White Wizzard

White Wizzard are an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2007. The band is notable among many heavy metal bands for drawing influence from older, traditional heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Rush.

In late 2007, they recorded their self-titled EP, which would be released in mid-2008. They also filmed a music video for the EP’s opening track “High Speed GTO”, which won the award for Best Music Video in the 2008 Action On Film Festival. Although the band was doing relatively well, Leon felt that the chemistry in the band wasn’t exactly what he wanted, so he dissolved the entire line-up and began searching for new members. During mid-2008, Leon was contacted by Earache Records and asked to put the song “High Speed GTO” on Earache’s compilation album Heavy Metal Killers. Motivated by this opportunity, Leon doubled his search efforts and eventually formed the current line-up of the band. The band will tour North America with Korpiklaani, Tyr, and Swashbuckle starting in January 2010 and has an upcoming album “Over the Top”, scheduled for a February 2010 release.

Other Information

  • Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Genres: Heavy metal
  • Years active: 2007–present
  • Labels: Earache Records
  • Associated acts: Holy Grail, Overloaded
  • Website: http://www.whitewizzard.net
  • Members:
  1. Wyatt “Screamin’ Demon” Anderson – vocals
  2. Chad Bryan – guitars
  3. Erik Kluiber – guitars
  4. Jon Leon – bass, guitars
  5. Giovanni Durst – drums

Videos

Releases

  • White Wizzard (2008) – EP
  • High Speed GTO (2009) – EP
  • Over the Top (2010)

Links

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~ by molco on December 13, 2009.

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