Marky Ray
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Marky Ray


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"The sound of one man rocking"

One man wrecking crew of a band!
A must see! Having worked with the "nails, Ministry, the Butthole Surfers, etc It was time to make my own music. Music is a vehicle, kick the tires, get in see where it takes you." "I never had a mentor, everything I learned, I learned by myself"Part performance art, part Rock concert. "I had worked and played with so many people over the years, it was time to be my own right hand man" - North Adams, MA Sentinel

"Indie Music Week Night 2"

"Strangely good entertainment"
"Original music that careens between angular guitar and agit-prop funk"
A wild imagination, and a fantastically bizarre background, his story telling on-stage shines through and definitely holds your attention." -


There currently three albums available on itunes:
IGUANADONHO-Suffer Fools Gladly- released 2006
IGUANADONHO-Dos - released-2006
IGUANADONHO- Accidental Music Volumes 1 out now!!
Other albums I have been on over the years include:

the terrible parade-Vinyl LP-1990-" where were you when the lights went out"-
the terrible parade-EP-1985' guitarist+backing vocalist.
1984-the terrible parade-3 song Evatone Flexie Disc. (Ha! Top that!)

The Lyres-End of an Error- LP- 89'-Merconium
Marky Ray- bassist Live recording now infamous bootleg from the Lyres "Promise is a Promise tour" 1988. US and Canada.

Death Of Samantha-"Egomania Love Songs"- Unreleased- 90' bassist, production, backing vocals.
An overlooked masterpiece.

New Salem Witch Hunters- (89-90')Hotel Cleveland-Scat Records-"Down Draggin' Down-bassist backing vocals.

Nine Inch Nails- Live DVD- Closure- as a Performer w/ the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow- 1998' (video too!)

Jim Rose Circus-Live DVDs-Guitarist, Emcee, Stunt Performer

3D- (Akron, Ohio band) Universal Conquest-EP 97'-guitar backing vox

Death On A Stick-"Industrial Strength Jazz"- CD-99'
various instruments, production, engineering, etc.
2 cuts from this disc were played recently on WFMU!!

Right Now all of this material and more is for sale on itunes.
the two IGUANADONHO albums (see above) and these as well fine listening pleasures.
Zenmaster Marky Ray- 3 albums
Senor Gordo
Church O'De Holy Oil Can-( in instrumental and soundtracks)
Death On A Stick - Live and Dangerous (well sort of..)

Charles Intestine- (2) albums-"For all time"...
and "An Evening with"..
and the EP "The 25 stages of Charles Intestine".

A rare compilation called Satan's Pizza Delivers: Songs from Cleveland's Crust-1987'

Thickness-"Ancient Chinese"- 1993'

Death On A Stick- The" Steam" EP-
Industrial Strength Jazz- as it was originally recorded and formatted.
and "Ballast Resistors:Dreams of Contentment" the full set with no over-dubs direct to master live- 2 additional Live DOAS albums are available; Live and Dangerous, (well sort of) and Live and Dangerous Vol. #2, (dos and well also) 87-88'

Doll Steak Test Meat-"Hey Man, Thanks For Fucking Me"

and more stuff on the way, and as I remember...
Oh yeah I'm all over youtube!
nine inch nails Head like a Hole Live lollapalooza footage
all nin lolla and pre-lolla- footage.
butthole surfers BBC Reading Festival
nine inch nails closer VHS as a performer with the jim rose circus featured doing my stunts "Bed of Blades" + "Chinese Execution" and I'm seen smashing the dressing room w/ the Trentster, wicked fun!



"Zenmaster" Marky Ray (Ex-Jim Rose Circus, The Lyres, Death Of Samantha, Death On A Stick, the terrible parade, New Salem Witch Hunters and others). As a Musician, Artist and as "the Original Rock and Roll Mercenary", Marky Ray has spent the better part of 30 years in the music industry. He has traveled the World and worked, toured and played with groups such as nine inch nails (all headlining tours 90'-91' including Lollapalooza debut, European debut, w/Gun's and Roses Germany and Wembley), Ministry (Lolla 92', Europe Debut), The Butthole Surfers (US/Canada w/ Stone temple Pilots, Europe, Reading, Pukkelpop, Japan w/the Boredoms, Last US Nirvana tour), toadies, Die Warzua and he was also the (only) Guitarist/Tour Manager/ Human Chopping Block and a member of the Chainsaw Stunt team in the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow (US/Canada, Australia, Edinburgh Fringe 1994.Monsters of Danger Women of Wonder tour 1994-95, Nine Inch Nails- Downward Spiral tour)
Marky Ray is looking to do select international music conferences, festivals and performances around the world. He is looking to work with other like minded music groups and artists who would like to tour and play together. Music Festivals, Art circles, performance galleries are strongly encouraged to seek him out. Marky Ray is also an Manager, Promoter, Producer and consultant to the stars.
In 2005 he created and now teaches a course called Concert Technical Production, where he teaches "Kids" the ropes and the inner workings of the music industry including history, production genres, instrumentation etc. From being a musician in a band to being a tour or production manager, stagehand technique, from clubs to stadium level touring is covered. No musical stone is left unturned!
Marky Ray is also a graphic artist who takes pride in overseeing all of his own promotional work. He makes his own flyers, Boutique quality, limited addition T-shirts, stickers and silk-screened limited addition posters.
For more information regarding
"The Zenmaster" Marky Ray:
cell 330-289-0589