Los Angeles-based traditional metallers WHITE WIZZARD have been forced to drop off the ICED EARTH European tour and return home.
Commented WHITE WIZZARD in a statement: "Due the harsh economic realities in Europe, we have to cut our tour a bit short. We financed this all ourselves and in the end we have to make the tough choice to stop. We played many amazing shows and want to thank ICED EARTH for being so good to us. Sorry to miss those last shows, but we will be back. Thanks to so many wonderful fans that came out!!!"
WHITE WIZZARD released its new album, "Flying Tigers", on September 19 via Earache Records. The CD features twelve new tracks and expands on the band's traditional heavy metal blueprint, with songs ranging from fist-pumping NWOBHM-style anthems, through the arena rock power of "Starchild", to a six-track epic concept piece featuring science-fiction and philosophical elements tied together with a progressive vibe.
"Flying Tigers" features the core WHITE WIZZARD lineup of bassist, songwriter and founding member Jon Leon, drummer Giovanni Durst and studio vocalist Wyatt Anderson, who featured on the band's debut album, "Over The Top". The album was once again recorded with producer Ralph Patlan in Phoenix, Arizona.
WHITE WIZZARD recently recruited Jake Dreyer as the band's new second guitarist.