The Medea Project
Gorging on filthy distortion, pulsating with the beat of a drum. Drawn from minds concocted with darkness, chaos, disillusion, anger, doom, intellect and simplicity.
Alive and uncaring. Born of necessity.
The Medea Project just is….
3 weeks ago
Huge thanks to SummerFest’21 | A Place for Friendship and Metal for letting us share the virtual stage with mind-blowing acts from South Africa.
Hope to do this in the flesh in the not too distant future!
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Getting ready for a festival in a far away land where it’s actually Summertime!
So join us on twitch.tv/metal4africa to watch the shows and metal4africa.com/discord to hangout!TODAY! … See MoreSee Less
One week to go until SummerFest’21 | A Place for Friendship and Metal!
Check out Trev “Lone Wolf” Opie’s podcast with Patrick Davidson talking Metal4Africa and Mind Assault.Podcast #58 with PATRICK DAVIDSON is now live on my youtube channel:
I chat to PATRICK DAVIDSON of METAL4AFRICA, about Winterfest 20, Summerfest 21 (Jan 30th), Mind Assault, Chilling, The Metal and breaking down into the nitty gritty that is Metal4Africa, and much more.
More on Patrick:
Mind Assault: www.youtube.com/channel/UCefHly5ewZAdxgTG2oP5BHA
Shout out to our sponsor RSA ROCK ‘N METAL FANS FACEBOOK PAGE:
Thank you for watching and listening, please remember to like, subscribe and hit that notification bell to be kept up to date with our releases.
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Two weeks to go for METAL4AFRICA.COM’s Summerfest ’21.
The event kicks off at 16h00 (UTC +0) on the 30th of January. Join us on Twitch and Discord 🤘
#metal4africa #SummerFest #chaosdoctrine #Maat #Riddlebreak #facingthegallows #hiraeth #mindassualt #sunkenstate #portraitsofflesh #horrid #sundergeist #inmisery #mrmorgue #cryoplegia #imperativepr … See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
This year has definitely felt a bit like we were doing a macabre dance on tiptoes across a bed of nails, and the usual breath of relief and hope as midnight approaches feels elusive.
In saying this, we’ve had a chance to reflect on the past year which seemed to drag in a short space of time and we realised that it wasn’t all that bad a dance. We released Sisyphus, managed to play one date of a cancelled tour and learnt to be creative in the face of adversity.
However, this would not have been achieved if it wasn’t for collaboration and support of the following (in no particular order):
Imperative PR – Our knights in black armour
Final Coil – For the challenge – I think we did good!
YGODEH – Partners in creative lunacy
The South African Alternative Community – For putting the wind back in our sails and making us grin!
Carlos – Deadline
All the guys in Chaos Doctrine
Reegan – Facing the Gallows
Patrick – METAL4AFRICA.COM
Kevin – The Metalist za
Louis – The Drift
Also, huge thanks to all the webzines, podcasts, TV shows, reviewers and publications for all the support and promotion.
And to all our fans and supporters, THANK YOU!!!! from the very pit of our doomy hearts!
Tune into the SummerFest’21 | A Place for Friendship and Metal festival stream on the 30th January 2021. We’ll be sharing the virtual stage with our South African friends and catching up at the virtual bar. Would be awesome to “see” you there!! … See MoreSee Less
Happy you can take some positives from this shit-show of a year 😀 Hopefully there are many more positives for you guys in 2021 – I wish you all the best! 😀👍
Well, the first three months of the year were good! Still cherishing memories till we meet again. Thanks for yer noise, and here's hopin 2021 isn't completely bollocks.🤞🤘😁
Nice to have met you guys. Looking forward to checking you guys make magic at SummerFest. 🤘🏼
Great to be working with you guys!
John Morrow & Ralph Margo
3 months ago
METAL4AFRICA.COM Summerfest is happening in January 2021 and we’re absolutely thrilled to be included in the line-up. Playing alongside some of the best South African bands and catching up in the chat rooms, we reckon it’s going to be a killer of a day!
