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The Grammys have been awarded, February is winding down, and we are officially late with our Best Of Year in Metal acknowledgments. So let's get to it. Like every year, I polled our diverse staff of metalheads to obtain their picks in several categories for 2010.
2010 was an interesting year in metal. Was it good? Yes. But not what one might expect at the outset. There were a lot of releases by big names, but most did not make the splash one would expect. Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Dimmu Borgir, Dark Tranquility, and Living Sacrifice all put out decent albums, but nothing too bold or worth raving over. 2010 was one more year removed from the fading metalcore trend; a year in which we could savor thrash's second life, and melodic death metal is still living strong. When the trendiest things are a return to thrash and technical metal (despite losing much of its death metal influences), that's not too bad from a metal perspective.
It's hard to say 2010 was a year for the underground to shine. The true underground bands rarely get widely noticed. But there were quite a few lesser known bands making names for themselves and grabbing their fair share of attention last year. Why is this? Is it a sign of a changing of the guard in light of the aging greats, and perhaps despite the thrash revival? It's hard to say, but personally, I discovered a lot of new bands that I thoroughly enjoy, so I am all for continuing along this path.
Let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2010 a solid year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2010. The staff picks include the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2010, Best Metal DVD of 2010, Best Metal Newcomer of 2010, Best Live Act of 2010, and Most Anticipated Release for 2011. More...
Los Angeles traditional metal act White Wizzard has announced the return of vocalist Wyatt Anderson. Affectionately known as "The Screamin' Demon," Anderson previously appeared on the band's sophomore release, "Over The Top" and has rejoined the band as the full-time front man. He replaces Peter Ellis, whose U.S. visa issues prevented him from participating in any long term recording or touring plans. Wyatt Anderson is currently recording vocals for the band's next release and will be a part of the band's 2011 world tour.
Jon Leon commented on the reunion: "I am happy to announce that vocalist Wyatt Anderson has rejoined White Wizzard. I want to first and foremost thank Peter Ellis for giving us his all during the last few months. He is a great guy and we wish him all the best. I am sure he will find a great band and he will always be a part of us.
"In the end Wyatt and I were able to find a way to make it work. It is what the fans have asked for as well. We know we had something special with Wyatt singing and myself writing, and we want to progress on that chemistry and keep moving forward. We found a way to work around some obstacles so we can pick up where we left off. Over the Top was an album we are both proud of. We are now recording the follow up due out early summer. We plan massive touring in 2011 as well. Thanks to our fans and I am proud and happy to say the screamin' demon is back."
Here is a statement from "The Screamin' Demon" himself:
"Sometimes, people have to take a step back to gain perspective of their lives. That's what I did. I didn't see myself getting what I had always wanted out of a band at the level that White Wizzard was. I didn't like being told what to do, not realizing that it was not only for the benefit of the band, but also for my benefit. Once I had stepped back, though, I began to see that I WAS getting what I had always wanted, it was just coming at a slower rate than what I had expected. Most people who dream of being in a professional band, spend their lives in pursuit of that dream, and never even come close; and I had just given it up. Fortunately, there is a silver lining to this story. White Wizzard and I have reconciled our differences, and I am proud to say that I will once again be handling the vocal duties. This is going to be an exciting time for all in the White Wizzard camp, and I look forward to seeing all of you fans out there once again."
Los Angeles, California based heavy metal group White Wizzard has announced that they have entered the studio to record their brand new album, which is expected to be released this summer through Earache Records. Founding member Jon Leon said about the recording:
"Jon from the studio here... Gio kicked ass and laid down five drum tracks yesterday. The band expects to finish drums today and start bass tomorrow. In case you're interested in the album title, I wrote a song called 'Flying Tigers' as a tribute to the P-40 fighters of World War II. Everyone has seen those planes with the tiger shark painted on the side... It is a bit of a metal tribute to some old heroes... More news soon!!"
