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House of Slaughter – Official Music Video Released

April 7, 2016

The latest music video has been released and this time it’s a lyrics video. Shot in a real abandoned slaughterhouse, this dark and eerie video matches the song and the lyrics.

The full album, containing 10 songs, is now available for digital download and physical purchase. Twenty percent (20%) of all album profits will be donated directly to animal rights organizations.

Voiceless – Official Music Video Released

August 11, 2014

Voiceless, the latest music video off of the debut album In Human Sight, has finally been released, after having been in production for a ludicrous amount of time. Hope you like it and sympathies with its message.

A big thank you to Israel’s Anonymous for Animals organization for allowing the use of their footage of factory farms in the video.

The full album, containing 10 songs, is now available for digital download and physical purchase. Twenty percent (20%) of all album profits will be donated directly to animal rights organizations.

The Artist Behind the Album Cover

February 19, 2014

The cover art for In Human Sight was meant to be both a thought-provoking image and also hint to the nature and concept of the album.

After reviewing the works of many artists, one artist stood out with his amazing style, unique vision and his surrealistic way of interpreting (or even creating his own) reality.

American artist Steven Kenny was the perfect choice and created the perfect cover art for the album.

Here’s a taste of his paintings. Check out his Facebook page and site to see them all:
http://www.stevenkenny.com/

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Shooting the 2nd Music Video – Voiceless

February 3, 2014

The shooting for the Voiceless music video started on Saturday in Tel Aviv’s beautiful Rothschild Boulevard. More than 30 strangers off the street agreed to take part in the video (not before we made them sign an agreement that allowed us to use the footage and also give us their first-born child).

This video is going to be very different than our first music video, We Bleed For Real, but hopefully it will turn out to be just as good, if not more powerful.

Music videos seem to be the best way to bring music to people’s attention, through amazing channels like YouTube, Facebook or music magazines and blogs. They allow a visual, complementary, outlet for the music, which can help the message and the spirit of the songs come forward in an interesting way, if done well. This is why there will also be a 3rd music video… soon.

Rothchild Boulevard, Tel Aviv

Fanaticism

People call vegans fanatics. To be more precise, some people call some vegan fanatics. But what is fanaticism? According to Wikipedia fanaticism “is a belief or behavior involving uncritical zeal”.

So some people claim that some vegan are fanatic because they go too far with their agenda and their way of life. What is going too far? For example, not eating a piece of chocolate, only because it also contains an infinitesimal portion of dairy seems to them like fanatic behavior.

Is fanaticism always a bad thing?

There are 2 things that I am fanatic about. The first one is life. The second one is freedom. By declaring this, I’m not different than most people; people have made laws to protect life and they have made laws to protect freedom, they have actively stopped people from taking lives and have stopped people from taking away others’ freedom. They educate their children, they educate others too, that life and freedom are the basis of existence.

I claim that people who are not vegans, who eat meat and dairy and eggs, who buy products that were tested on animals, who buy fur and leather – those people are fanatics. But the sad truth is that, like most fanatics, they don’t realize what they are; they don’t see their behavior as fanaticism.

So why are those people fanatics? And why are vegans not fanatic? The answer to the second question is simple: Vegans are extremists in their advocacy of life and freedom for every living being, and that, obviously, includes animals. Is there any logical or moral reason why animals should not be entitled to their own life and their own freedom?

Who fits the description?

The answer to the first question, however, is more difficult because the answer goes against something that was programmed into our brains since birth and has been part of civilization for generations. That is the reason why eating meat and dairy, even at the cost of the lives and freedom of millions and billions of animals, is not considered abnormal or extreme. The harsh reality is that people who are extreme about protecting life and freedom are considered a fanatic minority, while the people who are extreme about taste, their food habits and their convenience are not.

The sad reality is that people who invite death and suffering into their homes, their plates and their bodies are not extreme in any way – and that in itself is extreme. A behavior that ignores any thing in its way in order to justify a tasty meal can be considered “dietary fanaticism”, ironically the same “crime” that vegans are often found guilty of.

Speciesism

Racism is now taboo, but racism has been common and accepted in most parts of the world until the fight for equality and human rights began and continues to this day.

Speciesism has also always been and still is a part of human behavior, but unlike racism, those who suffer from this discrimination cannot speak, protest or resist.

The victims of speciesism are animals and the crimes committed against them in the name of speciesism are the most cruel, remorseless and vast, forming the most prolonged and colossal genocide in history.

The fight against speciesism is a long fight, longer even than the fight against racism or sexism. It is hard to fight for speechless victims. It is a struggle to be humane; to live up to our ideals not just for our sake, but for the sake of non-humans as well. And who better to succeed in being humane towards other living beings than us humans?

These are a few sources of information and inspiration:

Animals Should Be Off The Menu: Philip Wollen at the St. James Ethics and the Wheeler Centre debate

The Best Speech You Will Ever Hear: A lecture by Gary Yourofsky

Earthlings: An award-winning documentary film (narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, music by Moby)

Forks Over Knives: A documentary film about the effects of animal-based food

Uprooting The Leading Causes Of Death: A lecture by Michael Greger, M.D. on the effects of animal-based food

The Latest In Human Sight Album Reviews

November 15, 2013

Two new reviews were published about In Human Sight in the past week. The first review was published in Ragazzi, an online German music magazine. For those of you who read German – good for you. For the rest of us – Google Translate.

The second review was published in EmergingIndieBands, a London-based  online music magazine that puts the spotlight on new acts and allows people to hear about the latest new music and bands.

Ragazzi review

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EmergingIndieBands review

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Featured Artist on MuzikReviews.com

October 12, 2013

So… Protomythos has been chosen as the Featured Artist on MuzikReviews.com.

“The concept album is filled with progressive and rock tracks that are prolific musically and conceptually.”

Full details here:

http://www.muzikreviews.com/protomythos.php

Protomythos on MuzikReviews.com

 

In Human Sight review on LadyObscure.com

September 19, 2013

“In Human Sight is a wonderful album that is extremely thought provoking and emotional and should be part of your collection, life doesn’t get much better than this.”

Kind words and a wonderful review of In Human Sight written by Martin Hutchinson on LadyObscure.com. Check it out:

In Human Sight album review on LadyObscure.com

Protomythos on LadyObscure.com

Protomythos on Friday Night Progressive

September 18, 2013

Check out FNP (Friday Night Progressive) this Friday (September 20) at 9:00pm EST to listen to songs from In Human Sight and also check out other bands like Ugochill, Pilgrym, Children In Paradise and others.

Hope to see you in the chat room as well.

Tune in here: www.fridaynightprogressive.com
Chat room: http://fridaynightprogressive.com/?page_id=2

Protomythos on Friday Night Progressive