Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard premiere title track from forthcoming ‘Yn Ol Annwn’ album:

Wrexham based doom band Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have just premiered the title track from the forthcoming Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard premiere title track from forthcoming ‘Yn Ol Annwn’ album; the album to be released via New Heavy Sounds is available to pre-order now on all formats direct from Cargo.

‘Yn Ol Annwn’ is Welsh for ‘Return To The Underworld’ and follows the bands two earlier albums, again released via New Heavy Sounds.

Guitarist Paul Michael Davis told Kerrang! “As its the title-track I wanted to write something big and kinda anthemic,”… “We thought, ‘Let’s do an FM Rock song about being dead and stuck in the Underworld. I can’t think of many other pop rock sounds about being dead… Well apart from Don’t Pay The Ferry Man by Chris Dr Burgh.”

Whilst MWWB readily identify with the doom genre, they have never allowed themselves to produce generic doom metal, their music has always had an ethereal edge, primarily by utilising the soft vocals of Jessica Ball; from this lead track its clear the new album will see them to continue to push the boundaries.

Of this stance Davies stated “We love down-tuned heavy music, but the doom scene can be a bit formulaic,” he offers. “If some doom fans are put off by the name, or think they are gonna get generic doom, then are disappointed, then that’s fine by us. We don’t wanna be big rock stars. We just wanna do right by the real fans that have supported us from the start.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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