05/30/2024

Githyanski shares “Tower Of Conviction” video single

Crawling out of deep contemplation in the corners of Seattle, Washington, Githyanki was formed in 2014. A mind-melding heavy grunge and noise rocking punk-metal trio comprised of former members of the bands Android Hero, Slave Traitor, and Alternative Tentacles-alumni BloodHag. The three share a love for Pacific Northwest legends like TAD and Melvins, as well as the unique sonic density of Helmet, Crowbar, and Whores., and from that passionate appreciation, Githyanki put together their original debut, a self-titled EP in 2015.
Performing at shows in the PNW to promote the debut generated fresh ideas and Githyanki soon released their second EP on 7” vinyl in 2018. The EP, Beyond the Veil, featured art by famed fantasy artist Brian Snoddy and showed the band’s growth, cementing the sound they strove to put forth. Alas, Chaos thrashed its limbs – after recording the Soundgarden cover Hand of God in 2019, Githyanki’s guitarist broke his leg and collarbone in a freak hailstorm while riding his Vespa.
By the time he healed up, the coronavirus was bearing down. Stuck in lockdown with only guitars, amps, and drums to console them, Githyanki knuckled down and wrote, recorded, and prepared their first full-length album. After a successful live show to mark the end of this first phase of the pandemic, Githyanki prepares a return from the astral plane to deliver the new document of their lived truth.
The new album, Rollin’ The Dice, features the first fully realized version of the band, with hints of sounds to come from the future. With this upcoming release, Githyanki leaned heavily into their shared nerdy background of role-playing games (a githyanki is a D&D monster featured in the Fiend Folio), comic books, and dystopian nightmares.
The Rollin’ The Dice album features amazing artwork by local Seattle artist Moises Pimentel and was recorded and mixed by “Shirtless” Jeff McNulty, with mastering by Phil Petrocelli.

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