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ABOUT The Matterhorn Project

How do get to know someone? You can stalk their socials but if you want to bypass small talk and get to know your favorite bands and artists beyond the surface level, this is the place to be. Sometimes the oddball questions allow you to learn the most interesting things about a person and see the varied, unique, and special qualities of a creative mind. Shall we?

Welcome to Metal Digest’s ABOUT. column

Please introduce the band in the most spontaneous way.

Hi, my name is Zahari Tzigularov, and The Matterhorn Project is my solo studio project in the genre of (but not limited to) progressive, atmospheric, doom rock/metal.

What’s something an outsider wouldn’t know about your band?

It is a one-man project, where I write the music, perform, record and mix everything. I also like to do my own art.  I am from Bulgaria, but based in Indian Hills, Colorado.

What’s the career highlight you’re most proud of?

My EP, Traveler, released on October 1st, 2021.  I have had the vision for it for a few years, and am proud that I was able to complete it pretty close to how I envisioned it.

Lyrics that stuck with you?

At the end

We will start again

All aboard this train

Don’t be afraid

To be a traveler

To vanish from this land.

What’s the phone app you use most?


What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

Practicing/composing on drums or guitar, playing soccer, or fishing.

Are you more of a “play music to live” or a “live to play music” type of person?

“live to play music”

How would your 10-year-old self-react to what you do now?

He might be a little surprised.  My day job is web programming, and I was never interested in computers or video games, even through high school. I wasn’t interested in music either until age 13-14.

What career advice would you give to young musicians in the rock and metal industry?

I don’t think I’m qualified to give any career advice, but I would say my biggest realization is,  you shouldn’t financially rationalize any creative goals you have.  There is no better reward for pouring your heart into a musical or art creation than seeing it come to life.  And if it is good enough, everything else will follow.

If you could do it all over again, would you pursue the same career in music?


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