The Story

Dying Desolation is a young Alternative Metal and Rock band from Cleveland, OH. After having met in 6th grade, founding members Gabe Gazic (guitar) and Jordan Gannon (drums) quickly became good friends, sharing a common love for rock music. After going to their first concert together in 2015, the two (at the time) 12-year-olds were inspired to get together and start writing and playing music of their own. A few guitar lessons and a brand new drum kit later, the two quickly came to the realization that they needed a vocalist. After an extensive search, they eventually found singer Gavin Kerr, who was exactly what the band needed as a front man. After landing an opening gig at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland for Texas Hippie Coalition, the three teenagers started meeting almost every day, coming up with their first four original songs in only one month. The trio’s first show was a success, and they eventually took their music to the studio. They went on to release their debut self-titled album on March 29th, 2019, all the while continuing to play shows for their quickly growing fan base. Soon after their album release show, the boys introduced a fourth member into the band- bass player Simon Kanaris, who had been coming to Dying Desolation shows for months prior to his induction. Towards the end of the year, the quartet started writing for their next project- "Paroxysm". The band went on to release the project on July 10th, 2020, and the quartet continue to play shows and write new music, keeping their heads high with big plans for the future.

The Players

Gavin Kerr

Gabe Gazic

Simon Kanaris

Jordan Gannon









Shure BLX24R/SM58 Wireless Handheld Microphone System - H10 Band 

Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones

Shure SM58 Dynamic Vocal Microphone

Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones


Jackson X Series Monarkh SCX MG Solid Body White & Gold Electric Guitar

D'Addario NYXL  .011-.056 Strings

Dunlop 427PJP John Petrucci Jazz III 1.5mm Picks


EVH 5150 III 50W 6L6 Tube Amp Head

Marshall 2x2 Speaker Cabinet

Line 6 Relay G10 Wireless System

Voodoo Labs Pedal Power Iso 5 Power Supply

TC Electronic Sentry Noise Gate Pedal

Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Pedal

Boss RV-6 Reverb Pedal

Digitech Drop Pedal

TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Noir Pedal

Dunlop Crybaby Wah Pedal

Schecter Stiletto Extreme 4 See-Thru Black Electric Bass

Schecter Stiletto Stealth Satin Black Electric Bass

Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones

Ernie Ball .055-.110 Power Slinky Strings

Ernie Ball .070-.135 Power Slinky Strings


Dunlop 427PJP John Petrucci Jazz III 1.5mm Picks

Ampeg Portaflex PF-500 Amp Head

PF-210HE Speaker Cabinet Stack

Boss WL-50 Wireless System

Voodoo Labs Pedal Power X4 Power Supply

TC Electronic PolyTune 3 Pedal

MXR M85 Distortion Pedal


Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones

Mapex Mars Crossover 

22"X18", 12"X 8", 14"x12" 16"X14"

Black Panther Sledgehammer Snare 14”X6.5”

Puresound Blasters Snare Wires

Pearl Hardware

Pearl Demon Drive Double Pedal w/ DW Beaters

Evans Drumheads

Remo Snare Head

Vic Firth American Classic Extreme 5B Sticks

14” Zildjian A Custom Hi-Hat Cymbals

18” Zildjian S Medium Crash Cymbal

19” Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash Cymbal

21” Zildjian Brilliant Finish A Sweet Ride Cymbal

18” Zildjian S China Cymbal

Favorite Bands

Favorite Bands

Favorite Bands

Favorite Bands

Panic! At the Disco





Bring Me The Horizon
Crown The Empire
Bad Omens
Linkin Park
Breaking Benjamin


Shadow Of Intent




Bad Omens

I Prevail


Motionless In White