Acclaimed U.S. metal traditionalists WHITE WIZZARD have released a cover of Iron Maiden’s beloved classic “Flight of Icarus.”
The song, which features a soaring vocal performance by frequent touring vocalist Mikey Dean Gremio (ex-Cellador), is now available for on all streaming and download digital platforms. Debuting yesterday at WeAreThePit.com, the music video pays tribute to the memorable original clip and showcases performances from Gremio, and the band.
'Flying the flag for traditional Heavy Metal'
WHITE WIZZARD’s cover of Iron Maiden’s “Flight of Icarus” is the second song to be released by the group in 2021. Earlier this year, the group released “Viral Insanity,” their first new song in three years, which featured vocals from respected heavy metal veteran Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples, Royal Hunt, Ring of Fire). “Viral Insanity” is available for streaming through M-Theory Audio (and in Japan via Trooper Music) at http://smarturl.com/viralinsanity.
Since bursting onto the metal scene in 2007 with the infectious “High Speed GTO,” WHITE WIZZARD have consistently and proudly flown the flag high for traditional heavy metal, generating four full-length albums of melodic metal headbangers that are loaded with fast riffs and catchy choruses.
The group’s most recent full-length, 2018’s “Infernal Overdrive,” received positive reviews, with critics recognizing a band that was firing on all cylinders with inspiration from an expanded array of influences such as Rush, Led Zeppelin, and Metallica being seamlessly integrated into their existing blueprint.
More info on WHITE WIZZARD’s upcoming plans will be revealed in the weeks to come.