The Black Proteus, Vienna’s fresh new rock band with international roots spanning from Austria, across Slovenia all the way to Turkey, is here to remind you that great rock requires just two essential ingredients: a good guitar riff and a catchy melody.
Although the band formed in 2018 their songs were already written before they set foot into a practice room. Working an office job, singer Matt - Matjaž Goričan found himself following the same daily routine while picturing himself back on stage – where he truly belongs. Residing in Vienna, away from his domestic music scene in Slovenia, he wrote new songs that would later persuade local musicians to join his band.
Matt’s mixture of melodics inspired by grunge from the 1990’s and low tuned post-hardcore guitar tones were right down drummer Sašo Corso’s alley who already gigged Europe’s stages with multiple hardcore and metal bands. Roman Badstuber, a groove loving Viennese music producer and bassist, completed the rhythm section. Soon after, Temmuz Işı Özerkan, a trained guitarist from Turkey, joined and gave the band’s tone the final touch.
The Black Proteus was born and every birth should be celebrated properly. Therefore, the ensemble released their first single Brand New Start along with the accompanying music video in June 2018.
“We all have plans and dreams,” says Matt. “Yet somehow we tend to get sucked into the dull routine of everyday life. Brand New Start is about breaking that cycle and starting fresh. If it motivates a single person to move their bum and follow their dreams, that’d be more than I could ever hope for.”
The Black Proteus, Vienna’s fresh new rock band, stands for a good guitar riff and a catchy melody. The band, formed in 2018, consists of the singer and project’s mastermind Matt - Matjaž Goričan, whose mixture of melodics influenced by 90’s grunge and low tuned guitar tones inspired experienced drummer Sašo Corso, groove loving Viennese bassist Roman Badstuber and trained guitarist Temmuz Işı Özerkan to join the ensemble. The Black Proteus released their first single Brand New Start along with the accompanying music video in June 2018.