WHITE WIZZARD, LA’s high-energy, NWOBHM-influenced metallers – who could be described as a cross between DIAMOND HEAD and VAN HALEN – have signed a worldwide, multi-album deal with Earache Records.

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.

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.

Bassist and main-man JON LEON comments on the band’s signing:

“Earache is an important label in the history of metal music and has always been visionary. I think there is no metal fan out there that does not know Earache as being one of the most recognizable and important labels in the genre. Though my band harkens back to the older singer/songwriter melodic metal, Earache is expanding and growing and I am sure the same success will be had with many more of the new and up-and-coming bands.”

Check out WHITE WIZZARD’s video for the track “High Speed GTO” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8-zehtCs7U

Catch WHITE WIZZARD live at their upcoming show in Hollywood:

27 March 2009 – Hollywood, CA – Relax Bar

HEAVY METAL KILLERS is out now on CD as well as limited edition vinyl in black, red, blue and white. Get your copy now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php

Fans in the USA can get their hands on the CD early by ordering the UK import at http://earache.com/uswebstore/product_info.php/products_id/509

Check out some of WHITE WIZZARD’s songs and get more news and information on the band at http://www.myspace.com/whitewizzard