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 (2009). 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. This was achieved on the 2011 EP, Marzena , which featured the six-piece line-up at its prime at the time, with energetic compositions that sweep you up from the first note and carry you right to the last.
The latest full length, No Beer In Heaven (2014) 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.
Over the past few years, the ever-evolving PROTOKULT has graced the stage with the likes of ARKONA, TURISAS, ALESTORM, BLACKGUARD and WILL OF THE
Drozd- Vocals, Guitars
Wiznuk - Drums
- Vocals, Woodwinds
Beer in Heaven