PROTEAN - The Burning Centuries CD (2015)

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H.L. PROTEAN are really special: Heavy as hell, intense like a thunderstorm and haunting like a shamanistic ritual. Consequently, it is not surprising, that it is impossible to link them to a specific genre. You will hear influences from black, death or doom metal and also acoustic interludes. Vocal-wise there is black metal orientation within the raw vocals, but also some clear singing can be heard ("Swordwraith"). Especially "Bringer of Fear" is an "11 of 10 points"-song! Favorite track: Bringer Of Fear.
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Protean - The Burning Centuries (2015)

The Burning Centuries by Latvian Black Metal project Protean is a musical journey through the history and various nations, focusing on the tales of their warfare, mythology and legends. From the grim times of the Punic Wars, when Hannibal, the scourge of the Roman Republic, crossed the Alps, to the 15th century Hungarian Black Army's bloody clashes with the Ottoman Turks. From the sagas of the Northmen and the flames of their burning longships to the dark legends of foreign sorcerer lords of the Latvian past. Protean has engulfed it all in seven songs, each having its unique sound and approach to the story revealed in the lyrics.


Jānis Krivāns - bass, keyboards, drum programming, backvocal
Edmunds Vizla - guitar, backvocal
Jānis Bušs - vocal
Edgars Gultnieks - guitar
dditional guitar on "The Longships are Burning" by Jēkabs Vilkārsis
additional drums on "Bringer Of Fear" by Edgars "Mazais" Krūmiņš
additional vocals on "Bringer Of Fear" and "The Black Army" by Edgars "Zirgs" Grabovskis,
Andrejs Planders, Viesturs Āboltiņš, Jānis Krivāns, Edmunds Vizla

Produced by Jānis Krivāns
Reamped, mixed and mastered by Martins Platais, UxCx Productions.
All music by Jānis Krivāns and Edmunds Vizla
Arrangements by Jānis Krivāns
All lyrics by Edmunds Vizla
Artwork and layout design by Jānis Krivāns
Management and booking:


released December 13, 2015

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