Los Angeles-based traditional metal act 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."
Catch WHITE WIZZARD live in the U.K. at the following shows:
March 13 - Prestatyn, UK - Hammerfest
March 15 - Glasgow, UK - Cathouse *
March 16 - Leeds, UK - Rio's *
March 17 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2 *
March 19 - Nottingham, UK - The Rescue Rooms *
March 20 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy *
* With EDGUY
"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, will be released on February 8 in Europe and 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.
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