The newest release that 7 Degrees Records released in the middle of May 2012 is Zodiac's (Bremen, Germoney) first LP -"Menschenstaub" ("Human Dust") as the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2009's 10" EP -"Rasierter Affe"- " ("Shaved Ape" - 7DR003).
Zodiac plays a dark and brutal mix of hardcore and (death) metal, with a crusty side to it, like it was played in Bremen in the 90s (think Carol, Mörser, just with a Swedish touch). Members have been f. e. in Minion and AGE, so you might know, from which direction the storm is blowing. The really good lyrics in German are dealing with personal issues, religion, idiocy of mankind and other fucked up subjects of the human race ...
Recorded and mixed again by Dennis Rademacher (Mörser, Minion, Keitzer etc.) and mastered by Lasse Lammert „Menschenstaub“ has a very organic and brutal sound, fitting exactly to the content of this LP.
The LP contains 10 tracks in 30 minutes on black vinyl, and a 20(!)-pages 12"x12" booklet containing the lyrics and liner notes packed in a beautiful artwork-concept. Again DIYload provides the download codes for the vinyl Edition.