Toronto, ON’s fun loving, beer drinking progressive folk metal band PROTOKULT has posted a new album teaser for their upcoming full length ‘No Beer In Heaven’ set for official release on August 8th, 2014!
Members: L-R: Jeremy Jackson aka Vodnik (Guitar) – Martin Drozd (Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer) – Mike Matveev (Drums), Dawid Slowiak (Bass), Ekaterina Pyatkova (Vocals, Woodwinds, Synthesizer) – Photo Credit: Erica Ivashina
Album Teaser – No Beer In Heaven –
PROTOKULT are also streaming the first single ‘Get Me A Beer!‘ at the following links:
Album Pre-Order – http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven
The follow up to 2011’s ‘Marzena’ EP and 2009’s debut ‘Ancestral Anthems’, ‘No Beer In Heaven’ by the Eastern European transplants is a twelve track adventurous trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor. Mixing a duo vocal attack of melodic operatics plus woodwinds from Ekaterina Pyatkova and high spirited chanting growls from guitarist Martin Drozd, Protokult showcase a diversified and powerful engagement that includes the shredding of guitarist Vodnik, the pounding force of Mike Matveev on drums and the grooves of bassist Dawid Slowiak.
In additional news, PROTOKULT will be performing a Toronto CD release show on July 26th for hometown fans at Bovine Sex Club with support from locals Primalfrost, Tsargrad and Montreal’s Karkaos. (show details can found here)
1. Get Me A Beer! (3:04)
2. Heaven Cast Me Out (4:04)
3. My Father’s Word (5:49)
4. Flight of The Winged Hussar (5:52)
5. Sol Intention (4:39)
6. Edge of Time (5:28)
7. Sanctuaries (2:04)
8. Desert Scourge (4:31)
9. Gorale (4:15)
10. Summer’s Ode (6:07)
11. Razbival Okovi Perun (1:26)
(translation from Slovenian = Perun Has Shattered The Shackles)
12. Water of Life (8:46)
Total Length: (56:12)
Upcoming Show Dates:
As interests in history, paganism and folklore took an increasingly strong hold on folk metallers PROTOKULT, the band was inspired to unleash its debut album, Ancestral Anthems. With the first two pressings selling out in months, they vowed to take things to the next level while continuing to deliver a unique mix of Canadian and international influences.
PROTOKULT’s goal? To unite its members’ diverse cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for headbangers everywhere.
Over the past few years, the ever-evolving PROTOKULT has graced the stage with the likes of ARKONA, TURISAS, ALESTORM, BLACKGUARD (formerly Profugus Mortis) and WILL OF THE ANCIENTS and now they’re ready to unveil a full-length follow-up to 2011 EP Marzena.
With a beauty and the beast-like contrast between Ekaterina’s haunting vocals and the band’s metal onslaught, No Beer In Heaven, which is slated for an August 8 release, captures the reformed quintet at an all-time high, showcasing an impressive palette of entirely new compositions, and straps the listener on an adventurous, heavy and experimental trek, diving into themes of drinking, history and human endeavor.