RIPPLE MUSIC set to give FREEDOM HAWK’s debut album Sunlight official worldwide release later this month | US tour dates with Irata this February

Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the upcoming release Sunlight; the long-lost debut album from vintage rock pioneers Freedom Hawk.

Sunlight will be released through Ripple Music on LP/CD/Digital on 27th January 2017

Hailing from the barrier dunes of Virginia, the quartet blend heavy riffs into rolling grooves and soulful guitar melodies to showcase their sound. Widely recognized as one of the leading forces in the retro-rock movement, their exceptional brand of heavy and high energy live shows leave many questioning whether they’ve stepped through a time warp directly out of the ’70s hard rock heyday. Wrapped in core metal tones with slight psychedelic edges Sunlight’s driving beat and heavy guitars offer the kind of timeless vocals that gave light to the dawn of the new and heavy revival.

Relegated to “digital-only status” for too long and only ever produced on limited, self-released CDs back in 2009, Ripple Music is proud to give this seminal album the full vinyl treatment. Sunlight will be released worldwide on January 27th 2017 in two vinyl versions and CD. For more info visit and stream and share the album in full here –

Freedom Hawk also hit the road next month with Greensboro rockers Irata. For the full list of dates and tour poster see below:

Freedom Hawk & Irata: The Endless Search For the Perfect Riff/West Side Tour

3 Feb –a Nashville, TN – Springwater
4 Feb – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club
5 Feb – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
7 Feb – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
8 Feb – Anaheim, CA – Out Of The Park Pizza
9 Feb – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
10 Feb – Eugene, OR – Old Nick’s Pub
11 Feb – Portland, OR – High Water Mark Lounge
12 Feb – Seattle, WA – Funhouse Seattle
13 Feb – Yreka, CA – Chromaphonic Music Hall
14 Feb – Sacramento, CA – Starlite Lounge
15 Feb – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
16 Feb – Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher
17 Feb – Fort Stockton, TX – The Garage
18 Feb – Austin, TX – Swan Dive