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Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard On "Yn Ol I Annwn"

Right now, metal may very well be the most exciting it's been for a long time. There's bands doing something new, there's others creating excellent material from time tested genres and then we have bands creating something fresh, from aforementioned sub-genres. A perfect example of this would be Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, the Welsh doom outfit who've been crafting a celestial and dream like take on doom metal. With a new album, "Yn Ol I Annwn" now available through BandCamp, I caught up with guitarist Paul Davies to discuss the record, as well as the history of the band, what the future holds and the importance of the Welsh language.

Diamond Oz: First of all congratulations on the new album, "Yn Ol I Annwn." What I've heard thus far is absolutely stellar. What would you say is different about this record to previous releases?

Paul Davies: Thank you. we had more time and more money basically. Also I had a clear manifesto from the get go on what I wanted it to be. I'd say it's more progressive and I wanted to expand on what we are about musically. Also to be nerdy I think the drums on this are fucking excellent. Carrat really pulled it out of the bag. The old joke was that he was the best shit drummer in Wrexham (our town) but the guy has really come along. He's never had lessons and can't play any other instruments but he just hits the drums like King Kong in his own style.

Diamond Oz: This is the final part of a trilogy which also includes "Noeth Ac Anoeth" and "Y Proffwyd Dwyll". For the uninitiated, could you explain the concept of the trilogy?

Paul Davies: Each album evolves into the next but its also a loop. There are subtle cues in the titles, lyrics and artwork that allure to the concepts and we like fans to make their own minds up.
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