Next week, self-proclaimed negative metal project REBEL WIZARD will reissue the maniacal sounds of the Triumph Of Gloom full-length via Prosthetic Records. In advance of its release, today esteemed metal portal No Clean Singing offers a video for "Eat The Warlock" for public devourment.
Issues No Clean Singing: [Triumph Of Gloom] is an electrifying, high-intensity collection of absolutely masterful riffs and scintillating lead guitar pyrotechnics, organized into songs that are powerfully addictive from the very first listen. And what's more, they represent an ingenious and unusual amalgamation of metal influences that include black metal, thrash, NWOBHM, and even power metal...'Eat The Warlock' manifests that power in vivid fashion. It well-represents all the vibrant energy and un-forced genre mixing that make the album so damned excellent, from its surging riffs to its thrashing rhythms, its melodic hooks, its scintillating guitar leads, and its flesh-rending vocals."
Check out "Eat The Warlock" at THIS LOCATION.
Additionally you can sample "Ease Of Wretchedness And Wonder" still streaming at Terrorizer at THIS LOCATION as well as the astral themed music video for first single, "Trampled By Wolves And Sheep" HERE.
REBEL WIZARD's initially self-released Triumph Of Gloom will be reissued by Prosthetic Records on February 24th and includes previously unheard bonus track, "Defenders Of The Gloom." Triumph Of Gloom will come available on CD, digital, and limited edition vinyl formats. For preorders in North America, go to THIS LOCATION. In Europe go HERE. Desirers of the digitals can visit Bandcamp HERE, Amazon HERE, Apple Music HERE, iTunes HERE, and Google Play HERE.
A creation from Australian musician NKSV, who's most well-known for his work with the black metal/noise group Nekrasov, REBEL WIZARD's delivery is difficult to sum up with one simple label. While containing traces of black and thrash metal roots, with a touch of NWOBHM and the epicness of power metal, NKSV has coined the term "negative metal" to describe REBEL WIZARD's unique output. Negative metal, as defined by NKSV, 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." The term is not meant to be construed with the sense of depression or nihilism, but instead to focus on self-negation, a doing away of limiting one's full potential by limiting oneself to a category or label. REBEL WIZARD seeks to destroy any hindrance of this sort with triumphant pounding fists.
In a recent investigation of the record, Altwire notes, "Triumph Of Gloom is a very fresh take on nihilism. While I said Mirrors For Psychic Warfare painted a lonely picture of a frozen and dead world, REBEL WIZARD's negative wizard metal sound goes in the opposite direction. This album is alive and chaotic, in a way that makes the listener feel so small in its universe. The chaos of this album was thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish." MetalSucks writes, "There's definitely a lot of black metal influence on Triumph Of Gloom - some arch-evil riffs, the hoarse shrieked vocals, a general rejection of existence - but there's also a ton of power metal's guitar wizardry, thrash's kinetic bounce, and doom metal's creepy atmosphere. 'Eat The Warlock' channels as much Holy Grail as it does Immortal, and 'Sorcery' sounds like it could come from an early Castlevania soundtrack. The result is 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." Adds Angry Metal Guy, "Sounding like the bastard child of the NWOBHM movement and the darkest, most cvltish underground thrashy black metal band, REBEL WIZARD is the real deal and Triumph Of Gloom is one of 2016's most pleasantly unpleasant surprises."
Formed in 2012 by NKSV, REBEL WIZARD acts on instinct and has absorbed the emotional impact of over thirty years of listening to various metal genres to develop his inborn sound heard starting with the release of a self-titled demo in 2013 through five EPs in 2015, a mini-album, and most recent full-length album Triumph Of Gloom.