Zero Defex

Origin Akron, Ohio, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Years active 1981–1983
Past members Jimi Imij
Tommy Strange
Mickey X-Nelson
Brad No Sweat

0DFx (also known as Zero Defects or Zero Defex) is an American hardcore punk band.


The band was formed in Akron, Ohio, in late 1981[1] by Tom Seiler of local punk group The Bursting Brains,[1] Mick Hurray of the neo-surf group The Nelsons,[1] and Jim Friend of V-Nervz.[1]

The band went through a few bass players before placing an ad in the Cleveland free paper Scene.[2] Brad Warner, who had been in a new wave group called Mmaxx,[3] answered the ad and after an afternoon audition he was accepted into the band. Warner remained a member of the group until its dissolution.[4]

The band dissolved in the spring of 1983.[5]

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.[6] 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.[6] The documentary was released in 2007.[7][8]

Since they reformed, the band has begun writing and recording new music. In early 2013, the band signed to the record label Revolution Harmony.[9] Zero Defex still plays shows as often as the band members are able.[10]

Guest appearances

0DFx appeared on the Ohio-based punk rock compilation, The New Hope[11] and on the nationally released P.E.A.C.E./War compilation,[12] which has remained in print since 1983.[12]


  • 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)

Short-term members

  • Alan Litt "Alan Nelson" (bass)
  • Franklin Tarver "Frank N. File" (bass)
  • John Despins "Johnny Phlegm" (bass)


Studio albums

  • Zero Defex (0DFx Records 2008)
  • Discography (Get Revenge Records, 2008)[13]
  • Caught in a Reflection (Revolution Harmony, 2013)[14]


  • 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

Related bands


External links

  • 0DFx page at The Ohio Hystairical Musick Society
  • 0DFx page at ClePunk
  • 0DFx official Myspace page
  • Internet Movie Database
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