LA traditional metal heroes, WHITE WIZZARD made their Download festival debut in grand fashion this past weekend, kicking off Sunday's festivities on the Ronnie James Dio stage. Cheered on by a crowd of thousands, the story for WHITE WIZZARD that day was one of change. Having just introduced 2 new members into the fold, this was the first time that the new lineup had played together in front of any audience, let alone on audience at one of the biggest hard rock/heavy metal festivals in all the world.
However, there would be no hesitation for WHITE WIZZARD and no time for reflection on their road to traditional metal supremacy. After reading what bassist, Jon Leon had to say to NoiseCreep, it's clear to see that no bumps in the road could ever stop the momentum of WHITE WIZZARD. It's just full steam ahead.
WHITE WIZZARD bassist, Jon Leon spoke to NoiseCreep about the great new additions to the band's lineup at http://www.noisecreep.com/2010/06/14/white-wizzard-lose-and-quickly-replace-singer-and-guitarist/
Before tearing it up on the Download stage, Kylie from Kerrang TV's The Lowdown spoke with bassist, Jon Leon and guitarist, Chad Bryan about their excitement about the fest, why listening to AC/DC is better than an energy drink and tips on where/where not to get tattooed. Watch it at http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=J1BN8wdR974
This past weekend at Donington Park's legendary Download festival, WHITE WIZZARD founding member JON LEON, guitarist CHAD BRYAN and drummer GIOVANNI DURST appeared live for the first time with newly recruited singer and former CELLADOR frontman MICHAEL GREMIO, along with new lead guitarist and Welsh native LEWIS STEPHENS.
View a photo of the new WHITE WIZZARD line-up at
(Left to right: GIOVANNI DURST, JON LEON, MICHAEL GREMIO, CHAD BRYAN, LEWIS
OVER THE TOP, the debut full-length album from Los Angeles' traditional
heavy metal act WHITE WIZZARD is NOW out North America.
Produced by RALPH PATLAN (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER), OVER THE TOP
features nine tracks of hook-laden riffs, catchy melodies and real singing,
proving that true metal is once again on the rise and WHITE WIZZARD are
leading the charge.
OVER THE TOP is available through FYE (http://www.fye.com/Over-the-Top-Front-Page_stcVVproductId93642447VVcatId455366VVviewprod.htm), Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Over-Top-White-Wizzard/dp/B003626TKE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268109903&sr=8-2), iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/over-the-top/id350844759) and other finer music retailers.
Special limited edition vinyls, picture discs and combo packs are also available through the EARACHE U.S. WEBSTORE:http://earache.com/uswebstore/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=white+wizzard&osCsid=jdbaa0pqpef096brg84kna6u67&x=0&y=0
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