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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, alongside Harris 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.
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 guitarist Erik Kluiber and drummer Ian Brown, injecting some fresh blood into the four piece, long-haired outfit. After the new recruits, GYPSYHAWK soon signed a deal with METAL BLADE RECORDS and has their debut slated for a mid-August 2012 release. After recently conquering SXSW the band prepares for it's 6th tour in June 2012. After that it's a journey to reap what the band has sewn in their few, but formative years of rocking and travelling.