Pasadena, CA’s Gypsyhawk have released a new video “State Lines” in support of their recently released CD, Revelry & Resilience. Check it out below!
GYPSYHAWK unveils ‘Revelry & Resilience’ art, track listing, and new single ‘Hedgeking’ and behind the scenes studio video available for streaming!
Pasadena, CA’s GYPSYHAWK have finally released the details for their forthcoming sophomore album, and Metal Blade Records debut, Revelry & Resilience. The band’s distinct personality is splashed all over Revelry & Resilience. Whether it’s the edgy and upbeat barroom swagger of The Fields, the balls out stomp wielded by the serpentine grooves and blistering leads of Hedgeking (inspired by George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Fire and Ice series”), the head-bobbing bounce and triumphant air of Frostwyrm or their crunchy yet soulful take on Johnny Winter’s Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo the record crackles with energy while being wholly devoid of pretension, and on every level it is leagues ahead of its predecessor.
GYPSYHAWK describes themselves as “four metal dudes playing rock and roll and bringing the party every time they get on stage”. If one thing is for sure it’s that the four guys in GYPSYHAWK are not looking for overnight stardom and want to put the work into building something that lasts, and deservedly so. “I really want to take this band as big as it can possibly go but because it’s good music that people want to hear, and I want the chance to try different things on the records we make in the future, to really see what we’re capable of,” says Packer. “We’re just going to write the best music that we can and we’re gonna write the truest music that we can,” Harris adds. “We want to play this music everywhere that will have us, but we’re pretty realistic about everything, and we’re just having a good fucking time while we can.”
The cover art was done by acclaimed artist Arik Roper (http://arikroper.com) and is available now on metalblade.com/gypsyhawk, along with the first single, Hedgeking, and a behind the scenes studio video.
Revelry & Resilience will be released August, 24th/27th by Metal Blade Records in Europe!
GYPSYHAWK was showcased as one of Alternative Press Magazine’s “100 bands you need to know” for 2012. The annual special—which is now in its twelfth year—highlights up-and-coming acts from the worlds of rock, punk, pop, indie, hardcore, metal, electronica and screamo; the expectation with inclusion is that these bands are poised to have a breakout year in 2012.
GYPSYHAWK will also be appearing on the Mayhem Festival Cruise this December with Lamb of God, Machine Head, Anthrax, Hatebreed, and more! For more information, and to reserve a room, head to: http://www.mayhemcruise.com
Fronted in true Phil Lynott style by singer/bassist Eric Harris (former bassist of Ohio blackened thrashers Skeletonwitch), GYPSYHAWK’s foursome is rounded out with guitarists Andrew Packer and Erik Kluiber, and drummer Ian Brown.
Revelry & Resilience track listing:
2. The Fields
5. Galaxy Rise
7. Night Songs from the Desert
8. The Red Wedding
9. Silver Queen
10. State Lines
11. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
“equal parts bold classic-rock boogie and hazy space rock” Alternative Press Magazine
“Brought down from the Iron Throne, banished to the great wall, stride along the king’s road of rock and roll laid barren by the Gypsyhawk…Don’t attempt to call Gypsyhawk anything but rock and roll, they take what we all know and make it new again.” Chuck Loesch, KROX 101X
Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of GYPSYHAWK, a band who hails from Pasadena, CA and is part of the Modern Wave of Classic Heavy Metal. Combining the sound of Thin Lizzy, Hawkwind and Deep Purple with contemporaries like The Hellacopters, somehow just a few average dudes with a penchant for riffs have set out to return music to the people that really appreciate it. GYPSYHAWK is a band’s band, a fan’s band, and a flat-out rock and roll band when music needs it most.
The band comments: “Metal Blade Records has been making the hits since before most of us were born. They inherently had a latent inspiration on all of us, cranking out some of the most inspirational sounds to come out after the ‘70s. To be part of this family doesn’t leave much to be desired. In the mean time we’ll be doing our best to live up to the Metal Blade legacy and couldn’t be more eager for everything we’ve been working for during the last two and half years.”
“GYPSYHAWK captures the epic 70′s hard rock riffs of such great 70’s bands as Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest with their own updated twist. We are excited to be working with such a gifted band and look forward to their first album on Metal Blade. “ comments Michael Faley of Metal Blade Records.
Fronted in true Phil Lynott style by singer/bassist Eric Harris (former bassist of Ohio blackened thrashersSkeletonwitch), GYPSYHAWK’s foursome is rounded out with guitarists Andrew Packer and Erik Kluiber, and drummer Ian Brown.
