Full Circle, the new album from Grammy nominated, multiplatinum recording artists, Great White, teams up the rock and roll band once again 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). It's also their first from their own label, Bluez Tone Records.
Wagener, is of course the legendary producer behind the iconic Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and a slew of other rock gods. Full Circle’s chemistry is palpable – Wagener’s influence is immediately felt…but take note, this is not one-and-done swan song for a band that has churned out chromium-laced hard rock since the early ‘80s.
Recorded at Wagener’s Nashville-based WireWorld Studio, Great White spent the majority of 2017’s early months sequestered in Music City. Full Circle’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 the core song writing team of Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie and Terry Ilous worked heavily alongside Audie Desbrow and Scott Snyder. The first single, “Big Time” is a sharp, cutting track.
The "Big Time" music video was recorded in Yucaipa, Calif. Todd E. Braley directed; copyright Infinity Productions & Great White.
Watch the video here!
Above photo caption: (left to right) Scott Snider, Michael Lardie, Mark Kendall, Terry Ilous, Audie Desbrow. Photographer: Neil Zlokower.
Great White is Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards), Audie Desbrow (drums), Scott Snyder (bass) and Terry Ilous (vocals). Since 1982, the Great White sound has captivated audiences worldwide with crushing blues-based guitar riffs and swagger that invokes an emotional high for anyone that listens. The band’s core writing team of Lardie and Kendall forged numerous hits over the years, and when Desbrow joined in ’85, the grooves hooked an amazing stride.
For nearly a decade, Snyder has merged his unforgiving rhythm to Desbrow’s relentless percussion. And, in 2011, Ilous’ feverish energy and far-stretching vocals melted perfectly into the Great White mold.
Best known for their Grammy nominated Best Hard Rock Performance hit, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White has sold over 10 million albums worldwide, has six Top 100 Billboard hits, nine Top 200 Billboard albums, two platinum albums, and clocked the top of MTV video four times.
To experience their hits live in concert—“Rock Me,” “Mista Bone,” “Save Your Love,” “House of Broken Love,” and “Lady Red Light”—is to ride an emotional wave of sultry connections, arousing lyrics, and an all-out marathon of hard-hitting orchestrations.
Purchase the new album Full Circle today at the official Great White website.