Fronted by female vocalist Jutta Weinhold, Zed Yago rose to prominence in the late 1980s with their single Black Bone Song and it's typical 80's Metal sound that generated major airplay. Weinhold's vocals were powerful; while the music was prime anthemic Euro Metal, much in the style of Accept. With the line-up of Jutta Weinhold (vocals), Claus "Bubi" Reinholdt (drums), Gunnar (guitar), Tach (bass) and Jimmy Durand (guitar) to release two albums in 1988 by the names of From Over Yonder and Pilgrimage. The following year the act was plagued by internal problems forcing them to dissolve. Jutta and drummer Reinholdt would subsequently start a new band called Velvet Viper, which eventually recorded two albums in the early 1990s.
In 1997, Durand, with new vocalist (and now wife) Yvonne, started Zed Yago back up, eventually recruiting a line-up that now featured the returning Reinholdt, along with Uwe Seemann (bass) and Hansi Kecker (keyboards) with the only recording emerging so far being the From The Twilight Zone best of compilation in 2003.