Djent Worldwide TV Premiere PROTOSEQUENCE Live Music Video ‘GUARDIAN’
L-R – Kyle Hunter (guitar), Logan Vars (drums), Parker (guitar), Ryan Schaffler (ex-bassist), Joseph McKee (vocals)
Photo-credit: Lucas Gould
Traversing between djent and technical progressive metal, Edmonton’s PROTOSEQUENCE are ready to give fans a taste of their live performance through their exclusive premiere with Djent Worldwide TV. The video features their single ‘Guardian’ from their 2016 EP Schizophrene with live footage shot by Nick Laird Photography at local live music venue The Mercury Room. The band brought out their fans for the music video and and it can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMRKEmnCZhU
Guitarist and vocalist Parker comments on the making and release of the video:
“We have been laying low the past little while, working on getting our new EP done for 2017. We figured it was time to release that little video we shot a while ago. Also, can’t thank Nick (Laird) and Lucas (Gould) for filming this video and the fans who came out to support us. They’re the real MVP’s here!”
Edmonton’s own Protosequence offer a rush of groovy guitar parts met with story-filled lyrics and serene, landscape-sized instrumentals that roll like hills into a valley.
Protosequence is a reference to the original genome where all life began — much like the band, which existed in principle before they even had a presence. Each of the members were lying in wait to be activated and become the strain that is now Protosequence. Kyle Hunter (guitar) was constantly crafting near-complete songs that were ready to be realized. It did not take long for Kyle and Logan Vars (drums) to finally meet. It seemed as though there were two projects destined to combine into a singular effort to form the final line-up for the band: Logan (drums), Kyle (guitar), Parker (guitar), Joseph (vocals), and Ryan (ex-bassist). Members have a long history in the Edmonton music scene, playing in bands like Anubian and In The Midst Of A Murder since the early 2000s.
The band draws influence from acts like All Shall Perish, August Burns Red, and The Black Dahlia Murder. With a foothold on their influences, they root their music in technicality while layering emotional, yet gruff vocals weaved into every track.The band transitions seamlessly through djent riffs, grinding drums, and groove elements, making their sound versatile and ever-changing. Each live performance is crafted like an album played from front to back, with each song bearing a story and painting the room like a canvas — leaving the colours and experiences on each audience member.
The band is currently planning to release another EP as a follow up to their 2016 release ‘Schizophrene’ that will be announced early 2017. Check out their website for more details: www.protosequence.com