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It’s Monday, so time for another episode of Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground.

Brett and Pauline discuss the merits of smaller independent festivals versus the commercially sponsored ones. Patrick Davidson, the brains behind METAL4AFRICA.COM and Louis Du Pisani of The Drift weigh in with their views.

Opening and closing music, Adrift by The Drift
Episode 9: youtu.be/_jhDOgRuaXA

Previous Episodes:
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Episode 8: youtu.be/zUJlFDOcXmg
Episode 7: youtu.be/jv1FAb7gr1Q
Episode 6: youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk
Episode 5: youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs

#southafricanmetal #undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #MindAssault #facingthegallows #thedrift #withdawn #metal4africa #weirdboner
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Its Monday, so time for another episode of Southern Echoes - Stories from the South African Underground.Brett and Pauline discuss the merits of smaller independent festivals versus the commercially sponsored ones. Patrick Davidson, the brains behind METAL4AFRICA.COM and Louis Du Pisani of The Drift weigh in with their views.Opening and closing music, Adrift by The Drift
Episode 9: https://youtu.be/_jhDOgRuaXAPrevious Episodes:
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Episode 8: https://youtu.be/zUJlFDOcXmg
Episode 7: https://youtu.be/jv1FAb7gr1Q
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/7--NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs#southafricanmetal #undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #MindAssault #facingthegallows #thedrift #withdawn #metal4africa #weirdboner

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Massive thanks to Dark Malta Festival for an awesome stream yesterday. Great bands, great music and an entertaining chat! Hopefully we’ll all be able to experience it in the flesh in 2022! See MoreSee Less

Massive thanks to Dark Malta Festival for an awesome stream yesterday.  Great bands, great music and an entertaining chat!  Hopefully well all be able to experience it in the flesh in 2022!
1 week ago

Dark Malta Festival, featuring the awesome The Medea Project is happening now: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3a2_JXBH_k It’s free, so no excuse for not dropping in. See MoreSee Less

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It’s all kicking off in about 30 minutes

dj_hades_malta – Twitch
Goth/Industrial/ Ebm/Electro/Metal DJ. Founder of Hades Events and Dark Malta Festival. Owner The Garage Alternative Club and also Founder of Hades Management – Bands Management and Booking.
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

It’s Monday, so time for Part 8 of Southern Echos – Stories from the South African Underground. Today Pauline and Brett discuss touring across the vast distances that is South Africa.

Opening and closing music is Mind Assault performing Prys die Vaderland

Remember you can still download the Southern Echoes live in the studio EP along with a podcast discussion with more members of the South African Underground from bandcamp here bit.ly/3wIXQIS

Episode 8:

youtu.be/zUJlFDOcXmg

Previous Episodes:
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Episode 7: youtu.be/jv1FAb7gr1Q
Episode 6: youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk
Episode 5: youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs

#southafricanmetal #undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #MindAssault #facingthegallows #thedrift #withdawn
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Its Monday, so time for Part 8 of Southern Echos - Stories from the South African Underground. Today Pauline and Brett discuss touring across the vast distances that is South Africa.Opening and closing music is Mind Assault performing Prys die VaderlandRemember you can still download the Southern Echoes live in the studio EP along with a podcast discussion with more members of the South African Underground from bandcamp here https://bit.ly/3wIXQISEpisode 8:https://youtu.be/zUJlFDOcXmgPrevious Episodes:
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Episode 7: https://youtu.be/jv1FAb7gr1Q
Episode 6: https://youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/7--NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs#southafricanmetal #undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #MindAssault #facingthegallows #thedrift #withdawn
3 weeks ago

Monday is funday, which means it’s time for another episode of Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground.

In this episode we discuss the DIY attitude of the South African scene. Opening and closing music is Facing the Gallows performing Virginia and you get to witness an epic electric storm in the KwaZulu Natal midlands.

Episode 7: youtu.be/jv1FAb7gr1Q

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Previous Episodes:
Episode 6: youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk
Episode 5: youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs

#southafricanmetal #facingthegallows #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #thedrift #undergroundmusic #withdawn #MindAssault
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4 weeks ago

It’s Monday which means it’s time for another installement of Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground.

