Zodiac N Black are vocalist Jad, Guitarist Jim, bassist Hank and drummer Luca. Their influences are a fusion of Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, and Black Sabbath, imagine this sound bed with a grittier and a more modern approach and you will understand where these guys are coming from. The Aftermyth is their long awaited debut album it was mixed by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, The Melvins, and Sepultura) From heavy riff-based album opener Bastinado , to third track Only the Lonely with its pulsating but rhythmic melody it perfectly complements the thunder bolt that is Bad Pills . They manage to stay heavy without being imposing, catchy without being pop and southern without being cheesy, these guys have created a sound which is unique to them and it s a winning recipe.This band are ones to watch in 2012 and are ready to break into the British Rock Scene.
You know what it s like when you hear an unknown band for the first time, and they impress you? The first thought is, Hang on, can they really be as good as I thought? Let s play it again . And the second time, the music still sounds strong. Well, meet Zodiac N Black, a young London band who ve already displayed enough verve, vivacity and sheer musical depth to suggest they are in a with a real shout at making the right noises at the highest levels. --Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock, Total Rock)