Fan-filmed video footage of GREAT WHITE‘s October 18 performance at Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo, Norway can be seen below.
GREAT WHITE is touring in support of its latest album, “Full Circle”, which was released on June 2. The effort sees the band re-teaming with its original producer, Michael Wagener. It’s an honorable nod to their first EP, “Out Of The Night” (Aegean Records, 1983) and debut self-titled full-length record (EMI, 1984). Wagener, is, of course, the legendary producer behind ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE and a slew of other rock gods.
“Full Circle” was recorded in January and February 2017 at Wagener‘s Nashville-based WireWorld Studio. The album’s packaging includes a must-have companion DVD called “Making Of Full Circle”. Rockslide Entertainment (produced by Todd Sadowski) captured the band developing the songs in the studio — a never-before-seen band access.
Much like 2012’s “Elation” (Frontiers) the core songwriting team of Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie and Terry Ilous worked heavily alongside Audie Desbrow and Scott Snyder.
In total, the ten songs on “Full Circle” range from the gut-punching “Give It Up” to the bass-heavy “Cry Of A Nation”, the easily embraced, more acoustic “Let Me In” to the dynamic “This Is The Life”.
This version of GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, which features original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell alongside Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar, Dan McNay on bass, Tony Montana on guitar and Dicki Fliszar on drums.
GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall told the “Music Mania” podcast about Terry Ilous (also of XYZ): “He’s a blues-rock singer. He’s like Ian Gillan meets Paul Rodgers meets Glenn Hughes or something, and a little bit of Steve Marriott. So when he was filling in, I kind of fell in love with that right away, ’cause that’s kind of the school I come from. So I know his strengths, and that is in the power region of his voice.”
He added: “We didn’t really want a [Jack Russell] clone. We wanted the Mach II — kind of like the way DEEP PURPLE brought in [David] Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, and they made one of the best albums of their career, apart from that first ‘Machine Head’ record; I mean, nothing’s gonna beat that. But I really felt ‘Burn’ was a super-strong record and the songs were just amazing. So the more play with Terry, the more we write, it just keeps getting better. And I’m looking forward to doing the next one. I think we could keep beating the last one, you know what I mean?”