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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...
Earache Records has issued the following statement about White Wizzard releasing a new mini-album:
"Los Angeles, CA's traditional heavy metal heroes, WHITE WIZZARD have announced details for the upcoming mini album named after their trademark song, HIGH SPEED GTO. Set for a July 13th release in the UK/ Europe and a late summer release in the US, WHITE WIZZARD's 2009 debut is driven by catchy riffs that aim straight for the hips and the heart. The band is lighter than what many are used to these days - there's a nimbleness to the WHITE WIZZARD attack and genuine commercial hooks race through all seven songs on the HIGH SPEED GTO mini album.
"HIGH SPEED GTO features 7 high energy tracks recorded by the original WHITE WIZZARD lineup in 2007. Only released to a select number of fans back then, the mini album, long out of print, can now be enjoyed by the entire world. Unlike the original version, this release includes a bonus in the form of the award-winning fan favorite video for the album's title track, 'High Speed GTO.' If you pine for the days when IRON MAIDEN was king and VAN HALEN was your soundtrack for a night on the town, hop inside WHITE WIZZARD's HIGH SPEED GTO and you'll find just what you're looking for.
"Here is the track listing for High Speed GTO:
1. High Speed GTO
3. Into the Night
4. March of the Skeletons
6. Octane Gypsy
7. Red Desert Skies
Bonus video track:
High Speed GTO
"Check out the righteously metal cover art for HIGH SPEED GTO here."
WHITE WIZZARD, LA's high-energy, NWOBHM-influenced metallers who could be described as a cross between DIAMOND HEAD and VAN HALEN, have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Earache Records.
WHITE WIZZARD formed in 2007 and shortly afterwards recorded their "High Speed GTO" demo, which only made it into the hands of a few select fans. Following a brief period of inactivity, the demo fell into the hands of Earache Records and the "High Speed GTO" song was included on "Heavy Metal Killers," a compilation featuring 13 tracks from the best new traditional-sounding heavy metal bands. The band has since regrouped around band leader JON LEON with a new line-up. Earache is set to release the "High Speed GTO" tracks as a mini-album this Summer, with the band working towards a full album due later in the year.
WHITE WIZZARD's 2009 debut is driven by catchy riffs that aim straight for the hips and the heart. The band is lighter than the norm - there's a nimbleness to the WHITE WIZZARD attack and genuine commercial hooks race through all seven songs on the "High Speed GTO" mini-album.
Bassist and main-man JON LEON comments on the band's signing:
"Earache is an important label in the history of metal music and has always been visionary. I think there is no metal fan out there that does not know Earache as being one of the most recognizable and important labels in the genre. Though my band harkens back to the older singer/songwriter melodic metal, Earache is expanding and growing and I am sure the same success will be had with many more of the new and up-and-coming bands."
Catch WHITE WIZZARD live at their upcoming show in Hollywood:
27 March 2009 - Hollywood, CA - Relax Bar
Earache Records has issued the following statement:
"Earache Records is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Heavy Metal Killers - a compilation featuring the very best bands from the emerging "New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal" scene.
Heavy Metal Killers features 13 new tracks from the best fresh, young bands who share one common goal - to bring back the glory days of heavy metal and with it, good old-fashioned headbanging riffs and that rarest of talents in this age of growlers - powerful, true heavy metal vocals. Released on the 30th anniversary of the original NWOBHM explosion, this compilation shows that traditional heavy metal is alive and well in the hands of a new breed of bands.
The full track listing for Heavy Metal Killers is as follows:
01. Powervice - "Behold The Hand Of Glory"
02. White Wizzard - "High Speed GTO"
03. Cauldron - "Chained Up In Chains"
04. RAM - "Suddent Impact"
05. Enforcer - "Mistress Of Hell"
06. H.O.D. - "Kicked To The Kerb"
07. Crowning Glory - " Sea Of Dead Dreams"
08. Portrait - "A Thousand Nightmares"
09. Celtic Legacy - "Live By The Sword"
10. ALLTHENIKO - "Feel The Power"
11. Voltax - "Steel Maker"
12. In Solitude - "Witches Sabbath"
13. Cast Iron - "Running From The Law" More...