Bonded By Blood has issued the following announcement about Earache Records releasing a free iPhone app:
"Today Earache Records unleashes a new game for the iPhone and iPod Touch for FREE. It's called Earache Extreme Stagediving and features tons of great music including Bonded By Blood, At the Gates, Evile, Deicide, Brutal Truth, White Wizzard, The Haunted and more. Get it at this location."
Earache Records has posted a short video teaser online for its new iPhone app, "Earache Extreme Stage Diving." The App will be available on November 29, 2010. You can view the teaser video below:
"Earache Extreme Stage Diving" features the following tracklisting:
EVILE - Thrasher
AT THE GATES - Suicide Nation
BONDED BY BLOOD - Prison Planet
WHITE WIZZARD - Over the Top
OCEANO - District of Misery
THE HAUNTED - The World Burns
WORMROT - Born Stupid
DECAPITATED - Spheres of Madness
DEICIDE - Homage For Satan
BRUTAL TRUTH - Walking Corpse
Heavy Metal act White Wizzard has posted a new behind the scenes clip from its recent time in the recording studio. White Wizzard are shown recording a new single, titled "Shooting Star," and a cover of Dio's "We Rock" as well as introducing the band's newest members vocalist Peter Ellis and guitarist Lewis Stephens. You can view the video below:
Earache Records is set to release the "Metal Survival Kit" on November 22nd, 2010. The kit includes three audio discs and one DVD, offering more than 80 total tracks. Earache Records commented on the release:
"The three audio discs, 'Festival Faves,' 'Future Classics' and 'Under the Radar,' offer an indispensable mixture of established classic hits, the best of metal's new breed and more underground artists deserving of recognition. Included are tracks from such greats as NAPALM DEATH, WHITE WIZZARD, ANNIHILATOR, AT THE GATES, EVILE, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, CLUTCH, MORBID ANGEL, GODFLESH, ENFORCER, GAMA BOMB, DEICIDE, OCEANO, BONDED BY BLOOD and many, many more.
"The DVD includes classic videos as well as previously unreleased videos from EVILE, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AT THE GATES, WHITE WIZZARD, BONDED BY BLOOD, AKERCOCKE and more. METAL SURVIVAL KIT also includes a selection of exclusive, free essential goodies, including earplugs in a handy holder, a woven patch, a keyring and stickers. Everything comes housed in a rigid, deluxe box."
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band White Wizzard has released a brand new song online. The new song, titled "Shooting Star," was written as a tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is the first track recorded with new White Wizzard vocalist Peter Ellis. The track is available to listen to now and can be found embedded in the band's MySpace page at this location. You can also catch White Wizzard live on the following dates:
11/5 2010 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
11/6 2010 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy 2
11/7 2010 - Belfast, UK - Auntie Annie's Porterhouse
11/8 2010 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse
11/10 2010 - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation
11/11 2010 - Manchester, UK - Satan's Hollow
11/13 2010 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
11/14 2010 - London, UK - The Underworld
Los Angeles, California based heavy metal outfit White Wizzard has announced that they will be coming to the United Kingdom this Novemeber for a string of headlining shows. Joining them on the tour will be Primitai. White Wizzard bassist Jon Leon comments: "We are really excited to come back and do our first headline tour in the UK and Ireland. We're excited to visit all the great places we played with Edguy and to see the fans again, and to play some new places as well. Look forward to seeing you all there!"
