California’s Gygax bring their brand of ‘D & D R’n’R’ back to the masses! The band has today released the first single from their impending third LP, High Fantasy, set for release on June 21st through Creator-Destructor Records. The label has posted the soaring new track Hide Mind alongside preorders for the new album. Listen to the track below!
Just over a year after the release of their acclaimed Second Edition LP, Gygax returns with their third, and most triumphant album to date, High Fantasy. The band’s fantastic storylines come blazing to life in the nine brand new tracks on the new LP, which surges with powerful riffs, killer harmonisation, and unavoidable hooks from beginning to end.
High Fantasy was recorded live in The Captain’s Quarters Studios in the band’s hometown of Ventura, California, with former guitar player Armand Tambouris at the helm. As with their prior album, the High Fantasy artwork was completed by Fares Maese, who is also a renowned artist through his works in the gaming community, including Warhammer, Pathfinder, and more.
Having just returned from their first tour in support of the LP which took them across the West Coast with the Sentinel Daily-approved Pounder, Gygax will be announcing new tour dates in support of the High Fantasy album in the days ahead. Watch for updates and new songs from the album to be issued shortly.
Creator-Destructor Records will release High Fantasy on CD, LP, and digitally on June 21st.
Sentinel Daily’s Scott Adams described Gygax’s last album, Second Edition, thusly: “For the rest of us more normally-aspirated people, people for whom involuntary bursts of air guitar have been a way of life for decades, this album is about as much fun as it’s possible to have without being broken up by some sort of primitive matter transporter and sent back to 1980”. Read his full review HERE