Press Kit



Making their roaring presence felt in the Bay Area rock scene since 2007 with heavy footprints and sonically indelible marks are San Jose earth shakers ZED. With a sound based on the core principles of blues, heaviness, groove, and feel, this quartet is the genuine article. No bell bottoms, wizard sleeves, or hip huggers for this crew. Instead, it’s a barrage of head-bobbing, air-guitaring, hip-shaking, blues-driven riffage as delivered by the bastards of rock & roll.

From their inception ZED made a name for themselves with their crushing live shows and incessant grooves. Having played together in various projects since 1998, including releasing several albums with the band Stitch for Prosthetic and Metal Blade Records, guitarist/vocalist Peter Sattari and bassist Mark Aceves joined up with guitar wizard Greg Lopez and drummer extraordinaire Sean Boyles in order to create a sound that was uniquely their own, whose sole purpose was to rock. Drawing from their varied influences, ranging from classic ’70s rock to punk and hardcore by way of metal and old school funk, ZED writes music fueled by nasty grooves. The band has been called “a pissed off Led Zeppelin with Chris Cornell meets Ian Astbury on vocals.”

In recent years the bands momentum has exploded, signing to Ripple Music and growing into a household name in the stoner rock community. Their hard-grooving live show has seen the band perform as headliner support at Maryland Doom Fest and numerous SXSW events. Now as ZED prepares to re-issue their classic sophomore record Desperation Blues and release their next full length, they are eagerly anticipating their first European tour, built around what promises to be a benchmark performance at Desertfest London. No matter the consequences, ZED will rumble on!

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Praise For ‘VOLUME’

Cuts right to the chase with 10 groove-powered bong-rockers that make no pretense of concealing their DNA.”
Metal Hammer

Zed‘s vision of rock and roll is not polite. It is not about accommodation. It’s the kind of rock and roll that drinks both your beer and its own, is loud, goes late, and damns tomorrow because it had already damned today first. It’s the kind of rock and roll that might put a large black rooster on its album cover and let the dick joke make itself.”
The Obelisk

“This type of music is the reason bands like Led Zeppelin mixed blues with rock n roll back in the day, so bands like ZED could one day continue the legacy.”
GC Live

“ZED has brilliantly captured the dream of rock and roll with this record in every form with no less than immaculate execution the likes of which we only should’ve expected from this band. “Volume” will surely be an album that’s hailed upon its release, and just one listen to it will immediately prove why”
Head-Banger Reviews

“When you hit play on track one, you are instantly hit and sucked in and you get this feeling that you just want it to go on forever. Y’know, like when you listen to Jimi Hendrix or Soundgarden they manage to transfer their feelings through the music. If those guys kept playing, you’d listen and Zed have managed to create something that does the same.”
Metal Gods TV

Without a doubt the songs ZED delivers here grow ever more favorite with every listening session. ZED is back and Volume is once again, right there, a dead center bullseye!”
Stoner Hive

“Zed, shred. But they know without great songs rock is dead. Which is a terrible way of saying that “Volume” needs turning up to 11. Immediately. Rating 9/10”
Maximum Volume Music

“They can play like a Mongol horde charging into battle, but they also write great songs, and over the length of Volume, they show quite a few different shades but at the end of the day, they leave us with living proof of exactly what they are. An excellent dirty rock’n’roll band capable of producing excellent LP’s year in and year out!”
Desert Highways

“Without a dull moment, Volume’ will not only provide established fans will an excellent addition to the back catalogue. It will also serve as a solid gateway for new fans and those that already enjoy heavy rock ‘n’ roll. “
Uber Rock

“My favourite tracks on this album would have to be this whole freaking album I cannot for the life of me pick a favourite on an album this good all I can say is get a shot of Zed into you and rock hard.”

“I cannot and will not pick a favorite song, if you are in to Rock music of almost any genre, Buy This Album!”
Metal Temple

Contacts and Media Requests

To contact ZED, request music for review or for booking info, please email us at [email protected]


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