Starting as the trio in 2003 the band developed itself through numerous changes in sound and line-up. The addition of a former keyboardist came when new, more mature interests in history, paganism and folklore took hold — followed by the unleashing of their debut album, Ancestral Anthems. A female singer and a second guitarist joined the band, giving Protokult the visionary folk-metal sound it has today.
Although Protokult is a Canadian-based group, the members come from various backgrounds (Polish, Irish, Russian, Czech) and the result is a marvelous mix of Canadian and international forces. The goal is to unite these cultures into one sound, balancing tradition and folklore with heavy, thrash and black metal for head-bangers everywhere.
Their 2011 EP, ‘Marzena’ featured the six-piece line-up at its prime at the time.