Part 6 is now Available with opening and closing music courtesty of The Drift .Brett and Pauline discuss the closure of venues, the change in ways people consume music, and how it’s affected the scene with input from Carlos Sanches and Louis Du Pisani

Episode 6: youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk

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Previous Episodes:
Episode 5: youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs

#sametal #chaosdoctrine #thedrift #mindassault #facingthegallows
#undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #southafricanmetal #southafricanmusic #deadlinemetal
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Its Monday which means its time for another installement of Southern Echoes - Stories from the South African Underground.Part 6 is now Available with opening and closing music courtesty of The Drift .Brett and Pauline discuss the closure of venues, the change in ways people consume music, and how its affected the scene with input from Carlos Sanches and Louis Du PisaniEpisode 6: https://youtu.be/3yQdMlw7lnk----Previous Episodes:
Episode 5: https://youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4
Episode 4: https://youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Episode 3: https://youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Episode 2: https://youtu.be/7--NdnVr87Q
Episode 1: https://youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs#sametal #chaosdoctrine #thedrift #mindassault #facingthegallows
#undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #southafricanmetal #southafricanmusic #deadlinemetal
4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Part 5 of Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African underground is live today. With commentary from Reegan du Buisson of Facing the Gallows and John Morrow

Opening/Closing music is Black Friday Bedlam from the Industrial Metal Powerhouse that is Chaos Doctrine

Part 5 youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4

Part 4: youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Part: 3 youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Part 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q
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Part 5 of Southern Echoes - Stories from the South African underground is live today. With commentary from Reegan du Buisson of Facing the Gallows and John MorrowOpening/Closing music is Black Friday Bedlam from the Industrial Metal Powerhouse that is Chaos DoctrinePart 5 https://youtu.be/6mmzd9D_tp4Part 4: https://youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU
Part: 3 https://youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Part 1: https://youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 https://youtu.be/7--NdnVr87Q
1 month ago

To celebrate the final BandCamp Friday we’re offering 25% off anything in our store with the code LASTDAYSOFMAY.
themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/
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1 month ago

Today we continue our journey inside of Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground video series. We are are releasing part 4 with insights from John Morrow and Patrick Davidson Open and closing music courtesy of the powerhouse that is Mind Assault

Part 4: youtu.be/ke1_0Z2HDcU

Part: 3 youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8
Part 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q

The Southern Echoes EP is available on Bandcamp as a free download, with an exclusive podcast bonus track chatting to members of the South African Alternative community
themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/album/southern-echoes
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2 months ago

Another midweek medley of tunes showcasing intersectional feminism in metal and rock lands tonight with Lauren’s Woman Crush Wednesday!

Tune in at 9pm to hear:

Noctule, RedHook, We Are PIGS featuring Morgan Lander, Animal Schoolbus, The Medea Project, Witches of London, VEXED, VUKOVI, Dimman, Angel Nation, CAPRA, False Memories, Dream Ocean, NOÊTA, Bridear, The LIFE Project, Sixth Wonder, Dark Horse White Horse DEAR MOTHER, Frozen Crown, Electric Wizard

and at the end of the show find out who’s the Woman Crush of the Week!

Tune in from 9pm UTC on DAB+ Digital Radio across Brighton (channel 9A),https://metalmeyhemradio.com/player, on your TV via TuneIn, MyTuner and radio.net and via Amazon Alexa

PLEASE NOTE: If you are clicking the website link above on a mobile, it will open in the Facebook browser.. please click the 3 dots at the top and select “Open in” to open in your mobile browser, otherwise through forces we cannot control, the TuneIn player will not work!!

