Bassist Jon Leon of the Los Angeles-based traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD was the featured guest on a recent edition of the "Turn It Up" radio show on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. You can now stream the interview using the audio player below."Turn It Up" is a two-hour radio show that focuses on new and classic hard rock and heavy metal. For more information, go to this location. WHITE WIZZARD has confirmed a U.K. tour with German melodic metallers EDGUY. The trek will mark WHITE WIZZARD's first official U.K. tour following the band's first and only U.K. show at the Earache Records Christmas party in London on December 17. WHITE WIZZARD is also set to appear at Hammerfest in Prestatyn, Wales just two days before kicking off the tour with EDGUY. Commented WHITE WIZZARD singer Wyatt "The Screaming Demon" Anderson: "We are so excited to be playing the Hammerfest and doing a quick run with EDGUY. We have so much respect for all of these bands and just to share the stage with them is a big honor. It's going to be a great experience and a dream come true. We can't wait to give the U.K. a taste of what we bring live. We look forward to meeting new friends, seeing new fans and tasting the many pints of good English Ale." "Over The Top", the new video from WHITE WIZZARD, can be viewed below. The clip sees WHITE WIZZARD trade their axes for guns, as the five members turn into rugged outlaws and bring true heavy metal to the wild west. Filmed with director Dave Vorhes, the video strays from today's standard dark videos and instead features a light-hearted and entertaining story. Fans of WHITE WIZZARD's first music video for "High Speed GTO" will instantly recognize "Over the Top" as a sequel, with the same fun approach. The legendary White Wizzard himself may even make an appearance! "Over The Top", WHITE WIZZARD's full-length follow-up to the "High Speed GTO" mini-album, was released on February 8 in Europe and will be made available on March 9 in the U.S. via Earache Records. The CD was recorded with producer Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER) and contains "10 songs that will rip your head off," according to bassist Jon Leon. The limited-edition CD version includes two bonus tracks of classic metal covers. WHITE WIZZARD formed in 2007 and shortly afterwards recorded its "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. Earache Records released the "High Speed GTO" tracks as a mini-album last summer. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/whitewizzard. Jon Leon interviewed by "Turn It Up" (click on player below to launch audio):
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.