From the tabletop to the swamp: Greg’s top 10 of 2018

By Greg Maki ----- Everyone is welcome to have an opinion, but with respect, anyone who still thinks rock is dead wasn’t paying attention throughout the year that’s about to end. In 2018, it was a rare week that didn’t feature at least one or two new releases in hard rock or metal to get... Continue Reading →

Light This City embarks on eastern U.S./Canada tour with Gygax this week

Bay Area melodic death metal outfit Light This City this week embarks on a run of East Coast North American tour dates in support of its "Terminal Bloom" LP, released in May through Creator-Destructor Records. These shows will mark Light This City's first performances outside of the West Coast since the band's rebirth. Running from Nov. 6 to 11, Light... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Eric Harris of Gygax

Combining a love of Thin Lizzy-style rock ‘n’ roll and an equally strong affection for role-playing games such as “Dungeons & Dragons,” Gygax (named for D&D creator Gary Gygax) is about as much pure fun as can be found in music today. But it’s not just about a gimmick. With a lineup featuring former and... Continue Reading →

Hear new Gygax song ‘Pure Hearts’

The Thin Lizzy-drenched "Pure Hearts," the latest single from Ventura, California, fantasy metal warriors Gygax, is available for streaming online now. The song comes from "2nd Edition," the band's impending sophomore record. Comprising former and current members of Gypsyhawk, Skeletonwitch, Sorcerer, Huntress, Warbringer, Mantic Ritual, Pentagram and more, Gygax picks up where its 2016-released "Critical... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Gygax – ‘Second Edition’

Review by Greg Maki ----- After listening to “Second Edition,” I know exactly two things about the members of Gygax: They love “Dungeons & Dragons” and Thin Lizzy. And that’s all I really need to know. Just one look at the album cover makes me want to gather my friends around a table, break out... Continue Reading →

Gygax announces ‘Second Edition,’ new song streaming now

Southern California’s Gygax—featuring former and current members of Gypsyhawk, Skeletonwitch, Sorcerer, Huntress, Warbringer, Mantic Ritual, Pentagram and more—has announced its sophomore LP release, "Second Edition," due out March 16 via Creator-Destructor Records. The album will be unleashed while the band is storming the West Coast on tour in support of its release.  "The Lascivious Underdark," the first... Continue Reading →

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