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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Band To Burn One To: Zodiac

HEAVY PLANET presents today's "New Band To Burn One To"...ZODIAC!


Once Drummer Janosch Rathmer (Long Distance Calling) started jamming with guitar-wizard Nick van Delft in 2010 both decided that the songs that rose from their sessions had to meet the ears. So they soon joined forces with Stephan Gall (Guitar) and Robert Kahr (Bass, Organ) (both play also in Rocketchief) to form the bluesdriven, heavy and sometimes psychedelic rockformation that should go by the name of ZODIAC.

The four musicians combine a longtime experience in the game and 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.

But it is more than that:

ZODIAC’s songs live on their performers’ passion for handmade, pure and inspiring music. Willing to bring their tunes to the people, ZODIAC want to play live as much as possible. This urge already allowed them to share the stage with Graveyard and Church of Misery — but they want a lot more! And now that the first five songs found their way on an record (awarded as demo of the month in visions magazine (01/2012) , it is time to set the course!


"Echoes of seventies rock heavyweights ring true throughout the sound of German band Zodiac. This heavy blues entrenched rambling is highlighted by sparkling fretwork, steady driving beats and an uplifting epicness with some songs almost reaching the 8-minute mark. The songs groove with a sometimes dirty grime but eventually shine with a ton of cool riffs, melody and general ass-kickin'. Tracks "Drown" and "Upon the Stone" are the standout tracks on this demo."


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