With its new album, “2nd Edition,” nearing release via Creator-Destructor Records next week, Ventura, California’s Gygax has unleashed “Song of the Silverhands” in conjunction with its West Coast tour, which kicks off tonight in Oakland.
Gygax picks up where its 2016-released “Critical Hits” debut left off, the eight tracks that comprise “2nd 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. “2nd Edition” was recorded in November 2017 with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios in Pittsburgh, California, and features the artwork of Fares Maese.
“2nd Edition” will see release on digipak CD, LP and digital formats via Creator-Destructor March 16; preorders are posted at the label webshop HERE.
Gygax begins its “2nd 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, Taho, and Nevada City, before the final show March 17 in Los Angeles. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced
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 also currentlyis 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 is current Pentagram drummer Peter Campbell. “2nd Edition” sees Gygax carrying on its blend of vintage hard rock and gamer-centric imagery. Named after Gary Gygax (and blessed and approved by Gary Gygax Jr.), the band continues to showcase its love for “Dungeons & Dragons,” Thin Lizzy, and ’70s boogie-fueled metal and classic rock.