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THE LOCAL SHOW | Project Renegade

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Project Renegade is a four-member metal band from Athens, Greece, founded by Marianna (vocals) and Ody (drums) and joined later by Nick K. (guitar) and Jay (bass).

Project Renegade’s sound derives from an alternative, heavy, and groove background blended with electronic and ambient elements. After releasing its debut EP “Cerebra” to high critical acclaim, the band has completed its first full-length album titled “Order of the Minus”. Album released on October 31st, 2019. Project Renegade are performing live in Greece and all around Europe, having shared the stage with bands like Evanescence, Bullet For My Valentine, Harakiri for the Sky, Mayan, and Beyond the Black among others, and having participated in renowned festivals like FEMME-Female Metal Event 2018 (NL), Danube Rock Festival (RO), Over the Wall Festival (GR), Iron Queens Festival (RO), Voices of the Succubi 2018 (MT), Ladies of Metal Festival (GR), Milady Metal Festival (IT) and Rock’n’Iasi (RO).


What is your musical background and how did this lead to you creating the band?

I started piano lessons when I was 5-6 years old and music theory a few years later. Later on I decided that my main instrument is voice so I started taking contemporary singing classes and then classical singing. I have dabbled with a lot of vocal styles, from modern to extreme, to classical and medieval, to polyphonic and choir singing.

I really like to explore the abilities and different styles of the voice and I believe that all genres have something to teach you.

Of course, my love for singing and for metal music led me to the path of bands and ultimately the creation of my own band Project Renegade. Although, honestly, I believe that even without an academic background I would still have ventured into making my own band.

What aspect of your local scene do you most enjoy?

The fact that there is an endless variety of bands and artists. Greek musicians are really active in the local scene, there are lots of live shows happening every day (under normal circumstances of course) and you can choose according to what you wanna see every single moment.

How have connections with other local bands or with the local community helped to build your project?

I can’t say that we have any connections with other bands that helped us in any way. We are our own entity and we don’t like to owe anything to anyone. We have strived on our own and built a professional team behind our band that helps us of course with booking our live shows and with promotion, but other than that we are completely DIY and everything we have achieved so far was out of our personal effort and persistence.

We have made friends during our musical journey, but we never used our relationships with fellow musicians to gain something other than having fun, drinking beers, and eating pizza together.

What, in your eyes, makes your band unique?

Aside from the music that I think is very characteristic of who we are as people (but I will let the fans decide on that), the fact that we are crazy enough to make big leaps without second thoughts. We have taken a lot of risks and banked on decisions that new bands wouldn’t normally take and yet somehow despite the difficulties everything turned out in a good way.

We have a saying in Greece that goes something like “Chance favors the brave ones” and we really hope that that’s true cause we are all in when it comes to Project Renegade.

How do you plan to take your music career beyond your local area?

Well, it was something that we’ve always wanted to do and that’s why we have been focusing a lot abroad and playing in different countries in Europe (hopefully in other continents too in the future). That was our mentality from the beginning of the band and usually, we would be at a different airport pretty much every month if the pandemic hadn’t hit us so hard. So when this is all over, we will be back on the road first think and I hope that we will get to travel as much as possible, meet new crowds, make new fans and make memories that will last forever!

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