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 have 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."
Check out WHITE WIZZARD's video for the track "High Speed GTO" at
Catch WHITE WIZZARD live at their upcoming show in Hollywood:
27 March 2009 - Hollywood, CA - Relax Bar
HEAVY METAL KILLERS is out now on CD as well as limited edition vinyl in
black, red, blue and white. Get your copy now in Europe at
Fans in the USA can get their hands on the CD early by ordering the UK
import at http://earache.com/uswebstore/product_info.php/products_id/509
Check out some of WHITE WIZZARD's songs and get more news and information on
the band at http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard
UK AND EUROPEAN PRESS MANAGER - TALITA
London office phone: +44(0)207 240 5002
USA PRESS MANAGER - ANTHONY
NYC office phone: +1(718)786 1707