Facing the Gallows
#doom #deathmetal #blackmetal #metalcore #festival #SouthAfricaMetal #SouthAfrica #imperativepr #artbeatdrumsticks #ArtBeatWith their roots stemming deeply from South Africa, Imperative PR artists The Medea Project are extremely honoured and proud to be announced as part of the METAL4AFRICA.COM SummerFest ’21 line-up. Taking place on the 30th January 2021, they will be ‘sharing the screen’ with some of the best bands on South African soil.
With humble beginnings as a gig directory on MySpace in the mid 2000’s, metal4africa is getting ready to host their 14th year of the metal4africa festivals. Their mantra being “a place for friendship and metal”, they focus on the South African Metal Community as a whole and sometimes with guests from other African states.Twice a year, they host the most beloved festivals in the land and feature some of the best bands across the country together with alternative artists, designers and merchants at these shows in Cape Town.
With the onset of Covid19 in 2020, metal4africa’s WinterFest ’20 was held as an online event. With the success of WinterFest ’20 and no certainty around further Covid-19 restrictions, they have decided to host SummerFest ’21 as an online event as well.
SummerFest ’21 will consist of a real-time stream, broadcast via Twitch.TV. This will accomodate free-of-charge viewing to anybody looking for a high quality audio/visual experience.The public can also sign on to the event’s Discord server and enjoy chatting about the stream, engaging directly with artists and/or merchants and other personalities, or to check out additional items of content that may appear from within the community. There will be channels for text-based chats, video chats, and also channels dedicated to topics.
The Medea Project will be performing songs from their outstanding debut album, Sisyphus, which was given a 5/5 review by Mayhem Radio…
“Every time I listen to this album I get something new, have different attachments to each song but still with the same end results this a strong debut and it’s something I’m going to be playing many years down the road.”
Also confirmed to appear alongside The Medea Project at Summerfest ’21 are:
Facing The Gallows – new album MMXX reviewed in the latest issue of Powerplay Rock and Metal Magazine
Mind Assault – will be launching new album The Cult Of Conflict at Summerfest
Cryoplegia – featuring Lwandile Prusent of Vulvodynia
Riddlebreak – eclectic modern metal
Chaos Doctrine – dramatic thrash/industrial/death metal
Hiraeth – dual-gender vocals and a progressive outlook
MA-AT – slow and low from South Africa’s mother city of Cape Town
Sunken State – riding high on the critical acclaim of their Enter The Grey EP
Sundergeist – new project from Ric Shields of Last One Alive and Atlantic South
Dark Room Productions – transcending metal into the dark realms of goth and industrial
The metal4africa Summerfest ’21 event kicks off at 16h00 (UCT +2) on January 30th at www.twitch.tv/metal4africa and the social area can be accessed at metal4africa.com/discord
Follow the metal4africa social links to keep up to date with festival news and scheduling.
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We’re very proud to be appearing alongside of several Imperative PR bands on a fantastic collection of compilations that are out today. Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Hungry brings together a wealth of underground talent raising money to fight the rising tide of poverty in the UK.
We join forces with SCORDATURA, Basement Torture Killings, FOETAL JUICE, Colpocleisis, Formicarius, Sathamel, And Now The Owls Are Smiling, Argesk, Solitary, Utilitarian, Consecration, Ba’al and all the other great bands involved in fighting back.
With everything going on at the moment as well as it being the lead up to Christmas, food poverty in the UK is a particularly exacerbated problem so we’d really appreciate you putting some money in towards this excellent cause!
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In this, the final part in our journey through our vinly collection, we discuss how our tastes have grown through the years and how in someways we have come back to the music that we started with.
To commemorate this we are offering a 15% discount off of any of our merch in our bandcamp store themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/, simply use the code MEDEA15 at checkout … See MoreSee Less
And then the world opened up and so did our ears and eyes. Pauline and Brett discuss discovering how they found the more extreme forms of music … See MoreSee Less
We’re proud to be part of UNDERGROUND N’ PROUD‘s curated playlist to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day. We share this with 66 bands from around the globe including Final Coil, Forged In Black and Consecration[01/02] – TOMORROW 10th October is World Mental Health Day, to support the World Health Organization’s annual initiative to create awareness for mental health issues, we will release a Spotify playlist. 66 bands from around the globe have united to help spread awareness and show their love and support!
A Memory Misread (Austria)
Mountain Hermit (italy) / Vintermørke (greece)
Lords Of Ruin (UK)
Newcastle Kings (Canada)
40,000 Leagues (UK)
Northern Crown (USA)
Forged In Black (UK)
Final Coil (UK)
The Medea Project (UK)
Vangelis Ziakas official. (Greece)
VOID INN (Serbia)
Silent Winter (Greece)
Project Renegade (Greece)
A special thanks to the PR companies for their help and support:
Angels PR Music Promotion
Asher Media Relations
The Metallist PR
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People often ask where our musical influences stem from, so join us in our journey as we discuss the beginnings of what eventually became our somethat exclective tastes.Over the next few weeks The Medea Project will be taking us on a journey through their record collection, telling the story of their musical development and their lives from childhood stories to the primal roar of their debut album Sisyphus. Join them for the first leg of that vinyl journey today as they reveal their very first records, the sounds that shaped their earliest memories…
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We’re thrilled to announce Pauline is now a part of the Artbeat drumsticks family 🤘Today we are pleased to announce that The Medea Project drummer Pauline Silver is now a member of the Artbeat drumsticks family.
To hear Pauline’s primal, venomous drumming in full effect, check out The Medea Project’s debut full length album Sisyphus…
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Or catch em live, when Covid's fckd off of course!🤘😁
Really thrilled to be part of this amazing playlist by UNDERGROUND N’ PROUD . Some really great underground music on there 🤘AUGUST playlist is now closed! Another month of the best rock and metal bands and artists from the global underground!
As always, a huge THANK YOU to all the featured bands for August!
MEMORIES OF A DEAD MAN
Earth’s Yellow Sun
Behind The Horror
Seer of the Void
The Medea Project
A Forest of Dreams
KÖRGULL THE EXTERMINATOR (Official)
A Day in Venice
Ghosts of Sunset
The Owen Guns
Dead Dirty Dinosaurs
Bite The Goat
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The third and final installment of behind the lyrics of Sisyhus 🤘A final glimpse inside the dark tome of Sisyphus…from the abyss to the desert and beyond. Chapter three of the lyrics of The Medea Project
Curiosity, one of the things that we possess in spades. L’appel du vide another. However we get ourselves caught between the two when we stare into the one. Some doors were never meant to be opened, yet open them we do. Some boxes never meant to be unpacked, yet we unpack them. The problem is not in the opening, it is in the closing, things that have come out do not want to go back in. Things unpacked may never fit into the same containers again. We have been warned, yet we chose to ignore it, remember if you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you.
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert. Dune
We are not higher beings, we are not civilised. We are scared children hiding from things that go bump in the night, and until we learn to control our fear, our fear will always control us.
The Desert Song
All is dust, all is spent. All are alone in a dead wilderness of stark beauty. One of past civilisations upon whose bones we stand. The funny thing is, civilization is always built on the bones of those who came before us. Upon their sweat and toil, the friable dredge that was their hopes and dreams. Yet in all of this is there a hope? Something fleeting on the breeze that lures us on, we will be better, we will not follow the same paths, yet at the end we open a door and find ourselves in exactly the same place as those who came before us.
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And we continue our little journey into the inner workings of SisyphusOur wander through the smoke continues, as we present the second part of The Medea Project’s lyrical revelations. Read on for more thoughts from the tortured mind of Sisyphus…
The Ghosts of St. Augustine
Conformity, it’s so overrated. Step too far outside the bounds and you’re either genius or insane. But how many genii were nothing more than lunatics, and how many lunatics were misunderstood savants. The crawling writhing masses churn on, consuming these sparks, never thinking for a moment that without them they will be nothing more than sightless fecund worms, writhing lost in the dark, fearful of anything that is not within the bounds they place upon themselves.
