Label: WENCH RECORDS
Heavy Rock from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsJames Mark
IRON GYPSY is one of the first Big Rock / Heavy Metal band / projects to emerge from the west coast of Canada during the 80's. This band began in 1983 releasing 2 x 12 inch vinyl EP's and gaining international interest of the day in New Jersey, Japan, England, Germany and Philippines, (see www.myspace.com/gi4ig).
The first self titled vinyl 12 inch EP, a limited pressing of only 1000 came out in 1984.
After much personnel changes since the first release, Wickley’s IRON GYPSY Take #2 a limited pressing of 500 vinyl 12 inch EP's and 250 cassettes came out in 1988.
The band played extensively featuring various line-ups from 1985 through to 1989 playing with such acts as White Wolf, D.O.A., Black Oak Arkansas, Nazareth, Sound Garden, Faith No More, Coven, Cro Mags, Destruction, Death Angel, Omen, Pat Travers, Kick Axe, with offers to join a touring metal festival with Saxon and Accept, along with many other local acts of the day.
The founding member James 'Jim' Mark put the project on ice during the 90's due to health problems, and pursued an acting career during 2000- 2010. A solo act under the name of GYPSY JAMES (www.myspace.com/gypsy-james) began in late 2010 until present.
A recently re-formed IRON GYPSY line-up as of November 2011, featuring Jim Bermingham on bass and Michael Jolly on drums has brand new music and has begun gigging. There is plans to release the long awaited third release later this year in hopes of picking up where the project left off all those years ago. We hope you enjoy our new music and that we gain your support in this musical dream of Hope and Power - Thank You !!!