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Mutation Tour Dates

In only a few short weeks, Mutation kicks off its tour of the UK, Ireland and Japan.

Mutation, the extreme metal project from Ginger, features Scott Lee Andrews (Exit_International) and Denzel (Ginger Wildheart Band) among their ranks. They will be touring their recently released third album, Dark Black, around the following towns and cities:

Fri 27th October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Sat 28th October – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms (Hallowe’en Hooteanny)
Sun 29th October – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Mon 30th October – Glasgow, Stereo
Tue 31st October – Newcastle, Riverside
Wed 1st November – London, Underworld
Thu 2nd November – Cardiff, Globe
Fri 3rd November – Brighton, Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Sat 4th November – Leeds, University Union (Damnation Festival)
Wed 22nd November – Belfast, Empire

Mon 13th November – Osaka, Shinsaibashi FANJ Twice
Tue 14th November – Nagoya, Sakae TIGHT ROPE
Wed 15th November – Tokyo, Shibuya TSUTAYA O-NEST
Thu 16th November – Tokyo, Shibuya TSUTAYA O-NEST

Tickets for UK shows are available from, and tickets for the Hallowe’en Hootenanny are available from The Ticket Factory.
Tickets for Japan dates are available from

Following Ginger’s recent mental health issues, he has this to say of the tour:

I am fully committed to the Mutation tour in October, and all other Mutation activity to come. I consider this music a catharsis, a way of channeling the aggression and desperation that I’m currently experiencing.
These shows will act as essential therapy in keeping me focused and providing a goal to strive for in my mental health well-being. I’m maintaining my fitness and keeping my eye on the prize.
When I say that we will rid ourselves of our demons on every date of this tour in mean it 100 per cent. This will not be a drill.

Let’s join Ginger, Scott and Denzel for some much needed live music therapy.

Mutation III – Dark Black

Mutation III – Dark Black, the latest instalment of Ginger’s extreme metal project, is released on PledgeMusic via the RoundRecords pledge at 5:55pm

Dark Black, co-written with Exit International/Jaws of Death’s Scott Lee Andrews, is available in digital, CD and Vinyl formats, (all formats include the digital edition). The album features a range of musicians including Devin Townsend, Phil Campbell, Givvi Flynn and Jon Poole.

For a taste of the mayhem in store, check out first video Irritant, directed by Oly Edkins:

Says Ginger: “I really can’t wait to see what you guys make of this new Mutation album. It’s not for everyone, obviously, but I absolutely love it.

The most intense of the three albums, I’m very proud of what me and Scott Exit have achieved here, wrestling mental health issues into sonic form, while Jase Edwards and Dave Draper have done an amazing job creating the sonic landscapes here.

We’ll be taking Mutation on the road in 2017, so for those of you with a taste for the extreme please keep your eyes open for tour dates.”

Says Scott: “Dark Black” is not the kind of record to have a standout single or a track that represents the whole album but being human and full of contradictions it’s safe to say ‘Irritant’ is a good place to start. Even though we intended to make music that was an ordeal to sit through, Ginger and myself are hardwired for hooks…..This is a good example of that. And that chorus? Even the most optimistic person you know would find a time to belt that mantra internally. Two men’s misery is now everybody’s noise-punk singalong”

Mutation Part 2 – Error 500 – The Listening Party

The Mutation – Error 500 listening party starts at 5pm GMT on Saturday 5th January. Use the #mutation hashtag on Twitter to join in. To pledge, or to download the songs once they’re available, see the Ginger Mutation Pledge page.

Also as a refresher, check out the Mutation Part 1 listening party from last week / year.

Mutation Part 2 – Error 500 – 5pm on 5th January

Ginger has recorded and released five albums in 2012, with the sixth, Error 500, due for release on PledgeMusic on the 5th January at 5pm GMT.

And if you haven’t pledged yet, here’s a sampler of the recording experience to give you an idea what is in store, from Error 500, the most extreme of Ginger’s recordings of 2012.

