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….
With live shows slowly but surely becoming a reality once again two Imperative PR bands have teamed up to hit the road around the UK. Final Coil and The Medea Project will be embarking on the Barely Alive UK Tour, alongsde their friends in YGODEH and Die Ego.For Final Coil these live appearances come on the back of their critically acclaimed Somnambuant II release of reimagined material, while The Medea Project are finally able to take the apocalyptic sounds of their Sisyphus debut album to venues around the country.Catch this package of extraordinary, individual talent at the following venues:March 25th – Leicester – The Metal Monoclewww.facebook.com/events/1309619892781080/March 26th – Birmingham – Scruffy Murphy’swww.facebook.com/events/4740341096050826/April 1st – London- Electrowerkzwww.facebook.com/events/504806567581863/April 2nd – Nottingham – The Chameleonwww.facebook.com/events/682490332740548/The bill will rotate with different headliners at each venue. … See MoreSee Less
My debut album, The Anchorhold, is out on Spotify via Trepanation Recordings. Featuring performances from members of The Medea Project, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate, S/W, Monachopsis, Pornographic Sunset, Matt Steady and mastered by the legend that is James Plotkin, the album was a passion project that helped to keep me sane over the course of a somewhat challenging year. More than anything, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with some truly fantastic artists, and I’m very proud of the result. If you’ve not given it a spin, head on over to Spotify and let me know what you think:open.spotify.com/album/6zxmirZEamJIykO4AGYocp?si=Vcwc8fenQburVfGquYxQBQ … See MoreSee Lessplaceholder
Today, Terra Relicta – Official have released their Call Me Darkness compilation on Bandcamp. The perfect companion to the longest night featuring tracks from Phil Stiles, Final Coil, Spectral Darkwave and ourselves.Terra Relicta – Official, the dark music web magazine and radio station have launched the latest in their series of compilation albums highlighting the finest in dark, underground music. Call Me Darkness is out today, December 21st and available through Terra Relicta’s Bandcamp page. Amongst the twenty six superb and varied tracks are contributions from Final Coil, Phil Stiles, The Medea Project and Spectral Darkwave – all artists with ties to Imperative PR.Final Coil have contributed the track Lullaby (Remix), which is taken from their Somnambulant I EP, which was released in remixed, remastered form on December 10th, with new artwork created by the band’s bassist, Jola Stiles. The EP is available now from the Final Coil Bandcamp page.Final Coil frontman Phil Stiles has gifted the track Reclaim Your Life to Call Me Darkness, while The Medea Project present a brand new video edit of The Ghosts Of Saint Augustine, a song found in its original form on their debut album Sisyphus. Meanwhile Spectral Darkwave offer up the monumental Voyage Of The Necronaut from their album of Cthulu worshipping, space travelling horrors, At Outer Dark.Get your copy of Call Me Darkness now and bring an unsettling chill to your holiday festivities!terrarelicta.bandcamp.com/album/call-me-darkness … See MoreSee Less
We’re thrilled to be part of this compliation being released by Terra Relicta Radio on December 21st. We’re even more thrilled to be sharing the playlist with our good friends in Final CoilTERRA RELICTA COMPILATION UPDATE❗Terra Relicta will release its fourth compilation – Call Me Darkness, on the winter solstice, 21 December. Check on the tracklist and cover art ▶️ terrarelicta.com/feature-all/news/12621-terra-relicta-reveals-tracklist-and-cover-art-of-upcoming…See/hear you in a week! Have fun! ☃Billie Rogue, Chris Fox, DarkFlow, Dead Man’s Hill, DI Auger, Dicentra Macrantha, DPERD, Final Coil, Frau Fleischer, Ghastly Shadows, I -ii- I, insectarium, Malacoda, Nino Sable, Non-Bio, Phil Stiles, Remain in Light, Retaliate Of Anger, Schuster (@ruedigers1), Somberwind, Spectral Darkwave, The Spiryt page, The Exceptional Mr Hyde, The Medea Project, West Wickhams and WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW. 🖤 … See MoreSee Less
A very late post but we wanted to express our gratitude to The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue for hosting our final gig of the year. Awesome venue with friendly hospitable staff! Also massive thanks to The River for organising and to Ghost Parlour for stepping in to complete the line-up of the night. Thanks to those that helped with load in/out and horns up to everyone that came out and supported. 🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘 … See MoreSee Less
We’ll try & do it again at some point!
