The Skinny: Pasadena, CA’s Gypsyhawk have finally released the details for their forthcoming sophomore album, and Metal Blade Records debut, Revelry & Resilience. The band’s distinct personality is splashed all over Revelry & Resilience. Whether it’s the edgy and upbeat barroom swagger of “The Fields”, the balls out stomp wielded by the serpentine grooves and blistering leads of “Hedgeking” (inspired by George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Fire and Ice series”), the head-bobbing bounce and triumphant air of “Frostwyrm” or their crunchy yet soulful take on Johnny Winter’s “Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo” the record crackles with energy while being wholly devoid of pretension, and on every level it is leagues ahead of its predecessor.
Revelry & Resilience cover art was illustrated by acclaimed artist Arik Roper and can be seen now below, along with the first single, “Hedgeking”. Revelry & Resilience will be available on August 28th, 2012 in North America.
Revelry & Resilience Track Listing:
02. The Fields
05. Galaxy Rise
07. Night Songs from the Desert
08. The Red Wedding
09. Silver Queen
10. State Lines
11. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo