THE RISE AND FALL OF A MYSTIC MADMAN AND HIS BATTLE TO SAVE THE WORLD

Brother 12 is a contemporary rock opera inspired by the true story of religious fanatic Edward Wilson and his transformation into one of Canada's most nefarious cult leaders. Fuelled by a post-punk soundtrack, this twisted tale of greed, corruption, and desire highlights a dark chapter in Canadian history.


1. Prelude
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (1:45)
Edward Wilson receives a message from a celestial brotherhood warning him of the world's imminent destruction.

2. Message From The Masters
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (4:14)
Believing he has been chosen as their earthly conduit, Wilson becomes Brother 12, accepting the role with great aplomb.

3. Join The Club
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier (3:55)
He begins to recruit followers, promising a sanctuary where the chosen will be spared from the impending apocalypse.

4. Goldmine 
Music by GW Brazier; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (2:08)
Reflecting on the expenses of redemption, Brother 12 justifies his material demands as a fee for his leadership.

5. Toll For Your Soul 
Music by GW Brazier; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (3:58)
Brother 12 strips the followers of their possessions, reminding them that salvation isn’t free.

6. House Rules 
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (4:40)
A colony is built and Brother 12 instructs his followers that there are three rules to follow: Submit! Comply! Obey!

7. No Turning Back 
Music by GW Brazier; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (1:40)
The followers believe they have finally found the acceptance they were searching for.

8. Divinely Entwined 
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (1:24)
Proselytising the belief in a universal soul, Brother 12 proceeds to seduce his followers as they entwine in orgiastic bliss.

9. Super Sex 
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier (4:46)
What would a doomsday cult be without an orgy? 

10. New Wave 
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (4:02)
Follower Mabel discovers she is pregnant and the colony celebrates the coming arrival of an heir who will lead the next generation.  

11. Not A Person But A Power 
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (5:09)
Celebration turns to rage when Brother 12 plans to eliminate the future threat to his power by terminating Mabel's pregnancy.

12. Cosmic Junkies 
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (4:42)
Brother 12 sets his nefarious plan in motion by having Mabel consume an exorbitant amount of narcotics. 

13. Not A Person But A Power (reprise) 
Music by GW Brazier; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (1:51)
Brother 12’s followers begin to question whether his authority is truly divinely appointed.

14. In Charge 
Music and lyrics by GW Brazier (3:22)
Brother 12 argues that spiritual leaders are governed by a different set of rules. 

15. Unworthy 
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier (4:42)
Mabel discovers that she has had a miscarriage, and begins to go insane with guilt. 

16. Madame Z 
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier (3:47)
Now convinced her miscarriage was the fault of the followers' lack of faith, Mabel transforms into Madame Z and dishes out sadistic retribution.

17. House Rules (reprise)
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (2:01)
Furious and disillusioned, the followers rebel.

18. Fools And Traitors 
Music by GW Brazier and Aras Bukauskas; Lyrics by GW Brazier (3:17)
Brother 12 rages at their mutiny and the followers react by setting the colony ablaze. 

19. Message From The Masters (reprise)
Music by GW Brazier; Lyrics by GW Brazier and Ian McLeod (4:14)
The Masters revise their divine plan for the remaining followers. Who wants another chance at salvation?
Album Credits

Victor Levy — vocals (Brother 12)
Kathryn Riopel — vocals (Madame Z)
Edith Cardinal — vocals (Follower 1)
Chad Bernatchez — vocals (Follower 2)
Brad Myelde — guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
GW Brazier — bass, backing vocals
Andrea DiTomaso — backing vocals
Pascal Racine — drums

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Brad Myelde
Produced by GW Brazier