The gates of Whittingham Asylum have been struck open and for the first time in history the high security Ward XVI invites members of the public to meet face to face with the UK’s most violent serial killer. Journey into the mind of Psychoberrie as she gives an insight into her life prior to her incarceration. This sordid tale of deceit and manipulation is represented with a genre defying mix of hard-hitting metal riffs, off-beat ska rhythms, melancholic piano, accordion, catchy female vocals, a hint of electro, and to top it all off an engaging, energetic theatrical live show.
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 with the aim of creating something completely unique. Each musician 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.
In 2017 Ward XVI progressed onto the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Open Air Festival after winning Metal 2 the Masses and then went on to win a further prize of a full PA system after impressing the Bloodstock team with their packed-out theatrical performance. Their momentum hasn’t slowed in 2018, which has seen them supporting Doyle (former guitarist of The Misfits) on a full UK tour before they brought their insanity to the Breaking Bands and Amplified Festivals. Later in the year they will head out on tour again with Red Rum across the UK before embarking on their own ‘Scare in the Community’ tour at Halloween. This demand has already resulted in their booking at HRH Metal and Hammerfest in 2019.
Plans are afoot to return to the studio to record the follow up to The Art of Manipulation ready for release in 2019.
Psychoberrie – Lead Vocals
Dr. Von Stottenstein – Guitars/Vocals
Wolfy Huntsman – Bass
Ward XVI Reviews
‘they play with tempo, challenge the typical punk/rock n’ roll genre with their own twists and experiment with musical ideas most wouldn’t even consider.’
‘This band is incapable of delivering anything less than an exceptional live show and I for one would not be surprised to see them performing to packed out 500+ venues in the not too distant future.’
Lisa Musso, Sanctuary Rock Bar
‘Their stage show is, to be frank, a step up on what I’m used to seeing at this level, with enough fake blood and costumed murder diversions to make Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton stamp their feet and clap their gnarled, twisted little fingers’
Ward XVI – Hold Me
Ward XVI – Cry Of The Siren