Alas,the search is over. After several trying auditions this past spring and summer, we are pleased to welcome Mike “The Wizard” Wiznuk into Protokult! Having played in various metal, punk and prog groups (Perpetuate, Your Best Bet), his flare and skin-pounding add an exhilarating crushing and fast-paced revitalized spirit into the Kvlt machine. Also, has a 12 beer-minimum tolerance so fits right in! Expect to see this fellow at future gigs and on the stage with us!
It is with much regret and sorrow that long-time original founding member, Misha, will no longer be taking part in drum duties for future PROTOKULT live appearances. With the business of life, schedules and views do not always align and eventually, people reach a fork in the road. Still on good friendly terms, we wish a tremendous metal talent thanks for nearly a decade in honor and service; all the best! Slava!
note: The group continues on with new music + dates and will be holding drummer auditions throughout the early summer months. Any qualified, interested applicants/talents are encouraged to contact and send sample(s) to:
Some holiday cheer from the Protokamp: New shirts are finally under way! We are currently printing a limited run available for pre-order starting today. $15 +shipping = exclusive price and shirts will be sent out the week of January 5th. Essentially, you are helping the band pay for these beauties but prices will go up to a standard $20 in January.
Bite the winter/holiday blues in style and get an official Protokult “No Beer In Heaven” t-shirt before anyone else!
Note: These will be available to purchase at the following shows: Oshawa Dec. 31st and London, Jan 10th, and Jan 17th.
Maple Metal Agency presents:
METAL DIVAS FEST I – Babes, Beer, & Metal
“Uniting 3 popular Toronto Bands, who Rocked the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada Stage, & 1 awesome band from Montreal, all led by Front-Women of Metal !”
This is going to be an Epic Metal Party \m/
November 29th- Toronto, Bovine Sex Club
Other Ontario Dates:
December 6th- St Catherines, Detour Music Hall w/ SKULLFIST
December 31st- Oshawa, The Atria w/ Wretchedpain
January 10th- London, APK, w/ Battlesoul, Valfreya
Protokult will be performing the very first live acoustic set at the The Barbarian Kegger, which is a fundraiser for the Northern Ontario Permaculture Enthusiast Society. Martin Drozd comments on the band’s upcoming plans for the live acoustic sets:
“After disrupting a few house parties and bonfires, we’ve come to the conclusion that plenty of the Protokult material works acoustically. As a result, we’ve decided to perform a few select acoustic shows this fall/winter. That’s right folks, no distortion to mask our fuck-ups, no hauling of gear and plenty more beer! What you will witness is the Kult in their raw, stripped down, purest form “blushes”….suddenly, we feel rather exposed. Minimal. Festive. Drunk and dark. Stay posted for dates and expect some classic renditions of previously released songs, some new ones and even the odd wacky, traditional retro covers!” -Martin Drozd
For those of you who can’t understand what the hell Martin is spewing now is your chance to sing along! Get yourself a cold one and enjoy the lyric video for Get Me a Beer!
And don’t forget to catch us live!
October 10 – Oshawa, ON – Simcoe Blues & Jazz – w/ Cauldron, AxMinister, Basalisk, Kryptokultus – Show Details -https://www.facebook.com/events/146425785527915/
November 29 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club w/ Metal Divas Fest
December 6 – St. Catharines, ON – Mikado Bar & Lounge w/ Skull Fist, Last Scattering, Manacle
Bandcamp Album Stream – http://protokultmetal.bandcamp.com/album/no-beer-in-heaven
Youtube Album Stream – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o