Skimo Studios in Phoenix, Arizona with producer RALPH PATLAN (MEGADETH, UFO,
MICHAEL SCHENKER) to begin recording their first full-length album.
The as-yet-untitled album is the band's first full release, and follows on
from the recently released HIGH SPEED GTO mini album, which was recorded
with the band's old line-up.
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!!"
Check out a video to find out all about WHITE WIZZARD at
WHITE WIZZARD's debut release, the HIGH SPEED GTO mini album, is available
now in Europe on limited edition CD with a bonus music video for the "High
Speed GTO" track, as well as limited edition vinyl LP. Get your copy at
The HIGH SPEED GTO mini album is due to be released in the USA on September
8th, but you can get the European import now exclusively from the Earache US
Webstore at http://earache.com/uswebstore/index.php/cPath/667_674_706
For more WHITE WIZZARD news and info, head to
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