Zilch (band)

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The 2001 tour lineup
Background information
OriginGardena, California, United States
Years active1996–2002
LabelsCutting Edge, Rhythm Republic
Associated actsThe Professionals, Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age, Killing Joke, X Japan, hide with Spread Beaver, Wild Crash 500
Past membersRay McVeigh
Paul Raven
Joey Castillo

Zilch (stylized as zilch or Z.I.L.C.H.) was an alternative/industrial rock band formed in 1996 by Hideto "hide" Matsumoto (formerly of X Japan), Ray McVeigh (formerly of The Professionals), Paul Raven (Killing Joke), Joey Castillo (Danzig and Queens of the Stone Age) and Kazuhiko "I.N.A." Inada (hide with Spread Beaver).[1]

Before the release of their first album, 3.2.1., the group had already faced a major setback, as frontman hide died in May 1998. The band continued to perform live with the help of several guest musicians and released a remix album, Bastard Eyes, based on their debut. They went on to release another studio album, SkyJin, and two singles, "Mimizuzero" and "Charlie's Children."

Zilch disbanded in 2002,[2] and Raven died in 2007.[3]


Guest musicians


  • 3.2.1. (July 23, 1998), Oricon Peak Position: No. 2[4]
  • Bastard Eyes (March 3, 1999, remix album) No. 5[4]
  • "Mimizuzero" (February 28, 2001) No. 37[5]
  • "Charlie's Children" (June 27, 2001) No. 37[5]
  • Skyjin (September 27, 2001) No. 33[4]
Appears on
  • Heavy Metal 2000 (April 18, 2000, "Inside The Pervert Mound")
  • Cafe Le Psyence -hide Lemoned Compilation- (May 16, 2002, "Electric Cucumber")
  • Catacombs (October 3, 2007, "Psyche")


  1. ^ "Zilch". J-Rock magazine (in Japanese). J Rock Magazine Co., Ltd. 40. 1998.
  2. ^ "Zilch". JAME. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  3. ^ "Killing Joke bassist Raven dies". BBC News. 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
  4. ^ a b c "zilchのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  5. ^ a b "zilchのシングル売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 2014-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-01.

External links[edit]

  • "Zilch". Avex Trax (in Japanese). Archived from the original on April 1, 2002. Retrieved October 22, 2015.