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Ward 10 Press Release

Ward 10 Press Release

Ward 10 have just released their aptly titled debut album Curing Those Who Are Normal! They put a refreshing spin on the metal genre, incorporating elements not usually abundant in the metal scene such as programmed beats, samples and a cello. Combining these with inflective, aggressive vocals, pounding bass lines and crushing metal guitar riffs, gives the listener an infectiously heavy groove that provides a great balance between everything that makes metal great with enough inspiration and originality to set the band apart with their own sound and insure that the music will echo around your brain long after first listen!

While the album contains 11 tracks, it’s more of a 50 minute piece of music that flows seamlessly together and journeys from skull crushing heaviness through unusual timings and rhythms to catchy bizarreness that will leave you wondering where the hell it came from and craving for more!

The hidden bonus track takes off into a completely random direction of insaneness that takes you wholly unaware and manages to masterfully create something on a completely different level from the rest of the record yet still reeks of Ward 10

The band has a video of their first single v1.10 To Be Normal. Filmed at the Spookers Haunted House and TVNZ it’s a mesmerising piece of cinematography with production values far surpassing what you would normally expect from an independent band’s first release. The contrast between the two locations is both unexpected and hilarious making this video a must see!

Then there’s the band’s web site. It’s like stepping into another reality where the band members Ant (vocals, bass, cello), Matt (guitar) and Dave (guitar) are all patients at the Ward 10 Hospital for the Insanely Insane. There’s a whole cast of characters there that make for entertaining reading, especially the resident shrink Dr von Schtinkinberg’s weekly report on how his star patients are progressing. With photos, merchandise, mp3s, video link, bio, patient and staff profiles, magazine articles, a forum and a timeout room there’s more than enough to see and do in one sitting

The band is currently on an album release World Tour of the North Island! Live there’s nothing quite like seeing a crazed gimp on stage, playing a cello to heavy dark music! The tour is a double header with Just One Fix who are promoting their debut album The Price of $ellvation. With a local act joining them in most of the towns, The Price of Being Normal Tour should not be missed!

So if you like your music hard n heavy with original groove you definitely need to check this band out!


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