Otto Von Shirach has announced a collaborative show with Gabe Serbian (Drummer, The Locust) @ Satan’s Hollow, Manchester on Thursday 29th April. This show will be a rare oppourtunity to see one of America’s most well respected electronic artists playing with an exceptional live drummer. Expect fancy dress, filthy beats and more.

Tickets are £6adv and are available here: Skiddle &

Otto Von Schirach Vs Gabe Serbian

Plus Special Guests

Satan’s Hollow, Manchester (101 Princess Street, M1 6DD)

April 29th 2010

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Otto Von Schirach

Take Electro Bass Noise, Gore Grind, IDM Glitch, Calliope, Breakcore Gabber Jungle, Gangsta Rap, mix them all together and what you get?

Otto Von Schirach (half Cuban / half German) was born in 1978 in the swamp infested refugee world of Little Havana Miami. As a child his grandmother practiced Santeria and White Magic, which opened his eyes to the strange and bizarre. Otto grew up listening to Miami Bass, Gore Grind, Gangsta Rap and Afro Cuban Noise. In 1995 Otto bought his first drum machine from a crack-head just 2 blocks from his mom’s house. Right away he recognized his passion for grimy diamond soaked kick drums through distorted fuzz muck.

In 1998 Otto released his first demo, which got him signed to a 4 album deal with Miami’s electronic gangsters Schematic Records. Later he released another 3 records on Beta Bodega with La Mano Fria under his alias El Santo. In 2003 Otto worked on the Skinny Puppy album “The Greater Wrong of the Right” which scored him a 57 show tour opening for them across the USA. He scared the living shit out of all the Skinny Puppy fans night after night with his 35 minute, 3 costume change, ear punishing dance party. In 2004 Miss Kitten had Otto do a Gangsta Bass Sci-Fi remix of her “Professional Distortion” track, released on Nova Mute UK. Most recently Otto finished a Sound Library for Fixed Noise and Native Instruments entitled “OTTO” which offers over 4 GB of instruments that include construction, loops, sequences, surround, random and much more.

In Early 2005 Otto sent Mike Patton (co owner of Ipecac Recordings) a 38 song CDR, Mike hand-picked and sequenced in his own mix, which is now “Maxipad Detention”.

After 8 albums, 10,000 shows, a 4 Gigabyte Sound Library and 7 computers, what else do you want? Otto is currently working on a bunch of new collaborations with Venetian Snares, Doormouse, Gut, Ebola, Gouch and is also in the studio working on new ideas for the next Skinny Puppy record.

Otto is a true Gang Banger. A true slave to the sound wave, he will always make love to speakers worldwide.

Otto Von Schirach – Her Blood Is Poison from Otto Von Schirach on Vimeo.


Gabe Serbian

Gabe Serbian is an American drummer and guitarist, most famous for his work in The locust, Cattle Decapitation and Holy Molar. He is recognized as a very capable drummer, as showcased on recent Locust albums. He is also a member of Head Wound City, a hardcore/punk rock supergroup featuring members of The Locust, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and The Blood Brothers.

He performed with Alec Empire, Nic Endo, Charlie Clouser, and Merzbow, live in Japan.

Serbian was praised by Dave Lombardo of Slayer, who said “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.” .

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