Zodiac Mindwarp & The Love Reaction Reveal ‘We Are Volsung’ Artwork
July 22, 2010
They were the prime mover, they preached back seat education, and together with Alice Cooper they fed Frankenstein….now they are back….meaner, leaner and heavier than ever. ZODIAC MINDWARP & THE LOVE REACTION will enter a new decade of heavy dirty street rock n’roll as they declare “We Are Volsung”. Inspired by the Nordic mythology the album features ten brand-new unadulterated. The album will be available in three formats: CD, LP and digital download. The band has just unveiled the cover art for “We Are Volsung” which can be seen above.
SPV / Steamhammer are very proud to have the band on board for a journey to Valhalla and back. The album will be released in the North America on October 12th and followed by a US Tour in January /February 2011.
In a musical world of hairspray and spandex, two long haired leather clad rockers were introduced to each other by their “exotic dancer” girlfriends; one, a graphic artist and poet, the other, a budding philosopher. They immediately dropped everything, joined forces and created the dirtiest, wildest band of all time. One year later, they signed to Polygram and released the ground breaking High Priest of Love EP, and the Tattooed Beat Messiah album shortly after, which contained the well received single “Prime Mover”.
Overnight, they accidentally changed the look of all the rock bands of the time from the obligatory spandex, eye liner and tinsel, to rough biker jackets, engineer boots and goatee beards. Motley Crue declared them to be their favourite band and immediately restyled themselves for their Girls, Girls, Girls record. ZMATLR grew in notoriety, touring the World and America, co-headlining arenas and theatres with Guns ‘N’ Roses and finding themselves at home playing festivals and baseball stadiums with Iron Maiden. After attending a Hammersmith Odeon ZMATLR concert and giving it his seal of approval, Alice Cooper recorded the ZODIAC MINDWARP penned “Feed MyFrankenstein”, which was later, performed in the film Wayne’s World…
The critical acclaim of ZMATLR then caused rare misfortune, when they lost their young naive bass player to the lures of The Cult. The band soldiered on regardless. Sometime later, in Paris, Slam Thunderhide, their drummer decided to put down his sticks to become a Go-Go dancer in Vancouver.
Today with The Cat shaking the Earth on drums and Jack Shitt rumbling the low frequencies, they ride again, honing their skills playing for the Viking descendants in Scandinavia. From these tough, manly ordeals, a new set of recordings have been forged. “We Are Volsung” is the result, a celebration in the Norse tradition.
Zodiac Mindwarp – vocals
Cobalt Stargazer – guitars
Jack Shitt – bass
The Cat – drums
CD track listing:
01. Stark Von Oben
02. We Are Volsung
03. We Ride
04. Tree Rider
05. White Trash
06. Don’t Touch My Guitar
08. Die Pretty
09. Key To Your Heart
10. Kill A Mockingbird
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