If 2010’s already shaping up as a vintage year for unexpected aural pleasures then one release has got everyone at rushonrock HQ more excited than most.

Our sneak preview copy of Zodiac Mindwarp’s first new studio album for five years has been enjoying constant rotation ahead of its September release.

And the original Tattooed Beat Messiah looks like he’s warming up nicely for back-to-back supports with old buddy Alice Cooper around Halloween. New album We Are Volsung is typical Zodiac and we’re glad to report he hasn’t left his Love Reaction behind. This bunch of sleazy, sassy retro rock renegades should be welcomed back with open arms and we’re hoping the Alice shows are simply the start of a period of heavy touring in 2010/11.

Look out for a full review of the new record next month and stay posted for an exclusive interview right here very soon.