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….

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1 month ago

Albeit surreal, it was great to be back! Sharing the stage with Higher Walls, Bloodswamp (thanks for bringing cabs!) and Das Fluff (thanks for all the promo help)! Big shout-out to all the guys at Electrowerkz for the venue, sound, lighting, ushering, DJ’ing and just making us feel at home, you are amazing!! Die Kur and Killerkorp, hope you are on the mend and hopefully we’ll see you soon!

Next stop, is Leicester with Final Coil and YGODEH on the 17th September taking over The Metal Monocle!!
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Albeit surreal, it was great to be back!  Sharing the stage with Higher Walls, Bloodswamp (thanks for bringing cabs!) and Das Fluff (thanks for all the promo help)!  Big shout-out to all the guys at Electrowerkz for the venue, sound, lighting, ushering, DJing and just making us feel at home, you are amazing!!  Die Kur and Killerkorp, hope you are on the mend and hopefully well see you soon!Next stop, is Leicester with Final Coil and YGODEH on the 17th September taking over  The Metal Monocle!!
1 month ago

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It’s been too long

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Destroy that stage🤘🤘🤘

Wait, what? You played London?

Looks awesome

YYYYYYessss…!

1 month ago

Previous Retribution Aliver’s The Medea Project and Bloodswamp hit Electrowerkz tonight! Great bands, great venue!
Event: www.facebook.com/events/177923207662817
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Previous Retribution Alivers The Medea Project and Bloodswamp hit Electrowerkz tonight! Great bands, great venue!
Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/177923207662817
1 month ago

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Phil Stiles on his forthcoming EP. The results with all of the tracks are something quite remarkable and even without the various guests meeting, there is a common thread and theme running through it.

There is a limited physical release to accompany this, out September the 17th via Trepanation RecordingsFollowing on directly from his debut solo EP, The Anchorite, Final Coil front man Phil Stiles presents his next startling collection of new music, The Anchorhold. Expanding on the promise of its predecessor and exploring unexpected sonic vistas, The Anchorhold is a journey into unknown territories, through fresh and vibrant palettes of colour. Born in the claustrophobia and constraints of lockdown this album is a cry of frustration, a call for companionship, reminiscence and hope, a painting on the walls of a prison.

Keenly feeling the absence of musical community, Phil sent out a message in a bottle to fellow musicians, kindred spirits, inviting them to join him in creating a musical escape from confinement. Over the weeks and months the responses came drifting back on the tide, communications between locked down islands and Phil found, to his delight, his songs augmented and transformed, his ideas sculpted and directed into new avenues by Kyle Brandt (A Light Within, Molitoth), The Medea Project, Richard Allsopp (A Distorted Utopia, Monachopsis ), Roger Morter (Pornographic Sunset), Mark Gatland (@Hats Off Gentleman It’s Adequate), Tomek Wolski (Metanoia) and Celtic Bluesman, Matt Steady. Combined with Phil’s own brave and thoughtful composition and performance this diverse battalion of talents has created something quite unique. An array of textures and tones, swathes of sound and atmosphere, a collection of dreams, universal hopes and personal fears. The contrasting swirls of colour, like drops of paint in water, were given order and coherent form by Phil’s mixing and the mastering skills of James Plotkin (Merzbow Official, Khanate, ISIS etc).

As with all his work, as part of Final Coil or for his solo projects, Phil’s lyrics are challenging and thought provoking and play a huge role in making The Anchorhold such an absorbing and rewarding listening experience and everything is drawn together within the evocative artwork and photography of Jola Stiles. The Anchorhold is set to be released on September 17th on cassette and CD by Trepanation Recordings and offers both a melancholy monument to the loss and turmoil of the last year and a testament to the creative spirit of humanity.

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It was an absolute pleasure to work with Phil Stiles on his forthcoming EP. The results with all of the tracks are something quite remarkable and even without the various guests meeting, there is a common thread and theme running through it.There is a limited physical release to accompany this, out September the 17th via Trepanation Recordings

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It was an absolute pleasure to have you guys bring something so distinctive and atmospheric to the record. I really enjoyed the process of trading ideas.

