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Authority Zero

"Authority Zero" is a punk rock band from Mesa, Arizona. The band has skate punk and reggae influences, with Bad Religion, Pennywise, and Sublime as heavy influences for the band. There is also an obvious Spanish/Portuguese influence in the band's music.

Authority Zero was started in 1994 when Bill Marcks met Jason DeVore at Westwood High School. Marcks was impressed with DeVore's ability to "write catchy songs in fifteen minutes with really sticky hooks." The two quickly enlisted Jeremy Wood on bass (Wood actually taught Marcks how to play guitar). After a few drummers, Marcks, DeVore, and Wood finally came upon Los Angeles native Jim Wilcox, who completed the band's lineup.

After releasing a local EP that sold very well, Authority Zero released their debut album ''A Passage In Time'' in 2002 on Lava Records. The album featured a blend of genres including punk rock and reggae, with obvious Spanish and Portuguese influences. ''A Passage In Time'' included the hits "One More Minute" and "Over Seasons".

The success of ''A Passage In Time'' propelled the band into new popularity. Authority Zero appeared on many tours, such as Warped Tour, the No Use For A Name/Starti...

years active 1994 - Present
origin Mesa, Arizona
status Active
music genre Punk rock/Skate punk
current members Jason DeVore
Bill Marcks
Jim Wilcox
Jeremy Wood
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