Zeke (band)

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Zeke
Origin Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Genres Hardcore punk, hard rock, heavy metal
Years active 1992 -present
Labels Epitaph, Relapse
Website www.zekeyou.com ; www.zekeband.com
Members Blind Marky Felchtone
Kyle Whitefoot
Kurt Colfelt
Dayne Porras
Past members Jeff Hiatt
Chris Johnsen
Buzzy
Kurt Colfelt
Jeff Matz
Mark Pierce
Abe Zanuel Riggs III
Dizzy Lee Roth
Donny Paycheck

Zeke /ˈzk/ is an American hardcore punk band from Seattle, Washington formed in 1992. They are known for their extremely fast, energetic guitar sound. Zeke mixes this with strong influences from hard rock, and occasionally blues rock, and are often compared to Motörhead.[1][2][3][4]

Zeke has released six full-length studio albums. Their first single, "West Seattle Acid Party", came out in 1992; after several album releases on indie label Scooch Pooch Records, they signed with Epitaph in 1998. They are currently signed to Relapse Records. They are featured in several soundtracks from video games such as the song "Death Alley" was on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, the song "Long Train Runnin'" appeared on Tony Hawk's Underground 2, and "Kill the King" appeared on Tony Hawk's Project 8. Zeke appeared on the Project Gotham Racing 3 soundtrack. Zeke released a digital EP entitled Lords of the Highway in 2007. It includes the tracks "Lords of the Highway", "Kings and Queens" and "Hay Bailer", as well as a cover of GG Allin's "Die When You Die".

Zeke recorded Hellbender in 2017, 13 years after their last full LP 'Til the Livin' End. The new lineup contains guitarist, vocalist and co-founder Blind Marky Felchtone, guitarist Kyle Whitefoot, original bassist Kurt Kolfelt, and drummer Dayne Porras.[5]

Discography[edit]

  • Super Sound Racing (IFA, 1994) (Scooch Pooch (reissue), 1995) (Relapse (reissue) 2008)
  • Flat Tracker (Scooch Pooch, 1996) (Relapse (reissue) 2008)
  • PIG (live 7"), (Man's Ruin, 1997)
  • Kicked in the Teeth (Epitaph, 1998)
  • True Crime (Dropkick, 1999)
  • Pinstriping the Dutchman's Coffin: Von Dutch Tribute (1999)
  • Dirty Sanchez (Epitaph, 2000)
  • Death Alley (Aces and Eights, 2001)
  • Live and Uncensored (Live Album, 2003)
  • 'Til the Livin' End (Relapse, 2004)
  • Split 7" w/ Disfear (Relapse, 2004)
  • Split CD & 10" w/ Peter Pan Speedrock (Bitzcore, 2005)
  • Lords of the Highway (Digital release and 7") (Relapse, 2007)
  • Hellbender (Relapse, 2018)

Compilations[edit]

Members[edit]

  • Guitar, vocals: Blind Marky Felchtone
  • Guitar: Kyle Whitefoot
  • Bass: Kurt Kolfelt
  • Drums: Dayne Porras

Former members[edit]

  • Guitar: Abe Zanuel Riggs III, Dizzy Lee Roth
  • Bass: Jeff Matz, Mark Pierce
  • Drums: Donny Paycheck

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