Rebel Wizard

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Marketing Highlights

  • The New Wave of Negative Metal!
  • Ridiculous underground cred and cvlt following
  • Mainman is also black metal band Nekrasov, who was hand picked to open for ALCEST on their Australian tour
  • Praised by MetalSucks as "pure metal that isn’t shoehorned into a niche, but instead combines awesome aspects of the genre’s many branches into something fun and different"
  • No Clean Singing - "the album captures every good and fundamental thing that makes metal worth our passion"

Bio

Rebel Wizard’s negative metal is an anarchic alchemical process of outsider energies respecting the power of traditional triumphant metal into a unique sound to smash out the coerced gloom and banality of our times. It is a creation from Australian musician, NKSV, also from the long running black metal/noise band Nekrasov. NKSV started the band in 2012, released his first demo in 2013 and since then has self-released a steady flow of music including 5 EPs, a mini album and this year’s Triumph of Gloom album which has received a ton of praise from the press all over the world. Rebel Wizard can’t be summed up with one simple label. It’s not black or thrash metal but firmly rooted in both. There’s a touch of NWOBHM in there as well the epicness of power metal. Many bands try to combine different genres of metal, some fail, some succeed, but what makes Rebel Wizard strive is it’s done from instinct. 30 years of listening to all genres of metal has given NKSV a vast arsenal to choose from. However it’s not so much the music he’s going after, but rather the feeling. Remember the first time you heard Maiden, Blind Guardian, Rainbow, Emperor, etc? NKSV takes those sentiments and then grabs the guitar and puts them into music. The result is fresh and full of emotion, probably words NKSV would not like associated with his music, but can’t be avoided when approaching writing this way.

The description he does like however is aforementioned “Negative Metal”. Not so much on the sense of depression of nihilism, but more so of the negation of self. Self negation has been defined as of doing away with categories that limit oneself and others from one’s full potential. Labels and tags hinder the arts more than they assist in the appreciation of it, which is something Rebel Wizard seeks to destroy with triumphant pounding fists.

Tracklist

1. On the Unknown Self They Weep
2. Where We Surrender Completely to the Miserable Shaman
3. Trampled by Wolves and Sheep
4. Ease of Wretchedness and Wonder
5. A Spell of Sorrow to Relieve the Curse of Triumph
6. Eat the Warlock
7. Sorcerery
8. Hemorrhage Wonders
9. Defenders of the Gloom

For Fans Of

Fuses eighties thrash/heavy metal riffs with black-metal gasping and howling!
Leviathan-meets-Megadeth

Home Market

Melbourne, Australia

Album Details

Artist

Rebel Wizard

Album Title

Triumph of Gloom

Street Date

02/24/2017

Order Due Date

01/27/2017

Discount

5% (ends 03/02/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

656191029124

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PROS102912

Album Details

Artist

Rebel Wizard

Album Title

Triumph of Gloom

Street Date

02/24/2017

Order Due Date

01/27/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP21

UPC

656191029117

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

PROS102911

Album Details

Artist

Rebel Wizard

Album Title

Triumph of Gloom

Preorder Date

01/13/2017

Street Date

02/24/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Prosthetic

Parent Label

Prosthetic Records

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

656191929127