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Earache Records recently snuck out a free Summer 2010 sampler on Amazon.com's MP3 store. You can download the compilation for free here (U.S. customers only), featuring songs from Evile, Oceano, White Wizzard, And Hell Followed With, and more. Here's the complete tracklisting:
1. And Hell Followed With "Venomspitter" (2:26)
2. Evile "Infected Nation" (5:33)
3. Oceano "District Of Misery" (3:14)
4. White Wizzard "Over The Top" (5:08)
5. Bonded By Blood "Prototype: Death Machine" (5:54)
6. Cauldron "Chained Up In Chains" (5:10)
7. Order Of Ennead "The Concept Of Our Extinction" (4:17)
8. Gama Bomb "Slam Anthem" (2:33)
9. Wormrot "Born Stupid" (1:19)
10. Wormrot "Indonesia" (0:52)
11. Annotations Of An Autopsy "Human Dust" (3:55)
12. Blood Red Throne "The Light, The Hate" (4:19)
Britains Metal Hammer magazine has announced that they will be releasing three tribute albums later this year, to celebrate the anniversarys of some of the biggest albums in metal and hard rock. A Black Sabbath tribute album will be released to celebrate fourty years since the band released their debut record and will feature performances from Electric Wizard, Turisas and Apocalyptica, who have confirmed that they will be covering the song, "Spiral Architect."
The magazine will also pay tribute to AC/DC's "Back In Black" album, which was originally released in 1980 and will include covers by Steel Panther and Skindred amongst others. Skindred has revealed that they will be covering the song, "Back In Black."
To complete the trilogy, a tribute album of Judas Priest songs will be issued to celebrate thirty years since the band broke into the mainstream with "British Steel." White Wizzard have been confirmed for the CD, as have Trigger The Bloodshed, who will be performing a rendition of the song, "Rapid Fire."
Los Angeles traditional heavy metal band WHITE WIZZARD has shared their thoughts on the upcoming UK tour, taking in this weekend's 3pm "Stage Two - Hammer Hounds Part I" Saturday slot at Hammerfest II and supporting EDGUY.
Lead singer Wyatt 'Screamin' Demon' Anderson comments, "I'm really excited about heading over to the U.K, to play Hammerfest and doing the tour with EDGUY! Can't wait to see some of the bands at Hammerfest as well, especially ICED EARTH and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, as I've been a fan of both for quite a long time! As with EDGUY, I'm really looking forward to the tour, getting to share the stage with such a great band! So, with that being said, get ready for the Wizzard to rock your asses off! See you all in a few days!" More...
American heavy metal outfit White Wizzard has posted their new music video online for the song, "Over The Top." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's debut studio album of the same name, which will be released in North America on March 9th and on February 8th in Europe. More...
UVTV has posted a couple live videos of WHITE WIZZARD from their recent show at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago IL. The videos are for their tracks “40 Deuces” and “Out Of Control” and can be seen at the UVTV Website.
Los Angeles' traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD are shooting a brand new video for "Over the Top," the title-track from the band's upcoming debut full-length album. The video for "Over the Top" is being shot with Dave Vorhes, who previously directed WHITE WIZZARD's first music video for the track "High Speed GTO." Fans of the first video will instantly recognize "Over the Top" as a sequel to the "High Speed GTO" video, with the same classic car, an evil sorcerer and the legendary White Wizzard himself set to make an appearance.
The OVER THE TOP album was recorded with producer Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER) and is due to be released in February, 2010. More...
