BIOProteus is a 5 piece band from the high desert of southern California, known for their fun, powerful, and destructive live shows. Proteus has opened for big name acts such as My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Missing Persons, and Gene Loves Jezebel. A simple description of Proteus that has stuck is "industrial electro video game alternative rock." Yes, they are even influenced by video game sounds! In 2001 the full length debut CD from Proteus "Dissonance is Bliss" was released. This old school industrial revival consists of 11 songs that can be enjoyed by fans of all types of music.
HISTORYProteus was born in 1998 when Jason Mccormack approached keyboardist of Juno Scenario Joe Pagano to record some of his own music. The result was a song called Perfect Whore. Shortly after this, Juno Scenario had to take a break from playing due to their drummer leaving for the Marines. Liking the one song that was created so much, Jason and Joe formed Proteus, with both of them contributing to songwriting and programming. In 1999 Proteus co-released a demo cd with sister band Juno Scenario, a raw & nasty demo. In 2001 Proteus released the debut cd "Disonnance is Bliss." The response was amazing. That year Proteus also had the oppurtunity to open for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, one of the biggest bands in the industrial/goth genre. In 2002 Proteus also opened for the 80's bands Missing Persons and Gene Loves Jezebel. On 9/29/03, with the future wide open, Proteus came to an abrubt end.