ZED To Release Desperation Blues Album In May

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Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 15:46:09 EST

In June 2012, San Francisco Bay Area's ZED entered Sonic Room Studios with Tim Narducci engineering and producing their sophomore album, Desperation Blues. With the studio expertise that he gained from working with greats like Bob Rock (METALLICA, THE CULT) and Howard Benson (P.O.D., MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE), Narducci was able to harness the raw energy and essence of Zed in a way that had not been done before. And what they came out with was 46 minutes of giant, hook filled riffing, crafted into 10 songs that make up one beast of an album.

Whether it's the pummeling album opener 'Please' setting the stage with it's meaty groove and undeniable hook, or the dusty, hung-over southern vibe of 'Crawl Back To You', or the steady building epic-ness of 'Rain', every song on this slab kills, and word on the street is that it is their best work to date. And at a time where so many people are saying that rock is dead, this album is here to serve as a reminder that rock aint dead at all and this album doesn't disappoint.

Desperation Blues will be released on May 21st via I:And:I Recordings, and is available for pre-order here.

Desperation Blues tracklisting:

'Skin And Bones'
'Killing Machine'
'Desperation Blues'
'Crawl Back To You'
'The Empty Quarter'
'Settle The Score'
'The River'

Zed lineup:

Pete Sattari- Guitar/Vox
Rich Harris - Drums
Greg Lopez - Guitar
Mark Aceves - Bass

More on Zed at this location.