Next month, German psychedelic rockers ZODIAC will release their acclaimed debut album, “A Bit of Devil,” in North America via Prosthetic Records. The band, which was formed by Long Distance Calling drummer Janosch Rathmer and guitar wizard Nick van Delft, originated in 2010 after Rathmer and van Delft joined forces with Rocketchief members Stephen Gall (guitars) and Robert Kahr (bass/organ) to create the unique blues-driven, classic rock-inspired sound that is ZODIAC. The four musicians combine extensive experience in the game with a common will to create interesting music. You can hear the influences of the classics: Zeppelin, Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Maiden, just to name a few. ZODIAC’s first EP received outstanding feedback, including being named “Demo of the Month” in Germany’s Rock Hard magazine. The band have also been hailed by Classic Rock magazine as a “serious candidate for the title ‘Newcomer of the Year.’”
The band commented, “We are really happy to be a part of the Prosthetic family. The label has always stood for high-quality heavy music and we are grateful that they are such open-minded people, giving us the chance to be able to bring our music to everyone out there!”
Recently, ZODIAC has been seen sharing the stages with like-minded acts such as Graveyard and Church of Misery; they’ll continue to tour in and around their native country in the coming weeks, including a performance alongside Pentagram and Trouble offshoot The Skull at the Hammer of Doom festival. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out more details about their upcoming debut!