UK Theatrical Avant-Garde Rock band, WARD XVI, have signed with European label ROCK’N’GROWL Records. WARD XVI‘s debut album ‘The Art of Manipulation‘ is a 12-Track concept album telling the intraspective story of a female psychopath locked away in a high security asylum. ‘The Art of Manipulation‘ is a genre defying mix of hard-hitting metal riffs, soaring guitar solos, off-beat ska rhythms, melancholic piano, accordion, catchy female vocals, a hint of electro and to be realeased this summer.
WARD XVI is:
Psychoberrie – Vocals Lex Whittingham – Guitar Dr. Von Stottenstein – Guitar Jake – Drums Min – Keys/Accordion Beardy McStumble – Bass
In the summer of 2013 in the city of Preston in the Northwest of England, a group of misfits got together for a new musical project ‘WARD XVI‘, with the aim of creating something completely unique. Each musician coming from a different musical background drawing in influences from the likes of Alice Cooper, Lordi, The Skintz, Stolen Babies, Scar Symmetry, Diabolo Swing Orchestra, Iron Maiden, Alter Bridge, Jason Becker and Avatarium.
Since the release of WARD XVI‘s debut EP in January 2015, WARD XVI have gone from strength to strength, headlining shows in and around the North West with an ever-growing fan base. The highlights of Ward XVI‘s career so far include playing the main stage at O2 Academy Leeds in the final of the Soundwaves Music Competition, supporting William Control and The Men that will not be Blamed for Nothing. After a great response from the release of Ward XVI‘s self-titled EP the band have recently returned to the studio to record a 12 track concept album titled “The Art of Manipulation“.
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