Hailing from Melbourne Australia, WHITE WIDDOW was formed in 2008 by charismatic frontman Jules Millis along with bassist Trent Wilson and guitar virtuoso Enzo Almanzi.
From its inception the vision was always to write and perform 80's Arena style Melodic Rock and Hard Edged AOR inspired by artists such as White Sister, Survivor, Treat, Dokken, Aviator, Bon Jovi and Australia's own Roxus.
After initial sessions it was clear to them that to fulfill the sound they wanted, they would require a full time keyboard player.
Jules immediately enlisted the help of his brother Xavier Millis on the keyboards, a two time ARIA (Australian Record Industry Award) nominee and a well versed keyboard player in many musical styles.
With Xavier onboard, the writing team was in place and the line-up was then completed with Jim Naish on drums.
Starting out playing live amongst the diverse Melbourne Rock scene, White Widdow quickly established themselves as a solid live unit throughout their native Australia. In mid 2009 White Widdow recorded and released their free digital only EP which was very well received in selected press.
With their debut self titled album, the full vision of White Widdow has become a reality.
With absolutely no concerns about modern rock trends the band has followed their hearts and proudly wear their 80's influences on their sleeves.
Intro "Shoukai" with the amazing keys and ripping guitar is chained with "Tokio Rain", a terrific rocker plenty of fluffy keyboards a la GIUFFRIA. WOW!
"Broken Hearts Won't Last Forever" is a thrilling, Sunset Blvd-style tune, much in the vein of the glorious DANGER DANGER.
The storming "Cross To Bare" with blistering guitars and symphonic keys displays a harder side to the band's melodic glory, in the way of bands such TREAT and JADED HEART.
With healthy lashings of AOR goodness, the wrenching, yet uplifting "Don't Fail Me Now" relives the glory days of STAGE DOLLS and HAREM SCAREM, masters of the melodic rock ballad.
With driving rhythm and stabbing keys, "Change Of Passion" is destined to become a live favorite.
But ALL tracks are devastating, breathtaking pieces of killer Melodic Rock / AOR.
Mixed and Mastered by Martin Kronlund (Overland, Joe Lynn Turner, Hammerfall, Bangalore Choir) at JM Studios in Sweden, White Widdow have put together an album full of Melodic Rock and AOR anthems filled with swirling keyboards, blistering guitar playing and big choruses full of hooks, the way they believe rock music should be.
One of THE albums of the year...
SUPER - HIGHLY - RECOMMENDED!
01 - Shoukai (Intro) / Tokyo Rain
02 - Broken Hearts Won't Last Forever
03 - We've Got The Wings
04 - Cross To Bare
05 - Don't Fail Me Now
06 - Spirit Of Fire
07 - Shadows Of Love
08 - One More Day
09 - Change Of Passion
10 - Fire & Ice
Julez 'Mephisto' Millis - Lead Vocals
Enzo Almanzi - Guitars & Vocals
Trent Wilson - Bass & Vocals
Xavier 'Mephisto' Millis - Keyboards & Vocals
Jim Naish - Drums
IF YOU LIKE IT, BUY IT!