Andrew Packer- Guitars
Eric Harris- Bass and Voice
Ian “P.P. Rider” Brown – Drums
Erik “Ron Houser” Kluiber- Guitars
About the band:
In a time when music is shoveled down listeners’ throats, GYPSYHAWK backs up the walk with rock, and maybe a little swagger but that’s all for good showmanship as much as the sake of the song. The Pasadena, Calif. foursome has been honing its sound, sharpening its riffs and showing the promise it holds in the palm of their hands since the band’s mid-2009 inception through perseverance, practice, and an ever-increasing number of shows both at home in Southern California and across the U.S.
Fronted in true Phil Lynott style by singer/bassist Eric Harris, having already put in his time with Ohio blackened thrashers Skeletonwitch before moving to California, GYPSYHAWK’s foursome was initially rounded out with guitarists Andrew Packer and Scotty Conant, and drummer Joe Fabio. The band’s promising self-recorded January 2010 demo caught Bay Area-based Creator-Destructor’s attention, which in turn led to the July 2010 release of Patience and Perseverance a full, twelve-track debut mixing melodies, musicianship, monstrous riffs, and the all important guitar solo.
Recorded in April 2010 in Oakland with producer Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Light This City),GYPSYHAWK enlisted artist Dan Lerner to create a fitting visual representation of the band’s manifest, which Harris and company think Lerner more than accomplished, mixing eerie vibes with hippy mentality, suiting for the band’s brand of harmonies and hard rock. With Patience and Perseverance and subsequent early praise for such a new band, GYPSYHAWK hopes to keep spreading the love for melody and riffs – and the solos –and everything that made the ‘70s era of super rock so fun.
Since the release of Patience and Perseverance, and several tours in support of the record,GYPSYHAWK has finally capitalized on the hard work the band has burdened their shoulders with in its brief, but bubbly and budding, existence. Now supplementing founders Packer and Harris are guitaristErick Kluiber and drummer Ian Brown, injecting some fresh blood into the four-piece, long-haired outfit.
Up next: another nation-wide tour in support of Patience — all booked themselves in true D.I.Y. fashion, whereupon GYPSYHAWK is unveiling a handful of new songs which will surface on a second full-length, so fans will get a preview before the tunes are laid down in the studio. Turn down the lights and turn up the tunes indeed!
Check out the band’s video “Gypsyhawk” below!
Gypsyhawk! The band conceived in a bottle of Johnny Walker, and expelled onto the streets of Pasadena, California are about to take to the road this Spring/Summer in what has been dubbed the Defending Good Times Tour. After performing several one-off shows in Los Angeles to get acquainted with new guitarist Erik Kluiber (formerly of White Wizzard fame), it was decided that the four would embark on a tour that will (nightly) consist of three things: Excellent musicianship, outstanding facial hair, and of course, defending good times! Be sure to catch Gypsyhawk in a city near you.
Check out the band’s new video clip “Gypsyhawk” below!
5/6 @ Cafe Du Nord – San Francisco, CA w/ Glitter Wizard and Hot Lunch
5/7 @ Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV w/ Penetration Panthers, Swamp Donkey, Violent Rulers
5/9 @ The Alibi – Arcata, CA w/ TBA
5/10 @ Plan B – Portland, OR w/ Christian Mistress, The Guild
5/11 @ Funhouse – Seattle, WA w/ Thrones, Jr. Worship, Medula Pinata
5/12 @ The Lab – Missoula, MT w/ Green Sickness, Live Lady Meat Fuck, Buffler
5/13 @ Shred Shed – Salt Lake City, UT w/ Jesust, Visigoth
5/14 @ Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/ Warhawk, Malakai, Iconocaust
5/15 @ Zoo Bar – Lincoln, NE w/ Cats Melvin, Higher Empathy Movement
5/17 @ The Annex – Madison, WI w/ Chaos Revolution Theory, Skintones, See the Victim
5/18 @ Pancho’s – Chicago, IL w/ Thunderunderus, Wizard Castle
5/19 @ Carabar – Columbus, OH w/ Eye, Bridesmaid
5/20 @ Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH w/ Duunes, Octolope
5/22 @ Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Natur, Hessian
5/23 @ Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Sweet Heart, Every Day Every Night, Thee Nosebleeds
5/24 @ Triple – Richmond, VA w/ Cross-Stitched Eyes, Lost Tribe, Soma
5/25 @ Get Down Bar – Asheville, NC w/ TBA
5/26 @ Green Lantern – Lexington, KY w/ Stampede, The Tall Boys
5/28 @ Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN for the Memphis Hates You Fest
5/29 @ Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Los Hijos Del Diablo, Lo Pan
5/30 @ Blue Iguana – Texarkana, AR w/ Mothership
5/31 @ The Mink – Houston, TX w/ Lo Pan, Mothership
6/1 @ The ND at 501 Studios – Austin, TX w/ Mothership, Scorpion Child
6/2 @ Night Rocker – San Antonio, TX w/ Mothership
6/3 @ Larry O’s – El Paso, TX w/ Fermentia, March of Chronos, Sector 7