TRIBE OF GYPSIES Gear Up For Japan; Release New Album July 20th

July 18, 2006, 12 years ago

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Los Angeles based Latin hard rockers TRIBE OF GYPSIES, featuring guitarist/producer Roy Z (HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON, JUDAS PRIEST), have issued the following update:

"Hey all!

Just a quick update from the Tribe Of Gypsies camp before we head off to Japan to play the UDO Music Festival(s) on July 22nd and 23rd with KISS, ALICE IN CHAINS, PAUL RODGERS, STEVE VAI, SEBASTIAN BACH (Z just got done producing his new album, Angel Down....) and others. After 2 days of full band rehearsals and lots of beer, more beer, and pizza we're about as ready as we're gonna be for these shows.

Thanks to everyone that came out to our lil' warm-up gig at Paladino's on Friday - it was great to see so many familiar faces and re-connect with old friends. Special props to our former vocalist, Gregg Analla, who flew in from Albuquerque (without telling us anything!) with his wife and jammed 'Rays Of The Sun' with us before officially handing the torch over to new boy, Chas West. Thanks, G, and good luck with Slaviour!

Unfortunately, we were saddled with a few technical problems - shit that worked perfectly for two dats at rehearsal all of a sudden decided not to work at all. Deja vu-doo........ We finally got the party started about a half an hour late and did an abbreviated set of old and new tuneage - 'Mero Mero Mambo', 'Fire Dance', 'Turn Around', 'Ride On', 'Desolate Chile', 'After The Summer', 'Flying Tigers, Crying Dragons', 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love' (yep, a tribalized version of the VH classic.......), and closed with the epic 'We All Bleed Red', always a crowd pleaser.

Speaking of which, our new album, Dweller On The Threshold (out July 20th on JVC/Victor - visit for a listen!), scored a 86/100 rating in the August issue of Burrn! Magazine and radio is playing several tracks already so we're off to a good start in Japan. The same issue also features a 3-page interview with Roy Z, and JVC kicked down for a full color back cover Dweller... ad. Sweet! Thanks to George, Tak and everyone else at the label who are working hard on our behalf. See you all soon!"

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