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Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience

Posted in Review with tags , , , , on 16th August 2012 by Pieni

Gypsyhawk
Revelry & Resilience
Released: 28th August 2012
Traditional Heavy Metal/Heavy Rock
Released via Metal Blade Records

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Gypsyhawk is that kind of heavy rock band that you expect to hear in a motorcycle club – classic loud guitars over a groovy and mid-fast rhythm section, empowered by a clean voice but with a raspy edge.

The first drum beats on the opening track, “Overloaded”, can easily kick off a live performance, as it has that introductory “something-big-is-on-its-way” feeling. And then the rest of the instruments attack and you can imagine the crowd raising their beer mugs or fists (or both) in the air while headbanging happily.

The next track, “The Fields”, which was recently posted online for streaming, has these melodic catchy riffs that you find yourself humming after listening to them just once.

“Hedgeking” was also made public on youtube, in order to promote the forthcoming album. Although I still think “The Fields” is a much stronger track, “Hedgeking” also impersonates Gypsyhawk’s loose seventies vibe.

“1345” sounds a bit like stoner rock in the beginning, but soon resumes the energy of pure rock’n’roll. Funny thing is, “Night Songs From The Desert” is stoner-ish but it starts out as a rock ballad.

And as we talked about their sound being influenced by the rock produced four decades ago, the band chose Suzy Quatro’s “Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo” to close this second album of theirs, in a cover that is both very loyal to the original and very Gypsyhawk-ish. Cool!

4/5

by Renata “Pieni” Lino

Gypsyhawk debut new song, “The Fields”

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 14th August 2012 by Nico Davidson

Gypsyhawk unveil a brand new song from their upcoming album, Revelry & Resilience. The Fields, which is the second track on the album, as described by Eric Harris and Andrew Packer in the band’s track breakdown videos here, is about a topic in which the band is very interested: quantum physics. The Fields is streaming now here.

Revisiting the electrifying sounds of bullshit-free 70s rock, Gypsyhawk are a breath of fresh air compared to the endless onslaught of breakdown-obsessed bands cluttering up heavy music. Marinating their wares in whiskey and weed, they hurl out blistering riffs and irresistible hooks and grooves, doing their damnedest to ensure that everyone at their shows is having as much fun as they are. With Revelry & Resilience, their second full-length and Metal Blade debut, this vibe bleeds from the speakers from start to finish, determinedly putting a smile on your face and compelling you to throw your hair around, no matter how much or how little you might have. “It’s music for girls to shake their asses to and dudes to bang their heads,” states vocalist/bassist Eric Harris. “It’s good-time rock and roll, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but at the same time we’re not one-dimensional ‘yeah-dude-let’s-party-all-the-fucking-time!’ guys, and I like to think there’s something for everyone in our music.”

Gypsyhawk premier “Hedgeking” gutar and bass demo vid

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 7th August 2012 by Nico Davidson

Gypsyhawk have launched a brand new guitar and bass demonstration video exclusively via GuitarWorld.com. In the video, fans can see exactly how Eric Harris, Andrew Packer, and Erik “Ron Houser” Kluiber perform the song Hedgeking, which is the first single from their sophomore album, Revelry & Resilience. Each instrument is simultaneously visible throughout as Packer and Kluiber trade solos and Harris rips through the song’s catchy melodic bass lines. The Hedgeking demonstration is streaming now here.

In other news, Gypsyhawk will be celebrating the release of their second album, Revelry & Resilience, with an in-store performance at Vacation Vinyl in Los Angeles, Calif. The album release party/performance is FREE and will be held on August 24th at 8:00pm. Additionally, ‘The Great Food Truck Race’-winning Grill ‘Em All truck will be serving their critically-acclaimed, metal-themed burgers before the show from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Gypsyhawk and Metal Blade invite all fans from the greater-LA area to help celebrate the release of Revelry & Resilience and crush some burgers!


Revisiting the electrifying sounds of bullshit-free 70s rock, Gypsyhawk are a breath of fresh air compared to the endless onslaught of breakdown-obsessed bands cluttering up heavy music. Marinating their wares in whiskey and weed, they hurl out blistering riffs and irresistible hooks and grooves, doing their damnedest to ensure that everyone at their shows is having as much fun as they are. With Revelry & Resilience, their second full-length and Metal Blade debut, this vibe bleeds from the speakers from start to finish, determinedly putting a smile on your face and compelling you to throw your hair around, no matter how much or how little you might have. “It’s music for girls to shake their asses to and dudes to bang their heads,” states vocalist/bassist Eric Harris. “It’s good-time rock and roll, and we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but at the same time we’re not one-dimensional ‘yeah-dude-let’s-party-all-the-fucking-time!’ guys, and I like to think there’s something for everyone in our music.”

Revelry & Resilience will be in stores on August 27th, 2012. Fans can pre-order the album and listen to the first single, Hedgeking, now at metalblade.com/Gypsyhawk.

Gypsyhawk will be performing as part of the Mayhem Festival Cruise alongside Lamb of God, Anthrax, Machine Head, Hatebreed, and their label mates Battlecross, plus many more from December 7th-December 10th. For the complete line up, information, and to book a room, visit mayhemcruise.com.