Origin: Pasadena, California, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
Page online: October 18, 2015
Last update/review: July 3, 2016


For every band either on the cutting edge of metal, or content to ride the latest fad, there's another that relives past glories. Debuting in 2010 with Patience And Perseverance, Gypsyhawk was squarely in that latter camp, with a style that is really little more than a homage to classic 70's hard rock/metal. Thin Lizzy is the clear influence here (there's even a song, "For Those Who Love The Lizz" that is nothing more than a heartfelt tribute to Phil Lynott's crew), though Eric Harris' rumbling bass lines were far more to the forefront than was usually the case with Lizzy. Elsewhere, there were fine twin lead guitars, husky vocals, and songs that, while not simplistic, were pretty much to the point. On the strength of their debut album, Metal Blade snapped them up for a followup, 2012's Revelry & Resistance, but the magic couldn't last, and they were done by mid-2015. Mainman Eric Harris promptly formed a similarly styled followup band in Gygax.

Last Lineup

Eric Harris

vocals/bass (Gygax, ex-Huntress, ex-Skeletonwitch)

Andrew Packer


Erik Kluiber

guitars (Ironaut, ex-White Wizzard)

Ian Brown


Former Members/Guests

Scotty Conant


Joe Fabio



Patience And Perseverance  
  1. Gypsyhawk
  2. Planet Former
  3. Commander of the High Forest
  4. Eyes of Ibad
  5. Rebellion on the Western Shore
  6. For Those Who Love the Lizz
  7. The Bokor's Procession
  8. Resentment City
  9. Blackhaven
  10. The Rabble and the Ruled
  11. Guidance
  12. Defenders of Good Times
  • Eric Harris
  • Andrew Packer
  • Scotty Conant
  • Joe Fabio

Revelry & Resilience  
2012 Metal Blade
  1. Overloaded
  2. The Fields
  3. Hedgeking
  4. Frostwyrm
  5. Galaxy Rise
  6. 1345
  7. Night Songs from the Desert
  8. The Red Wedding
  9. Silver Queen
  10. State Lines
  11. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo (Rick Derringer cover)
  • Eric Harris
  • Andrew Packer
  • Erik Kluiber
  • Ian Brown

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