Feed the Birds
Paralysis Rise
Dualistic Nihilist
Split 7"


Eric - Bass/Vocals
Bryant - Guitar
Jeff - Guitar
Pete - Drums


Gygax entered our world by way of portal in 2015 as the newest and truest Defenders Of Good Times and Lords Of The Game, with a unique blend of unadulterated vintage hard rock and gamer-centric imagery. Named after Gary Gygax (and blessed and approved by Gary Gygax Jr.), this band is inspired in equal measure by Dungeons & Dragons and Thin Lizzy, as lyrics of magic spells and fantastical characters are sung in clean rock & roll vocal melodies and decorated with pristine guitar harmonies and a groovy rhythm section. As you can imagine, every Gygax tune is an instant classic.

Based out of Ventura, California, Gygax presently features a four-piece lineup of musicians who have been around the block a few times as part of other bands; vocalist/bassist Eric Harris formerly of Gypsyhawk, Skeletonwitch and Sorcerer (and currently also filling bass duties in Huntress), and his Gypsyhawk partner-in-crime, guitarist Bryant Throckmorton continues to play alongside Harris in Gygax. Jeff Potts, previously of Warbringer and Mantic Ritual, joins him on the other six-string, and rounding out the lineup perfectly is current Pentagram drummer Peter Campbell.

After rapidly creating buzz with their local live performances, Gygax released their aptly titled debut LP ‘Critical Hits’ in January 2016, garnering stellar reviews worldwide. The band completed a highly successful two-week U.S. run in the summer of 2016, which included a headline appearance at the first ever Magic & Metal Festival at the Majestic Theater in Gygax’s hometown. In 2017, Gygax prepares to release the follow-up to the debut, simply called ‘Second Edition’, and is all in readiness to embark on yet another successful chapter in their critical conquest.

Boogie to the tune of Gygax, keep the nerd in you alive and let the good times roll!


Critical Hits

Critical Hits