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White Wizzard has announced a special album release show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on July 9th.
The band will be celebrating the release of brand new studio album, "The Devils Cut," which is due to be released in the USA on June 25th via Century Media/Earache Records. White Wizzard will be joined at the event by melodic power metallers Death Dealer.
View the flyer for the album release show at this location. White Wizzard bassist and mainman Jon Leon comments:
"White Wizzard are really thrilled to play a dual CD release show with the awesome new band, Death Dealer. We have played with Cage and Ross the Boss in the past so this should be a great local show for both bands. We are also excited to use this show to debut new material from our new album, The Devils Cut, out on June 25th via Century Media. Make sure you come out and support!"
"The Devils Cut" is out now in Europe on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP. The album features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series. More...
In anticipation of the band's upcoming album's release, White Wizzard is now streaming this new effort, "The Devils Cut," in full online.
Due out on June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records, The Devils Cut can be heard in its entirety at Rockhard.de or through the player below. The following press release was also issued about the band:
"Since their inception in 2007, Los Angeles' White Wizzard has stuck to their manifesto of delivering classic, denim-and-leather heavy metal to the masses. Following the triumphs and critical acclaim that accompanied their first two albums, Over The Top (2010) and Flying Tigers (2011), White Wizzard has now returned with a brand new slab of high-speed heavy metal for this summer.
"The band's main-man, Jon Leon, spent months crafting the nine songs that make up The Devils Cut before heading to the studio with a refreshed line-up of musicians to lay down the tracks. The man behind the distinctive vocal chords is Joseph Michael, ably backed up by the shredding might of Jake Dreyer and Will Wallner and the precision drumming of Giovanni Durst-- making White Wizzard one of the most volatile forces in the US heavy metal movement!" More...
White Wizzard has released a brand new track online, ahead of the release of upcoming new album, "The Devils Cut." Check out "Strike the Iron" below. White Wizzard bassist and mainman Jon Leon comments:
"Strike the Iron is my favorite White Wizzard song I have ever written, along with The Sun Also Rises, which closes the new record. I am very proud of the arrangement. I had the verse melody in my head and chorus line before I even picked up the guitar and started writing it. It has stunning leads by Jake and Will, and Joseph interpreted the vocal melody fantastically and gave so much character to it. This song really exemplifies everything this line-up is capable of and everyone's talents really came through on it. It never lets up and we are very excited to get this one out there live... I expect it to be our opening song for the next couple of years."
"The Devils Cut" is due to be released on June 3rd in Europe on Earache Records, and on June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. You can also listen to the previous song "Kings of the Highway" at this location. More...
After revealing the cover artwork for new album "The Devils Cut," White Wizzard has now released a song from the upcoming new effort. Check out the track "Kings of the Highway" in the player below.
"The Devils Cut" is due to be released on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records, and June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records.
White Wizzard has been confirmed for Rock Harvest II, a three-day concert which takes place at the House of Rock in White Marsh, Maryland in November.
The second annual Rock Harvest will be running from Thursday, November 7th to Saturday, November 9th in support of the police non-profit organization, Fallen Blue. Other bands performing alongside White Wizzard includes Heathen, Raven, Leatherwolf, Reverence, Circle II Circle, and Silent Rage. White Wizzard will be performing on Thursday, November 7th. Tickets for Rock Harvest II are available now at this location.
White Wizzard is due to release new studio album, "The Devils Cut," on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records, and June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records. The album features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series.
Catch the band live:
May 08 - Fullerton, CA - Slide Bar (w/ Cauldron)
November 07 - White Marsh, MD - Rock Harvest II More...
White Wizzard has revealed the artwork for upcoming new album, "The Devils Cut," which is due to be released on June 3rd in Europe via Earache Records, and June 25th in the USA via Century Media/Earache Records.
"The Devils Cut" is the band's third full-length release, and features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series. White Wizzard bassist and mainman Jon Leon comments:
"It was great to work with the amazing artist Cameron Davis again, who also did the art for our album 'Over the Top.' Cameron and I live in the same building here in LA and he is a really talented guy. When he presented me the piece for the album cover, I knew right away it was the one. It has amazing imagery and depth and is very artful, while making a tongue-in-cheek statement poking some fun at organized religion, which is something I feel strongly about.
"Some of my lyrics on this album and previous albums focus on not letting religion and the cult of group belief blind you from the preservation of thinking for yourself and being an individual, so it ties into that very well, as the statement of the piece is how religion is imprisonment for the soul and how, even within its own confines, it forces its believers into blind group submission. I think any of us that went to catholic school as a child can relate to that nun!!! It has 'classic metal cover' all over it and it just blew my mind.
"I look forward to this imagery being out there and am proud to have it be a part of White Wizzard. To have art of this quality to convey the visual aspects of the band is just fantastic." More...
