GYPSYHAWK signs with Creator-Destructor; to release debut July 6
Pasadena, Calif.’s GYPSYHAWK have signed with Creator-Destructor Records and will release the band’s debut album, ‘Patience And Perseverance’ July 6 on CD and double gatefold LP through the Bay Area-based record label. The band will also depart for a West Coast tour in early July to support the release, heading up to Seattle and back.
Inspired by Thin Lizzy, Motorhead, and 70s rock of all sorts, GYPSYHAWK is led by former Skeletonwitch member Eric Harris (bass/vocals) and rounded out by Scotty Conant, Andrew Packer (guitars), and Joe Fabio (drums). The latter recorded and mixed the band’s eight-track demo that surfaced in late 2009. Since the formation of GYPSYHAWK, the band has played in and around Los Angeles and Hollywood, and even the Bay Area, before and during their recording schedule with producer Zack Ohren (Animosity, All Shall Perish, Heartsounds) at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, Calif.
GYPSYHAWK is currently gearing up with the release of ‘Patience And Perseverance’ and the live dates practicing for the live assault. Several samples of the songs are available online and pre-orders for the album are available through Creator-Destructor.
GYPSYHAWK on the road
7/03 Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage Theater (with Red Octopus, Green House, Moon Beams)
7/05 Hollywood, CA – Les Deux (with Sumerian Axe)
7/06 Ventura, CA – Take Two (with The Fucking Wrath, Ill Eagle)
7/08 Oakland, CA – Sugar Mountain (with Glitter Wizard, Hobocop, Taco Cat)
7/09 Reno, NV – Ryan’s Saloon (with Otis, Knightfall, Snake Piss)
7/10 Portland, OR – East End
7/11 Seattle, WA – Rendevous
7/13 San Francisco, CA – Kimo’s (with Space Vacation, Glitter Wizard)
7/14 Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon (with Glitter Wizard, Midnight Lights)
8/14 Los Angeles, CA – Relax Bar (with Hightower, Natur, Space Vacation)
9/16 Indianapolis, IN – Melody Inn
“Gypsyhawk, an L.A.-based band intent on recounting and representing the elements that made metal so enjoyable in its infancy: twin guitars, melodic vocals, killer grooves and solos. Lots of solos." – Noisecreep.com
"Picture Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Slough Feg jamming over brews and doobs behind a wall of amps and twin guitar leads, and you get the idea." – Metalsucks.com
"This is the type of material that makes it clear that, had Gypsyhawk been an obscure and under-acknowledged band actually from the 70’s and this their album, it would be considered a stone cold classic and be fetching insane sums on e-bay.... A band to watch, if they can grow from here it’s going to get scary good." – HellrideMusic.com
"...They are seriously playing from the heart, and Harris’s world-weary vocals belie life experience beyond his years..." – City Of Devils