The band are heavily influenced by rock and blues music from the s and it adds to the theme and style of their own music. As ofthey have made four studio albums. Guitarist Stephan Gall and drummer Janosch Rathmer had previously spent eight years with melodic death metal band Misery Speaks.
Following the break-up of the band inGall and Rathmer still wanted to pursue their music careers. Rathmer met Nick Van Delft that same year and after several weeks of jamming, they started planning to create a new band. Van Delft wanted the band to be a trio before Rathmer persuaded him to be in a band with a second guitar. Gall was invited by Rathmer to join the band with Robert Kahr joining around the same time on bass and keyboards.
Rathmer choose the band name after the astrological term. In Aprilthe band played their first gigs before their debut record was released- a self-titled EP. When Robert Kahr left the band inRuben Claro replaced him playing the same instruments and adding backing vocals to the band.
Zodiac received a deal from Napalm Records in July before the release of the second studio album A Hiding Place in October the Σκουριά - Ένοχο Λα - Ένοχο Λα year.
The first and second tracks of the album Downtown and Free were Carnival - Zodiac (32) - A Bit Of Devil released with music videos that can be found on YouTube as well as a lyric video for the fifth track Moonshine.
Downtown was also released as the only single of the album. Instead, Zodiac went on a Carnival - Zodiac (32) - A Bit Of Devil European tour with Orchid and Blues Pills and began preparations for their third studio album. In Marchthe band supported acts Audrey Horne and Grand Magus in Scandinavia before recording for their next album two months later.
The album Sonic Child was released on 19 September with ten tracks, two bonus tracks and four live performances. In autumnZodiac headlined for the first time on tour in Germany. The band used 17 concerts during the tour to record for the band's first live album Road Tapes Vol.
The album was released on 17 April and included songs performed live from their previous three studio albums. In Junethe band posted a link to their music video for A Bit Of Devil while commenting that songwriting had begun for their fourth studio album. Zodiac's style is a mix of hard rockblues rock and classic rock from the s.
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