A Bit Of Devil, the debut album by German heavy blues/classic rock quartet ZODIAC, will be released in North America by Prosthetic Records on October 22nd. The 84-minute deluxe digital version of the album will include all five songs from the band's self-released EP as bonus tracks, while all versions of the album will include the previously unreleased instrumental bonus track, 'Dying Done'.
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 circumstances allowed ZZ Top to do a couple of deep digs into its catalog - like the opening \"Brown Sugar\" (theirs, not the Rolling Stones') from ZZ Top's First Album in 1971, which Gibbons starts with some bluesy riffing and light drum touches from Beard before it builds into leaden, in-your-face rock. Gibbons and Hill engage in some unison vocals during the bouncy \"Thunderbird,\" while \"Blue Jean Blues\" is a slow, almost pretty track that shows a tasteful restraint that's not often part of ZZ Top's makeup. 153554b96e