Pausing briefly from recording their 3rd album, Ward XVI have teamed up with V from Yorkshire-based rap metal beatdown groovers Pulverise to release a cover of Skindred’s song ‘Saying it now’ which will be released on the 31st of October.
No stranger to Skindred related mischief following the practical joke that they played on them in Liverpool, Psychoberrie and Ward XVI have followed up with a cover version of ‘Saying it Now’ one of their favourite songs by the Ragga metal band.
“As I’m sure any of Ward XVI will tell you I’m not a fan of performing covers, but this song has great meaning, it has shaped my life as I know it.
As Benji introduced this song some years ago he said never to wait to tell someone you love them and at that moment I made my way through the crowd to Doktor Von Stottenstein and told him I loved him, and that what was the beginning of a wonderful relationship, marriage and family. I initially decided I wanted to cover it vocally but I struggled to find a backing track so I set to work putting down a piano piece. After I’d finished I thought this definitely needs guitar and drums so even though it was initially meant to be a surprise for the Doktor, but I couldn’t have anyone else play guitar on this song.
V is a good friend of ours who we’ve shared the stage with many times and we also have a shared love of Skindred. Anytime I go to comment on their posts online you can guarantee to see a comment from V. I’m a huge fan of Skindred, to the point where we gave our son ‘Benji’ as a middle name but I’d say she still has the edge when it comes to fangirling , so there was nobody else I was going to ask.”-Psychoberrie (Ward XVI).
““Tell them that you love them while they’re here. Tell them while you got the chance”
You’ve got to have some sort of ice stone cold soul or fortunate enough not to have had any loss for those lyrics not to resonate with you and mean something so deep.
“Saying it now” is an emotional Skindred banger that touched me deeply the moment I heard it. Elevated by hearing it acoustic live at Skindred shows. Imagine standing in the slam pit surrounded by huge beaded pit monsters, all hugging and crying their eyes out to this incredible song! Not a dry eye in the venue!
I was delighted (and puzzled how I’d play through a song that makes me cry so hard!) when Ward XVI (awesome band, friends and musicians) asked me to collaborate on this track with them! It’s turned out so beautifully and hope it resonates with you all. Regret sucks, do the thing now!” – V (Pulverise)
The crowdfunding campaign will run from 8AM October 1st to October 29th.
This crowdfunding campaign will allow us to afford the costs of the recording/ production process, music videos and also the building and preparation of a whole new stage show.
“Why now?” we hear you scream!
Ward XVI have always self funded their art-whether that be music, stage show or videos, and have prided themselves on the quality and originality of it and what they delivered to you all.
Unfortunately with the increase of the cost of living, we are reaching out for a little assistance.
“What can I do? I’m not Jesus” we hear you cry..
We aim to do this in a unique way…we aren’t yet ready to provide the album to you as part of this funding campaign but we want you to become a ‘CERTIFIED INMATE’ which will provide you with exclusive rarities that no-one else will be able to get their grubby hands onto.
Becoming a Certified Inmate you will get insane perks like;
✔️Your own unique inmate number based upon the chronology of when you became an inmate (sorry.. I know everyone wants 13, 69 or 666 but it’s just not feasible to do it that way… this way will add kudos and exclusivity for you all In terms of being able to have a low number-we aim to potentially open this annually… plus being easy and fair to manage).
✔️A signed certificate of authenticity
Exclusive shirt and patch which are marked with your specific number.
✔️A personalised ‘thank you’ video of Psychoberrie and the inmates marking the garment with your personal number
✔️Your name in the sleeve art work of album Your mugshot will be displayed upon the inmate wall of Ward XVI’s website.
✔️Being an official inmate will also provide you with discounts and exclusive merch in future that will not be available to the general public.
But… this is not all…
We will also be offering special edition/ one off rewards, memorabilia, instruments, handmade inmate dolls and the chance of appearing in a future Ward XVI theatrical video.
“Help us Inmate Kenobi…. You’re our only hope.”
Lawnmower Deth ft Ward XVI
Whitby’s only regular Goth night FREAKY FRIDAY & MARQUIS MASQUERADE EVENTS Presents SHADOW FACTORY, Music to Dance to. October Addition : As part of the famous Whitby Autumn Goth Festival.
Saturday 28th October 7:00pm – 1:00am Featuring Headline band WARD XVI Plus support from NOVACROW & MOTHSLUT with Host & Compere DJ JAY SINFUL The Met Ballroom Argyle Road, Whitby LIMITED EARLY ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE Get your tickets NOW! See Facebook Shadow Factory for info and updates. 18+ Only Strict dress code in place.
The Inmates have had an insane summer with a number of festival shows across the UK.
The planning for 2024 has already begun.
We had the privilege of supporting our heroes Diablo Swing Orchestra in May-and it went down a treat.
Read the review above.