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The Marked Men

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The Marked Men are a punk rock band from Denton, Texas composed of guitarists/vocalists Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke, bassist Joe Ayoub, and drummer Mike Throneberry. They have released four albums through Rip Off Records, Dirtnap Records, and Swami Records. Their most recent album, Ghosts, was released in 2009 through Dirtnap.

Prior to joining The Marked Men, the members had all performed in other Denton-area punk rock bands. Burke was a member of The Vomit Punx, The Rolemodels, and E-Class. Burke, Ryan, and Throneberry all performed together in the Reds. When their bassist Chris Pulliam moved to Japan, they added Ayoub to form The Marked Men. Each member is also concurrently active in other bands. Burke plays in The Chopsakis, The Potential Johns and, since 2010, The Novice. Ryan and Throneberry play in High Tension Wires with former Reds bassist Pulliam and Riverboat Gamblers frontman Mike Wiebe, and Ayoub plays in The Gash and Low Culture. Mark Ryan has a solo project called The Mind Spiders which has released two albums and several 7-inches. Jeff returned from Japan in August 2012 and will play one last show with his Japanese bandmates as The Novice at Chaos in Tejas 2013, having released just one 7-inch on Dirtnap Records. Jeff will continue on with a yet to be named new band composed of his non-Japanese bandmates with whom he had been playing recent Novice shows.

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