Monday, May 11, 2009


Shot last week right before a show, the members of Los Angeles, CA's
preeminent traditional heavy metal band, WHITE WIZZARD sat around the
bar and hung out as the cameras rolled. This new video is a great
introduction to the current lineup of the band, giving you an in depth
look at the personalities of each member. Watch them as they give you
their thoughts on beer, destruction, their link to the old school,
what makes "good" metal and why WHITE WIZZARD are not opposed to
seeing transvestites at their shows. Along with some live performance
footage mixed in for good measure, this video's just like joining the
band for some drinks and shooting the breeze. Catch WHITE WIZZARD's
introductory interview at

EARACHE's newest signings, 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.

Check out WHITE WIZZARD's video for the track "High Speed GTO" at

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.

For the latest dates and a sneak peek at what WHITE WIZZARD has in
store in 2009, go to

WHITE WIZZARD were just added to the lineup of next year's Keep It
True XIII festival. Visit
for more info.

Anchor of WBZC's Shader Radio recently spent some time getting to know
Jon Leon, bassist of LA's high energy NWOBHM-influenced metallers,
WHITE WIZZARD. In this 10 minute interview, Leon outlines the bigger
points of the band's history and beyond. From the making of the
devilishly fun "High Speed GTO" video to the lineup changes that
helped to improve the band, it's all covered here.

Anchor's interview with WHITE WIZZARD bassist, Jon Leon can be
downloaded here:

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Anthony Guzzardo
North American Press Manager
Earache Records
4402 11th st.
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Long Island City, NY 11101
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