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Hailing majestic and mysterious from Melbourne, Australia is the one-man riff cyclone Rebel Wizard. Gifted life by its mastermind B. Nekrasov, Rebel Wizard is a lovingly crafted project combining the sweeping grandeur of NWOBHM with the black metal lukewarm fuzz. The results have yielded a septuplicate of EPs and pair of LPs since 2013, each a showcase for Nekrasov’s dizzying technicality and unique vision.

Released this past August on Prosthetic Records, Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response, Rebel Wizard second album, is Rebel Wizard’s most towering, challenging monument yet. Voluptuous Worship... is every bit as decadent as title implies, fillings its 45 minutes with sumptuous riffs, croaking malice and addictive songwriting.

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“Mother Nature, Oh My Sweet Mistress, Showed Me the Other Worlds and It Was Just Fallacy,” the album’s sixth track, is as indulgent as its sprawling name. Today we have the pleasure of premiering the track’s accompanying video, a five-minute meditation exemplary of Nekrasov’s self-branded “Heavy Negative Wizard Metal.” Amid the guitars’ torrential croon and the lo-fi snarls, we find a rain flecked lens affixed to a phantasmal and hooded Nekrasov issuing his palpable malevolence in tandem with seemingly mundane activities. As a visual pairing highlighting the human and mystical aspects of Rebel Wizard’s dualistic tones, “Mother Nature…” is a standout amongst Nekrasov’s larger discography.

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Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response is available now from Prosthetic Records.

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