Ward XVI announced for Bloodstock 2021

Ward XVI announced for Bloodstock Open Air 2021

“The Inmates of Ward XVI have had a special bond with Bloodstock Open Air Festival ever since a very early Saturday morning performance in 2017 gained them notoriety throughout the underground community.
When the dust settled following the events of that morning, Psychoberrie’s eyes were widened by the scale of carnage that she had orchestrated, and became obsessively fixated on returning to the hallowed fields of Catton Park to finish what she had started all those years ago and to fulfil her sordid ambition of welcoming the fans of Bloodstock into her Asylum”.
“We’re ecstatic about returning to Bloodstock this year, after such a difficult year or so for everyone, to be part of an opening night which kick starts such an amazing party is a massive honour for us..in particularly as we have been booked on to the biggest stage that we will have played to date which is the Sophie Lancaster Stage (which also has great meaning to us as an alternative band and part of an alternative community that was hit so hard due by her tragic story).
To be invited back due to how positively our music and stage show has been received is a great acknowledgement of how hard we’ve worked over the last 4 years and hopefully the next step on our road to how we aspire to have our music experienced” – Doktor Von Stottenstein
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Metamorphosis Launch Gig update


Sadly, the krazy kats Footprints In The Custard can no longer be part of the night as they’d prefer a Lawnmower Deth over a Chainsaw Deth.

But do not fear inmates…The incredible South Of Salem have placed themselves into the custardy footprints left behind.

These guys have had an incredible year… in fact they released their album ‘The Sinner takes it all’ on the same day as us in 2020 and it too has gone down a storm.

This night will be an insane one with Pulverise and Psychic Illusions – Magic and Mind Reading completing the bill to make it an incredible night in which we will be playing Metamorphosis in it’s entirety- including full theatric show.

So please join us at Manchester Academy 3 on December 18th for a night to remember.

Get your Tickets here >> https://wardxvi.bandcamp.com/merch/album-launch-gig-ticket or via the Manchester Academy 3 website.



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Metamorphosis to be released on Vinyl to mark the first year anniversary

The inmates of Ward XVI have had a moment of clarity and have seen through their sedative induced haze and are plotting to release Metamorphosis on vinyl.

Scheduled for release in September 2021 to mark the 1-year anniversary of release, ‘Metamorphosis ’ will be available as a double LP in a black ink on white vinyl design-consistent with the Rorschach art concept, trifold sleeve and includes a bonus side consisting of 4 acoustic tracks taken from their Ep ‘Unplugged and Sedated’ and is available exclusively on preorder via www.wardxvi.bandcamp.com from Friday 2nd April-10th May and available in 3 purchase options;

1. Metamorphosis double LP
2. Metamorphosis double LP signed by the band
3. Metamorphosis double LP signed by the band and also includes an insanely limited and personalised lyric booklet with the song lyrics to all of the metamorphosis tracks hand written by Psychoberrie herself

Please note that this is a pre-order and order for this vinyl will not be dispatched until September 2021.

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Doktor Von Stottenstein signs with Hagstrom Guitars and Legendary Pickups

The Doktor has proven that not all good things happen to good men.

He has recently become a patron and signed artist to Hagstrom Guitars and Legendary Pickups, adding to his gear stash that also includes Blackstar Amplification and Intune GP guitar Plectrums.

Look forward to seeing and hearing these at the next release of the inmates.



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End of year Honours (2020)

It’s been a crazy year, we’ve had to cancel album launches, Psychoberrie and the Doktor’s wedding and we didn’t get to tour the new album with the new ambitious show we had planned but on the plus side we’ve had some amazing feedback for the album, amazing support from our inmates old and new and the end of year awards were really the icing on the cake.
Thank you everyone that’s supported us!

Thank you Uber Rock, Moshville Times, Hard Rock Hell, Hard Rock Hell Radio, Fluid Mastering, Devolution Magazine, Burning Metal Irl ,Black diamond’s Metal Mayhem, Ever Metal, Metallum Sub Terra, TotalRock

Metalplanetmusic, Mayhem Radio ,Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine for the New Year Honours
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