Obsessive, that’s what we are. Greedy, lustful, wilful spoiled children that never understand the subtle differences between want and need. Spite; sometimes it’s one of our nicer qualities. Can these fuel us in the eternal? Do emotions follow the same path as thermodynamics? Can the emotive voice become the motive force? Is eternity a linear constant or is it simultaneous and yet our perceptions distort it to allow us to relish in all our vices?
Vengeance. Cold and hard. Direct. A short thrust. A knife in the back. It satiates after a fashion, yet does it? Are we in control of it or is it a puppet master that pulls at our strings? Still the fires of vengeance burn bright within, and we will have our share of it. A dish best served cold? No, we think not; hot and blazing, the act in itself is the reward. But when it is done, what was the cost? We have spent, but are we spent?
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The first part of a series of 3 about what is going on behind the lyrics in Sisyphus.Today we bring you the first of a three part series of posts from The Medea Project, where they offer a glimpse into the thoughts behind the lyrics of the songs that make up their debut album Sisyphus. Read on and discover as many questions as answers…
This is a challenge. Come into our world, step inside our minds and leave all your comforts behind you. It is meant to evoke your discomfort and unease and sets the stage for all that is to come. The lyrics themselves were written years ago as a piece of poetry, it sat festering, waiting until the right moment to reveal itself, well that moment was now.
Did man create the Gods, or did the Gods create man? Where do the Gods go when they die? Where do we go when our Gods die? If there is such a thing as the afterlife, does it cease to exist when all the believers in it have passed on? Do we cease to exist if the Gods our forefathers believed in are no longer? True belief is a funny two way street when you start thinking about it. The chicken and the egg quandary has nothing on this.
To Know us is to Fear Us
There is a festering rage in everyone. Normally this is something that we control and bury down deep, but sometimes, just sometimes the stars are right and this rage flares up. Sometimes it is short lived and smoulders to embers early on, other times it bursts forth in conflagration, consuming everything around it. We are complex beings with complex desires and emotions, and some of us burn brighter and hotter than others. Some provide warmth and comfort; some however, will raze it all to the ground.
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23rd February 2018
Doomed to almost not have happened, last night at the Maze turned out to be a blast.
Massive thanks to Lycan and Pemphigoid for their dedication. The Maze for hosting and a very very special thanks to everyone who came out on an grim icy Thursday night to headbang and party with us!
See you all again at The Angel Microbrewery in March!
6th February 2018
To coincide with us releasing some merch we have decided to run a competition and give 3 lucky winners a bundle comprising of our self-titled EP and a T-Shirt.
All of the instructions are here. Good luck and we’ll catch you on the road soon
31st December 2017
Well it’s the demise of yet another year but reflecting on 2017, it was a landmark year for The Medea Project. Re-awakened on new shores, EP launch, shows and a relocation, it’s been a busy but memorable year.
Horns up to all the bands that we had the pleasure of playing with and bands we have met along the way.
An especially very very massive thank-you to the amazing, metal-mad Italian, Fabiola Santini. Your support and faith always pushed us on and there are no words to express our gratitude!
And last but definitely not least a double horns up to all our fans. The support has been overwhelming and we’re ready to keep the metal flag flying in 2018.
We want to wish everybody an awesome 2018. Play it dark and play it loud!
12th September 2017
With a busy few months of an EP launch, barrage of gigs and some merch, the Medea Project is officially alive and squirming. However, having left enough of a stain on the South East, it is now time to spread that stain across the rest of the Land.
We have decided to slither our way up to the Midlands. So, although we’ll be quiet on the gigging front for the next 6 weeks, it doesn’t mean we’re dead (well, we hope not) but tunnelling our way in. We’ve already snatched ourselves a rehearsal room so the cacophony will continue and all this in time for the grimfrost that will be descending soon…
19th August 2017
Good gig at 02 Islington last night! Great bands, great promoter and staff and an awesome crowd.
Thanks to The Basilisk, Sectlinefor, Detoxen and All That Was Said
Also thanks to Symptomatic and the O2 guys for all your support and help
Most of all thanks to everyone who came out to support, drink and in general have a damn good time!
Our next onslaught is on the 2nd September at the Red Lion in Gravesend. See you there!