#WomanCrushWednesday | #WCW | #MetalNeedsFeminism | #WomenInMetal | #WomenWhoRock | metalmeyhemradio.com/shows/woman-crush-wednesday
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Another midweek medley of tunes showcasing intersectional feminism in metal and rock lands tonight with Lauren’s Woman Crush Wednesday!Tune in at 9pm to hear:Noctule, RedHook, We Are PIGS featuring Morgan Lander, Animal Schoolbus, The Medea Project, Witches of London, VEXED, VUKOVI, Dimman, Angel Nation, CAPRA, False Memories, Dream Ocean, NOÊTA, Bridear, The LIFE Project, Sixth Wonder, Dark Horse White Horse DEAR MOTHER, Frozen Crown, Electric Wizardand at the end of the show find out who’s the Woman Crush of the Week!Tune in from 9pm UTC on DAB+ Digital Radio across Brighton (channel 9A),https://metalmeyhemradio.com/player, on your TV via TuneIn, MyTuner and radio.net and via Amazon AlexaPLEASE NOTE: If you are clicking the website link above on a mobile, it will open in the Facebook browser.. please click the 3 dots at the top and select Open in to open in your mobile browser, otherwise through forces we cannot control, the TuneIn player will not work!!#WomanCrushWednesday  |  #WCW  |  #MetalNeedsFeminism  |  #WomenInMetal  |  #WomenWhoRock  |  https://metalmeyhemradio.com/shows/woman-crush-wednesday

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Thanks for including us! 🖤🎶

Thank you friend! 🐷🤟

2 months ago

Continuing with our Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground video series, today we are releasing part 3. Featuring Carlos Sanchez from Deadline and Patrick Davidson of Mind Assault

Part: 3 youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8

Part 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q

Southern Echoes is available on Bandcamp as a free download, with an exclusive podcast bonus track chatting to members of the South African Alternative community

themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/album/southern-echoes
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Continuing with our Southern Echoes - Stories from the South African Underground video series, today we are releasing part 3. Featuring Carlos Sanchez from Deadline and Patrick Davidson of Mind AssaultPart: 3 https://youtu.be/ov257JJOvJ8Part 1: https://youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 https://youtu.be/7--NdnVr87QSouthern Echoes is available on Bandcamp as a free download, with an exclusive podcast bonus track chatting to members of the South African Alternative communityhttps://themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/album/southern-echoes
2 months ago

New month on World Free Press Day Heavy Music Artwork is releasing Ripping Tongues, Metal for Free Speech, Free Thought and Free Expression.

Various bands and artists have contributed their thoughts to this publication, so why not dive in and see what various minds have to say

The book is available for pre-order on store.heavymusicartwork.com and there is 15% off with the code ALL15METAL
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New month on World Free Press Day Heavy Music Artwork is releasing Ripping Tongues, Metal for Free Speech, Free Thought and Free Expression.Various bands and artists have contributed their thoughts to this publication, so why not dive in and see what various minds have to sayThe book is available for pre-order on  https://store.heavymusicartwork.com and there is 15% off with the code ALL15METAL
2 months ago

Last week we released the first part of our Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground video series, today we are releasing part 2, watch and enjoy

Part 1: youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 youtu.be/7–NdnVr87Q

Southern Echoes is available on Bandcamp as a free download, with a podcast chatting to members of the South African Alternative community
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Last week we released the first part of our Southern Echoes - Stories from the South African Underground video series, today we are releasing part 2, watch and enjoyPart 1: https://youtu.be/YVcaI8PYojs
Part: 2 https://youtu.be/7--NdnVr87QSouthern Echoes is available on Bandcamp as a free download, with a podcast chatting to members of the South African Alternative community
2 months ago

A bit of doom to start your day from the ferocious The Medea Project . A live set taken from their Metal4africa performance. We had a great day helping them put together this awesome performance! See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

During the METAL4AFRICA.COM sessions we decided to record a cover of the Sol Invictus classic Kneel to the Cross. Today Kronos Mortus News premiered the video of this recording.

