Here at HRH Mag we love a new genre but what on earth is Theatrical Avant-Garde Rock?

Apparently it’s the preserve of Brit crew WARD XVI and new album The Art Of Manipulation will explain more.

Due to be released on July 1 via Rock N Growl Records it features 12 tracks wrapped up in a concept telling the introspective story of a female psychopath.

Ok, we’re hooked.

And so will you be when you click here for a glimpse of the second teaser for TAOM.

It follows the first of three teasers introducing fans to the new album and featuring the first four tracks: Take My Hand, The Art Of Manipulation, The Flight and new single Crystal Ball.

WARD XVI claim their debut album is ‘a genre defying mix of hard-hitting metal riffs, soaring guitar solos, off-beat ska rhythms, melancholic piano, accordion, catchy female vocals, and a hint of electro’.

We’re sold.

Look out for a full review here soon.