Steve Kleisath

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Steve Kleisath
Steve Kleisath playing drums.JPG
Background information
Birth nameSteven Lee Kleisath
BornAugust 14[1]
Fredericksburg, VA, United States
OriginPompano Beach, Florida, United States
GenresHardcore punk, avant-garde, experimental, rock
Years active1989–present
Associated actsPULL, Strongarm, Shai Hulud, Further Seems Forever, En Masse

Steven Lee Kleisath is an American musician and has been a drummer for PULL, Strongarm, Shai Hulud,[2] Further Seems Forever,[3] and En Masse. The band PULL was originally called Friend or Foe.

He is a semi-professional poker player.[citation needed] Mr. Kleisath is also the World Record holder in the classic arcade game "Mario Bros." – scoring over 5 million points [4] – and the No. 3 Ms. Pac-Man (Turbo) player in the world[5] as ranked by Twin Galaxies.


  • Strongarm – drums (1995–1998, 2000)
  • PULL – drums (1989–1995)
  • Shai Hulud – drums (1996–1999)



  1. ^ "Shai Hulud Instagram". Instagram. August 14, 2016. Retrieved August 14, 2016.
  2. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Biography: Shai Hulud". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  3. ^ MacNeil, Jason. "Biography: Further Seems Forever". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Steven Kleisath Officially Sets Twin Galaxies' Mario Bros. Arcade World Record!". Twin Galaxies. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  5. ^ Fischer, Reed. "Further Seems Forever Drummer Guns for Ms. Pac-Man Record". New Times. Retrieved 9 October 2011.