2 months ago

Thank you Brett Minnie and Pauline Skwanky Clone for the lovely gifts. Friends if you haven’t already check out the great The Medea Project See MoreSee Less

Thank you Brett Minnie and Pauline Skwanky Clone for the lovely gifts. Friends if you havent already check out the great The Medea Project
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2 months ago

This has been in the pipeline for a little while. On September the 17th we will be taking over The Metal Monocle with Final Coil and YGODEH. This is a free entry event and is going to be a great night with 3 diverse bands

Final Coil, The Medea Project & Ygodeh has all the information you need, we’ll see you there
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This has been in the pipeline for a little while. On September the 17th we will be taking over The Metal Monocle with Final Coil and YGODEH. This is a free entry event and is going to be a great night with 3 diverse bandsFinal Coil, The Medea Project & Ygodeh has all the information you need, well see you there
2 months ago

Today we are thrilled to release to the public the video companion of our Southern Echoes EP. Originally recorded for METAL4AFRICA.COM’s summerfest 2021 this is a raw, intimate in the room experience.

Rofl Audio Recording Studios
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3 months ago

It’s Monday. So it’s time for our final episode of Southern Echoes – Tales from the South African Underground. In this episode we get the people involved to sum up what they think makes the South African Scene unique.

Again a massive thank you to the people and bands involved, Chaos Doctrine, Facing the Gallows, Deadline, METAL4AFRICA.COM, Mind Assault, The Drift

Opening/Closing music WITH DAWN – Legacy

Episode 12: youtu.be/pWaQzv82H8Q

We’ve also added all the episodes to a playlist so no digging required www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVcaI8PYojs&list=PL4NC4GYrv71_uxB7RhZ4-UGmt9VowZYNL

#southafricanmetal #undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #MindAssault #facingthegallows #thedrift #withdawn #metal4africa #weirdboner

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Its Monday. So its time for our final episode of Southern Echoes - Tales from the South African Underground. In this episode we get the people involved to sum up what they think makes the South African Scene unique.Again a massive thank you to the people and bands involved, Chaos Doctrine, Facing the Gallows, Deadline, METAL4AFRICA.COM, Mind Assault, The DriftOpening/Closing music WITH DAWN - LegacyEpisode 12: https://youtu.be/pWaQzv82H8QWeve also added all the episodes to a playlist so no digging required https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVcaI8PYojs&list=PL4NC4GYrv71_uxB7RhZ4-UGmt9VowZYNL#southafricanmetal #undergroundmusic #undergroundmetal #deadlinemetal #chaosdoctrine #MindAssault #facingthegallows #thedrift #withdawn #metal4africa #weirdbonerphoto credit Tina K Photography
3 months ago

It’s Monday, and today we release our penultimate episode of Southern Echoes – Tales from the South African Underground.
Brett and Pauline chat with our guests about the effects of the current pandemic on their lives and scene and how they have been keeping creative and sane.

Opening and closing music, As I Die by Deadline . Also check out Deadline’s amazing cover of Dio’s Holy Diver from Abigail’s Crypt released last Friday tinyurl.com/watch-holy-diver

Episode 11: youtu.be/PqHphwLRbvs

Previous Episodes:

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Episode 10: youtu.be/2fZcjzTO4ek
Episode 9: youtu.be/_jhDOgRuaXA
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, and today we release our penultimate episode of Southern Echoes - Tales from the South African Underground.
Brett and Pauline chat with our guests about the effects of the current pandemic on their lives and scene and how they have been keeping creative and sane.Opening and closing music, As I Die by Deadline . Also check out Deadlines amazing cover of Dios Holy Diver from Abigails Crypt released last Friday  tinyurl.com/watch-holy-diverEpisode 11: https://youtu.be/PqHphwLRbvsPrevious Episodes:----
Episode 10:  https://youtu.be/2fZcjzTO4ek
Episode 9: https://youtu.be/_jhDOgRuaXA
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
3 months ago

It’s Monday, so time for another episode of Southern Echoes – Stories from the South African Underground.
Brett and Pauline discuss SA bands traversing abroad and playing the worldwide metal institutions as well as how well represented South African metal is in the rest of the world. Reegan Du Buisson of Facing the Gallows and Patrick Davidson of Mind Assault weigh in.

Opening and closing music, Father Gregori by Chaos Doctrine

Episode 10: youtu.be/2fZcjzTO4ek

Previous Episodes:
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Episode 9: youtu.be/_jhDOgRuaXA
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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4 months ago

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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Hey! …No feet on the couch! …What is this??

4 months ago

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!
4 months 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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4 months ago

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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4 months ago

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4 months 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
4 months 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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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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