California traditional heavy metallers WHITE WIZZARD have parted ways with vocalist Wyatt Anderson and are currently on the road with a stand-in singer, former CELLADOR frontman Mike Germino. According to a posting on the WHITE WIZZARD Facebook page, “Wyatt Anderson wrote WHITE WIZZARD three weeks before [the group’s current] tour [with FORBIDDEN] and said he did not want to tour for personal, health and family reasons. This well after tour was booked and his flights. Mike has stepped in and is doing a stellar job. There will be a full press release soon. Ask Wyatt for further explanation.”

Affectionately known as “The Screamin’ Demon”, Wyatt Anderson previously appeared on WHITE WIZZARD’s sophomore release, “Over The Top”. He left the band in early 2010 after a U.K. tour with EDGUY to pursue a “different path,” but rejoined the group earlier this year following the departure of Peter Ellis.

WHITE WIZZARD recently spent time in the studio with producer Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER, BONDED BY BLOOD) recording its new album, to be released before the end of the year.

(Thanks: The Great Southern Brainfart)