San Jose harbingers of metal, Zed, have released their first video off their latest effort "Desperation Blues."
The Paul Aspuria directed "Please" drills at your adrenals, cajoling the senses with fast cars, guns, women and gore. The formula is perfect for Aspuria's style of quick camera cuts, and intense cinematography.
In the narrative, the four members of Zed play the antagonists, in an mobster scenario that leaves their targeted couple bound and bloodied. But karma strikes Zed, as the couple worships the ancient Aztec Goddess of the afterlife, Mictecacihuatl (aka, La Santa de Muerte). Mictecacihuatl then appears as a stripper at Zed's favorite club; seducing, ensnaring and finally avenging the couple by inflicting the same torturous acts upon Zed. It's also an homage to Quetin Tarantino's grrindhouse-style film.
Furthermore, Mictecacihuatl appears on the album cover of "Desperation Blues," as well.
You may remember Paul Aspuria for his directorial work on Picture Atlantic's "Twist" video, and most recently The Trophy Fire's "Spinning." View Aspuria's complete portfolio at paulaspuria.com
Zed's "Desperation Blues" is out now, via bandcamp, Amazon and iTunes.