Summer is a coming!We are pleased to announce the release of the second video single from The Medea Project’s exciting Southern Echoes extended EP. The band’s haunting cover of Sol Invictus’ ‘Kneel To The Cross’ premieres today, exclusively at Kronos Mortus News webzine. Recorded live and raw in the studio, for the METAL4AFRICA.COM on-line festival event, The Medea Project’s take on this powerful song is filled with their own character and seethes with intense emotion. Head to Kronos Mortus News now to experience this bewitching interpretation…

kronosmortusnews.com/2021/04/12/the-medea-project-kneel-to-the-cross-premier/

The Medea Project’s Brett Minnie and Pauline Silver shared their thoughts about their new video release…
“We had covered ‘Kneel to the Cross’ as part of our live show a few years ago and decided to redo it acoustically for the Metal4Africa sessions. By now we had managed to accumulate all sorts of traditional percussion instruments that we wanted to experiment with.
Our original cover version was quite militant with heavy use of the snare and then building towards a very punk feel towards the end. The acoustic version is very different and quite contrary to our amplified approach, it features a sole acoustic guitar, an array of seed shakers, a tambourine jingle and a vibra-slap; amplified by stamping on a wooden plank and underpinned with the boom of a Pow Wow drum. The sound is primal and stark yet heavy and dark and with Brett’s vocals, almost desolate.
Like everything for the Metal4Africa sessions this track was recorded in a single take, live in the room, so it is raw and uncompromising, captured in the moment.”

Southern Echoes, featuring the band’s entire Metal4Africa set and an in depth podcast discussing the individual nature of the South African underground music scene where The Medea Project were born, is available now from The Medea Project’s Bandcamp page.
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During the METAL4AFRICA.COM sessions we decided to record a cover of the Sol Invictus classic Kneel to the Cross. Today Kronos Mortus News premiered the video of this recording.Summer is a coming!

Before we announce the last remaining acts for this year’s event, please feast your eyes upon the online flyer for Goth City 5 – Video Nasty!

Those acts again:
Zeitgeist Zero
Pretentious, Moi?
Auger
In Isolation
Last July
St Lucifer
The Glass House Museum
Chaos Bleak
HER DESPAIR
Jan Doyle Band
Hi-Reciprocity
Underdark
Unquiet Dead
Hurtsfall
The Filthy Spectacula
Foxcunt
Still Forever
AMereKat
C.R.Dudley
Westenra
Hombre
Stella Wembley
The Medea Project
Leonara Hackles
+ more to be announced

We’ll be confirming the event schedule and ticket details shortly, but in the meantime – share like the wind!
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Before we announce the last remaining acts for this years event, please feast your eyes upon the online flyer for Goth City 5 - Video Nasty!Those acts again:
Zeitgeist Zero
Pretentious, Moi?
Auger
In Isolation
Last July
St Lucifer
The Glass House Museum
Chaos Bleak
HER DESPAIR
Jan Doyle Band
Hi-Reciprocity
Underdark
Unquiet Dead
Hurtsfall
The Filthy Spectacula
Foxcunt
Still Forever
AMereKat
C.R.Dudley
Westenra
Hombre
Stella Wembley
The Medea Project
Leonara Hackles
+ more to be announcedWell be confirming the event schedule and ticket details shortly, but in the meantime - share like the wind!

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With many thanks to Daevid Frampton for the flyer!

We cannot bloody wait!! 🦇🦇🖤

So looking forward to this 🖤🖤

We can't wait!! 😻

Irene Felscherinow local Goth fest!

This happening at a real physical place? Not online? I'd of suggested Dead Happy lol

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2 months ago

Part 1 of our South African Metal chat now available on our YouTube channel! www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVcaI8PYojs

All relative to our Southern Echoes EP now available for free from our Bandcamp page. themedeaproject.bandcamp.com/album/southern-echoes
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2 months ago

If you missed the excellent Renaissance Alternative Music Festival Online Edition on Saturday it is still available on youtube!
Event: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDzZGvq-6FU

Among other entertainment there are 60+ band performances, including previous Retribution Alive players Heavy Mass Driver, 8Snake, Elderseer, Maxdmyz, Apophis, Die Kur, Killerkorp, The Heretic Order, Toxic Shock, OPENSIGHT, Escapism, Sacrificial_Slabs, The Medea Project, Stealth, Eight Lives Down and Archierophant + a DJ set from myself and many more!
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Metal Maze
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!

Competition Time
6th February 2018
Photo Courtesy of Allen Clarke

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

THE YEAR THAT WAS….
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!

Moving up……
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…

02 Islington
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!


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