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“Ride With Zeke” has quickly become the mantra for music fans who have accepted the invitation brought by on Heckler Magazine when they said, “Welcome the new monsters of rock.” It’s no doubt true that West Coast punk / thrashers ZEKE are monsters. Ever since their very first gig at the Rock City in Seattle in 1993, people have had no choice but to pay attention. Their records will assault you, and their live show will batter you. ZEKE established a nasty disposition while cutting teeth on their own brash hardcore punk.

ZEKE formed in 1993 with an original lineup of Blind Marky Felchtone, Donny Paycheck, Mark Pierce, and Dizzy Lee Roth. After releasing a couple of singles, ZEKE set out to bring their energetic recordings to the stage and established a more than formidable reputation as “the live band to beat” via concentrated regional touring. ZEKE went on to release their first two full-lengths Super Sound Racing (1995) and Flat Tracker (1996) on Scooch Pooch. ZEKE then hit the road again, unveiling a devastatingly high-octane live assault. The band was heralded as “Rock and Roll outlaws,” playing every conceivable venue that would have them.

Over the course of the next decade, ZEKE continued to build national exposure signing to Epitaph Records for the release of Kicked In The Teeth (1998) and Dirty Sanchez (2000). Throughout this time, ZEKE toured relentlessly around the world playing everything from stadiums with 50,000 people, to bars with 10 people, but the spirit remained the same; rock like this might be the last show ever.

ZEKE went on to release their fifth full-length Death Alley (2001) on Aces and Eights and eventually signed to Relapse Records in October 2003. ZEKE set the cruise control to “white hot” on their Relapse debut, ‘Til the Livin’ End (2004), a relentless ride of rock and roll abandon, the album mixes punk nihilism with a hard hitting metal extravagance. An album that burned from start to finish, with supercharged guitars, electrifying leads and a raucous punk attitude race full-throttle down a highway to Hell.

Now in 2018, the Seattle punk legends return with their first new album in over 14 years entitled Hellbender! Short, fast, loud, and to the fuckin’ point, Hellbender contains fifteen tracks laced with ZEKE’s signature mix of hyperspeed thrash-punk and Motörhead possessed, hard as nails, rock n’ roll. Complete with raucous, in-your-face production by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High on Fire, The Accüsed), Hellbender is the culmination of a band 25 years into their career, sounding more aggressive, immediate and turbo-charged than ever before! Ride to live…

ZEKE sound like the Dwarves if they snorted a tub of meth every day”LA Weekly

“Chainsaw punk rock played with a MC5/Motörhead attitude”Village Voice

“I can say without hyperbole that this big-guitar engine-block rock is a million times better than whatever it is you’re currently listening to.”Guitar World

ZEKE are:

“Blind” Marky Felchtone – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Kurt Kilfelt – Pure Hate, Disorder
Dayne Porras – Drums
Kyle Whitefoot – Guitar

ARTIST UPDATES
  • ZEKE: Announces North American Summer Tour With Weedeater Photo Credit: Nacole Colfelt Seattle punk shredders ZEKE have announced an upcoming North American tour supporting Weedeater this summer. While still out on their current European tour, ZEKE this week has been confirmed as support for Weedeater on their upcoming North American tour this summer. The tour begins June 25th in Cincinnati, Ohio, and runs through July ...
  • ZEKE: Share “Two Lane Blacktop” Music Video via Decibel Magazine Photo Credit: Nacole Colfelt Seattle punk icons ZEKE share the official video for “Two Lane Blacktop” off Hellbender, set for release this Friday, March 30th on Relapse Records. Watch and stream now via Decibel Magazine HERE. Additionally, ZEKE will embark on a headline Spring European tour in support of Hellbender this Friday. The tour commences at Paaspop ...
  • ZEKE: Share “On The Road” via New Noise Magazine Seattle punk legends ZEKE return with their first new album in over fourteen years, titled Hellbender, set for release late this month through Relapse Records. Advancing the album’s unveiling, the track “On The Road” is now streaming at New Noise Magazine HERE. Additionally, stream three previously released songs from ZEKE, “Working Man”, “Hellbender” and “County Jail”, ...
  • ZEKE: Announce Hellbender, First New Full-Length Album In Over 14 Years hellbender_1500 Seattle punk legends ZEKE return with their first new album in over 14 years entitled Hellbender! Short, fast, loud, and to the fuckin’ point, Hellbender contains fifteen tracks laced with ZEKE’s signature mix of hyperspeed thrash-punk and Motörhead possessed, hard as nails, rock n’ roll. Complete with raucous, in-your-face production by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High ...
  • ZEKE To Release Digital EP; Announce New Dates Zeke_Relapse-Records_01ZEKE will release a digital EP, titled Kings of The Highway on December 11. Kings of The Highway will include the three newest ZEKE tracks Lords Of The Highway? Kings And Queens?and Hay Bailer?as well as a cover of GG Allin’s Die When You Die? The track Lords of The Highway?can be heard now via ...
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