From the depths of Australia's Sherbrooke Forest, REBEL WIZARD emits a dangerously reactive undulation of NWOBHM riddled black metal sorcery. Self described as, “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” or “the new wave of negative metal.” The prolific heavy negative warlock B. Nekrasov (nksv, also of the long running project NEKRASOV) radiates in the absence of existence and undermines all traditional and cerebral BM pretensions with the total deconstruction of all complex expressions of being.
REBEL WIZARD has continued spinning heads to the majestic riffs of indifference and the explosive ruptures of over 30 years of black and thrash rooted influence since 2013 saw the arrival of the first demo followed by a pleasantly unpleasant stream of seven EPs and 2 LPs. 2018 was penetrated by REBEL WIZARD’s Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response - a ten-fold gaze into the shrewd mind of the heavy negative metal wizard King.
Now, as the despicable height of human self righteousness grows even more heinous and absurd; REBEL WIZARD has swiftly reemerged to vanquish all hope with another bout of refreshing negation. Enter Hark! Hark! Hark! Recorded at Mountain Ash studio all at his own masterful hand; the upcoming extended play is a triple dosage of deadly and disparate dual guitar harmonies, triumphant heavy metal gallop, ugly lo-fi aesthetic, and sheer black metal madness. Slated for official worldwide digital only release on July 19th via Prosthetic Records, Hark! Hark! Hark! sizzles, stuns, excites and terrifies with voracious riffage and electric bolts of thrash and power entirely devoid of all meaning. A thrilling, state-altering experience from which no one returns.
Praise be to the Mountain Ash!
Latest REBEL WIZARD News
REBEL WIZARD REAPPEARS WITH “NOT RAIN BUT THE WIZARDS TEARS” The first single from his forthcoming LP Magickal Mystical Indifference arrives ahead of its July 10 release on Prosthetic Records.Apr 24, 2020
Offbeat Australian artist Rebel Wizard has returned with a full-length LP of heavy negative wizard metal that follows 2018’s critically acclaimed Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Reponse (which received “Best Of” accolades from Pitchfork, Metal Hammer, LA Weekly, Kerrang!, Metal Sucks, Stereogum and more). His new 10-song album, Magickal Mystical Indifference, will be released July 10th on Prosthetic Records. Today, Rebel Wizard has shared the album’s first single “not rain but the wizards tears" of which he comments, "You might remember the day last year where upon the entire globe was drenched in non-stop rain. Well, let us reveal the truth of that down pour. It was on that day the wizard held his cat as she was injected with the no more. So it was not rain but the wizards tears. The song did then follow."