Welsh cosmic doomsters MWWB – formerly Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard – have announced that their fourth album will released on March 25.

The Harvest, which was produced by Conan’s Chris Fielding, is set for release via New Heavy Sounds.

It will see the band adding more experimentation to their trademark sound.

The Harvest follows the quartet’s critically acclaimed trilogy of 2015’s Noeth ac Anoeth, 2016’s Y Proffwyd Dwyll and 2019’s Yn Ol I Annwn.

Originally planned for release in March 2021, the album had to be delayed after guitarist Dave (Paul Michael Davies) suffered a severe stroke at the beginning of the year after contracting COVID.

Vocalist Jessica Ball commented: “Dave sadly suffered quite a severe stroke back in the beginning of 2021 after contracting Coronavirus. 

“It’s been a long and arduous road for him ever since.

“He had to be put into a medically induced coma while the doctors battled to keep his oxygen levels up.

“It was touch and go for many months, and at one point we were told to say our final goodbyes to him.

“As we all waited for that awful day to come, Dave had other ideas.

“Against the predictions of the doctors, he came back fighting.

“Fast forward to today, and Dave is doing exceedingly well in rehabilitation and once again surpassing the expectations of everyone around him.

“Despite the life-altering effects of having a stroke, including relearning speech and movement, Dave has worked his hardest at every challenge presented to him and it shows.

“He is visited regularly by his partner Charlie and their son Zeke, who have been nothing but incredibly strong and positive for all of us through this time.

“I’m so happy to say that the album we recorded before Dave fell ill will be released in March, and we can all share in the experience together.”

MWWB have shared the title track of the new album – and you can check it out on Bandcamp here.

The Harvest, both as a song and an album, represents an array of emotions,” says Ball. “It wasn’t planned. It is a raw, real-time experience of processing difficulties in both personal and general life.

“It’s emotionally scatty; much like the spectrum of reactions and feelings we go through in response to being alive. In relation to our other albums, The Harvest feels to us like we are reaping what we’ve sown.”

MWWB photo by Tim Rooney Photography.