Zed was a New Zealand pop/rock four-piece band formed in 1998.
'Zed (originally known as Supra) was formed by students at Christchurch's Cashmere High School: Nathan King, Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer, along with veteran manager Ray Columbus.
King felt the band needed a second guitarist; Andrew Lynch was hired in that capacity in 2000.
The band worked with producer David Nicholas on their first album Silencer. Rhythm and vocal tracks were recorded at Revolver Studios in Auckland, with final overdubbing and mixing at Mangrove Studios, north of Sydney, Australia. Recording sessions were over in seven weeks.
Released in New Zealand in 2000, "Silencer" debuted at number one on the New Zealand Album Charts, quickly achieving triple platinum status, and ultimately resulting in six hit singles. "Renegade Fighter" was also the number one song in New Zealand for the year 2000.
The band's final album This Little Empire was released with two different song lists, one for the New Zealand market in 2003, and another aimed at the United States the following year.
Zed took a break in 2005, and since then have reunited only for a small number of live gigs (a 2008 performance at Auckland's Vector Arena, and two corporate events in 2011.)
Nathan King launched a solo career, then later sang with band Paper Planes. Campbell and Palmer formed a new band, Atlas, which disbanded in late 2008. Lynch is working as a session musician in Auckland.
Nathan King (vocals, guitar),
Adrian Palmer (drums),
Andy Lynch (guitar) (2000-2005),
Ben Campbell (bass, vocals)
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