Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Post “Les Paradis Artificiels” Video

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Not to be confused with your midsized weed wizard bastards, or even your plus-sized models, Northern Wales plod specialists Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard released their debut album, Noeth ac Anoeth, late last year through New Heavy Sounds. Their prior EP, Nachthexen (review here), was fodder for tonal astonishment, and “Les Paradis Artificiels” finds that intact for sure. As the shortest of the three songs on the 50-minute full-length — and edited somewhat for the video below — it’s nonetheless got a huge, undulating riff and a nodding groove that proves unrelenting for the duration, guitarists Mark Huckridge (also synth and effects) and Paolo Nuttertini and bassist Jessica Ball (also vocals) building a gargantuan (that’s not to say “mammoth”) wall of distortion that Hoss Mandrill is tasked with rolling along.

It is slow, it is heavy, and it makes me very badly want to hear the rest of that record, so I guess the mission is accomplished. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have a handful of dates booked next week with none other than All Them Witches, which should make for an enticing mix, throughout the UK, and they’ll also be at the Tombstone All-Dayer (hey! An all-dayer! I have one of those!) on March 5 at The Star and Garter in Manchester with DoomGholdWihtTen Foot Wizard and a host of others. As “Les Paradis Artificiels” makes plain, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard are distinguished not just through their affinity for lurching, but through a corresponding melodic sensibility as well, so I’d imagine they’ll stand out from the crowd at that all-dayer and do well alongside the Nashville exports too.

This is one that begs for all the volume you can give it. Enjoy:

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, “Les Paradis Artificiels” official video

The first track on the super heavy debut from Wrexham’s MWWB in video form. An edit from the original lp version. Psychedelic Doom for now people. Taken from the album ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth’.

Catch them live with All Them Witches
Sun 28th Feb, London, The Lexington, with All Them Witches
Mon 29th Feb, Manchester, Gullivers, with All Them Witches
Tue 1st Mar, Glasgow, King Tuts, with All Them Witches
Wed 2nd Mar, London, The Lexington, with All Them Witches
Sat 5th Mar, Manchester, Star and Garter, Tombstone All Dayer

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