Thursday December 17th Earache is throwing a free Xmas party at The Purple Turtle (Crowndale Road, Camden Town, London, United Kingdom). The lineup includes:
NEAL KAY (DJ)
LADY STARLIGHT (DJ)
MUTANT featuring OL DRAKE
TALITA TWOSHOES (DJ)
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be embarking on a North American tour this January in support of their new album "Karkelo." Accompanying Korpiklaani will be Swashbuckle, Tyr, and White Wizzard. Korpiklaani's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:
10/16 Barby Club Tel Aviv
10/30 Circo Volador Ciudad de Mexico
11/3 Glamm The Club Antofagasta
11/5 Oveja Negra Pub Talca
11/6 La Havana Club Concepcion
11/7 Estadio Lintz Puerto Montt
11/8 Industria Cultural Santiago
11/12 Estadio Flores Buenos Aires
11/13 Hammer Bar Campinas, Sao Paulo
11/14 TBA Belo Horizonte
11/15 Clash Club Sao Paulo
11/29 Progresja Warsaw
12/4 HardRock Hell Wales
12/11 1Rock Moscow
12/12 Orlandina St. Petersburg
1/8 2010 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
1/9 2010 Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
1/10 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
1/11 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
1/12 2010 Jaguar Club Chicago, Illinois
1/13 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
1/14 2010 Gramercy Theater New York, New York
1/15 2010 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
1/16 2010 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
1/17 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina
1/18 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
1/19 2010 Czar Tampa, Florida
1/21 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
1/22 2010 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, Texas
1/23 2010 The Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, Oklahoma
1/24 2010 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/25 2010 Club Red Tempe, Arizona
1/26 2010 Key Club Hollywood, California
1/27 2010 Ramona Main Stage Ramona, California
1/28 2010 DNA Lounge San Fransisco, California
1/29 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
1/30 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
1/31 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia
Hollywood, CA's traditional metal band, WHITE WIZZARD will playing their first ever New York City date on August 28th at Club Europa in Brooklyn. As part of the Brooklyn Thunder Fest, WHITE WIZZARD will be playing along side of Ross The Boss (who will be playing classic MANOWAR material) and RAVEN, as well as modern day metal acts such as ZANDELLE and TITANIUM BLACK.
WHITE WIZZARD bassist, Jon Leon says, "WHITE WIZZARD is totally pumped to go to New York and play. RAVEN and MANOWAR are classic bands and I expect this to be a blast. New York metal fans are some of the best so I am sure there will be a ton of energy."
Earache Records announced today that White Wizzard has entered the studio to record their first full-length album.
White Wizzard bassist and founding member Jon Leon comments:
"We are headed to Phoenix, Arizona to begin recording our full-length album with producer Ralph "Talladega" Patlan. He earned the nickname Talladega (from the American raceway) from Dave Mustaine of Megadeth when they worked together. He lives up to the name... Ralph is a quick, efficient producer with a great ear and one of the best in the world for recording rock and
metal. He has worked with UFO, Michael Schenker and Megadeth to name a few. We will track at his personal studio, "Skimo Studios" in Phoenix and then mix at the legendary Prairie Sun Recording in Northern California, where many huge albums in the last 30 years were cut.
"I am excited to get into the studio and finally complete an album with the new line-up. I have been in writing mode for the last two months, just putting all the pieces together of lyrics and melodies and trying to create
an album that has a good variety of songs. I think we have a great bunch of material to record now, and I look forward to seeing how it all sounds when the record is completed. The goal of White Wizzard is to always stick to our roots of main influences and inspiration, while trying to create our own sound and identity. I am confident this record is going to turn some heads.
Some great in-your-face, good times, melodic metal, some epic stuff and some of the crossover hooky stuff that made the mini album so fun too. I am happy with the balance of songs.
"We will post some updates from the studio and we will be filming the entire process. Hoping to have this out early 2010 on Earache Records worldwide and then tour like mad to support it. Should be a great year... Until then, thanks for supporting White Wizzard!!"
Earache Records has issued the following announcement about line-up changes in White Wizzard:
"The lineup featured on WHITE WIZZARD's September 8th debut mini-album, HIGH SPEED GTO is much different from that of the current lineup whom will be recording a full length album set for release in 2010. Recently, several ex-members from the previous lineup have begun making headlines in a newly signed band who's former name shared an eerily similar theme with that of WHITE WIZZARD's."
White Wizzard bassist Jon Leon issued the following statement about the line-up changes:
"WHITE WIZZARD has had a line up change since the recording of the WW mini album in 2007. I wrote some songs and formed the first incarnation of the band rather quickly and went into the studio. The mini album was a quickly thrown together ep of the first songs just to getWW started. It turned out well for how quickly it was done, and the seeds were sewn for the next phase. More...