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The Obelisk’s Top 20 of 2013 Reader’s Poll was compiled from 335 lists, with point values assigned to the rankings on the lists submitted. Clutch’s ‘Earthrocker’ ran away with it, however ZED’s ‘Desperation Blues’ did garner a #11 and a #20 ranking on 2 different lists! We were also pleased to see our friends Spiralarms receive votes as well, with ‘Freedom’ ranking #9, #17 and #19 on 3 different lists.

On lists that were dominated by the likes of Clutch, Red Fang, Sasquatch, QOTSA, Black Sabbath, Alice in Chains and Monster Magnet, we’re stoked to have been mentioned in the same company.

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Our thanks to Craig Lociero of SpiralArms (guest columnist with Chris Harris of Gun Shy Assassin) for their kind words about ZED which appeared in the September 30th 2013 article, “Three Bands You May Not Know But Should.”

We’ve reached out to our metal and hard rock brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming.

The topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked that each guest writer jot down a brief description of what makes each band worthy of our attention. Today, we are excited to continue this ongoing series with an entry written by Craig Lociero from SpiralArms.

ZED
One of the perks of being in a band with Tim Narducci is getting to hear some of the bands he produces. I could name a few, but ZED — hailing from San Jose, California — has a record that is available called Desperation Blues.

There is such a simple, crushing and majestic blues sound to this band! We’ve had the honor to share the stage with them on a number of occasions over the last year and they are getting better and better. ZED deserves to be heard!

You can read the entire article here.

Here are the opening songs by Swerver, ZED and Spiralarms at the Blank Club in San Jose, CA on 11-10-12. I may be a little biased, but I think ZED owned it!

00:00 Swerver
4:00 ZED
09:30 Spiralarms