Los Angeles heavy metallers White Wizzard have posted a new video from the studio where they are recording their brand new album, titled "The Devil's Cut." The studio video features clips of the band recording, as well as a track-by-track breakdown from bassist and main-man Jon Leon. Check out the clip below.
White Wizzard is once again working with producer Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, Michael Schenker) at Phase Four Studios in Tempe, Arizona to record "The Devil's Cut," the band's third full-length album that features new vocalist Joseph Michael. White Wizzard released a demo in 2012 of one of the new tracks, called "Torpedo of Truth," which was the first recording to feature Michael.
"The Devil's Cut" is due to be released later this year via Century Media Records/Earache Records in the USA and via Earache Records in Europe. More...
White Wizzard has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the writing process for a new album:
"The new WW album is written and will be called 'The Devils Cut.' It is 8 songs to tear your heads off.
"Jon is perfecting lyrics and vocal melodies now after having written the best WW yet and Jake and Will are writing masterful leads that are gonna blow your heads off...
"We hope to record early 2013 and have out by spring...stay tuned."
Further details on the upcoming follow-up to "Flying Tigers" will be announced as they are made available. More...
Los Angeles traditional metal band White Wizzard are at work on the follow up to the 2011 release "Flying Tigers." The band is streaming the new demo track "Torpedo of Truth," which will appear on the yet untitled new album.
In other news, the band starts the "North American Assault" tour on August 9, 2012 in Kansas City. For dates and venues, head over to this location.
Check out "Torpedo of Truth" here:
White Wizzard has confirmed new dates for a North American tour, which is due to kick off on August 9th in Kansas City, Missouri. The band will be joined on the two-week "North American Assault" tour by fellow heavy metal bands Icarus Witch and Widow. White Wizzard mainman and bassist Jon Leon comments:
"White Wizzard is excited to be doing an East Coast tour with the great bands Icarus Witch and Widow - both are fantastic and we think it is a fantastic bill. Come out if you want to see three bands doing traditional heavy metal and have a blast... See you there!"
Don't miss White Wizzard live on tour at the following shows:
Aug. 09 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Aug. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - TBA
Aug. 11 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 12 - Detroit, MI - TBA
Aug. 14 - Ottawa, ON - TBA
Aug. 15 - Montreal, QB - Katacombes
Aug. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Wreck Room
Aug. 17 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Aug. 18 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
Aug. 23 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Aug. 24 - Raleigh, NC - Berkeley Cafe
Aug. 25 - Atlanta, GA - The 120 Tavern
View the North American Assault tour flyer at this location. White Wizzard's latest album, "Flying Tigers," is out now worldwide on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP.
White Wizzard has confirmed a special show in Tokyo, Japan in support of the band's latest album, "Flying Tigers."
White Wizzard will be performing at Shibuya Club Quattro on May 12th, and as a special treat for fans, the band will be joined by vocalist Wyatt Anderson, who sang on "Flying Tigers" as well as the band's first full-length album, "Over the Top."
White Wizzard mainman and bassist Jon Leon comments:
"To our fans: We have a big show coming up in Tokyo, Japan on May 12, 2012. This is to support the Japanese release of Flying Tigers. Wyatt 'Screaming Demon' Anderson has agreed to do this show for our Japanese fans and we will be performing the entire 'Starman's Son' six-song epic from Flying Tigers, as well as many more songs from all releases. We hope to film some great footage and we are excited for the experience!"
May 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya Club Quattro
Los Angeles act White Wizzard, which missed a live show earlier this month due to a car crash, has now issued the following update about cutting the band's current crop of tour dates short:
"Hey all ...due the harsh economic realities in Europe we have to cut our tour a bit short. We financed this all ourselves and in the end we have to make the tough choice to stop.
"We played many amazing shows and want to thank Iced Earth for being so good to us. Sorry to miss those last shows, but we will be back. Thanks to so many wonderful fans that came out!!!"
For more on White Wizzard, navigate your browser over to the band's official Facebook profile here
Los Angeles based heavy metal act White Wizzard has issued the following announcement about missing a tour date in London due to being involved in a vehicle accident:
"We are sorry we missed our show in London yesterday night. It definitely was not in our intention to not make it! We have been in a car crash and fortunately nothing serious happened to us.
"We apologize to all the fans out there that wanted to see us. But the show must go on. Tonight is Birmingham!"
You can keep up with the latest White Wizzard information and listen to songs available for streaming by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.
Footage has been posted online of White Wizzard performing the song "Starchild" live on October 16th, 2011. You can check out the clip below. "Starchild" is off the band's new album "Flying Tigers."
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Fight to the Death
2. West L.A. Nights
4. Flying Tigers
5. Night Train to Tokyo
6. Night Stalker
7. Fall of Atlantis
8. Blood on the Pyramids
9. Demons and Diamonds
10. Dark Alien Overture
11. War of the Worlds
12. Starman's Son
Melodic death metal artists Arsis posted a video of bassist Noah Martin of ARSIS inviting fans to the band's "Frets Of Fury" tour with Firewind, White Wizzard and Nightrage. Tour dates are posted below.
