|Origin||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Past members||Jimi Imij
Brad No Sweat
The band went through a few bass players before placing an ad in the Cleveland free paper Scene. Brad Warner, who had been in a new wave group called Mmaxx, answered the ad and after an afternoon audition he was accepted into the band. Warner remained a member of the group until its dissolution.
The band dissolved in the spring of 1983.
In December 2005, Jim Lanza hatched the idea of reviving a handful of old Cleveland-area punk bands for a one time show entitled Cleveland's Screaming. Warner decided to take to opportunity to create a documentary about the punk rock scene in Akron and Cleveland in the 1980s also entitled Cleveland's Screaming. The documentary was released in 2007.
Since they reformed, the band has begun writing and recording new music. In early 2013, the band signed to the record label Revolution Harmony. Zero Defex still plays shows as often as the band members are able.
- Jim Friend "Jimi Imij" (vocals)
- Tom Seiler "Tommy Strange" (guitar, 1981–83)
- Jeff Hardy "Jeffro Smull" (guitar, from 2005)
- Mick Hurray "Mickey X-Nelson" (drums)
- Brad Warner "Brad No Sweat" (bass)
- Alan Litt "Alan Nelson" (bass)
- Franklin Tarver "Frank N. File" (bass)
- John Despins "Johnny Phlegm" (bass)
- Zero Defex (0DFx Records 2008)
- Discography (Get Revenge Records, 2008)
- Caught in a Reflection (Revolution Harmony, 2013)
- War Hero 7 (Get Revenge Records 016, 2007)
- Drop the A-Bomb 7 (Get Revenge Records 018, 2008)
Compilation album appearances
- The New Hope New Hope Records 001, 1983)
- Songs - Drop The A-Bomb On Me / By The Day / Oppression / No More
- P.E.A.C.E./War (RRadical Records, 1983)
- Song - Drop The A-Bomb On Me
- Dimentia 13 (Brad Warner)
- "ODFx (Zero Defects)". Archived from the original on 2012-01-11. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- Warner, Brad (2003). Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality. Wisdom Publications. pp. 22–23. ISBN 0-86171-380-X.
- Warner, Brad (2003). Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality. Wisdom Publications. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-86171-380-X.
- "About O.D.F.X.". MTV. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- Warner, Brad (2007). Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye. New World Library. p. 1. ISBN 9781577315599.
- Warner, Brad (2007). Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye. New World Library. pp. 7–8. ISBN 9781577315599.
- "Cleveland's Screaming!". Distrify.
- "Cleveland’s Screaming: New Doc Looks at 80s Punk Scenes". Cleveland Scene.
- "American hardcore punk legends ZERO DEFEX sign to Revolution Harmony, release free single/video". Revolution Harmony. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- Warner, Brad (2009). Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate: A Trip Through Death, Sex, Divorce, and Spiritual Celebrity in Search of the True Dharma. New World Library. pp. xi. ISBN 1-57731-654-1.
- Ohio punk compilations Retrieved: 05 April 2007
- Warner, Brad (2003). Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality. Wisdom Publications. pp. xiv–xv. ISBN 0-86171-380-X.
- "Zero Defex discography". discogs. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- "ZERO DEFEX 'Caught In A Reflection' (out today)". Revolution Harmony. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- 0DFx page at The Ohio Hystairical Musick Society
- 0DFx page at ClePunk
- 0DFx official Myspace page
- Cleveland's Screaming at the Internet Movie Database