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OriginSydney, NSW
GenresIndustrial hard rock
Years active2000 – 2004
Associated actsCandy Harlots, Ink, The Harlots, Anxiety Whispers, Melody Black, Wizzard, Helter Skelter
MembersCharles Cilia, Lamar Lowder, Leeno Dee, Mario Spate
Past membersJonathan Devoy

Band Members

  • Final Line-Up
    • Charles Cilia (guitar)
    • Lamar Lowder (drums)
    • Leeno Dee (bass)
    • Mario Spate (vocals)
  • Former Members
    • Jonathan Devoy (vocals) (2000 - 2004)

Band Information

Jerk was a loud and brash Sydney four piece making a raucous noise in an industro-metallic vein that shared allegiances with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and even Stabbing Westward, though somewhat more convincingly than most others. The band formed around Cilia, Lowder, ex-Candy Harlots bassist Dee and singer Devoy from Anxiety Whispers. A six-track EP and video followed almost immediately and the band featured at Metal for the Brain. In April 2002 they were signed to Sony. In February 2003, Jerk supported Disturbed on their sold-out national tour, followed up later in the year by major supports with Insane Clown Posse, Marilyn Manson and Killing Joke. Their album When Pure is Defiled charted in the national Top 30.

The band was to appear at Metal for the Brain again in 2003 but withdrew the day before the show when Devoy left, although this was not made official until early the next year. Devoy was replaced by Mario Spate as one of their songs, "Sucked In", was added to the soundtracks of two video games but this combination only lasted a brief time and Jerk had finished by the end of 2004. Dee, Cilia and Devoy formed Ink in January 2006.



2003 When Pure is Defiled Epic


2002 I Hate People Like That Epic
2003 When Pure is Defiled Epic


2001 Jerk Theory

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
2001 "Love Your Drugs" Metal for the Brain 2001 Metal for the Brain/Chatterbox
2002 "Disintegrating" Full Metal Racket ABC/EMI