Check out the video here:
Los Angeles heavy metal act White Wizzard has released another track from the band's new album "Flying Tigers," which is out now in Europe. You can check out the song "Fight to the Death" below. Earache Records also commented on the track:
"The new track, titled 'Fight to the Death,' showcases White Wizzard's traditional sound with galloping riffs, soaring vocals and a pure heavy metal atmosphere. The new song and album feature vocalist Wyatt Anderson, who also sang on the band's debut album, 'Over the Top.' The band is slated to shoot a music video for the track in the near future."
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard, which recently announced the recruitment of new guitarist Jake Dreyer, is preparing to release the brand new album "Flying Tigers" on Monday, September 19th in Europe. The album will be released in North America on November 15th.
Ahead of the release of "Flying Tigers," White Wizzard bassist and mainman Jon Leon took some time to speak to Victor Ruiz of Mars Attacks Radio about the band's approach to writing the new album. Leon comments:
"I didn't go into Flying Tigers feeling like there was any debt to prove anything to anybody. Everything with me, with the writing of White Wizzard, has been pretty much a natural flow, and it's been exactly what I've been feeling at the time and what's come out of me - none of it's contrived. I'm just pretty much a Rush geek and an Iron Maiden geek that loves music, that finally got sick of compromising being in different bands and just decided to form this band not caring if ten people showed up, and I still write like that. I feel blessed that people have reacted so positively to White Wizzard; I'm really, really happy to see that something that I did just kind of on a whim, to form the band I wanted to form and make the music I want, has at least resonated with some people and hopefully it will continue to do so.
"I'm really just focused on myself and our fans, and anybody else that is judging us or feeling like we need to prove something to them, I really am not worried about. At the end of the day I'm very, very proud of this record and I think it's the best thing I feel I've ever done musically as an artist, and I feel like White Wizzard's continuing to progress and I'm progressing as a writer. It was a pleasure to make this record and it's definitely a very exciting time for me as far as what we're going to be putting out."
Los Angeles based musician Jake Dreyer has joined White Wizzard as the band's second guitarist. White Wizzard had the following to say about Dreyer joining the band:
"Jake is a great guy and fantastic talent. Lewis Stephens has toured with us over the last year and we wish him well on his new engagement and life in Wales. We now have a permanent final member and look forward to slaying you in the next few months."
Dreyer also added, "I am extremely excited to be a part of White Wizzard! I foresee this being a great fit musically and cannot wait to get out on the road for the Frets of Fury Tour in October! Just want to say thanks to the guys in the band for welcoming me in. See ya out on the road!"
Jake Dreyer has also recently become a guest columnist for GuitarWorld.com, and his first column can be found at this location.
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard, which is preparing for the release of the new album "Flying Tigers," has confirmed a European tour supporting Iced Earth. White Wizzard will be joining Iced Earth on the European leg of the "World Dystopia" tour, kicking off on October 30th in Bochum, Germany. The upcoming White Wizzard tour dates are as follows:
WHITE WIZZARD w/ FIREWIND, ARSIS, NIGHTRAGE
Oct. 09 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theater
Oct. 10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Oct. 11 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
Oct. 12 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Oct. 13 - Hampton, NH - Wally's
Oct. 14 - Montreal, QC - Les Foufounes Electriques
Oct. 15 - Ottawa, ON - Maverick's
Oct. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Oct. 18 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Oct. 19 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Oct. 20 - Winnipeg, MB - The Osborne Village Inn
Oct. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Oct. 22 - Kelowna, BC - Sapphire Nightclub
Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
Oct. 24 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Oct. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Oct. 27 - Hollywood, CA - Whisky A Go Go More...
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal act White Wizzard is preparing for the release of the new album "Flying Tigers," which hits stores in Europe on September 19th and in North America on November 15th.
The band's bassist and mainman Jon Leon recently took some time to speak to Classic Rock magazine about the meaning behind "Flying Tigers," a tribute to a legendary World War II fighter squadron. Jon Leon comments:
"When I wrote the music and lyrics for this song, it just seemed so visual that it lent itself to being the album title. The Flying Tigers was the name given to the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force, and they took on the Japanese, who had far superior aircraft, with incredible success. Their kill to death ratio was amazing."
White Wizzard is also offering a free download of the track "Starchild" at this location.
"Flying Tigers" features the core White Wizzard line-up of bassist, songwriter, and founding member Jon Leon, drummer Giovanni Durst, and studio vocalist Wyatt Anderson, who featured on the band's debut album, "Over the Top." The album was once again recorded with producer Ralpha Patlan in Phoenix, Arizona. White Wizzard also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...