Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of GYPSYHAWK, a band which hails from Pasadena, California and is part of the so-called 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. GYPSYHAWKis a band’s band, a fan’s band, and a flat-out rock and roll band when music needs it most.
Commented the band: “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 meantime, 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 ’70s hard rock riffs of such great ’70s 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 thrashers SKELETONWITCH), GYPSYHAWK‘s foursome is rounded out with guitarists Andrew Packer and Erik Kluiber, and drummer Ian Brown.
Andrew Packer – Guitar
Eric Harris – Bass and Voice
Ian “P.P. Rider” Brown – Drums
Erik “Ron Houser” Kluiber – Guitar