Expire (band)
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Expire Band
Expire Joshua Kelting Gesang.JPG
Vocalist Joshua Kelting in Trier
Background information
OriginMilwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
GenresHardcore punk[1]
2009 (2009)-2017
LabelsBridge 9
  • Josh Kelting
  • Zach Dear
  • Marcus Boldt
  • Caleb Murphy

Expire was an American hardcore punk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin active from 2009 to 2017. They were signed to Bridge 9 Records.[2]


Expire was formed in 2009. They released three full-length albums, three EPs and one split. They released their first full length, titled Pendulum Swings in 2012.[3] They released their second full length, titled Pretty Low in 2014.[4][5][6][7]Pretty Low peaked at #175 on the Billboard 200 chart.[8] In August 2016, the band announced plans to break-up following the release of a new album, titled With Regret, and a few international tours. On March 11, 2017 they played their final show to a sold out crowd in their hometown of Milwaukee, WI. Their guitarist, Zach Dear, went on to form Milwaukee-based hardcore band Stone, which disbanded in January 2018 following confirmed rape allegations towards Zach.


  • Josh Kelting - vocals
  • Zach Dear - guitar
  • Marcus Boldt - drums
  • Caleb Murphy - bass


Studio albums

  • Pendulum Swings (2012)
  • Pretty Low (2014)
  • With Regret (2016)


  • Grim Rhythm (2010)
  • Suffer the Cycle (2011)
  • Sink with Me (2012)


  • Expire / Soul Control (2013)


  • Old Songs (2016)

Sexual Misconduct Controversy

In January 2018, many people came forward with stories pertaining to guitarist Zach Dear regarding scenarios where he was forcing himself upon women, performing sexual acts without consent. This led to the creation of a Tumblr page, https://zachdeariscancelled.tumblr.com/where a flood of individuals came forth with similar encounters. Zach's band, Stone, was as a result dropped off of several upcoming shows including Midwest Blood before breaking up. The other 3 members of Expire removed all of the band's remaining merchandise from their web stores, and donated all of the money in the band's bank account to the RAINN organization


  1. ^ "Expire l Biography & History l AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Expire sign to Bridge Nine". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ Yancey, Bryne. "Check out the art for Expire's new album "Pendulum Swings"". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ Kraus, Brian. "Expire - 'Pretty Low' (Album Premiere With Commentary!)". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.revolvermag.com/news/expire-premiere-new-song-pretty-low.html
  6. ^ http://echoesanddust.com/2014/06/expire-pretty-low/
  7. ^ http://lambgoat.com/albums/3061/Expire-Pretty-Low
  8. ^ "Expire - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved .

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