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White Wizzard

Formed: 2007
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete White Wizzard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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White Wizzard Enters The Studio

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!!"

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Earache Records Releases Free iPhone App

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."

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Earache Records Post iPhone App Teaser Video

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

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White Wizzard Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

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:

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Earache To Release "Metal Survival Kit"

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."

You can view an image of the box here or watch a video of its contents below. More...

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White Wizzard Posts New Single Online

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

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White Wizzard Announces U.K. Tour

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...

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Earache Records Posts 2010 Summer Sampler

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)

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Metal Hammer To Release Three Tribute Albums

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."

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White Wizzard Comments on UK Tour With Edguy

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...

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White Wizzard Posts New Music Video Online

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...

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White Wizzard Live Videos Posted Online

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.

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White Wizzard Begins Filming New Music Video

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.

View some photos of WHITE WIZZARD here, here, here, and here.

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...

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Earache Records Free Xmas Show In London

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)
WHITE WIZZARD
LADY STARLIGHT (DJ)
SSS
MUTANT featuring OL DRAKE
TALITA TWOSHOES (DJ)

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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour

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

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White Wizzard To play New York City Show

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."

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White Wizzard Recording New Album

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!!"

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White Wizzard Comments On Line-Up Changes

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...

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White Wizzard Announces "High Speed GTO" Details

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
2. Celestina
3. Into the Night
4. March of the Skeletons
5. Megalodon
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."

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White Wizzard Signs To Earache Records

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

You can check out WHITE WIZZARD's video for the track "High Speed GTO" below and check out some of their songs on the band's MySpace page. More...

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