2022 Oblivion Access Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for next year’s Oblivion Access festival. The event will take place in Austin, TX on May 12-15 and it will feature the following: Blonde Redhead, Carcass, The Locust, Youth Of Today, Xiu Xiu, Autopsy, Converge, William Basinski, Zola Jesus, Lil Ugly Mane, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cave In, Armand Hammer (Feat. The Alchemist), Melt-Banana, Andy Stott, Metz, Vio-lence, Windhand, Coven, Despise You, Liturgy, Mike, Black Dice, Prurient, Uniform and The Body (collaborative set), Anika, Show Me The Body, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Kool Keith, Cough, JK Flesh, Thou, Bastard Noise, Fury, Blood Incantation, Devil Master, Primitive Man, Mizmor, Uniform, Spotlights, Hell, Boan, Drain, Akai Solo, Deaf Club, Yellow Eyes, Candy, Troller, Vermin Womb, Elizabeth Colour Wheel, Blackwater Holylight, Aaron Dilloway, Debit, Outer Heaven, Immortal Bird, Portrayal Of Guilt, Midwife, Judiciary, Vile Creature, Many Blessings, Sub Oslo, Bridle, Grivo, Christworm, Glassing, Sore Dream, Saintpeeler, Blank Hellscape, Private Service, Shitbag, and Wolfie Warship.

The Locust Announce December California Shows

The Locust have booked five California shows for December. Here’s the dates:

12/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory (feat. Sonido de la Frontera & Therapy)
12/08 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (feat. Sonido de la Frontera & Therapy)
12/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (feat. Curl Up And Die & Bewitcher)
12/10 San Francisco, CA – GAMH (feat. Shit Coffins & Sonido de la Frontera)
12/11 Fresno, CA – Strummers (feat. Prissy Whip & Cancer Christ)

Oathbreaker To Return For 2020 ArcTanGent Festival

Oathbreaker will be returning for this year’s ArcTanGent Festival. This will be the group’s first show since going on hiatus two years ago.

The band commented:

“It’s been over 2 years since the last Oathbreaker show, the dust has settled and the last couple of months we’ve been discussing whether or not to play another show. ArcTanGent felt like the right place to do so. We’re incredibly excited to play these songs again. This will most likely be the only Oathbreaker show in 2020. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The ArcTanGent Festival will take place on August 20-22 at Fernhill Farms near Bristol, UK and it will also feature: Opeth, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Amenra, Ihsahn, Perturbator, Rolo Tomassi (performing “Grievances” and “Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It” across two separate sets), Earthtone9, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Frontierer, GosT, Raketkanon, Quail vs Kenny (Jo Quail and Howard James Kenny), Scalping, OHHMS (two sets, including ‘Subjects‘ film set), Svalbard, Alpha Male Tea Party, Stake, Curse These Metal Hands, Boss Keloid, Body Hound, Vasa, Luo, Briqueville, Fes, Tankengine, The K., Mountain Caller, Swans, Metz, The Locust, Maybeshewill, Leprous, Agent Fresco, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Car Bomb, Wear Your Wounds, A.A. Williams, Tides From Nebula, Jo Quail, The Samuel Jackson Five, Petbrick, Herod, Teeth Of The Sea, The Hirsch Effekt, Bent Knee, Astrosaur, tortuganónima, Bolt Ruin, The Hyena Kill, Mutant-Thoughts, Coldbones, Skemer, Natalie Evans, Odradek, Heisa, The Mantis Opera, Last Hyena, Rainbow Slicer, Lack The Low, SEIMS, Elephant Tree, Kokomo, Thumpermonkey, TOTS, Bicurious, God Alone., Land Wars, MIËT, Vogons, Straight Girl, Ogives Big Band, and qariaq.

Watch Footage From The Locust’s First Show In Four Years

The Locust took the stage for their first show in four years at the 2019 Desert Daze festival on October 12. You can find some fan-filmed footage from the set, along with a new animated clip for “Recyclable Body Fluids In Human Form,” below:

[via The PRP]