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's 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 now acclaimed full-length Triumph of Gloom.
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, or Emperor? NKSV takes those sentiments and then grabs the guitar and puts them into music. The results are fresh and full of emotion.
Described as "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" (No Clean Singing), Triumph of Gloom is available for the first time on vinyl complete with the bonus track, "Defenders of the Gloom."