Thin Lizzy Tribute Bow to Your Masters Available to Preorder

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 3rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

While one could hardly at all argue that the title Bow to Your Masters is in any way inappropriate for a tribute to Irish heavy rock legends Thin Lizzy, it seems the intention on the part of Glory or Death Records is to make it an ongoing series, perhaps featuring different acts along the way in the spirit of Magnetic Eye‘s homages to Jimi Hendrix, Helmet and Pink Floyd? That’s of course if I’m correctly reading the preorder info — and hey, I’m pretty much a clueless moron so there’s always a chance I’m not — below for the first LP of the two currently slated to arrive for Bow to Your Masters: Thin Lizzy early this year and including a special screenprint of the album art and immediate streaming option.

You can see the LP1 and LP2 tracklistings below. They, uh, rule.

No really, I mean it. Killer assemblage:

Welcome to the first release from Glory or Death Records Bow to Your Masters series of tribute albums. For this first release we chose something special: Thin Lizzy, one of the most influential rock-and-roll bands of all time.

There are two vinyl options:
-“Glory” green LP1 vinyl and “Death” colored/patterned LP2 vinyl
-“Death” orange/black splatter LP1 vinyl and “Death” colored/patterned LP2 vinyl

There is also a tri-fold CD option!

All editions come with a 12×12 screen print of the album cover. Final shipping date TBD-likely early 2018.

LP1 live for preorder buyers now. Preorder on Big Cartel and we’ll send a link to listen to the entire first LP. You know you want it! Just to clarify, the preorder includes physical and digital files for both LPs!

Track Listing for LP1 (available to stream for preorder buyers)

Are you Ready – Mothership
Massacre – Mos Generator
Don’t Believe a Word – White Dog
Suicide – Egypt
Chinatown – Red Wizard
Thunder and Lightning – KOOK
She Knows – Slow Season
Cold Sweat – Great Electric Quest
Cowboy Song – Goya

Track Listing for LP 2 (not available to stream yet)

It’s Only Money – Wo Fat
Johnny – Worshipper
Jailbreak – DUEL
Emerald – Gygax
Still in Love with You – Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless)
Opium Trail – Jeff Matz (High on Fire), Mark Yalowitz (Zeke), Mike Scheidt (Yob), and more
The Rocker – Bow to Your Masters Supergroup
????? – High On Fire
And more…

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Thin Lizzy, “Cowboy Song”

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Gygax to Release Critical Hits on Jan. 22

Posted in Whathaveyou on December 10th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

gygax

One has to wonder if former Gypsyhawk bassist/vocalist Eric Harris and guitarist Bryant Throckmorton had alphabetics in mind when they decided to name their new outfit in homage to the father of Dungeons and Dragons. The moniker Gygax will place them likely right in front of their prior outfit on shelves once their debut LP, Critical Hits, arrives from its Jan. 22 release date on Creator-Destructor Records. That assumes, I guess, everybody alphabetizes their records. Call me an optimist.

Anyhoozle, much Thin Lizzyisms ensue on “Draw Breath,” which marks the first audio to come from the record. You can hear that underneath the art and PR wire info below, should you feel so inclined:

gygax critical hits

GYGAX: Debut LP From Act Founded By Former Gypsyhawk Frontman To See Release Through Creator-Destructor Records

Creator-Destructor Records is ultra-stoked to announce the impending release of Critical Hits, the debut LP by California-based quartet, GYGAX.

GYGAX is a no-frills, classic rock/heavy metal hybrid, heavily steeped in the imagery of fantasy literature and role playing games, and rooted in the musical stylings of metallic ’70s rockers Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple, with equal parts metal and boogie-inducing groove. Though their name is attributed to the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, the band has described themselves more simply as “a beacon and an anthem for anyone who’s interests lie in creativity and the powers of imagination.”

Hailing from Ventura, California, GYGAX was born out of the ashes of vocalist/bassist Eric Harris’ previous heavy-metal brainchild, Gypsyhawk, whose Patience & Perseverance 2xLP also saw release through Creator-Destructor in 2009. Bryant Throckmorton, who played second guitar in Gypsyhawk also joins Harris in GYGAX on guitar. When Gypsyhawk decided to disband, Harris and Throckmorton took some time alongside friend and fellow guitarist Armand John Lizzy to begin demoing new material, then solidifying their lineup with Justin Dempsey on drums.

The debut from GYGAX, Critical Hits boasts nine feverishly triumphant burners backed by huge solos and even more massive choral melodies which come alive with a fuzzed-out and hazy attitude but immortalized with crystal clear production values on Critical Hits, an LP that could accidentally get sucked into your ragin’ uncle Bob’s dust-encrusted classic rock platters and your older brother’s equally grimy classic metal/early doom collection and blend right into either. The first public listen to the GYGAX sounds can be heard in an exclusive premiere of the album’s third fist-pumpin’ number, “Draw Breath.”

These maiden GYGAX recordings are set to see a January 22nd release date via Creator-Destructor on 12″ LP pressed on 180-gram colored vinyl, and on all digital platforms. More information including additional audio from Critical Hits and preorders for the album will be announced very soon, so stay tuned!

Critical Hits Track Listing:
1. Lesser Magick
2. World Breaker
3. Draw Breath
4. The Rope of Shadow
5. Dirge For A Deposed Duke
6. Chain Lightning
7. Demons
8. Liliana
9. The Hunter’s Heart

http://www.facebook.com/GygaxUSA
http://www.creator-destructor.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creator-Destructor-Records/281868423801
http://www.twitter.com/CD_Records
http://www.creator-destructor.bandcamp.com

Gygax, “Draw Breath”

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