Day 1 was a blast! Big up to Extrema to have driven for 18 hours straight and then playing such a great set! The Heretic Order were amazing, and it feels so good to be back on the road with Die Kur! Big up to The Medea Project for coming down ❤ Leicester The Musician is really a lovely place full of good vibes. Well done Chris brother. Get yourself ready and join us for this tour. It is really something special and I’m honoured to be part of this piece of musical history! MIDDLESBROUGH GET READY!See you tonight at Doctor Browns for concert n. 2!Love <3 … See MoreSee Less
Great set and great to see you guys again <3
TonightTonight! Nottingham’s The Medea Project bring their dark & alternative brand of doom to FC. Electric support from dark rockers The River & post-rockers Ghost Parlour, tickets £5 on the door!The Medea Project: youtu.be/dKoI-bAtfwIthemedeaproject.bandcamp.com/musicThe River: youtu.be/B7A5FLzSEosriverbanduk.bandcamp.comGhost Parlour:youtu.be/TzasOI_eWB8The Medea Project The River Ghost Parlour … See MoreSee Less
Tonight! Nottingham’s The Medea Project bring their dark & alternative brand of doom to FC. Electric support from dark rockers The River & post-rockers Ghost Parlour, tickets £5 on the door!The Medea Project: youtu.be/dKoI-bAtfwIthemedeaproject.bandcamp.com/musicThe River: youtu.be/B7A5FLzSEosriverbanduk.bandcamp.comGhost Parlour:youtu.be/TzasOI_eWB8The Medea Project The River Ghost Parlour … See MoreSee Less
That lens flare
End This Way is one of my favourite tracks from The Anchorhold (Phil Stiles), helped no end by the amazing video clip from Lee Waters Lyrics. A huge amount went into the making of The Anchorhold, an album that allowed me to work with some truly fantastic musicians, including Pornographic Sunset’s Roger Morter; The Medea Project; Monachopsis’ Richard Allsopp, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate’s Mark Gatland, S/W’s Tomek Wolski and Matt Steady; not to mention James Plotkin, who mastered it.The final piece of the puzzle came when Dan of Trepanation Recordings agreed to release the album, and you can grab a copy on CD and Cassette at www.philstiles.bandcamp.comRegardless, please check out the video, give it a like and hit subscribe – it all helps more than perhaps you realise. youtu.be/ekk0qh0TE6U
The Anchorhold, by Phil Stiles
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3 years ago today completing drum tracks on Vessels Into white Tides up in #giantwaferstudio 🤘 vs. Finishing the drum tracks just 3 days ago at @squareheadrecs for our upcoming album with The River – we’re playing at The Fighting Cocks Bar & Live Music Venue next Thursday with Ghost Parlour & The Medea Project. Be there!#squarehedstudios #slowmusic #downtempo #riverbanduk #talos #talostao #paiste @londonstickco #londondrumstickcompany … See MoreSee Less
It was a real pleasure to sit down with the Rock Metal Podcast to talk about my debut solo (Phil Stiles) album, The Anchorhold. The album, which includes contributions from The Medea Project, Roger Morter of Pornographic Sunset, Molitoth-Audio / A Light Within‘s Kyle Brandt, S/W‘s Tomek Wolski, Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate‘s Mark Gatland, Matt Steady and Monachopsis‘ Richard Allsopp, was mastered by the legendary James Plotkin (Khanate) and was a genuine labour of love for all involved. I’m very proud of the result and it’s a privilege to be able to share some of the background in these interviews. You can check out the interview via the link below and listen to the album on Spotify here: open.spotify.com/album/6zxmirZEamJIykO4AGYocp?si=PHBkdB91RVGtqD7bTkS1RgBlackstar Amplification | Imperative PR | Trepanation Recordings … See MoreSee Less
Wow. What an amazing weekend – none of us expected things to go THAT gangbusters. A massive congratulations and thanks to everyone who made Goth City Festival 5: Video Nasty our most successful year!We’d particularly like to thank headliners Auger, Pretentious, Moi?, and Zeitgeist Zero, stage headliners In Isolation, St Lucifer, Underdark and Hi-Reciprocity, our host AMereKat, and our incredible line-up of The Glass House Museum, Westenra, NOVUS, HER DESPAIR, Last July, Stella Wembley, Hurtsfall, The Filthy Spectacula, Foxcunt, Hombre, Chaos Bleak, Jan Doyle Band, Still Forever, The Medea Project, Alice Nicholls Music, Kerry Robinson, and Monachopsis for their amazing work over the weekend, and to our fantastic crew for making it happen.Don’t forget to take a Covid lateral flow test now you’re home, or a full PCR test if you have symptoms. What happens, next? Well, feck knows. But I’m sure you’ll forgive us if we kick back with a goblet of wine for a few weeks. See you in Whitby! … See MoreSee Less
What an amazing weekend at Goth City Festival 5: Video Nasty! Massive thanks goes out to Joel Heyes and the awesome crew Goth City Promotions. Horns up to Michael Matthews of Coast to Coast Image Works for the live photography. Huge thanks to the bands we had the pleasure of sharing the stage with: Still Forever, Jan Doyle Band, Chaos Bleak and St Lucifer. Last but by no means least, a deep bow to everyone that came out and supported!Next up we’ll be in Kingston, London with The River and Elderseer on the 18th November! … See MoreSee Less
You were immense on that Wharf stage a pulverising powerhouse performance !!! 🙂 !!!
So fabulous to meet you!
Many thanks for these, some fantastic shots in here
This all starts today! We’ll see you soon Leeds and Goth City PromotionsReady for Goth City Festival 5: Video Nasty tomorrow? Well, Wessie McGothface is. Although he appears to have been on a 2-year bender since the last Goth City…. 🎃🔥🧛🏻♂️ … See MoreSee Less
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!