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
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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Horns up to El cuartel del metal for spreading the darkness in Buenos Aires!! 😈The Medea Project’s ‘To Know Us Is To Fear Us’, taken from debut album Sisyphus has been played on El Cuartel del Metal Radio – and given a special preview on the El cuartel del metal website.
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For those of you who missed our most entertaining chat with The Corpsepaint Show last night, it’s been pushed up to YouTube. We had an absolute blast discussing how everything is a drum… and mean everything.
Jay, Lily and Joe thanks for being such brilliant hosts, we should definitely do it again
#luridwares #onlyfans #liquiddeath
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Tonight at midnight UK time we’re guests on The Corpsepaint Show 🤘THE MEDEA PROJECT joins Satan and Lily Lurid Sunday at 6 PM Central time in the USA — to offer sacrifices and tales of the new vinyl @themedeaproject @the.norse.lily @corpsepaint_show @imperativepruk @littlesparkfilms #gothic #doommetal #gothicmetal #ukdoom … See MoreSee Less
Will you release the interview? I didn't catch it (early start).
Such a fucking great band from England!
Whilst we’re waiting in earnest to get out again, we’re taking you on a tour of our band-room. Now for the weirder bits and pieces that make up part of our sound … See MoreSee Less
Whilst we’re waiting in earnest to get out again, we’re taking you on a tour of our bandroom. Now for the guitars, basses, amps and effects, some more manual than others … See MoreSee Less
Whilst we’re waiting in earnest to get out again, we’re taking you on a tour of our bandroom. First up is the drum & percussion corner….. … See MoreSee Less
Horns up to www.jacemedia.co.uk for a great review of Sisyphus! Check out their page for music news and reviews!An excellent exploration of The Medea Project’s Sisyphus from Jace Media…
“Some doom styles can get bogged down in one particular sound which can make an entire album of songs seem to blur into one . I think this is the reason why I’ve been put off the genre for so long. However, this album has really opened my eyes, there is such a diverse range of songs which all retain the core element of the genre. You cant mistake the music by The Medea Project, it draws you in to the whole substance of what the band want to portray. This is a well written and produced album which has put The Medea Project firmly on the map.”
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Tonight we should have been at The Chameleon with Torturous Promotions sharing the stage with Swamp Coffin, Electric Priestess and ỤBỤRỤ but alas this was not to be…
However, we’ve been hard at work rehearsing for when the gates of chaos open again. In the meantime, go and listen to Sisyphus on all major streaming platforms and also available on themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/album/sisyphus
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can hit the stage again!
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Hopefully we get this reorganised as soon as! We were really excited to share the stage with you guys
Got plenty of spare posters and flyers if anyone wants one!
Just one of those things. We can try it again eventually. How are you fixed for 2023?
5 months ago
With so many people confined to their homes and suffering financially, a group of Imperative artists have decided to reach out and make a selection of their back catalogues available to download on bandcamp at the ‘name your price’ tariff for the next seven days. This means that, for a week, you can help yourself to a selection of top class music for as much, or as little as you can afford – or quite simply, free. Below you can see a complete list of the music that’s available with links to where you can find it:
Consecration have made their complete back catalogue available at:
Dreamfire have offered the remastered version of their Atlantean Symphony album here:
Final Coil have made available their three early EPs – Closed To The Light, Somnambulant and Live With Doubt:
Get your copy of Flames Of Genesis‘ A Bridge To Further Realms here:
Forged In Black present their 2013 EP The Tide here:
Formicarius offer you their debut release, the Lake Of The Dead EP
Discover Sathamel‘s self titled EP and debut live demo here:
Legendary thrashers Solitary have made their entire neck-breaking output available at:
And finally, The Medea Project present to you their self titled, debut EP
So please, discover some great new music to help you through this period of uncertainty – enjoy a wide variety of sounds from ambient to black metal, progressive sounds to traditional metal, sombre doom to punishing death. We all, IPR staff and bands alike, send you our positive thoughts and support. See you on the other side! … 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!