Mutation Part 1 – The Frankenstein Effect – The Listening Party

Mutation Part 1 – The Frankenstein Effect – Released at 7pm on Boxing Day

Mutation Part 1 – The Frankenstein Effect is released on PledgeMusic at 7pm on Boxing Day and will be accompanied by the now traditional Twitter listening party – use the hashtag #mutation to join in.

Says Ginger; “Two years ago come January I began work on an album, Mutation – The Frankenstein Effect.

It seemed impossible to complete.

We finished it this year, and you can hear it at 7pm.

And if you haven’t pledged yet, here’s a sampler to give you an idea what is in store [note, not for the faint-hearted]:

Ginger’s New Pledge Launched

On Friday 3rd August at 7pm, a year on from the triumphant launch of the 555% pledge, Ginger has unveiled the details of his second PledgeMusic album project.

Representing wildly different musical extremes, the twin Mutation albums, and Hey! Hello! album pledges offer the limited chance to own every track recorded for these projects, as well as some very special extras.

Head over to the Mutation Pledge page to view the packages and pledge, or you can watch Ginger’s message and read detailed descriptions of what’s on offer below.

So What do you get when you Pledge?

Every pledge includes digital copies of both Mutation albums as soon as they are available plus digital copies of all 3 A-side singles from Hey! Hello!.

In addition, you will have access to exclusive videos and content that we will make available throughout the campaign. You will then have the opportunity to tell us your favourite songs from each Mutation album, which will help us decide which tracks will be selected to go on the single-disc commercial release.


These 2 albums are exclusive to this PledgeMusic campaign.

Mutation Album 1

Mutation: The Frankenstein Effect was initially recorded in early 2011 and put on hiatus until now. It features Ginger alongside Rich Jones (Black ?Halos/Amen), Tom Spencer (The Yo Yo’s), Chris Catalyst (Sisters Of Mercy/Eureka Machines) & Denzel (Young Legionnaire), with guest appearances from Dom Lawson (OAF), Paul Catten (ex Medula Nocte), Pulled Apart By Horses and Hawk Eyes. The album is due to be mixed and mastered at the end of the Summer.

Mutation Album 2

The second Mutation album is currently without a name. The first phase of recording started in May 2012 and will continue over the coming months. It features Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Jon Poole (Cardiacs), Denzel (Young Legionnaire), Simon Wright (Canaya), Rob & Paul from Hawkeyes, along with guest appearances from Merzbow and Mark E Smith (The Fall).

In addition to the digital format, you will also be able to buy both Mutation albums in a very special CD or Vinyl set. Both of these albums are EXCLUSIVE to this Pledge and will be strictly made to order. They will be deleted once the campaign ends.

There is also an “Ultimate Mutation” exclusive which will include both Mutation Albums on CD and Vinyl. It will also come with a SIGNED copy of the (to be) commercially released single album with your name featured in the liner notes.

Hey! Hello!?

Is a brand new noisy pop rock project from Ginger Wildheart and Victoria Liedtke. Expect big choruses, big (noisy) guitars and big smiles.

The debut album from Hey! Hello! is available EXCLUSIVELY to this Pledge and will feature all 3 (to be) commercially released singles along with 7 additional songs.

Ginger plays guitar, bass and drums on this album whilst sharing vocal duties, all of which were recorded by Russ Russell (The Wildhearts must be Destroyed) earlier this year in the UK.

Victoria Liedtke is in the process of recording her vocals in Brooklyn, New York, ably assisted at the desk by Bryan Scary along with multi instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi.

Hey! Hello! is being produced by Russ Russell and Ginger Wildheart and is due to be mixed and mastered in November.
This special album will be available on Coloured Vinyl and CD, both of which will be deleted once the campaign comes to a close. This is the only opportunity to own this album.

There is also an “Ultimate Hey! Hello! package” which will include the vinyl, a signed copy of the CD AND your name featured in the liner notes.

Follow the links below for news and updates about the project.

Lets make history together – again!

Mutation ustream Live Feed

Ginger is holed up in the studio, making an unholy racket in the recording of Mutation, with guests including Jon Poole, Denzel, Shane Embury, members of Hawkeyes and many more.

Keep an eye out for live from the studio streams, which are generally kicking off at the appropriately antisocial hour of midnight at ustream