With their new album, Second Edition, nearing release via Creator-Destructor Records next week, Ventura, California’s GYGAX unleashes “Song Of The Silverhands” in conjunction with their West Coast tour which kicks off tonight in Oakland.
GYGAX picks up where their 2016-released Critical Hits debut left off, the eight tracks that comprise Second Edition showcasing the band’s unrivaled and potent tendency to create absolutely anthemic rock ‘n’ roll hits, chock-full of hip shakin’ grooves and twin guitar explosions that would make Thin Lizzy shed a tear of pride. Second Edition was recorded in November of 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, and features the always incredible artwork of Fares Maese.
Hear the new GYGAX single “Song Of The Silverhands” RIGHT HERE alongside the previously-released “Pure Hearts” and “The Lascivious Underdark” singles.
Second Edition will see release on digipak CD, LP, and digital formats via Creator-Destructor next Friday, March 16th; preorders are posted at the label webshop HERE.
GYGAX begins their Second Edition West Coast Tour in support of the album tonight in Oakland with Glitter Wizard and labelmates Wilderness Dream. Shows follow in Portlind, Seattle, Sacremento, Fresno, Tahoe, and Nevada City, before the final show March 17th in Los Angeles. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced.
GYGAX Second Edition West Coast Tour:
3/08/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Glitter Wizard, Wilderness Dream
3/09/2018 Twilight Cafe – Portland, OR
3/10/2018 The Highline – Seattle, WA w/ T-Rox
3/11/2018 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Wilderness Dream
3/13/2018 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ Glacier Eater
3/15/2018 Shea’s Tavern – Tahoe, CA
3/16/2018 Cooper’s Aleworks – Nevada City, CA
3/17/2018 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
GYGAX features vocalist/bassist Eric Harris formerly of Gypsyhawk, Skeletonwitch, and Sorcerer, who is also currently also filling bass duties in Huntress, and his Gypsyhawk partner-in-crime, guitarist Bryant Throckmorton. Jeff Potts, previously of Warbringer and Mantic Ritual, joins on the other six-string, and rounding out the lineup perfectly is current Pentagram drummer Peter Campbell. Second Edition sees GYGAX carrying on their unique blend of unadulterated vintage hard rock and gamer-centric imagery. Named after Gary Gygax (and blessed and approved by Gary Gygax Jr.), the band continues to showcase their love for Dungeons & Dragons, Thin Lizzy, and ‘70s boogie-fueled metal and classic rock – a deadly infectious sonic offering measured in equal parts by Eric Harris’ thematic lyrics of magic spells and fantastical characters.