Following their monstrous theatrical appearance at this year’s Bloodstock on The Sophie Lancaster Stage, Ward XVI have delighted us with this mighty announcement of a digital anniversary edition of their extremely popular album release Metamorphosis – available far and wide from September 24th, 2021.
In September 2020, The second chapter of Psychoberrie’s confessional ‘Metamorphosis’, was unleashed. The album received critical acclaim from fans and media alike and claimed a spot in many top 10 album polls of 2020. This was followed up in December 2020 with the EP ‘Unplugged and Sedated’, as Ward XVI confronted the effects of a Covid-19 ravaged year and responded to the overwhelming demand of their inmates following live acoustic versions of Metamorphosis songs posted online.
With appearances at Rockin’ The Bowl and Tanking festivals lined up for 2022, these inmates are ready to unleash their alter-egos and mischievous characters to audiences far and wide….you have been warned.
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Who Are Ward XVI?
Deep inside the walls of Whittingham Asylum, a new inmate is tortured mercilessly at the hands of those who keep her. Consumed by a ferocious rage, she succumbs to the comfort of insanity. What emerges from the shadows is more evil and profane than any of her tormentors could have imagined…
Metamorphosis challenges everything you think you know about the notorious fiend, Psychoberrie. Travel back to the very beginning and ask yourself: is evil born, or made?
A mother’s love, formed in a haze of dolls and daisies, is blackened by merciless addiction. A little girl seeks protection from the broken and abandoned, anything to quell the monster that comes at night. Corrupted by unspeakable cruelty, pious innocence undergoes a malevolent transformation. Experience the elation of a first kill and the debauchery that ensues, culminating in a desperate run from the law.
In August 2021, the inmates escaped the confines of Whittingham to take Bloodstock Open Air by storm with a show packed full of explosives, monsters, and theatrics that received rave reviews from all that witnessed it from within a packed Sophie Lancaster tent, and with their rescheduled Album Launch show at Manchester Academy in December 2021, followed by a UK Tour and main stage appearances at HRH XIV, Hammerfest, a headline slot alongside Acid Reign and Senser at Tanking UK and Rockin’ The Bowl, Ward XVI will not be returning to the isolation of Whittingham, and instead will be bringing their show full of Theatre, horror and heavy music to a venue near you.
What Others Have To Say…..
“If you like to be taken on a theatrical journey into the madness of despair, in the style of Alice Cooper or Avatar, then Ward XVI, and this new album, are for you.”
– 9.5/10 EVER METAL
“Ward XVI were next up on Stage and easily had the biggest crowd of the weekend in the room. With the room bursting at the seams and people forming large queues to enter, their superb performance proved to be an instant hit with some of the largest cheers coming from the room that weekend.”
– MOSHVILLE TIMES
“Without a doubt, one of the most surprising and talented acts to play Bloodstock this year (2017). I can’t recommend them enough”
– MMH THE HOME OF ROCK RADIO
“Ward XVI electrified the early crowd on the Wednesday with an ambitiously theatrical set.”